- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 5, 2014

ATLANTA (AP) - Coach Trent Miles hopes the arrival of 24 incoming freshmen will help Georgia State recover from a winless season.

The Panthers went 0-12 in their first year under Miles, so the coach told potential signees that they have a chance to help the fifth-year team build a better foundation.

Georgia State hopes quarterback Nick Arbuckle, a transfer from Pierce (Calif.) College, and incoming freshman running back Krysten Hammon, of Dickenson, Texas, can earn significant roles.

The Panthers, who were 0-7 in the Sun Belt Conference, also signed another quarterback, five offensive linemen, three receivers, one fullback, one tight end, four linebackers and seven defensive backs.

“I think the biggest response I got from parents and high school coaches was that they loved our family atmosphere,” Miles said.