Aggie Football Adds Wide Receiver To Signing Class

Written by: NMSU Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head football coach Hal Mumme announced Thursday that the Aggies have signed Darrius Preston to a National Letter of Intent to attend NMSU beginning in the fall of 2008, finalizing their 2008 recruiting class. Preston is a 6-1, 170 pound wide receiver from Dunbar, Fla. (Fort Meyer High School).

"We are extremely pleased that we signed Darrius," Mumme said. "He is an outstanding football player."

Preston was a four-year letter winner at Fort Meyer High School playing both wide receiver and defensive back. During his senior season, Preston caught 62 passes for 1,106 yards and 11 touchdowns. He earned first team all-State honors, as well as all-District and all-County. He also earned a spot in the North-South All-Star game. As a junior, he was the team’s leading receiver with 27 catches for 461 yards and three touchdowns.

"Darrius is a good kid and a solid Division-I player. He makes plays and will sellout for the ball every time out on the field," Phil Vogt, Fort Meyer High School head football coach said.

The Aggies open up spring practice on April 2nd.