Texas Wesleyan University discontinued football back in World War II, but is set to return as an NAIA team in 2017 and got its train rolling with a great kickstart yesterday. Per a report from John Henry of The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the university signed its first four recruits.
The four recruits are the following: offensive lineman Ty Lee, wide receiver Bailey Dozier, defensive end and running back Jarod Erwin and wide receiver and outside linebacker Carlos Porras.
Per Henry’s report, they will spend the 2016 season as a “redshirt leadership class” of 75 student-athletes.
Dozier hails from the Dallas area’s Arlington High School, Erwin from Fort Worth’s Temple Christian School, Porras from Fort Worth’s Carter-Riverside High School and Lee from Fort Worth’s Saginaw Chisholm Trail High School.
Texas Wesleyan will also hold open tryouts for the football team in May, so it does appear that school administrators are committed to building a winning team.
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