National Signing Day, a day that brings joy to hearts of mothers and fathers, brings hope to universities, a day that young student athletes have anticipated for their whole high school career.
The 2015 recruiting class brings great promise to the Grambling State University football program that was just inches short of playing in the conference championship.
“Today is a great day to be a Grambling Tiger,” said Coach Fobbs on Wednesday.
The 2015 class brings in 20 recruits mostly all from the south with the exception of one, Paul Nosworthy a 6-foot-4 inch offensive lineman, who also plays basketball averaging 17 points per game, from Baldwin, New York. Nosworthy will be added to an already stout offensive line. He will bring an aspect of speed and power for his size that the G-Men need.
“You can imagine a guy 240 pounds moving up and down the floor dunking on people,” said Fobbs.
The remaining recruits are from Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama and Arkansas.
Two quarterbacks were signed in this 2015 recruiting class. Jamie King 6-foot-3 inches and weighs 210 pounds from Azle High School in Azle, Texas.
“(King) is just a great football player and even better person,” said Fobbs. “Then also he was a leader of his team also.”
In addition, Grambling signed Tre’von Cherry, 5-foot-11 inches weighing 180 pounds from East Central High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
“(Cherry) is an exceptional athlete, dual-threat athlete, and has the ability to run as well as throw the football,” said Fobbs. “And he is a great person on and off the field. So we were very very pleased to get him.”
Linebackers and offensive lineman seem to be the main focus in this 2015 recruiting class, ten of the 20 recruits are linebackers as well as offensive linemen.
Linebacker Malcolm William from Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas 5-foot-10 inches and 235 pounds is a key player in this recruiting class.
The 2015 recruiting class had no receivers and one running back, Meco Jackson, from Miller Grove High School in Lithonia, Georgia.
“He is what we call a Tiger,” said Fobbs referring to Jackson, “Which is a athlete who has the ability to play running back and receiver,” said Fobbs.