MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders have gotten a bit of a jump on signing day with 10 of their 23 signees announced Wednesday already enrolled in school.
"Those guys that are here now they'll have the quickest ability to have an impact on the team because they're already here," coach Rick Stockstill said. "They're going to be able to go through our offense and defense and special teams systems and schemes through the spring. So that'll give them a leg up on the others."
The Blue Raiders are coming off a bowl appearance in their debut season in Conference USA, and they also have consecutive eight-win seasons. Stockstill signed eight of his commitments from junior colleges to add some experience. Of the signees, 12 are on offense with five linemen, three tight ends, two receivers, a running back and a quarterback.