VALDOSTA — The Valdosta State football team announced the signing of a new recruiting class on Wednesday. Head coach David Dean said he was pleased with the class, although the coaches faced tough challenges in recruiting because of how late the Blazrs played this season.
A complete signing day story will be available in Thursday's newspaper. For now, here are various notes from Dean and the VSU football program.
Spring practice to begin Feb. 15
The Blazer football team will begin spring practice Feb. 15, according to Dean. The start of spring practice will come less than two months after the playing of the 2012 Division II national championship game, which the Blazers won 35-7. VSU's early start to spring practice allows the Blazers to conduct all of spring practice before spring break.
Spring game likely ruled out
Due the lack of depth at positions like offensive line and defensive back, Valdosta State is not likely to host a spring football game this season, although nothing has officially been released.
UWG's Dawsey to participate in VSU's Pro Day
Former West Georgia cornerback Kelly Dawsey, who played his high school football at Lowndes, will participate in Valdosta State's Pro Day, according to Dawsey's agent. Dawsey reached out to VSU about participating in its Pro Day after he learned West Georgia was not hosting one of its own. VSU's Pro Day is set for Monday, March 18.
— Follow me on Twitter at @Ed_Hooper.