Walker signs 19 in Class of 2011

BY foxsports • February 2, 2011

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head football coach DeWayne Walker announced the signing of 19 student-athletes to a National Letter of Intent with the Aggies to attend New Mexico State University and play football beginning in 2011.

The defensive line and offensive line were a focus for Walker's third signing class as head coach. The Aggies signed two defensive linemen and five offensive linemen. Also signing with NM State were one linebacker, three wide receivers, one quarterback, four defensive backs, two running backs and one tight end to round out the signing class.

"As it turns out we were a little offensive heavy at the wide receiver and offensive lineman positions and we took more running backs then expected, but in our conference we have to score points, so we had to take more play makers on the offensive side of the ball," Walker said. "Defensively, we tried to use a little more strategy to find guys to blend in to bump up the number of players we have with game experience. We may take a defensive lineman and a linebacker after signing day. I feel like we did a good job of meeting our needs in this signing class."

The Aggies signed nine junior college signees and 10 high school players. NM State will also welcome gray shirts Adam Shapiro, Daniel English and Jackson KaKa who signed in 2010 but will be with the team this spring. Two of the 19 signees in the 2011 class will also be with the Aggies during spring practice: Defensive end Sean Brown and offensive lineman Andrew Kersten.

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