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National Signing Day a success
UAB head football coach Garrick McGee announced the 2013 recruiting class last Wednesday. Of the 23 players signed for the 2013-2014 season nearly half are homegrown athletes from programs right around the Birmingham area.
There were a couple of students who had verbally committed but later changed their minds, which is to be expected. All in all, the Blazers walked away with a solid recruiting class, which included all-star Texas Quarterback Jeremiah Briscoe, who signed to play football and baseball for the Blazers.
This last season, the Blazers offense wasn’t terrible, but they sure could’ve used a few more guns in the arsenal against teams like South Carolina and Ohio State. However, the biggest struggle the Blazers faced was on the other side of the ball. The Blazers gave up on average over 30 points per game and in collegiate sports whenever you allow that many points it’s going to be hard to win ball games.
The Blazers coaching staff realized their dilemma, and with the 2013 recruiting class we should see some immediate on-field improvements. The breakdowns of the recruits are as follows: seven new defensive backs, four new linebackers, and two defensive linemen. McGee and staff rounded out the recruiting class with five wide receivers, two offensive linemen, one quarterback, one running back, and one tight end.
With a fresh new class of recruits and a coaching staff that is working hard to find innovative was to win, UAB may be poised for a winning season. Above are the new recruits for this season.
Senior Staff Writer