Seven transfers join Beaver Football program starting with spring season

Seven transfers join Beaver Football program starting with spring season
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Seven transfers join Beaver Football program starting with spring season

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Bemidji State University head football coach Brent Bolte announced the additions of seven midyear transfers to join the program, beginning with the 2018 Spring semester. The Beavers will bring on three wide receivers, three defensive backs and one linebacker.

All seven transfers will be eligible to compete with the Beavers in the spring of 2018. The seven transfers will join the signing day class of 34 freshmen for a total of 41 newcomers for the 2018 season.

2018 Transfers (7)
Name                           Pos      Ht         Wt        Exp      Hometown (Last School)
Duane Barnes                DB       6-4        205       Jr.        Mount Dora, Fla. (Northland CC)
Dhel Duncan-Busby        WR      6-2        183       So.       Madison, Ohio (Midwestern Prep Academy)
Evan Ford                      DB      5-10       170       Jr.        Peoria, Ariz. (Adams State)
Quadarious Gordon         DB      6-1        191       Jr.        Ocala, Fla. (NCTC)
Jaylen Jenkins                LB       6-0        218       So.       Chicago, Ill. (Davenport University)
James Lipscomb             WR      5-11      142       So.       Country Club Hills, Ill. (Midwestern Prep Academy)
Malik Williams                WR      5-8        180       Jr.        Lake Worth, Fla. (Northland CC)

By State:
Florida (3):
Barnes, Gordon, Williams
Illinois (2): Jenkins, Lipscomb
Arizona (1): Ford
Ohio (1): Duncan-Busby

By Position:
Offense (3):
Duncan-Busby, Lipscomb, Williams
Defense (4): Barnes, Ford, Gordon, Jenkins

• Duane Barnes (DB, 6-4, 205, Jr., Mount Dora, Fla./Northland CC)
Prior to BSU:
 Transfer from Northland CC under head coach Jim Cox... Played football, basketball and ran track at Mount Dora High School... Region and district champion in 400m dash, 4x400m relay, long jump, triple jump... Qualified for Florida State Meet in long jump and triple jump.

Personal: Son of Jadine Barnes... Born Nov. 22, 1996... Majoring in exercise science and sports management with a minor in coaching.

• Dhel Duncan-Busby (WR, 6-2, 183, So., Madison, Ohio/Midwestern Prep Academy)

Prior to BSU: Played one season at Midwestern Prepatory Academy... Letter winner in football at Madison High School in Madison, Ohio... Selected MHS's Offensive Player of the Year.

Personal: Son of Shauna James... Born Oct. 3, 1999... Majoring in business.

• Evan Ford (DB, 5-10, 170, Jr., Peoria, Ariz./ Adams State)
Prior to BSU
: Played in 10 games as a sophomore at Adams State University… Recorded 32 tackles, 22 solo and 10 assisted, with one interception... Did not play as a freshman... Stand out player for the Peoria High School Panthers during the 2013-14 football season... Was a respective First Team All-Defense selection as a defensive back for the 2012 and 2013 seasons... Arizona All-State Defensive Player of the Year following the 2013 season... Also participated in track and field.

• Quadarious Gordon (DB, 6-1, 191, Jr., Ocala, Fla./ Northland Community and Technical College)
Prior to BSU:
 Played under head coach Jim Cox at Northland Community and Technical College from 2016-17... Letter-winner in football, track and basketball at Lake Weir High School.

Personal: Son of Takaya Poole... Born Sept. 7, 1995... Majoring in exercise science with a minor in sport management.

Jaylen Jenkins (LB, 6-0, 218, So., Chicago, Ill./ Davenport University)
Prior to BSU
: Totaled six tackles, including five solo, during his first season at Davenport University last season... Broke up one pass with the Panthers... Prepped at Hillcrest High School in Chicago... Played for coach Marquice Cole... Put together 83 total tackles (59 solo), 10 tackles for loss, three sacks and one fumble recovery as a senior... Named all-conference and academic all-state... Team went 8-3 and advanced to second round of state playoffs (5A) as a senior.

Personal: Son of Sonja Jenkins and Louis Covington... Undecided major.

• James Lipscomb (WR, 5-11, 142, So., Country Club Hills, Ill./ Midwestern Prep Academy)
Prior to BSU:
 Played one season at Midwestern Prepatory Academy under head coach Marcus Sullivan... Prepped at Hillcrest High School.

Personal: Son of Aishah White and James Lipscomb, Sr... Born Feb. 26, 1998... Majoring in nursing with a minor in criminal justice.

Malik Williams (WR, 5-8, 180, Jr., Lake Worth, Fla./ Northland CC)
Prior to BSU: Selected NJCAA All-America First Team as a member of the Northland Community and Technical College football program... Named All-Minnesota College Athletic Conference First Team... Played at Lake Worth High School in Florida prior to joining the Northland program.

Personal: Son of Alisa and Bertram Williams... Born Nov. 24, 1996... Majoring in sports management.

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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).