Dec. 19, 2012
BEAUMONT - Looking to address needs along the front lines, Lamar football coach Ray Woodard has inked three offensive and two defensive linemen to National Letters of Intent as he announced his early signee recruiting class Wednesday.
The two defensive linemen are Adam Curran out of Cisco Junior College and Keith Curran from Garden City Community College. Lamar's new offensive linemen are Chance McCormack of Blinn Junior College, Tramon Shead of Kilgore Junior College and Oklahoma State transfer Gerron Anthony.
"I felt we needed some immediate help up front on both sides of the ball with some of the losses we had in our senior class," said Woodard about signing five linemen. "All five are good football players and will be good fits at Lamar University."
The 6-foot-5, 275-pound Adam Curran played at Argyle (Texas) High School and was a First-Team All-District 9-3A selection as a senior after helping the Eagles to a 13-1 record and the third round of the state playoffs. Curran played in eight games for Cisco this season and recorded 22 tackles.
Keith Curran is a 6-4, 240-pound defensive end/linebacker who helped GCCC win the Mississippi Bowl with a 7-4 overall record as a sophomore. He finished with 50 tackles and 10 sacks for the Broncbusters. Curran prepped at Garden City (Kans.) High School where he registered 77 tackles and five sacks on his way to being named all-state as a senior.
Anthony is a 6-2, 319-pound product who earned Class 5A honorable mention all-state honors as a senior at John Tyler High School. A participant in the Max Emfinger All-America Bowl, Anthony was rated as the No. 37 offensive guard prospect in the country by Scout.com. InsideTexas.com ranked Anthony as the No. 89 prospect in the state regardless of position after he earned all-district and all-area honors.
The 6-4, 280-pound Shead was honorable mention All-Southwest Junior College Football Conference in 2012. Shead helped his Cayuga High School team to the Class A Division 2 state title as a senior on his way to earning First-Team All-District 20-A and second-team all-state honors.
The 6-3, 295-pound McCormack earned honorable mention All-Southwest Junior College Football Conference accolades this season at Blinn. A Dayton High School product, McCormack earned First-Team All-District 19-4A honors as a senior and second-team honors as a junior. McCormack helped Dayton reach the state finals in 2009.