Early Signing Day Headquarters presented by Chick-fil-A Johnson City
Early Signing Day Headquarters presented by Chick-fil-A Johnson City
Wednesday, December 20, 2017

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 20, 2017) – Wednesday morning began the three-day early signing period for college football recruits. Below are the bios, quotes from head coach Randy Sanders and highlights of the signees.

Please note, this page – sponsored by Chick-fil-A Johnson City – will update as National Letters of Intent come into the ETSU Athletic Office over this three-day period. 


Cam Lewis – QB – 6-3 – 200 – McDonough, Ga. (Eagle’s Landing HS)

  • Multi-sport athlete out of Eagle’s Landing High School (football and baseball)
  • Totaled over 5,800 yards and 59 touchdowns (47 passing/12 rushing) in three seasons for the Golden Eagles
  • Passed for 1,978 yards and 14 touchdowns, while rushing for 468 yards and seven touchdowns in his senior season

Coach Sanders on Lewis

Cam is dual-threat quarterback with a live arm. He gives us the ability to be balanced running and throwing, and forces the defense to defend every position.

HIGHLIGHTS: http://www.hudl.com/profile/6133496/cameron-lewis


Kendell Wright – DL – 6-4 –285 – Indianola, Miss. (Copiah-Lincoln CC)

  • Transferring to ETSU from Copiah-Lincoln Community College
  • Played in all nine games for the Wolves in 2017, totaling eight tackles and 1.5 sacks
  • Totaled 266 tackles (156 solo), 13 sacks, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries in 39 career games at Gentry High School
  • Posted 17 receptions for 306 yards and eight touchdowns his junior year at Gentry

Coach Sanders on Wright

Kendell is a defensive lineman who can play at either the end or interior line position. With his size and explosion, we think he can be an immediate impact player.

HIGHLIGHTS: http://www.hudl.com/profile/4691365/kendell-wright


Nate Adkins – TE – 6-3 – 220 – Knoxville, Tenn. (Bearden HS)

  • Lettered in football and baseball at Bearden High School
  • Three-time all-conference in football and one-year all-conference in baseball
  • Registered 76 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, six sacks (team high) and one fumble recovery his senior season
  • Has a career .354 batting average, while playing third base his sophomore and junior seasons on the varsity level
  • Brother (Nick) plays baseball at Carson-Newman, while his father (Greg) played football at Marshall and is currently on the football staff at Charlotte 

Coach Sanders on Adkins

Nate is a tight end/defensive end from Knox Bearden. He is extremely physical and has good foot speed. Nate comes from a football family, and with that experience, we are excited for what he can do for us at the tight end position.

HIGHLIGHTS: http://www.hudl.com/profile/4529699/nate-adkins


Nick Vines – OL – 6-4 – 315 – Hattiesburg, Miss. (Jones County JC)

  • Played both right and left guard at Jones County Junior College
  • Two-year starter at JCJC with 42 pancake blocks 
  • Helped guide Jones County to the MACJC semifinals and a No. 6 ranking in 2017
  • Jones County went 14-5 in Vines’ two seasons, while ranking eighth in rushing yards (2,618) and 14th in total offense (4,532) in 2017

Coach Sanders on Vines

Nick is an offensive lineman that we project at either guard or tackle. He brings experience to the table. With his size and ability, Nick has an opportunity to compete for a job immediately.

HIGHLIGHTS: https://www.hudl.com/profile/2690105/nick-vines


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