Marcus Lodge, a 6-foot-4, 185-pound wide receiver from American Heritage High School in Plantation, Fla., has signed with the University of Central Arkanss.

“Marcus comes to us from one of the top high school football programs in the state of Florida,’ said UCA head coach Nathan Brown. “He was one of the top wide receivers for the 5A state champions in that state. They finished in the Top 25 nationally as well. 

“Coach (Reggie) Howard did a great job finding Marcus through some of his prior connections with Miami area coaches. It took us one look at his film to be all in.

“This was a big signee for us. We needed to add some length at the wise receiver position in this class and Marcus definitely does that for us."


UCA hires soccer assistant

Ian Henry, from Evansville University, has joined the University of Central Arkansas soccer staff.

While at Evansville the past three seasons, he helped the Aces improve their win total each year. Prior to joining the Aces, Henry spent two seasons a Drury University, guiding the Panthers to 28 wins in two seasons, including a NCAA Division II National Tournament second round appearance.

He also spent two seasons as director of operations at SIU-Edwardsville.


Baseball recruit for CBC

Jack Mason, a 6-4 pitcher from Lakeland, Fla., has signed with Central Baptist College to play baseball.

He is the Mustangs' seventh signee.