Rick Stockstill adds 25 signees at Middle Tennessee - WKRN News 2

Rick Stockstill adds 25 signees at Middle Tennessee


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders will be switching to Conference USA with a recruiting class loaded up with defensive linemen.

Coach Rick Stockstill announced a class of 25 players Wednesday highlighted with seven defensive linemen. Stockstill says that position was an area of emphasis for the Blue Raiders, and they signed five ends averaging 6-foot-3 and 211 pounds along with two tackles.

Middle Tennessee also signed 12 offensive players in a class featuring four junior college transfers. Stockstill also signed a kicker in Canon Rooker.

The Blue Raiders return 18 starters from a team that went 8-4 in their final season in the Sun Belt Conference. Middle Tennessee moves to Conference USA in July.

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