- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 5, 2014

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - First-year coach Blake Anderson says 25 players from nine different states have signed with Arkansas State.

Tuesday’s signing class includes 20 high school players, four junior-college transfers and one transfer from Arkansas in linebacker A.J. Turner.

It’s the first signing class for Anderson, who was hired in December and became the school’s fifth head coach in as many seasons. The Red Wolves were 7-5 last season and won at least a share of the Sun Belt Conference for the third straight season.

Arkansas State signed five defensive backs and defensive tackles, the most at any position - and 15 defensive players. James Tabary from Louisiana was the lone quarterback to sign.

The Red Wolves signed five players from Arkansas, Alabama and Texas, the most of any state.

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