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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)

*TJSullivan                   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

2018 Football Class Packet

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