VMI Football Inks Three on National Signing Day

VMI Signing

The VMI football team announced that three new recruits had signed with the program on National Signing Day Dec. 19, 2018.

“We are excited to add three new members to the VMI football family today,” said Scott Wachenheim, head football coach. “We got pair of athletic offensive tackles and a versatile offensive talent to add fuel to the offensive fire we ignited last season. We are looking forward to adding several more outstanding student-athletes to this class Feb. 6, 2019.”

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2018 VMI Football Signees (as of Dec. 19, 2018)

Tristan Mann: Offensive lineman, Monacan High, HT: 6’6, WT: 245, North Chesterfield, VA

Jarvis Chandler: Offensive lineman, James River High, HT: 6’5, WT: 270, Bon Air, VA

Leroy Thomas: Wide receiver, Patrick Henry High, HT: 5’11, WT: 180, Roanoke, VA


Tristan Mann

Named first-team All-Region and second-team All-Metro at Monacan High School, was selected to compete in the Big River Rivalry High School All-Star game, earned a spot on the Presidential Honor Roll, member of the National Honor Society and the BETA Club, lettered four times in football and once in baseball as a pitcher/first baseman, and plans to major in biology with a minor in business.

Jarvis Chandler

Lettered for two seasons under Robert Henderson, head coach, at tackle; earned second-team All-Region accolades; competed on the lacrosse team as an attackman; played for Bon Air basketball; his uncle played defensive end for Nebraska’s first national championship team; and plans to major in international studies with a minor in national security.

Leroy Thomas

Lettered three times at Patrick Henry, playing three positions (WR, RB and DB), was named All-District and All-Region during his high school career; gained 1,007 yards rushing as a senior and caught 38 passes for 786 yards, and lettered for three seasons as a point guard on the basketball team.

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