Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.
LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head football coach Doug Martin announced the Aggies’ 2013 signing class Wednesday afternoon. Twenty-two student-athletes signed a National Letter of Intent/Financial Aid Agreement with the Aggies to attend New Mexico State University and play football beginning in 2013.
The Aggies’ 2013 signing class is full of junior college transfers and high school student-athletes. The defensive line (4), defensive backs (6) and wide receivers (4) were a focus for Martin’s first signing class as head coach at NM State. The Aggies signed four linebackers, two offensive lineman and a running back.
“I thought our staff did a really great job of beating the bushes and holding on to our commitments during a stressful time in the recruiting process,” Martin said. “I really like the team speed we have on both sides of the ball and I think we really hit on some of the needs we had at the linebacker and wide receiver positions. I think the offensive lineman we got are high school kids we can really develop into outstanding players. It’s a large group and a very talented group.”
The Aggies signed a mixture of athletes, including six junior college/transfer signees and 16 high school student-athletes.
“We are trying to move away from the junior college heavy signing classes,” Martin said. “We are still going to recruit skill players at the junior college level but especially in the offensive and defensive lines we want to get high school kids to give us a chance to develop them both in their skill set and strength wise.” Continue Reading This Post >>