TSU Football Signs 18 on National Signing Day
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
TSU Football Signs 18 on National Signing Day
Tennessee State University head football coach Rod Reed announced on Wednesday that 18 student-athletes signed their National Letter of Intent to join the football program in 2012.

Overall, TSU had five student-athletes enroll during the spring semester and are currently attending classes. Meanwhile, 13 others will join the program this summer.

The student-athletes are from five different states. The Tigers reached deep intro Florida this year, signing nine from the Sunshine State. TSU then inked two from Tennessee and Illinois, while adding one from Alabama and another from Georgia.

Four corner backs and linebackers were signed on the defensive side, while adding a linebacker to that group. On offense, the Big Blue added four linemen, three wide receivers and a quarterback.

"We are really excited about this signing class," said Coach Reed after completing his third recruiting class. "The class we've got is one of the better classes we've had."

The Tigers had three Nashville area signees with Maurice Box, Jr. (Gallatin High School), Anotino 'Tre' Haynes (Gallatin High School) and Darius Turner (McGavock High School).

"The only disappointing part is that we didn't sign more local area kids," noted Reed. "We targeted six or seven kids in the Nashville area, but a few of them decided to go to other Division I FCS programs or to smaller FBS schools."

Coach Reed will introduce the signing class to fans in the annual National Signing Day event this evening at 6:30 p.m. in the TSU Faculty Dining room. Admission is free and open to the public. All attendees will receive free admission to the Lady Tigers basketball game with Eastern Kentucky at 7 p.m.