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Football signs three, completes signing class

Football signs three, completes signing class

SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Bryant University football head coach Chris Merritt is excited to announce the final three members of the Class of 2023 that will join the Bulldogs next fall.

These three student-athletes will join the 15 that were announced in December. The Class of 2023 includes student-athletes from six different states, including 12 from New England. There is two quarterbacks, three running backs, three wide receivers, five offensive linemen, one defensive lineman, two linebackers and one defensive back.

"We're excited to have these three student-athletes join us," Merritt said. "Kory is a QB from Ohio State that has three years left, answers a big need for us at QB and will come in and compete right away. He's very physically impressive and has been coached at a high level. Our two seniors are Anthony and Carson. Anthony is a sub-11 second 100-yard runner that gives us needed team speed and could become a deep threat option early in his career. Carson is a very athletic offensive lineman that will add to the other four we signed in December, giving us needed depth at the position. This group completes our class and we have two on campus with Kory and Tyler Llewellyn. We're excited to welcome the other 16 in August for what we feel will be a solid 2019 recruiting class."

Kory Curtis   QB|6-3|228   Cape Coral, Fla.|Island Coast (Ohio State)
Anthony Frederick   WR|5-11|170   Hollywood, Fla.|Miami Central
Carson Ivey   OL|6-4|270   Newtown, Conn.|Newtown


Kory Curtis – QB | 6-3 | 228 | Cape Coral, Fla. | Island Coast (Ohio State)

Curtis spent three semesters at Ohio State before transferring to Bryant … Joined the Bulldogs in January … Served as the scout team QB in his second season at Ohio State … Four-year letterman and three-year starter at Island Coast High School … Accounted for over 5,400 passing yards and 59 touchdowns … All-Conference, All-Region and All-Area … Mastrole Quarterback Academy Super 7 winner … Holds every career and single-season passing record at Island Coast … Finished in top five percent of his graduating class … Also played four seasons of basketball and three seasons of baseball.

Personal: The son of Christy and Mike Curtis.

Anthony Frederick – WR | 5-11 | 170 | Hollywood, Fla. | Miami Central

Frederick played three seasons of varsity football at Miami Central … Caught 28 passes for 639 yards and six touchdowns … Named the Student-Athlete of the Year … Named to Principal Honor Roll and A/B Honor Roll.

Personal: The son of Angela and Leverett Frederick … Has a brother and a sister.

Carson Ivey – OL | 6-4 | 270 | Newtown, Conn. | Newtown

Ivey played four seasons of varsity football and served as starter in each of his last two at Newtown … Helped team with a conference title and reach the state semifinals as a senior … Earned All-Conference and All-State honors as a senior … Also All-Academic team selection.

Personal: The son of Eryn and Jason Ivey … Has two brothers and one sister … Grandfather played football at Southern Illinois … Father played football at Colorado Mesa … Brother, Derek, plays football at Stonehill.