Additions Made To Preseason Football Camp Roster
Aug. 7, 2010
NORFOLK, Va. - Old Dominion football coach Bobby Wilder has announced four additions to the preseason camp roster, including the transfer of Georgia Tech's Deron Jasper (Dunwoody, Ga.) to the Monarch program as a linebacker.
During his career with the Yellow Jackets, Jasper served a reserve in the secondary and as a member of the special teams unit. After redshirting his first season with Georgia Tech in 2006 , Jasper played in seven games on special teams and was credited with three tackles at safety as a redshirt freshman in 2007. He played in all 13 Yellow Jacket contests as a redshirt sophomore in 2008 making eight tackles, including six solo and a pass break-up. Last season, the Dunwoody, Georgia product appeared in eight games, recording four stops.
Scholastically, Jasper was a Honorable Mention All-State selection in Class AAA by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and First-Team All-County by the DeKalb Neighbor and the DeKalb County Coaches Association at Dunwoody High School. One of Scout.Com's Georgia Hot 100, he rushed for 400 yards and six touchdowns, returned a kickoff for a touchdown and made 70 tackles and three interceptions. Additionally, Jasper was the region champion in the 300-meter hurdles as a junior.
Also joining the Monarchs for preseason practice are redshirt freshman linebacker Nick Lanciault (Stafford, Va.), a former walk-on at Ole Miss, redshirt sophomore long snapper Jeff Black (Rochester, N.Y.), a transfer from the former Northeastern program, and freshman punter Orion Hall (Norfolk, Va.), a product of nearby Maury High School.
Year two of the Old Dominion football program starts on Sunday when the Monarchs report to camp. Preseason practice opens up Monday afternoon. Stay tuned to ODUSports.com for camp updates throughout the preseason.