FOOTBALL CONTINUES TO BUILD ON 2010 RECRUITING CLASS WITH ADDITION OF FOUR PLAYERS
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Sacramento State football program added four more members to its 2010 recruiting class, it was announced by head coach Marshall Sperbeck. The quartet is comprised of quarterback Tommy Edwards, receivers Justin Chastain and Jemeryn Jenkins, and linebacker Josiah Marshall.
Edwards comes to the Hornets after spending last season as a quarterback for The Citadel. Due to NCAA rules, he will not be able to compete this year for the Hornets, but will practice. In his one season at The Citadel, Edwards played in four games, starting the final two of the year. He finished the season completing 56-of-98 passes for 588 yards with six touchdowns and three interceptions. Those numbers earned him a spot on the Southern Conference all-freshman team. He also earned SoCon Offensive Player of the Week honors after throwing three touchdowns in a win over Chattanooga.
A graduate of Grant High School in Van Nuys, Calif., Edwards earned all-city and all-league honors as a senior. That year, he threw for 2,221 yards and 17 touchdowns.
Chastain is a local product who spent the past two seasons at Sierra College in Rocklin, Calif. While with the Wolverines, the 6-foot-1, 200-pound receiver caught 103 passes for 1,566 yards and 18 touchdowns in his two years. As a freshman, he earned first team all-state, all-region and all-conference honors after catching 54 passes for 858 yards and 10 touchdowns. Chastain opened his sophomore season strongly with 49 receptions, 708 yards and 10 scores before a foot injury ended his year after seven games.
Chastain prepped at Colfax High School and was a two-time all-Pioneer Valley League selection. As a senior, he caught 69 balls for 1,208 yards and 12 touchdowns. That season, he was selected to the Optimist All-Star game and was also on the all-Sac-Joaquin Section team.
A quarterback in high school, Jenkins will likely play receiver for the Hornets. During the recruiting process, he was rated a three-star recruit by Scot.com. At Silverado High School in Victorville, Calif., he was a three-time all-Desert Sky League honoree, including league MVP his final two years. A three-year starter at quarterback, he helped the Hawks to a league title each season.
As a senior, Jenkins threw for 923 yards and 10 touchdowns and also rushed for 1,042 yards and 11 touchdowns. The previous season, he compiled 2,466 passing yards and 17 touchdowns and also rushed for 1,259 yards and 20 TDs. That season, he was named to the all-state, all-county and all-area teams.
Another three star recruit, Marshall was a standout linebacker at Compton High School. In 2009, he recorded 77 total tackles to lead the team. He had at least seven tackles in each game, including a season high 16 against Dominguez. As a junior, he made 50 stops with two sacks.
The four players join 22 others who have committed to Sacramento State for the 2010 season. The Hornets begin spring ball on Wednesday, April 7, and play their first game on Sept. 4 at Stanford.