BOLIVAR, MO - SBU Bearcat football has announced the addition of 19 players for the upcoming 2012 season. The Bearcats are coming off of their third consecutive winning season and will rejoin the MIAA in the 2012 season.
"Our coaching staff has done another great job this year of signing student-athletes that understand what it means to be a Bearcat," head coach Keith Allen stated. "These signees can contribute to our team immediately, either by playing in a starring role or providing competition and quality depth at their position. We are very excited about the guys we have signed and the ten mid-year transfers that are already on campus."
The guys we have signed are not only great football players, they are quality people off the field as well. This recruiting class is exemplified by young men with great character, hard work ethic, solid academics and a burning desire to compete on the football field for the Bearcats.
Our immediate needs on offense were at the offensive line, running back, tight end and wide receiver positions. Defensively, we had immediate needs at the defensive line and with the secondary. As you can see from our mid-year signees and current signing class, we have addressed these needs and will continue to find young men that can help this team.
Again, our coaching staff did a great job recruiting and I applaud their hard work and effort. I also appreciate all the support and help our athletic administration, faculty and staff gave us in recruiting such a strong class. We will be finalizing this recruiting class over the next few weeks with a few more talented student athletes. Our fans can expect another great season with this class."
LB | 6-1 | 215 | Junior
Previous School : Joliet J.C.
Coach Allen: “Jinks comes to us from Joliet Junior College in Illinois. His presence and leadership has been evident ever since he stepped on campus this spring. We expect him to compete for significant playing time.”
CB | 5-8 | 165 | Junior
Previous School : N.E.O.
Coach Allen: “Brenton brings a different level of speed to our program. We expect him to compete immediately at the corner back position this spring.”
LB | 5-11 | 220 | Junior