The San Jose State Spartans are the often forgotten Bay Area college football team behind Cal and Stanford. Their 2010 struggles certainly didn’t help matters as they finished 1-12 under first year coach Mike MacIntyre. However, the Spartans will look to build its program with their 2011 recruiting class. As 2011 National Signing Day winds down in the coming hours, the Spartans will hold a press conference at 6:00pm at Flames Restaurant in San Jose.
As the Spartans figure out their 2011 class, they’ve received a variety of verbal commitments. The most prominent players thus far are three star recruits in QB Joseph Gray and safety Mercy Maston. Although the Spartans won’t be loading up on four and five star recruits, snagging three stars and two stars can be a solid step forward for them. Given their struggles lately, SJSU head coach Mike MacIntyre focused his recruiting efforts in California. The state has some of the best talent in the country so it’s not the worst idea in the world. The more MacIntyre can spread the word about SJSU within the state, the better his recruiting classes will get.
At this point SJSU has received signed commitments from two star recruit Simon Connette (safety) and defensive tackle David Catalano (no stars). Their list of verbal commitments include:
QB Joseph Gray
S Mercy Maston
DT Tony Popovich
OG Nathan Falo
WR K.C. Pearce
Athlete Tyler Ervin
OC Doug Blacksill
We’ll have an update after Coach MacIntyre conducts his press conference later this evening.