Mustangs Announce 2016 Football Signing Class

WICHITA FALLS, TX - Midwestern State coach Bill Maskill unveiled a deep 2016 recruiting class loaded with offensive line help following a furious day of activity Wednesday on National Signing Day.

The strong class of prospects includes 30 prep standouts who chose to continue their gridrion careers and play for the Mustangs.

"We were able to address our needs on the offensive line. This is the first time we were able to sign eight, but we were also able to address every position," MSU coach Bill Maskil said. "This is a solid, deep class who will help us continue to build on our great athletic tradition at Midwestern State."

The class includes 15 offensive postion players including seven offensive linemen, two wide receivers, three running backs, two tight ends and one quarterback, while 15 defensive position players fill out the class including nine defensive backs, a linebackers and five defensive linemen.

Midwestern State finished its 16th consecutive winning season in 2015 rolling to a 10-2 record advancing to the second round of the NCAA Division II Playoffs. During the run, the Mustangs advanced to the NCAA Division II playoffs on seven occasions, played in a Kanza Bowl and claimed Lone Star Conference champioships in 2009, 2011 and 2012.

Here is a breakdown of the 2016 Midwestern State Signing Class:

2016 Midwestern State Prep Signees

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/High School
Sean Addicks OL 6-4 260 Wylie, Texas / Wylie East HS
Michael Berry TE 6-4 230 Cedar Park, Texas / Leander HS
Jerron Brooks DL 6-1 275 Seagoville, Texas / Seagoville HS
Caleb Brown OL 6-3 255 Rowlett, Texas / Rowlett HS
Robert Craddock WR 5-10 155 Dallas, Texas / Lincoln HS
Jaydon Cunigan CB 6-0 165 Beaumont, Texas / Ozen HS
Chaz Davis S 5-11 170 Nash, Texas / Texarkana Texas HS
Brandon Foster RB/S 6-0 180 Rosenberg, Texas / Terry HS
Nathan Gifford LB 6-2 200 McKinney, Texas / North HS
Robert Grays CB 5-8 147 Fresno, Texas / Hightower HS
Andrew Grisham OL 6-4 260 McKinney, Texas / North HS
Lance Hardman RB/S 6-0 190 Hallsville, Texas / Hallsville HS
Rodney Higgins CB 5-11 185 Wichita Falls, Texas / Wichita Falls HS
Broderick Jones RB/CB 5-9 176 Humble, Texas / Summer Creek HS
John Littles CB 5-9 155 Texas City, Texas / Dickinson HS
Keenan Madden S 6-2 200 Longview, Texas / Longview HS
Bryce Martinez WR 5-11 165 Victoria, Texas / Victoria East HS
Tyler McCalister RB 6-0 205 Rockwall, Texas / Heath HS
Jeremiah Mitchell DL 6-0 250 Hutto, Texas / Hutto HS
Josh Nowell WR 6-5 200 Stephenville, Texas / Stephenville HS
Cody Pierce OL 6-5 313 Corinth, Texas / Lake Dallas HS
Austin Price OL 6-4 280 Richmond, Texas / George Ranch HS
Zach Purcell QB 6-3 175 Kingwood, Texas / Kingwood Park HS
Jamal Rhodes DL 6-4 265 Rosenberg, Texas / Terry HS
Jalen Rios CB 5-10 163 Temple, Texas / Temple HS
Bryant Robinson DL 6-0 275 Whitehouse, Texas / Brook Hill HS
Dylan Taylor OL 6-6 305 Friendswood, Texas / Friendswood HS
Gage Thomason OL 6-7 305 McKinney, Texas / North HS
Devante Warren RB 5-9 155 San Antonio, Texas / Brennan HS
Ben Williamson DE 6-3 220 Corinth, Texas / Lake Dallas HS

W. Soccer: Mustangs Ink 11 on Signing Day

Head coach Damian Clarke and the Midwestern State women's soccer program are excited to announce that 11 prep standouts have signed National Letters of Intent to join the Mustangs for the upcoming 2016 season.

Midwestern State inked 10 student-athletes from the Lone Star State while also signing one from New Mexico to complete the 2016 signing class. The signing class will join a squad that returns nine of 11 starters from last season's 8-7-3 team that finished fifth in the Lone Star Conference. 

Below is a breakdown of the MSU Women's Soccer 2016 Signing Class:

2016 Women's Soccer Signing Class

Name Pos. Ht. Hometown / High School Club Team
Madison Davis MF/F 5-5 Wichita Falls, Texas / Rider HS Odyssey
Emily Fisher D 5-5 Aledo, Texas / Western Hills HS Dallas Texans 98 Mid Cities
Raegan Ledbetter GK 5-9 Pearland, Texas / Glenda Dawson HS Challenge Soccer Club
Avery Lewis F/MF 5-10 Los Lunas, N.M. / Hope Christian HS Rio Rapids Soccer Club
Hanna Mattinson F/MF 5-6 Burleson, Texas / Centennial HS Impact Futbol Club
Abigail Olmos MF/F 5-4 Arlington, Texas / Kennedale HS Dallas Texans 98 Mid Cities
Raven Powell F 5-3 Rowlett, Texas / Rowlett HS FC Dallas 98G East
Caitlyn Rohleder MF/D 5-6 Burleson, Texas / Joshua HS Impact FC '98
Adrianna Smith D 5-6 Mesquite, Texas / John Horn HS FC Dallas 98G East
Kennedy Turner D/MF 5-8 Justin, Texas / Northwest HS North Texas Futbol Club
McKenna Williams GK 5-8 Forney, Texas / Forney HS FC Dallas 98G East