Newcomers Arrive on Campus

August 4, 2002 · MT Media Relations
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee had 33 newcomers report to preseason camp today to kickoff the beginning of the 2002 season. The group, which does not include the five mid-term signees, consists of 16 first team all-state selections.

"When you consider looks, size, and speed, this is definitely the best class we have brought in," said Head Coach Andy McCollum. "They really look good coming through the door, but we will not know exactly the type class they are for two or three years down the road. I can't wait to see them on the field. It's a great group and we are excited to have them in our program."

The group will check into their dorms, take physicals, attend a team meeting, and prepare for the start of practices on Monday morning. The newcomers will hit the field at 9 AM and again at 5 PM on Monday and Tuesday before joining the veterans on Thursday.

The list of players who reported on Sunday were: Josh Harris, Clint Marks, Sean Waller, Kelvin German, Kevin Davis, Jonathan Bonner, Kevin Copeland, Niko Whiteside, Michael Watkins, Dennis Burke, Brent Moore, Paul Cantrell, Germayle Franklin, Kenny Edwards, Chris Sapp, Doug Waller, Devarick Scandrett, Marcus Gates, Pierre Ingram, Jeff Littlejohn, John Crawford, J.P. Shelly, Walt Bell, Alex Hennessey, DeLorean Jordan, Colby Smith, John Vickers, Kabote Sikyala, Jeremy Meade, Willie Hall, Troy Bergeron, Sam Williams, and Ricky Holder.

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