Blue Hens round out recruiting class with four more high school signees

NEWARK — The Delaware football team topped off its recruiting class with the signing of four more high school seniors on Wednesday.

The four join the 13 recruits that the Blue Hens signed in December.

But Wednesday’s list doesn’t include any transfers that Delaware may bring in. By NCAA rules, UD cannot officially announce transfers until the school’s spring semester starts next week.

Penn State linebacker Dae’Lun Darien recently announced that he’s transferring to Delaware.

The high school recruits that the Hens welcomed on Wednesday include OL Ryan Last (West Hempstead, N.Y./The Taft School (Conn.), WR Noel Miller (Rockville, Md./Thomas S. Wootten), WR Jourdan Townsend (Farrell, Pa./Farrell) and DB Daniel Walker Jr. (Washington, Pa./Washington).

Last (6-6, 290 pounds) played two years at West Hempstead before spending a prep season at the Taft School in Connecticut. At West Hempstead, he twice earned All-County and All-Conference honors, while also playing two years of lacrosse.

At Taft, he helped his team take home the league title while serving as a captain. During that year, he earned All-League and All-New England accolades

Miller (6-1, 185) played wherever his team needed him, earning All-County three straight seasons. He finished his career hauling in 182 catches for 2,693 yards and 28 TDs — and that includes having to play QB for most of his senior year due to injuries.

He earned All-Met accolades from the Washington Post in his final two seasons and received over 20 Division I offers.

Townsend (5-11, 185) left Farrell as the school’s all-time leading receiver and scorer, finishing with 187 catches for 3,590 yards and 75 total TDs (58 receiving, 10 return, 7 rushing).

He was District 10 Player of the Year as a senior and earned All-State honors during his final two seasons.

Walker Jr. (6-2, 210) was a dual threat for Washington, where he picked up 14 INTs in his final two seasons and racked up over 120 tackles. He was a two-time captain and two-time All-State honoree at Washington.

Offensively, he hauled in 65 catches for 1,199 yards and 18 TDs in his final two seasons.

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