LU players sign Letters of Intent

By Dan Carr, Assistant AD for Media Relations

LU football (stock photo)

JEFFERSON CITY – Twelve players have signed National Letters of Intent to join the Lincoln football team, beginning with the 2020 season. Below is some general information on each of the signees.

Trae Ausmer – WR, 5-8, 155 (Homewood, AL/Homewood)
Led Homewood to a berth in the 2019 AHSAA State Football Playoffs … All-Metro South first team … surpassed 1,000 receiving yards as a senior, and compiled 1,766 receiving yards during his final two seasons … averaged 105.9 yards per game while scoring 10 touchdowns in 2019 … returned three punts for touchdowns during his junior campaign.

Braxton Bailey – LB, 5-10, 185 (Cleburne, TX/Cleburne)
Unanimous first team all-district player … was the leading tackler in Johnson County as a senior … Class 5A All-State honorable mention … posted 163 tackles in 2019, including 23 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries … finished career with 442 tackles.

Edrico Gilliam – WR, 6-0, 170 (Kansas City, MO/Lincoln Prep)
Led Lincoln Prep to an 11-1 record and a berth in the Missouri Class 4 District 8 title game … helped school record first undefeated regular season in program history … all-district honoree.

Kenneth Hampton, Jr. – HB, 6-1, 190 (Maize, KS/Maize)
Helped Maize High finish 10-2, including a 6-0 record at home … led Maize to a state playoff berth.

Jalen Head – RB, 5-8, 188 (St. Louis, MO/Lutheran North)
Led Lutheran North to a 14-0 record and the Missouri Class 2 state championship … scored two touchdowns in the championship game … scored 12 touchdowns and averaged 7.1 yards per carry … second team all-conference.

Jaden Moore – WR, 6-3, 190 (Lee’s Summit, MO/Lee’s Summit North)
All-conference honorable mention … led Lee’s Summit North to a berth in the state playoffs.

Alex Mugisha – OL, 6-0, 290 (St. Louis, MO/Roosevelt)
Named all-state second team … first team all-district and all-conference … helped program win Class 3 District 2 championship … led Roosevelt to back-to-back undefeated seasons in league play … helped Roosevelt go 11-2 and reach the state playoffs … selected to the academic all-state third team … honor roll student with a 4.0 grade point average.

Ethan Steck – TE, 6-4, 235 (Cleburne, TX/Cleburne)
First team all-district … made 22 receptions for 373 yards and five touchdowns as a senior … all-Johnson County and all-district second team selection in 2018 … helped Cleburne make big plays both as a receiver and as a blocker … also played as an H-back.

Aeneas Tibbs – DB, 5-10, 180 (St. Louis, MO/Mascoutah)
Earned all-conference accolades as a junior at Mascoutah … spent senior year at Cardinal Ritter.

Ja’Vonte Vance – RB, 5-10, 205 (Adamsville, AL/Minor)
Led Minor to a winning season and a berth in the state playoffs.

Reggie Walker – WR/DB, 6-2, 180 (Pelham, GA/Pelham)
Named first team all-region on offense and second team all-region on defense … led Pelham to the semifinals of the GHSA Class A Public state playoffs … helped Pelham score over 50 points per game and anchored one of the top defenses in Georgia, as team went 11-2 and posted six shutouts.

Daniel Wheeler – DE, 6-3, 225 (Homewood, IL/Homewood-Flossmoor)
Led Homewood-Flossmoor to a 10-2 overall record and a 5-1 mark in league play … helped program reach the IHSA Class 8 playoffs.

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