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Fritz Signs 17 to Georgia Southern’s First FBS Class on National Signing Day

STATESBORO, Ga. – Feb. 5, 2014 –Head Coach Willie Fritz announced his first Georgia Southern signing class, welcoming, the 17 new Eagles today, Wednesday, February 5th, at the Parrish Football Center, for the program’s first Football Subdivision (FBS) class. Three individuals enrolled at the University at mid-year to bring the overall number of signees for Georgia Southern to 20.

Today’s list includes five Eagles from the state of Georgia, three each from Florida and Texas, two from Alabama and one each from Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma and South Carolina. The most critical position need for Georgia Southern was answered with the signing of five offensive lineman, average height of 6-3.6 and average weight of 304.2 pounds. Three junior college transfers are on today’s 2014 list, all on defense.

For the full roster and more information on each of the new players, visit

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Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers 125 degree programs serving more than 20,000 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement.  Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered approach to education. Visit:


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