Saturday, February 4, 2017

Jeff Mills: A&T Aggies continue building on their success

GREENSBORO, North Carolina -- The rebuilding project at N.C. A&T is over. Now the Aggies football program is simply building.

A&T hosted a reception for alumni and fans on National Signing Day, a holiday of sorts for college football, when everyone is excited and hopeful for the next season.

It’s easy to get excited when you’re winning.

“We’ve gotten somewhat ebullient as far as who we’re recruiting,” A&T coach Rod Broadway said. “I say that, because the first couple of years here, we would drive down Benbow Road and throw scholarships out the window hoping to find someone.

“And now we’re competing for players against App State, UNC-Charlotte, Coastal Carolina, The Citadel, Old Dominion, people like that. We haven’t competed much against other teams in the MEAC. We’ve upgraded our recruiting in the types of kids we bring in.”

Broadway and his staff are bringing in a recruiting class of 17 players — five of them already are enrolled for the spring semester — to add to a program that finished the 2016 season ranked No. 20 in both the FCS Coaches Poll and the STATS Top 25 national rankings.

Nine of the 17 players are linemen, and six of those are offensive linemen. That includes 6-foot-3, 285-pound Dacquari Wilson of Greensboro, who helped Dudley win a state championship.


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