Derek Johnson & Dillon Cagle sign with UA-Monticello

MONTICELLO ( – University of Arkansas at Monticello football coach Hud Jackson has revealed a list of 18 high school seniors that have signed national letters of intent to play for the Boll Weevils starting in the 2014 season.

Jackson has also announced a pair of mid-year transfers to complete the 2014 signing class with 20 total newcomers to join the team for the upcoming season.

The 2014 class features 10 from the state of Louisiana, six from Arkansas, three from Texas and one from Tennessee.


Dillon Cagle, 6-8, 315, Offensive Tackle (Hoxie, Ark./Hoxie HS)
Three-year starter at offensive tackle and defensive tackle at Hoxie… Two-time all-state and two-time all-conference under Coach Tom Sears… Graded out 90 percent for the year in 2013 and registered 34 knockdowns… Was named to the KAIT-8 TV Super Team, Jonesboro Sun's "Best Under the Sun" Team and Hooten's Magazine Super Sonic Team.


Derek Johnson, 6-3, 350, Defensive Tackle (Hoxie, Ark./Arkansas State Univ.)
Originally signed with the University of Texas out of Hoxie High School… Played five games at Arkansas State in 2010… Prep All-America and two-time all-state at Hoxie HS at defensive tackle… high school career totals of 255 tackles and 13 sacks… Out of high school, was ranked the top defensive tackle in the state of Arkansas and the state's third best player overall by Rivals... Was named Northeast Arkansas Newcomer of the Year and made all-conference as a sophomore.... Has two years of eligibility remaining.