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The Aztecs make their entrance to the field. (Photo: Ernie Anderson/GoAztecs) The Aztecs make their entrance to the field. (Photo: Ernie Anderson/GoAztecs)
 


SDSU Football Signs 16 During Early Signing Period

The signing class includes players from California, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas and Canada.
By GoAztecs
 

A total of 16 student-athletes signed their National Letters of Intent or Offers of Aid to San Diego State University’s football team during the first-ever Early Signing Period.

The early signing period runs through Dec. 22 and was approved by the NCAA this past year. The mid-year 2-4 (JUCO) transfer signing period is also underway and runs through Jan. 15, 2018. The regular signing period takes place from Feb. 7 to April 1, 2018.

The Aztecs' early signing class includes eight on defense, seven on offense and one kicker/punter. Of the 16-member early signing class, nine are from California, three from Nevada, two from New Mexico, and one apiece from Texas and Canada. Additional signees could be added in the coming days.

Here is a list of the 16 players who signed with the Aztecs during the early signing period:
  • DL Keshawn Banks (Rio Rancho, N.M./Rio Rancho HS)
  • DL Daniel Okpoko (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada/St. Joseph's HS)
  • DL Cameron Thomas (Carlsbad/Carlsbad HS)
  • DB Cedarious Barfield (El Paso, Texas/El Dorado HS)
  • DB Allan Mwata (Las Vegas, Nev./Liberty HS)
  • DB Rashad Scott (San Diego/Helix HS)
  • LB Andrew Alves (San Diego/St. Augustine HS)
  • LB Josh Bornes (San Marcos/San Marcos HS)
  • WR JR Justice (San Diego/St. Augustine HS)
  • WR Elijah Kothe (Las Vegas, Nev./Faith Lutheran HS)
  • WR TJ Sullivan (San Diego/Mt. Carmel HS)
  • QB Carson Baker (San Diego/Helix HS)
  • RB Jordan Byrd (Albuquerque, N.M./Manzano HS)
  • TE Daniel Bellinger (Las Vegas, Nev./Palo Verde HS)
  • OL William Dunkle (Chula Vista/Eastlake HS)
  • K/P Matt Araiza (Rancho Bernardo/Rancho Bernardo HS)
SDSU is currently 10-2 ahead of this weekend’s Armed Forces Bowl against Army West Point. SDSU has won two of the past three Mountain West championships, has three consecutive 10-win seasons for the first time in program history and has advanced to eight straight bowl games. SDSU's game against the Black Knights is set for 2:30 p.m. CT/12:30 p.m. PST.