Troy earns commitment from JUCO National Champ

Published 4:04 pm Thursday, January 18, 2024

On Thursday, Junior College (JUCO) National Championship winning defensive lineman Cheick “CK” Kaba announced his commitment to play college football at Troy University.

Kaba is a 6-foot-2-inch, 285-pound Minnesota native that played at Fridley High School. Kaba helped Iowa-Western Community College to an NJCAA National Championship this past season as he earned All-Conference honors with 18 tackles, 6.5 tackles-for-loss and 5.5 sacks in nine games.

Kaba transferred to IWCC after one season at Minnesota-Duluth where he earned two tackles, one tackle-for-loss and one sack in three games played. He earned All-State, All-Metro and All-Conference honors twice at Fridley High School.

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Troy Transfer Portal Additions (Updated Jan. 18)

-Derek Burns Jr., DL, Kilgore College

-Gerald Green, RB, ECU/Georgia Southern

-Brendan Jackson, LB, Gardner-Webb

-Cecil Powell, DB, North Carolina State

-Jordan Perry, S, Kansas State

-Josh Donald, DT, Southern University

-Jah-Mal Williams, OLB, Cincinnati

-Semaj James, CB, Butler Community College

-Trent Henry, CB, Grambling State

-Devin Lafayette, SPEAR, Northern Illinois

-Evan Crenshaw, P, Coastal Carolina

-CK Kaba, DL, Iowa-Western Community College