Hoke Excited Over New Recruits

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    The Aztecs were thumped again on Saturday, this time by the BYU Cougars.

    Aztecs head coach Brady Hoke was gushing Wednesday. It may have been the most excited we've seen him. He thanked his coaches for all their hard work and then talked about his 27 new recruits.

    Of the 27 players -- 24 are from California, five of them are from Oceanside High.  The 5th and final one was defensive back J.J. Whittaker--who for a while appeared headed to Arizona. Fifteen are offensive players, 12 are defense and there’s one kicker.

    They also added a quarterback, Adam Dingwell, a big kid, 6-4, 190 out of Rockwell, Texas.

    Hoke said he likes getting kids from winning programs. They know the hard work and sacrifice that goes into winning games.

    The Aztecs bulked up inside, adding five offensive and five defensive lineman. Offensive coordinator Al Borgees called the incoming class awesome.

    Some of the locals were on hand at the Hall of Champions to announce their decisions and sign their letters of intent. Among them, Jordan Sparkman, who's headed to UNLV, and Eastlake's Tony Jefferson who is headed to Oklahoma.

    By the way, Escondido’s Ricky Seale decided on Stanford over the Aztecs.