COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio Dominican's football team welcomed in its first wave of student-athletes on Wednesday during the first day of the National Letter of Intent signing period.
A full list of names and profiles on the student-athletes will be available once the recruiting class is completed next week, but the Panthers expect to bring in over 40 student-athletes from at least four different states during the recruiting process, according to head coach Bill Conley.
"We are extremely excited about the incoming 2014 football recruiting class," Conley said. "Not only did we meet some major needs but we recruited young men who are high achievers in the classroom as well as on the football field. Three players in this year's class have enrolled at Ohio Dominican and are already on campus attending class and preparing for spring practice.
"The 2014 class is heavy on the defensive side of the football with athletic defensive backs and linebackers, along with some very physical defensive interior linemen and rush ends. Offensively, we filled some key spots at the quarterback and wide out positions while adding depth to the offensive line. Special teams have been a large part of our success at Ohio Dominican and we are pleased to have added specialists to the class of incoming freshmen.
"I am very proud of our coaching staff that worked countless hours to bring in such top quality talent to the Panther football program. Besides being great teachers of football fundamentals and techniques, our coaches are relentless recruiters that are committed to the young men that will wear the Black and Gold next fall. This is truly an outstanding freshman class that will bring a lot of excitement to the Panther faithful."
Ohio Dominican completed the 2013 season with a 10-1 record overall, claiming the GLIAC championship and advancing to the NCAA Division II playoffs for the first time. ODU closed the year ranked No. 12 in the national polls, had 20 players earn All-GLIAC accolades and four players named to All-American teams.
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