According to a series of Instagram posts, Young Money APAA Sports & Entertainment has been quite active on the recruiting trail of late.
Some of the recent signings include: D’Montre Wade, Jeremy Reaves and Keke Coutee.
Wade is a 6’1”, 200-pound defensive back from Murray State. The redshirt senior appeared in 41 games during his career for the Racers, tallying 176 total tackles (109 solo, 67 assisted), 4.5 tackles for loss, 45 pass deflections, 10 interceptions and 1 sack. He was named to the Ohio Valley Conference’s All-Conference First-Team Defense after racking up 33 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 6 interceptions and 7 pass breakups in his final campaign. Last year, he was named to the conference’s second team. He will be participating in the Reese’s Senior Bowl at the end of January, where he hopes to impress scouts from all NFL teams.
Reaves is a 5’11”, 205-pound safety from the University of South Alabama. As a senior, he played in all 12 of the Jaguars’ games, leading the defense in tackles with 104 (34 solo, 70 assisted), tackles for loss (7) and interceptions (3). He tied for the team lead in forced fumbles (3) and fumble recoveries (2), and was second with 8 pass breakups. He is USA’s all-time leader in interceptions and pass breakups and second in tackles. The Pensacola, FL-native has been ranked the number 7 safety in the 2018 NFL Draft by Mel Kiper, Jr. He joins his Young Money APAA classmate, D’Montre Wade, as a participant in the Reese’s Senior Bowl, and has also been invited to play in the 2018 East-West Shrine Game.
Coutee is a 5’11”, 180-pound wide receiver from Texas Tech University. He announced that he will forgo his senior year of eligibility to declare for the 2018 NFL Draft, and subsequently signed with Young Money. He had a breakout junior campaign for the Red Raiders, hauling in 93 receptions for 1,429 yards and 10 touchdowns. His numbers led to him finishing second in the nation in receiving yards this season.
The agency has had an active few weeks with bowl games wrapping up around the nation. The agency in general has had a busy year, beginning with its merger with the merger between Young Money and APAA Sports (aptly named Young Money APAA Sports now) and its recent acquisition of PlayersRep Sports Management.