Western Carolina, Mark Speir Ink 21 on National Signing Day

Western Carolina second-year head football coach Mark Speir announced the signing of 21 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent to play football for the Catamounts beginning in the fall of 2013.

One member of Speir’s second incoming class – running back Garry Lewis (Fayetteville, N.C. /Douglas Byrd HS) – is already enrolled, bringing the current incoming class count to 22.

“We feel like we addressed a lot of our football team’s needs on both sides of the ball with quality student-athletes,” said Coach Speir.

He adds, “We feel like each one of these recruits is a winner and is going to help our program reach new heights.

Looking at the class as a whole, all 22 hail from three Southern states representing North Carolina (13), Georgia (7) and South Carolina (2). Eleven of the 22 players brought in are on offense with 11 on the defensive side of the ball. A combined nine will play on either the offensive or defensive line.

Five of WCU’s incoming freshmen garnered two-star ratings by Rivals.com.

For a complete list of the signees, click here