- San Antonio, TX
The day began at 5:30am for Head Coach Frank Wilson as he and his staff began encouraging recruits to send get their paperwork. All told, UTSA would sign 11 new players on National Signing Day. Here is our coverage from UTSA’s National Signing Day Press Conference:
Press Conference Notes:
21 Players Announced: Wednesday UTSA announced the addition of 11 players to it’s roster. These players join a group of 10 previously signees. The 10 previously signed players are already enrolled at UTSA.
Golding Praised for MS Recruiting Ties: Wilson credited Defensive Coordinator Pete Golding with the ability to help land the three players from Mississippi. Golding recruited the area heavily as an assistant coach at Southern Miss.
Local Struggles: UTSA did not sign any players from the San Antonio area. Wilson said there wasn’t enough time to land players from San Antonio. He said they’ll work hard to ensure this does not occur again next signing class.
No QB’s Signed: UTSA did not sign a quarterback. Wilson said his staff will look to sign one, or possibly two quarterbacks, in the spring. National Signing Day is the first day players can sign with a school April 1 is the last day of the signing period.
Coaching Staff Additions: Frank Wilson’s coaching staff is not complete. Wilson said he hopes to hire one offensive coach and one defensive coach to round out his staff.
Scheme Changes: When asked about what type of offensive and defensive UTSA will run in 2016, Wilson hinted that they would be similar in but he did not specificy what types of schemes they'll use in 2016.
Sturm on scholarship: Wilson confirmed that walk-on QB Dalton Sturm will be placed on scholarship, something that was told to Sturm by the previous staff.
Junior Day: Wilson says his staff is already in preparation for their Junior Day event. According to Wilson, they already have various 2017 recruits on their recruiting board.
Spring Practice/Game set: UTSA will begin spring practices on Monday, March 21. The sixth annual UTSA Football Fiesta Spring Game is scheduled for 1pm on Saturday, April 23 in the Alamodome.
Press Conference Video