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New Mexico Football Recruiting: Lobos sign 21 players on Nation Letter of Intent day

In Bob Davie's 5th recruiting class he was able to secure 21 players and a top 100 class ranking.

Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

When it comes to recruiting paper does not always translate into results but for Bob Davie and the New Mexico Lobos coaching staff they do know that results do lead to better recruiting. The Lobos who finished the season with a record of 7-6 made an appearance in the New Mexico Bowl and had some exposure with games on ESPNU and ESPN2 this year.

They have shown that they are a program on the rise which makes it a lot easier to sell players on parents on the idea of playing for the Lobos.

When Davie took over five years ago he took over a program that was decimated he could not image that he would be competing against the power five conferences for some player and actually winning.

The seven players that the Lobos signed are players that are not the four and five start athletes that these schools get but they are a lot of players that had options many of these players may have been lost in the shuffle at these bigger schools but at New Mexico they will have a chance to compete for playing time and make an impact for the Lobos.

The Lobos who did a good job of distributing there 21 available scholarships on the offensive side they  signed five offensive lineman, three wide receivers, one tight end, one running back and two quarterbacks. One the defensive side they signed two defensive lineman, two linebackers, and four defensive backs. The Lobos also signed a punter this year.

The Lobos were able to sign four of the state's top seven players with big prize being Defensive end Teton Saltes from Albuquerque's Valley High School. Saltes who had offers form eight power conference schools is a player that Bob Davie felt could have gone anywhere to play.

Along with Saltes the Lobos also secured commitments from Wide receiver Marcus Williams and quarterback/safety Gabe Ortega from Rio Rancho's Cleveland High School.  The final player from the state of New Mexico the Lobos signed was Las Cruces High School quarterback Kameron Miller.

Here is the class:

Stanley Barnwell, Jr.

CB

6-1

185

Opa-locka, Fla.

Monsignor Pace

Raymond Baylor III

OL

6-1

299

Houston, Texas

Hightower HS

Corey Bojorquez

P

6-0

227

Bellflower, Calif.

Mayfair HS

Jonathan Brys

TE

6-5

229

Jackson, Mich.

Lumen Christi HS

Rhashaun Epting

LB

6-2

220

Berkeley, Ill.

Proviso West HS

Nahje Flowers

DL

6-3

259

Los Angeles, Calif.

Dorsey HS

Blaise Fountain

OL

6-0

280

Wichita, Kan.

Maize HS

Jay Griffin IV

WR

5-10

158

Huntsville, Texas

Huntsville HS

Emmanuel Harris

WR

5-9

196

Dallas, Texas

Skyline HS

Corey Hightower

DB

5-11

171

Huntsville, Texas

Huntsville HS

Avery Jordan

OL

6-4

285

Pearland, Texas

Pearland HS

Emmanuel Joseph

DL

6-3

254

Los Angeles, Calif.

Alexander Hamilton HS

Kameron Miller

QB

6-2

185

Las Cruces, N.M.

Las Cruces HS

Gabe Ortega

ATH

6-0

188

Rio Rancho, N.M.

Cleveland HS

Patrick Peek

CB

5-11

193

Ft. Worth, Texas

Aledo HS

Teton Saltes

DL

6-4

250

Albuquerque, N.M.

Valley HS

Kameron Smith

OL

6-7

317

Tacoma, Wash.

Lincoln HS

David Swaby

OL

6-8

305

Los Angeles, Calif.

Bishop Mora Salesian HS

Tevaka Tuioti

QB

6-0

177

La Mirada, Calif.

La Mirada HS

Daevon Vigilant

RB

5-7

184

Downey, Calif.

Downey HS

Marcus Williams

WR

6-2

194

Rio Rancho, N.M.

Cleveland HS