Midwestern State Releases 2015 Football Signing Class

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Midwestern State coach Bill Maskill unveiled a balanced 2015 recruiting class following a furious day of activity Wednesday on National Signing Day.

The strong class of prospects includes 44 prep standouts who chose to continue their gridiron careers and play for the Mustangs.

"This is very athletic class," Maskill said. "We went a little heavy on the defensive side but we needed some depth there. I like the fact that we're athletic.We were able to address very position on offense and defense. It's a very balanced. I am excited to get them here on campus."

The class includes 18 offensive position players including seven offensive linemen, six wide receivers, three running backs, one tight end and one quarterback, while 26 defensive position players fill out the class including nine defensive backs, seven linebackers and six defensive linemen.

Midwestern State finished its 15th consecutive winning season in 2014 with a 6-4 mark. During the run, the Mustangs advanced to the NCAA Division II playoffs on six occasions, played in a Kanza Bowl and claimed Lone Star Conference championships in 2009, 2011 and 2012.

Here is a breakdown of the 2015 Midwestern State Signing Class (Note: the release from MSU did not include Vernon Linebacker Zack McMahen but the school confirmed he has officially signed):

2015 Midwestern State Prep Signees
NamePos.Ht.Wt.Hometown/High School
Jaylon Abdul-KarimDE6-4210Dallas, Texas / Duncanville HS
Blaine AlbrechtTE6-4225Selma, Texas / Judson HS
Elijah AlexanderOL6-4285Hutto, Texas / Hutto HS
Malik AlleyLB6-2195Tyler, Texas / The Brook Hill Schol
Marquis Askew-BettsRB5-10185Burkburnett, Texas / Burkburnett HS
Tanner BohackOL6-1240Tomball, Texas / Klein Oak HS
Corey BraxtonS6-1165Texarkana, Texas / Liberty Eylau HS
Jake BuschOL6-3310Malakoff, Texas / Malakoff HS
Sabian CannonWR6-1176Austin, Texas / McCallum HS
Rowdy ClarkOL6-4260Denton, Texas / Denton HS
Brandon CochranDL6-4280Kingwood, Texas / Kingwood Park HS
J.P. CognasiLB6-1215Amarillo, Texas / Amarillo HS
Austan DavisOL6-5235Sulphur Springs, Texas / Sulphur Springs HS
Keith DominoOL6-3285Stafford, Texas / Fort Bend Dulles HS
Mark FernandezDE/LB6-3235Rosharon, Texas / Alvin HS
Charlie FranklinLB6-2205Balch Springs, Texas / West Mesquite HS
Travis GoldenLB6-2206Carrollton, Texas / Newman Smith HS
Nick GonzalezOL6-2285Conroe, Texas / Oak Ridge HS
Eviyon HarrisCB5-10162Garland, Texas / Lakeview Centennial HS
Quailon HaynesDE5-11245Dallas, Texas / Duncanville HS
Masta HicksDE5-10200Bastrop, Texas / Bastrop HS
Jaylon JacksonLB6-0210Longview, Texas / Longview HS
Darrance JamesWR6-1195Gonzales, Texas / Gonzales HS
Vincent JohnsonRB5-11195Lubbock, Texas / Monterey HS
Dalton JonesDE6-4210Van Alstyne, Texas / Van Alstyne HS
Austun LambertLB6-0210Killeen, Texas / Ellison HS
Damian LindleyQB6-2190Round Rock, Texas / Stony Point HS
Brent MassengaleDL6-2263McKinney, Texas / Liberty HS
Tyler MatlockS6-0185Hutto, Texas / Hutto HS
Miles McBrideDB6-0180DeSoto, Texas / DeSoto HS
Rasha McKnightWR5-11165Tulsa, Okla. / Booker T. Washington HS
Markeith MillerRB5-9205Garland, Texas / Garland HS
Damon MossWR6-0175Terrell, Texas / Terrell HS
Eric PounceyWR6-1270Houston, Texas / Westfield HS
DaVont'e RichardsonCB6-0182Rockwall, Texas / Heath HS
Tristan ShearmanLB6-2225Wichita Falls, Texas / Rider HS
Marcus WilkersonDB5-11175Houston, Texas / Davis HS
Brandon WilsonCB5-10172North Richland Hills, Texas / Birdville HS
DaMarcus WilsonWR5-11156Fort Worth, Texas / Southwest HS
Jalann WrightDB5-10175Rowlett, Texas / Rowlett HS
Josh WydermyerDB5-11185Pflugerville, Texas / Hendrickson HS