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Football Completes 2018 Recruiting Class
Football 02/07/2018

NORFOLK, Va. Old Dominion University football added Elijah Davis and Jack Hassard to the 2018 recruiting class, ODU head coach Bobby Wilder announced on Wednesday. "The Old Dominion Football Family is pleased to add Elijah Davis and Jack Hassard to our previous 17 student-athletes we signed on December 20, 2017," Wilder said. "This class has tremendous size and position flexibility. Our coaches were focused on adding as many two-way players that could bring value in multiple areas to our team. We will continue to recruit and hopefully add to this class in the coming months." 2017-18 ODU Signees Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/Previous School Donta Anthony Jr. TE 6-6 215 Oxon Hill, Md./Potomac Lance Boykin CB 6-2 180 High Point, N.C./High Point Christian Diego Cervantes OL 6-2 280 Sacramento, Calif./Elk Grove/American River CC Damion Charity S 6-0 160 Hampton, Va./Phoebus Elijah Davis* RB 5-10 210 Lynchburg, Va./Heritage Nigel Fitzgerald WR 6-5 210 Greensboro, N.C./Dudley Kenny Gardner III CB 6-2 180 Silver Spring, Md./Blake Jack Hassard* OL 6-5 260 Greensboro, N.C./Grimsley Broughton Hatcher LS 6-5 250 Jefferson, S.C./Central Cornell Hendrick WR 6-1 160 Warrenton, N.C./Warren County Oshea Jackson DE 6-5 235 Philadelphia, Pa./Imhotep Institute Will Knight RB 5-10 210 Germantown, Pa./Smyrna (Del.) Sokoya McDuffie DT 6-5 275 Florence, S.C./South Florence Aaron Moore WR 6-2 160 Dumfries, Va./Potomac Justinn Richardson S 6-1 180 Hollywood, Fla./Chaminade-Madonna Nick Saldiveri OL 6-6 284 Monroe, N.C./Parkwood Isaiah Spencer QB 6-5 205 Gloucester, Va./Gloucester Blake Watson WR 5-9 170 Cary, N.C./Green Hope A.C. White TE 6-3 210 Harrisonburg, Va./Harrisonburg * Signed on Feb. 7 Elijah Davis 5-10, 210 RB Lynchburg, Va./Heritage A three-star recruit by 247 sports ... Ranked as the No. 30 recruit in Virginia and No. 97 running back in the country ... Three-time

Play Bunmi Rotimi Invited to NFL Combine
Football 02/06/2018

NORFOLK, Va. Old Dominion University football defensive end Bunmi Rotimi will participate in the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine from Feb. 27-Mar. 5. It will be the second-straight year the combine will feature a Monarch, as Zach Pascal became the first ODU player to participate last year. "Everyone associated with Old Dominion Football is very excited for Bunmi Rotimi on being invited to participate in the combine," ODU Head Coach Bobby Wilder said. "Bunmi had an outstanding career at Old Dominion and is one of the hardest working players we had the pleasure of coaching." Rotimi earned Conference USA honorable mention for the second-straight season, recording 29 tackles, 5.5 sacks and seven tackles for loss. His 19 career sacks are second only to Ximines in ODU history. Rotimi earned C-USA All-Freshman honors in 2014. Rotimi joined the program as a walk-on in 2013, but quickly earned a scholarship and became a fixture on the defensive line throughout his career.

Lovato, Eagles Win Super Bowl LII
Football 02/05/2018

Former ODU long snapper Rick Lovato helped the Eagles win Super Bowl LII Sunday night.