While Mercer has plenty of talent on its roster from the state of Georgia, the Macon-based college is getting an infusion of Florida talent this year as well.
Head Coach Bobby Lamb and the Bears have 13 players from the Sunshine State on this year’s team – and with a coaching staff that knos Florida very well, expect more players to make their way into the program as well.
The coaching staff includes Mike Kolakowski (Assistant Head Coach / Defensive Coordinator / Outside Linebackers Coach), Casey Vogt (Offensive Coordinator / Offensive Line Coach), Kenny Baker (Defensive Line Coach), Carter Barfield (Running Backs Coach), Grant Cain (Inside Linebackers Coach / Recruiting Coordinator / Co-Specials Teams Coach), Dominique Davenport (Defensive Quality Control Coach), Mitch Doolittle (Secondary Coach / Co-Specials Teams Coach), Chino Fontenette (Wide Receivers Coach) Tre Lamb - Quarterbacks Coach), Will Patterson (Tight Ends Coach / Video Coordinator) and Jon Mangel (Director of Strength and Conditioning).
MERCER BEARS (13)
Trey Bartlett, LB, Jr., 6-0, 190, St. Cloud Harmony
Lee Bennett, LB, Fr., 6-2, 202, Leesburg
Isaiah Buehler, LB, Fr., 6-2, 226, Apopka
Eli Grambling, TE, So., 5-11, 217, Perry Taylor County
Mike Gray, DB, So., Jacksonville Creekside
Justin Johnson, WR, Fr., 6-4, 194, Ponta Vedra Beach Nease
Jagger Lieb, PK. Fr., 5-8, 181, Port Orange Spruce Creek
Jack Lightsey, OL, So., 6-3, 262, Seffner Armwood
Josh Moore, QB, Fr., 5-11, 207, Orange Park Ridgeview
Grant Reynolds, PK, Fr., 6-0, 156, Eustis
Zac Rice, OL, Fr., 6-3, 283, Newberry
Garrett Smith, OL, 6-2, 327, Fort Pierce Central
Hal Weaver, OL, Fr., 6-2, 240, Live Oak Suwannee
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