Lobo Football Recruiting Class Signed
Feb. 6, 2013
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The University of New Mexico signed 24 players as part of its 2013 Signing Day Class, released Tuesday. The class includes 15 defensive players, seven offensive players and two players labeled as "athletes" and could end up on either side of the ball.
The Lobos addressed their biggest needs at quarterback, the defensive line and the defensive secondary. They signed a player at each position out of the junior college ranks.
Schools are allowed to sign 25 players, but UNM used one scholarship on Trajuan Briggs, a transfer from the University of California who arrived on campus last summer and played on the scout team in 2012.
Coach Bob Davie announced that Briggs, who came to UNM as a running back, will switch to linebacker in 2013. Davie also said that Saqwan Edwards, a wide receiver for the Lobos in 2012, will move to cornerback during the upcoming season.
Eleven of the 24 incoming players hail from the state of Texas, giving the Lobos 23 Texas kids in Davie's two recruiting classes -- 12 Texas players were part of Davie's first recruiting class last year.
Rio Rancho's Romell Jordan, who will be used as a slot receiver/running back is an in-state recruit. Davie said UNM recently held a meeting for New Mexico high school players, hoping to get more local products to walk on.
The 2013 season is 205 days away with Texas-San Antonio visiting the Lobos on Branch Field at University Stadium on Aug. 31.