Western Kentucky's 2017 recruiting class "fit the needs" for the Hilltoppers depth chart and while each projects into becoming a key figure for the future of the program, a few will be leaned upon to provide immediate support this fall.
WKU Insider Senior Writer Michael McCammon provides a look at five signees, plus a bonus, that could quickly make an impact for WKU this fall.
BONUS: Dionte Ruffin - His ability to impact a game in all three phases of the game helped him earn the 5A All-Purpose Player of the Year at Dallas (Ga.) Paulding County High School. His time playing on both sides of the ball has helped him prepare to play on the secondary on the next level.
5: Jaylon George - An early enrollee, the 6-foot-3, 260-pound George, an All-SWJC Conference honorable mention selection, filling a need at defensive tackle.
4: LA Rogers-Anderson - The No. 4 safety in South Carolina is another two-way star inked by the Hilltoppers staff. A one-time East Carolina pledge, Rogers-Anderson has the size and drive to compete for time in the secondary this fall.
3: Juwuan Jones - A 6A all-state selection Jones was a force as a senior, registering 136 tackles, 15 tackles for loss and three sacks. At 6-foot-3, 235-pounds Jones has the size and his ability to close on the ball will help him adjust quickly to FBS football.
2: Carson Jordan - An early enrollee, Jordan, 6-3, 265-pounds, earned All-MACJC South Division Second Team honors at defensive end at Mississippi Gulf Coast.
1: Mik'Quan Deane - A member of the Scout 100 junior college ratings, Deane, 6-foot-4, 230-pounds, had 22 receptions for 322 yards and four touchdowns last fall. The high use of the tight end position in the Mike Sanford offense will provide ample opportunity for Deane to shine in 2017.