Aztecs add seven more players to finish 24-member class
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February 7, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State head football coach Rocky Long announced the signing Wednesday of seven more players to National Letters of Intent or Offers of Aid. Including the 17 that signed in the first-ever class during the early signing period from Dec. 20-22, a total of 24 athletes will join the Aztecs for the 2018 season.
SDSU’s signing class now includes 11 on offense, 11 on defense, one athlete and one kicker/punter. The 24-member class also features 14 from the state of California, three from Nevada, two from New Mexico and Texas, and one apiece from Arizona, Hawaii and the country of Canada. Additionally, 21 are high schoolers and three are college transfers, including Luqman Barcoo from Grossmont College.
The seven new additions to the class today include three on offense - running back Zidane Thomas (Peoria, Ariz./Centennial HS), wide receiver Kobe Smith (Compton, Calif./Junipero Serra HS) and offensive lineman Alama Uluave (Laie, Hawaii/Punahou HS) - three on defense - defensive linemen Jalil Lecky (Antioch, Calif./Heritage HS/College of San Mateo) and Joah Robinett (San Diego/San Marcos HS/Oregon State), and defensive back Luqman Barcoo (Chula Vista, Calif./Castle Park HS/Grossmont College) - and one athlete in Denaylan Fuimaono (Long Beach, Calif./Carson HS).
A full list of the signees is below, while the packet includes a roster, bios and quotes.
SDSU finished 2017 with a 10-3 record, its school-record third consecutive year with at least 10 victories. San Diego State is scheduled to return seven starters on offense and seven on defense, along with its kicker and punter. The Aztecs kick off the 2018 campaign Aug. 31 at Stanford.
Name Position HT/WT Fall ’18 Class Hometown (High School/Previous School)
*Andrew Alves Linebacker 6-2/225 Freshman San Diego, Calif. (St. Augustine HS)
*Matt Araiza Kicker/Punter 6-2/185 Freshman Rancho Bernardo, Calif. (Rancho Bernardo HS)
*Carson Baker Quarterback 6-3/190 Freshman San Diego, Calif. (Helix HS)
*Keshawn Banks Defensive Line 6-4/260 Freshman Rio Rancho, N.M. (Rio Rancho HS)
Luqman Barcoo Defensive Back 6-1/170 Junior Chula Vista, Calif. (Castle Park HS/Grossmont College)
*Cedarious Barfield Defensive Back 5-11/175 Freshman El Paso, Texas (El Dorado HS)
*Daniel Bellinger Tight End 6-6/220 Freshman Las Vegas, Nev. (Palo Verde HS)
*Josh Bornes Linebacker 6-0/200 Freshman San Marcos, Calif. (San Marcos HS)
*Jordan Byrd Running Back 5-9/175 Freshman Albuquerque, N.M. (Manzano HS)
*William Dunkle Offensive Line 6-5/355 Freshman Chula Vista, Calif. (Eastlake HS)
Denaylan Fuimaono Athlete 6-0/190 Freshman Long Beach, Calif. (Carson HS)
*JR Justice Wide Receiver 6-3/200 Freshman San Diego, Calif. (St. Augustine HS)
*Elijah Kothe Wide Receiver 6-4/185 Freshman Las Vegas, Nev. (Faith Lutheran HS)
Jalil Lecky Defensive Line 6-5/215 Junior Antioch, Calif. (Heritage HS/College of San Mateo)
*Nic McTear Tight End 6-5/220 Freshman Frisco, Texas (Heritage HS)
*Allan Mwata Defensive Back 6-0/180 Freshman Las Vegas, Nev. (Liberty HS)
*Daniel Okpoko Defensive Line 6-5/235 Freshman Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada (St. Joseph’s HS)
Joah Robinett Defensive Line 6-8/260 Sophomore San Diego, Calif. (San Marcos HS/Oregon State)
*Rashad Scott Defensive Back 6-2/180 Freshman San Diego, Calif. (Helix HS)
Kobe Smith Wide Receiver 6-2/175 Freshman Compton, Calif. (Junipero Serra HS)
*TJ Sullivan Wide Receiver 6-0/180 Freshman San Diego, Calif. (Mt. Carmel HS)
*Cameron Thomas Defensive Line 6-5/235 Freshman Carlsbad, Calif. (Carlsbad HS)
Zidane Thomas Running Back 5-11/210 Freshman Peoria, Ariz. (Centennial HS)
Alama Uluave Offensive Line 6-2/315 Freshman Laie, Hawaii (Punahou HS)
* Signed Dec. 20 for Early National Signing day