UTC Recruiting Class Ranked 8th By HeroSports.com
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football recruiting class is ranked No. 8 in the nation by HeroSports.com, the online publication announced today.
The Mocs are the top team in the Southern Conference, followed by Mercer at No. 11 and The Citadel at No. 24. Princeton had the No. 1 class in the country, with Yale, Montana State, North Dakota State and James Madison rounding out the top-five.
Harvard and Jacksonville State were 6-7, while Central Arkansas and Eastern Washington completed the top 10.
"Recruiting class rankings are nice to publicize and we appreciate HERO Sports recognizing the hard work of our staff, but for us it is all about bringing in the right players who fit our system, our roster, and who can positively contribute to our team," stated UTC head coach Tom Arth.
"We are confident that the student-athletes we have signed in the 2018 class are the best group for our program. As is typically the case, it will be a two-year process to determine exactly what each player is capable of contributing, but we are excited about the potential we see in each of our signees."
Defensive lineman Josh Walker highlights the Mocs' list of recruits in HeroSports top 250 in the FCS. The three-star standout from the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., was ranked No.
3 overall in the FCS. Other future Mocs on the list include No. 30 Kohl Henke (DB – Chattanooga, Tenn.), No. 44 Mychal Austin (DL – Apopka, Fla.), No. 126 Genuine Potts (WR – Powder Springs, Ga.) and No. 144 Logan Pitts (WR – Trussville, Ala.).
UTC moved up three spots from last year's recruiting class that was ranked No. 11 in the nation by HeroSports.com. That group was the first for Coach Arth.
The Mocs announced their 2018 spring practice dates earlier today. Be sure to check out the full information on the Spring Showcase on March 24, along with the Kids Clinic and the Scrappy's Wing Contest.