Itawamba Pair Sign

The success of the Arkansas State Red Wolves the past three seasons is still paying off with two junior college players committing before AState had a coach.

A pair of junior college standouts, who visited the school this weekend, committed to sign with the Red Wolves over the weekend.

Offensive lineman Kyle Harris and linebacker Carderious Dean, both from Itawamba (Miss.) Community College made their pledge to the Red Wolves on Saturday. They signed with the Red Wolves on Wednesday, the first day junior college players who will enroll at mid-term could sign letters of intent.

Harris (6-foot-3, 285 pounds) is projected to play tackle for the Red Wolves. He played one season at Itawamba and beginning his college career at South Carolina. From Rome, Ga., he committed to Georgia Tech out of Pepperell High School, switched to South Carolina and played 3 games as a true freshmen for the Gamecocks.

He had offers from Troy, Marshall, Kentucky and Memphis. He was a medical redshirt in 2012 at South Carolina and left after his second year for the Mississippi school.

Dean (6-3, 235) hails from Byhalia, Miss., and played two season at Itawamba.

He made 68 tackles, five for losses, in six games and was second on the team. He also carried an offer from North Texas. He was selected to play in the 2013 Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) All-Star game.

It is unclear if the Red Wolves will add any more signees during the December period because of the coaching change.

The Red Wolves have commitments from 12 high school seniors.