Abell Announces Wildcat Football Class of 2026
DAVIDSON, N.C. – Coming off their second consecutive PFL Championship season, Davidson Football head coach and PFL Coach of the Year Scott Abelland his staff have done it again, putting together an accomplished 2026 recruiting class, announced by Abell Wednesday.
“It’s an extremely exciting time for our program,” Abell said. “Today we welcome some the most talented scholar athletes from across the country. I hope Wildcats everywhere will help me welcome them to our Davidson family.”
The list below includes the scholar-athletes from the early decision Class of 2026. Abell and the football program are looking forward to announcing the full Class of 2026 early next year.
Coulter Cleland | 6-0 | 191 | Meigs High School | Ohio | Hudl
Tom Luther | 6-3 | 225 | Robinson High School | Virginia | Hudl
Jaleel Sales | 5-8 | 170 | Watkins Memorial High School | Ohio | Hudl
Josiah Jackson | 6-2 | 280 | Franklin Road Academy | Tennessee | Hudl
Sam Hedrick | 6-4 | 250 | Charlotte Country Day // University of Richmond | North Carolina | Hudl
Chaikou Diallo | 5-10 | 165 | Decatur Central High School | Indiana | Hudl
Sabin McLaughlin | 6-0 | 190 | Hickory Ridge High School | North Carolina | Hudl
Braden Cole | 6-0 | 195 | Pinecrest High School | North Carolina | Hudl
Gavin Yohn | 6-7 | 205 | Brentsville District High School | Virginia | Hudl