Grambling State University’s new head football coach Broderick Fobbs completed his first recruiting class on National Signing Day, Feb. 6.
He added 11 new additions to the team with hopes of adding five more, which will be a total of 16 signees.
“I’m very impressed with the signees,” Fobbs said. “We were able to address a need and to me that’s the nature of recruiting.”
Although the current G-Men’s offensive and defensive linemen are fairly young with 20 of the 24 total lineman being freshmen and sophomores, Fobbs said one of the areas that the team improved on was at the offensive line.
“We wanted to get more in depth up front on the offensive and defensive line,” Fobbs said. “We feel on this particular team in order to be successful you must have good quality depth at the offensive and defensive line in order to create intense competition.”
As of now, there are only two offensive linemen and one defensive lineman officially signed. Fobbs also added four wide receivers, two defensive ends, one punter/kicker and one all-around athlete.
Fobbs said when they were recruiting players, the players they recruit are expected to be ready for availability right way, but he also understands that some recruits may not mature enough just yet.
He said after player evaluations, those who are ready physically and mentally will see action right away.
Since the signees will not be at GSU until August, the coaching staff will be focused on the current roster. The same roster who went through three different head coaches and who finished with an overall record of 1-10.
The G-Men will be back on the field for their Black and Gold Spring game on March 22. There coach Fobbs will see his guys in action for the first time
The list of players who signed letters of intent on Wednesday to play football at Grambling State University (along with position, height, weight, school and hometown)
1. Ryan Moore, offensive lineman, 6-1, 270, St. Augustine High School New Orleans
2. DeVante Brown, offensive lineman, 6-3, 270, Westgate High School, New Iberia
3. Devohn Lindsey, wide receiver, 6-3, 200, N. Little Rock High School, North Little Rock, Ark.
4. Charlie Payne, defensive end, 6-1.5, 265, East St. John High School, LaPlace
5 .De’Vante Davis, wide receive, 6-3, 190, Kaplan High School, Maurice
6.Marcus Perkins, wide receive, 5-9, 165, Naaman Forest High School, Garland, Texas.
7. Raymond Richardson, defensive lineman, 6-3, 230, Wenonah High School, Birmingham, Al.
8. Marc Orozcon, punter/kicker, 5-9, 190, Ryan High School, Denton, Texas
9. Deangelo Gaston, defensive end, 6-2, 222, Union Parish High School, Farmerville
10. Jordan Powell, wide receiver, 6-3, 190, C.E. Byrd High School., Shreveport
11. Eugene Wells, athlete, 5-9, 190, East Jefferson High School, Kenner