The Presbyterian College football team’s offensive core just gained six more bodies for the 2024 campaign next fall, as the program welcomed a host of new faces for the December Signing Day period on Wednesday and Thursday afternoon.
Of the new commitments to announce their signing to the Blue Hose early, five of them hail from the state of Florida and all hold a position on the offensive end of the field (three running backs, two offensive linemen, and a wide receiver).
Head coach Steve Englehart completed his second campaign in Clinton over this past semester, improving the squad to a three-win jump from the prior year by finishing at 4-7. Presbyterian achieved a massive non-conference victory over Wofford (Sept. 16) which went down as the Pioneer Football League’s first-ever win over a SoCon member in dramatic fashion.
The Blue Hose would go on to post their first two W’s against PFL opponents since the university jumped ship to the non-scholarship division in ’21, defeating Dayton in Ohio thanks to some overtime heroics and later besting Morehead State 31-27 in the fall finale from Bailey Memorial Stadium.
Of course, this week’s signees won’t be the only commitments to sign the dotted line over the offseason, as more will join in two months during the February period.
All six recent additions are listed below, compiled in alphabetical order by last name.
6’1” | 285 | OL
Orange Park, Fla. / Oakleaf High School
Selected as a two-time All-Conference honoree while competing at the prep level with the OHS Knights, going on to add an All-State plaudit in Florida as a senior…Excelled not only on the field, but in the classroom as well by being included on the Academic All-District team twice…Signed the dotted line for the Blue Hose because “this is where I felt like I could grow and create change, and build a culture that will win and achieve success”…Intends to major in Health Science once enrolled in classes at PC…Son of Daphael Ambrose and Quortney Pringle.
6’3” | 298 | OL
Homestead, Fla. / Homestead Senior High School
Was another All-Sunshine State selection underneath the Homestead Broncos’ umbrella, part of a squad that amassed a double-digit win count for three straight seasons while claiming 24 W’s in the past two years…Reached the Semifinal round of the Florida Playoffs as a senior, while also being a part of the school’s Honor Roll…Chose Presbyterian “to become a member of the Blue Hose family and help the football program reach new heights”…Plans to take on a Business major once arriving on campus…Son of Shanika Montgomery.
5’7” | 185 | RB
Miami, Fla. / Christopher Columbus High School
United States Naval Academy
Spent his freshman campaign with the Midshipmen after posting a lights-out high school career at CCHS in South Beach, a four-time All-Conference recipient and two-time State Champion…Won his final six contests as a prep senior to polish off a 14-1 title-winning campaign for the Explorers, capturing the crown in overtime…Grabbed a similarly-dramatic State Championship three years earlier as a freshman, ending the season on a seven-game winning streak…Eyes a major in Business after heading to Clinton from Annapolis.
5’10” | 160 | WR
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. / Plantation High School
Competed alongside the Colonels of PHS where the squad would find its deepest postseason run during his sophomore stint in 2021 (going 9-3)…Plans to major in Business after committing to coach Englehart’s program.
6’1” | 210 | RB
Pleasantville, N.J. / Pleasantville High School
Landed a spot on the All-Conference First Team lineup on three separate occasions after leading the PHS Greyhounds to 15 victories over his upperclassman years…Is a member of the school’s National Honor Society while also spending his athletic duties with the Track & Field program…Chose Englehart’s club because “I feel as though PC has the best platform for me to be successful in life, both athletically and academically”…Will major in Business Management while in Clinton…Son of Marlon Leslie, Sr. and Takia Manning.
5’10” | 170 | RB
Melbourne, Fla. / Melbourne High School
Will transfer to Presbyterian as a redshirt-junior after spending the first half of his collegiate stretch at Gannon…Part of a roster that assembled an eight-win season in 2022, going for a total of 1,247 rushing yards (223 carries) thus far at the college stage…Secured eight touchdowns while at Gannon…Will engage in a Criminal Justice major as he makes the transition to the Blue Hose.