WCU football National Signing Day class 2011

Western Carolina’s football team announced the recruiting class for 2011 National Signing Day.   With 15 total recruits brought in, the common position addressed this year was the line, with 8 of the 15 being offensive or defensive linemen.

Although the line was the main area where the coaches concentrated, the 2011 class also included two defensive backs, two running backs, a wide receiver, a kicker, and a quarterback, all of whom will be incoming freshmen.  The new linemen recruits are incoming juniors, transfers from other colleges across the nation.

“Our biggest issue last year was that we couldn’t get much protection,” says WCU student and football enthusiast Tyler Johnson.  “The current O-line could definitely afford to be bigger so I’m glad to see we brought in some backup.”

The Catamounts will definitely be bigger this year.  The 2011 class boasts 6-2, 320 pound junior Olukayode Akinmoladun, who if included on this past season’s roster would be the heaviest player on the team, beating freshman offensive lineman John Harmon by 15 pounds.  Akinmoladun would indeed be the biggest of the current Catamounts, but is not even close to the biggest of the 2011 recruits.  That title would belong to 6-2 junior Admir Mujakovic, listed at 340 pounds.  Overall, the 2011 class includes five linemen that would be the biggest players on the team weight wise, if included on the current roster.

The 2011 class is a solid follow up to those of the past couple years, which were ranked nationally in the Football Championship Series Division (more commonly known as FCS).  A signing day party will be held on Saturday, Feb. 12, where Coach Wagner will be available to answer questions and talk about the new signees.