The Aggies had a very successful National Signing Day last Wednesday, adding 16 student-athletes and one grant-in-aid signee to their roster.
The recruiting class features nine players on the defensive side of the ball – three defensive linemen, three linebackers and three in the secondary – while three linemen, two tight ends, two wide receivers and a running back make up the offense’s eight additions.
The incoming class will be key for the Aggies’ transition to the Big Sky Conference after the 2011 season.
According to espn.com, UC Davis’ top recruit is running back Tavior Mowry out of Agoura Hills, Calif. The 5-9, 170-pound tailback from Westlake Village High School is a three-star recruit, according to Scouts Inc. Mowry earned first-team all Marmonte League in 2010, leading his team to the section finals.
The Aggies also added wide receiver Dane Turner out of Alamo, Calif. The 6-foot-2 receiver was UC Davis’ highest rated wideout according to Scouts Inc. Turner earned all East Bay Athletic League honors his junior and senior years.
Football coach Bob Biggs said this incoming class was one of the more complete signing groups in his tenure as coach.
– Jason Alpert