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Eagles bulking up
Linemen dominate signing class
New Georgia Southern head football coach Willie Fritz announces the team's first recruiting class of the FBS era during a press conference Wednesday at the Parrish Building.
In his first signing class as Georgia Southern’s head coach, and the Eagles’ first signing class as a Football Bowl Subdivision program, head coach Willie Fritz focused on the trenches. Of the 17 players that signed on Wednesday’s National Signing Day and the three transfers who came into the program after the 2013 season, half are linemen. Five weigh over 300 pounds, including 6-foot-5, 340-pound offensive lineman Christian Taylor from Lexington, S.C. “We were looking for guys who we thought were FBS-talented football players,” Fritz said about the class.