The Morgan State football program capped off its early period of National Signing Day on Wednesday, announcing the signatures of 19 future Bear football student-athletes. Local players signed are: running back Jabriel Johnson (McDonogh) and defensive lineman Darrius Outlaw (Owings Mills, Jireh Prep). The 19 players are the majority of the Bears' 2019 incoming class, which will also include players who make their college decisions official during the regular signing period that begins on Feb. 6. "I am excited to announce the early signing class that will continue to change the culture of the Morgan State University Football program," said Morgan State interim head coach Ernest T. Jones. "Our staff was able to attract some of the top talent from the top programs in the nation." The crop of signees includes six offensive linemen, five defensive linemen, three defensive backs, two tight ends, one linebacker, one running back, and one kicker. Eleven states are represented, with four players coming from Maryland, three from New Jersey, three from Pennsylvania, two from Virginia, two from Florida and one each from Michigan, Iowa, Illinois, Mississippi and North Carolina. The class will be considered among the top classes the Bears have had in recent years, highlighted by the signing of defensive backs Dwayne Wells Jr. and Simeon Gatling, along with offensive lineman Allen Jones Jr.