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Wide receiver Changa Hodge signs with Villanova

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Hodge looks like the future at WR.

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East Stroudsburg (Pa.) wide receiver Changa Hodge has signed his Letter of Intent to play football at Villanova, the school announced this morning.

A 6'1" 175 pound receiver. Hodge garnered All-Conference and All-League honors in 2015 after hauling in 31 catches for 868 yards and 12 touchdowns. Hodge also ran back two kickoffs for touchdowns. He's a big play threat, and that's got to be exciting for the Villanova offensive staff.

The Wildcats return a number of talented athletes at the receiver positions, but overall the group is short on experience and will need to identify new starters across the board, save for the slot where both Taurus Phillips and Jarrett McClenton are back in the fold.

Depth Chart (* denotes walk-on)
Class Name Height Weight
Junior Taurus Philips 5'9" 185 lbs.
Junior Lincoln Collins 6'3" 195 lbs.
Sophomore Jarrett McClenton 5'7" 155 lbs.
Sophomore Alex Padovani 6'0" 205 lbs.
(RS) Freshman Brandon Chadbourn 6'0" 190 lbs.
Senior Justin Causa* 5'11" 190 lbs.
Sophomore Ethan Ericson* 6'4" 215 lbs.
Junior Will Harris* 6'2" 195 lbs.
Sophomore Andrew Smith* 6'1" 180 lbs.
Senior Robert Witman* 6'4" 200 lbs.

Hodge's physical assets could give him a leg up for early playing time on the outside. He's got the requisite size and speed to be the type of difference maker down the field that Villanova hasn't had in several season. Kevin Gulyas' route-running ability was second-to-none, but Hodge's upside once he learns the offense appears to be higher.

Welcome Changa to 'Nova Nation!