LOGAN, Utah (Wednesday, Feb. 7) – Utah State head football coach Matt Wells announced his sixth signing class on Wednesday, as part of the National Signing Day. The class, which includes 22 total players, is comprised of 17 high school athletes, three junior college transfers and a pair of four-year transfers who joined the team last fall.
Of those 22 players, 10 signed with Utah State in December and 10 more signed in February, while the other two sat out the 2017 season after transferring from four-year institutions.
Overall, six of the players are currently enrolled at Utah State for the spring 2018 semester, while four others will serve two-year LDS Church Missions before beginning their collegiate careers.
Furthermore, 17 of the 22 signees played at least two sports in high school.
The state of Utah produced the most signees with 11, followed by three players from California, and one player each from Florida, Hawaii, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas and Washington.
“We are really excited about this signing class and the young men who will represent Utah State University both on and off the football field,” said Wells. “The skilled kids in this class have a chance to make an immediate impact, while the future of this program is with the offensive linemen.”
The greatest emphasis in Wells’ sixth recruiting class was on the offensive line with five signees, to go along with four players at both defensive line and linebacker. Rounding out the class are three defensive backs, two quarterbacks, two wide receivers and one running back. Furthermore, one player is currently listed as an athlete.
“We met many needs with this group, especially along the offensive line,” Wells said. “We also were able to identify several skill position players who should come in and compete for immediate playing time.”
In all, Utah State’s 2018 class includes 11 recruits on defense and 10 recruits on offense, to go along with one athlete who could play on both sides of the ball.
“A lot of this class resembles our recruiting plan through the years with in-state players, mission program kids and our Polynesian connections being our top priorities,” added Wells.
This national letter-of-intent signing period for football began on Wednesday, Feb. 7, and concludes on Friday, March 30.