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NSD 2013: Fairmont State Falcons

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FAIRMONT -

Fairmont State Head Football Coach Jason Woodman got a late start on the recruiting process after being hired in late December. But he said his staff has helped bring in a solid recruiting class in his first year as head coach.

The Falcons welcomed in 14 new players on National Signing Day, with more continuing to roll off the fax machine in the coming days. Among the new signees, Morgantown Class AAA All-State linebacker Jalen Thomas was a talented local player that chose Fairmont State.

The Falcons will need to replace a talented wide receiver in Matt Wilmer, but bring back junior tailback Daniel Monroe. Former Martinsburg quarterback Brandon Ashenfelter should also compete for the starting job with last year's starter, Bobby Vega.

Woodman believes he brought in some talented young players who should help steer the Fairmont State program in the right direction for the next four years.

"We're excited about the kids we have coming in and we did a lot in a short amount of time," Woodman said. "That's one thing as a staff that we're really proud of. We've gotten all the players that we needed to get and wanted to get, we went hard after them and we've been pretty successful."

Here's a list of Fairmont State's recruiting class as of February 12:

 

Renard Pointer
Myrtle Beach High School
Myrtle Beach, S.C.
6'2, 170, S

Emanuel Ivey
Varina High School
Richmond, Va.
6'1, 180, DB

Jalen Thomas
Morgantown High School
Morgantown, W. Va.
5'11, 235, LB

Evan Jones
Arundel High School
Gambrills, Md.
6'1, 200, LB

Cooper Hibbs
Arundel High School
Gambrills, Md.
6'2, 180, QB

Zack Hoover
Florida High School
Tallahassee, Fla.
6'0, 190, LB

Gavan Meade
Clintwood High School
Clintwood, Va.
5'10, 195, RB/OLB

Kyl Francis
East Gadsden High School
Havana, Fla.
5'9, 170, RB/DB

Eric Bethea
East Gadsden High School
Havana, Fla.
6'3, 210, DE

Jacob Van Meter
Woodrow Wilson High School
Beckley, W. Va.
6'2, 230, DE

Cody Wilburn
Machester High School
Midlothian, Va.
6'1, 265, C

Janorris Cunningham
East Gadsden High School
Havana, Fla.
5'11, 175, WR

Jordan Adderly
Clearwater Central Catholic
Clearwater, Fla.
6'0, 220, DE

Calvin Pringles
Clearwater Central Catholic
Clearwater, Fla.
6'0, 180, CB