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Lions add depth with 2012 recruiting class

By Cliff Gibson
On February 5, 2012

After a number of injuries plagued the Lions at the quarterback and secondary positions, Texas A&M University-Commerce coach Guy Morriss addressed the depth issue with the latest football recruiting class, which was released last week.

Morriss and his staff announced the signing of 23 players in all, 19 incoming freshmen and four transfers, who will help add depth at some key positions in the near future.

"Overall, we feel really good about this class and feel we've addressed some key needs," Morriss said. "Our goal was to go out and find those players that we felt would best fit our system and were excited about coming to play here. We feel we reached that goal and are looking forward to getting these kids out on the practice field."

The Lions should have all the depth they need at the quarterback and defensive back positions entering spring workouts, after the Lions added five quarterbacks and six players to the secondary on signing day.

A&M-Commerce also brought in four wide receivers, a pair of offensive linemen, two defensive linemen and two linebackers.

"We feel this class is as strong as any we've brought in and stacks up well with any of the classes before," Morriss said. "We are expecting all of the transfers to be competitive in spring workouts and there are a few high school players that have a chance to compete for a starting job as well."

The Lions will begin spring practice in April and the 2012 Blue and Gold game will be Saturday, April 21 at 2 p.m. The complete list of recruits can be found at

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