Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.
LAS CRUCES, N.M. - NM State head football coach DeWayne Walker announced the Aggies’ 2009 signing class Wednesday afternoon. 18 student-athletes signed a National Letter of Intent with the Aggies to attend New Mexico State University and play football beginning 2009. NM State also signed four student-athletes to gray shirt scholarships, which allows those student-athletes to be on full scholarship beginning the spring semester of 2010 and awarded three scholarships to student-athletes that were with the team in 2008 and a scholarship to a student-athlete, who was a 2008 gray shirt signee.
"When I arrived in Las Cruces we already had six very good players committed," Walker said. "As we began recruiting our comfort zone was the state of California and we felt that our connection there would allow us to put together a solid recruiting class for the first year. I feel we have met our needs on the defensive line, defensive back and offensive line. I thought our coaching staff did a great job identify talent."
The Aggies’ 2009 signing class is full of junior college transfers and high school student-athletes. The defensive line and offensive line was a main focus for coach Walker’s first signing class as head coach. The Aggies signed six defensive linemen and four offensive linemen. Also signing with NM State were five defensive backs, four wide receivers, three running backs, two quarterbacks and one tight end to round out the signing class.
The Aggies signed a mixture of junior college and high school players, including twelve junior college signees and eleven high school players. Also in the signing class are two players in the Rivals.com Top 100 list, quarterback Tanner Rust (No. 41) and defensive back Eric Hunter (No. 78). Seven of the 18 signees in the 2009 class will be with the Aggies during spring practice. Continue Reading This Post >>