Football Team Signs Nine Recruits for Fall, Looks for Success in Day-to-Day Activities

Category:  Sports
Wednesday, February 17th, 2016 at 7:25 PM

On Feb. 3, new head football coach Justin Lustig’s first class of recruits was announced. Lustig said nine recruits signed national letters of intent to continue their football and academic careers in the fall.

“This is a very talented group of student athletes that will make a very positive impact on our campus community. We were able to successfully address specific needs at positions such as offensive line and add some talented playmakers on both sides of the ball,” Lustig said.

Lustig said assistant coaches were able to help in the recruiting process before his arrival.

Although there are only nine recruits signed at this time, it was the quality of recruits that has Lustig excited.

Lustig said he won’t know how well they perform until their junior or senior year, but he’s excited to see what this class is capable of.

Lustig noted the work ethic amongst the team has been great since he has arrived at Edinboro.

Lustig explained the goal is obviously to bring back the winning culture, but for now he is taking a day-to-day approach with the team.

A big reason Lustig applied for the job and accepted the head coaching position was due to the fact he is from the area.

Lustig went to Cathedral Prep and played high school football there. His wife played soccer at Edinboro University. He said he was very excited to come back to the area with his family.

Lustig said they are still in the interview process for hiring a coordinator and a position coach. Lustig’s dad will be a coach this fall and with experience on both sides of the ball, Lustig does not know which position he will fill yet.

The recruits who signed so far all signed on National Signing Day. Lustig still has time to pick up other players who are undecided and did not sign their letter of intent yet.

Although just nine recruits is not a very large quantity in terms of a typical college football recruiting class, Lustig has laid some groundwork early in his career at Edinboro.

Michael McLaughlin is the Sports Editor for The Spectator and he can be reached at sports.spectator@gmail.com.

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