Liberty recruiting is flourishing under Coach Hugh Freeze

Flames are 9-1 and awaiting a bowl invitation

Liberty head coach Hugh Freeze stands on the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Virginia Tech, Saturday, Nov. 7 2020, in Blacksburg, Va. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP, Pool)
Liberty head coach Hugh Freeze stands on the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Virginia Tech, Saturday, Nov. 7 2020, in Blacksburg, Va. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP, Pool)

Lynchburg, Va. – – Liberty Head Football Coach Hugh Freeze announced the addition of 18 players to his 2021 roster as part of the December National Signing Day, earlier today.

Freeze’s third signing class at Liberty includes 12 three-star ranked recruits as ranked by 247Sports.com and six three-star recruits as ranked by Rivals.com.

The 18-player class includes the highest ranked recruit in program history as ranked by ESPN.com. Defensive lineman Khristian Zachary is a four-star recruit ranked by ESPN.com and is the first-ever Liberty recruit to be included into the ESPN Top 300 recruiting player list.

The class is made up of five defensive backs, three defensive linemen, three offensive linemen, three linebackers and one quarterback, running back, tight end and wide receiver.

Twelve of the 18 signees will join the program for the spring semester as mid-year enrollees and be eligible to participate in spring practice.

The 18-member class includes players who hail from 11 different states: Georgia (3), North Carolina (3), California (2), Maryland (2), Texas (2), Virginia (2), Arizona (1), Louisiana (1), Mississippi (1), Pennsylvania (1) and Tennessee (1).

2021 Flames Football NLI Signees

Andrew Adair *                           OL      6-4     310     Warrenton, Va./Kettle Run HS