Troy lands several commitments over weekend

Published 5:41 pm Monday, January 16, 2012

Troy picked up several commits over the weekend, all on the defensive side of the ball.

Linebacker Terris Lewis from Linden played in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game. At 6-2, 210 pounds, Lewis is a versatile player who, with time, could be a very big, very athletic player for the Trojans defense.

James Mathis (Lowndes County, Ga.) will be a much needed addition to Troy’s interior defensive line. Mathis, 6-1, 260, could possibly make a move to end but Troy’s coaching staff will probably wait and see how he handles D-I competition before making that move.

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Bob Jones teammates Rishad Goode and Marquez Pride also committed during their visit over the weekend. Goode (6-0, 195) is a cornerback that was recruited by several other schools (MTSU, Western Kentucky and Jacksonville State to name a few) and will enter with a deep and talented class of defensive backs. Pride (6-3, 250) was named the Huntsville Times Defensive Player of the Year as a defensive end. He’ll be a nice addition at that position for the Trojans and could really be a player in the future.

Troy signed another defensive end in Garrett Peek. Peek (6-3, 245) is a product of Stanhope Elmore so one would assume he has a decent feel for the game coming in.

All in all, Troy is putting together a nice recruiting class and while most of them won’t see the field next season, the future looks bright for the Trojans.