SOU Raiders’ Head coach Berk Brown announces 36 signees for 2024

ASHLAND, Ore. — During their first full recruiting cycle, Southern Oregon University football head coach Berk Brown and his staff announced on Friday 36 new players who will be joining the revitalized Raiders in the fall.

The class includes five transfers and 31 high school seniors, which consists of 13 players from Oregon, 10 from California, 9 from Nevada, 3 from Washington, and 1 from Hawaii. Brown still plans to add ten more student-athletes to the group. The offensive line had the highest amount of recruiting activity, with nine players in this category. Among those seven receivers is Ashland High School star-athlete Caden Negra.

Brown, who led the Raiders to five victories in their final six games in his first season as head coach, said, “We are delighted to announce the first of our 2024 recruiting class. We feel that the signing of these 36 young men builds on the momentum we finished the season with.

We have strengthened a team that is eager to succeed by adding size, speed, athleticism, and, most importantly, character. Our coaches put in a great deal of effort to assemble a class that our supporters will be proud of and that broadens the diversity in a locker room that already has a lot of character.”

According to Brown, he is proud that the class also has a combined grade-point average of more than 3.2.

He said, “We are not done yet, but this is an excellent start to prepare us for our game against Lincoln University on September 7.”

SOU Raiders 2024 Football schedule.


GRANT ANDERSON | Redding, Calif./Shasta HS

ETHAN ANDREWS | Fallon, Nev./Churchill County HS/Feather River CC

ALLEN ARRIAGA | Sun Valley, Calif./Burroughs HS/Tennessee Tech U

JORDAN AVILA | Las Vegas, Nev./Bishop Gorman HS

BRADEN BAILEY | Bend, Ore./Summit HS

BRANDON BARTHEL | El Dorado Hills, Calif./Oak Ridge HS/Valparaiso U

WALKER BONAR | Springfield, Ore./Thurston HS

GRAYSON BROWN | Sandy, Ore./Sandy HS

COEN COLOMA | Las Vegas, Nev./Shadow Ridge HS

JOSEPH CZYZ | Reno, Nev./Galena HS

STEPHEN DEL GUIDICE | Portland, Ore./West Linn HS

AYDEN DENBO | Vancouver, Wash./Mountain View HS

JAYDEN FARGAS | Kailua, Hawaii/Kailua HS

COLE GOODENOW | Maple Valley, Wash./Tahoma HS

JAMES HADLEY JR. | Las Vegas, Nev./Shadow Ridge HS

ALEXANDER HAGER | Eagle Creek, Ore./Sandy HS

ARLO HENDERSON | Tampa, Fla./Yelm HS

MICAH HILL | Las Vegas, Nev./Mater Academy East

ELI JOHNSON | Salem, Ore./South Salem HS

AIDEN KEHM | Lake Oswego, Ore./Lakeridge HS

CHARLES KING | Oak Hills, Calif./Oak Hills HS

SEAN LACHAPELLE | Portland, Ore./Milwaukie HS/Redwoods CC

JEREMIAH LARA | San Jose, Calif./Overfelt HS

TRISTAN LEAL | Yuba City, Calif./Sutter HS

DEOMANI LOVELAND | Henderson, Nev./Green Valley Christian HS

JAMES MINTMIER | Roseville, Calif./Oakmont HS/Minot State U

CADEN NEGRA | Ashland, Ore./Ashland HS

LUKE NEWELL | Springfield, Ore./Thurston HS

NED PELLICAN | Menlo Park, Calif./Menlo Atherton HS

SETH STEVENS | Rogue River, Ore./Rogue River HS

DYLAN TAYLOR | Las Vegas, Nev./Mater Academy East

TYLER THOMPSON | Wheatland, Calif./Wheatland HS

ANTONIO VASQUEZ-WILLIAMS | Elk Grove, Calif./Pleasant Grove HS

MAXWELL WALKER | Portland, Ore./Roosevelt HS

MICHAEL WHITE | Carson City, Nev./Douglas HS

LOGAN WHITLOCK | Klamath Falls, Ore./Henley HS

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