Friday, January 18, 2013
The College of Mount St. Joseph football team welcomes three local Division I transfers to the program for the second semester. Those players are running back Antonio Banks, quarterback Caleb Watkins, and offensive tackle Caleb Stacey.
Banks comes to the Mount from Indiana University/SIU and is participating in team activities. Antonio, the son of Rhonda and Anthony Banks, is from Middletown High School where he played for Jason Krause. The 5-11, 230-pound back was also a First Team All-American coming out high school.
Watkins comes to the Mount from Bowling Green/ISU and is participating in team activites. Caleb, the son of Scott and Hope Watkins, is from Middletown High School where he played for Jason Krause. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound signalcaller was a First Team All-State performer. He was also Southwest Ohio Player of the Year as well as GMC Player of the Year while in high school.
Stacey joins the Lions from the University of Cincinnati and is participating in team activities. Caleb, the son of Caleb Stacey Sr. and Tiffany Morgan, is from Oak Hills High School where he played for Kerry Cummins. The 6-foot-4, 275-pound offensive lineman was ranked the 17th best tackle in the country by Rivals.com. He was also a First Team All-State and All-GMC honoree.
Mount Football Head Coach Rod Huber had this to say about the recent additions.
"This is the first time in the history of Mount football that we have had three NCAA Division I transfers arrive on our campus,'' Huber stated. "All of them are eligible, they are in good academic standing, and are registered as full-time students this semester. I can't wait until spring practice to get them on the field."