UAB loads up on experience on National Signing Day

Bill Clark doesn't necessarily think a "quick fix" is a bad thing.

Fourteen of the Blazers 22 player signing class are junior college transfers.

"Let's just be real honest, we have a bunch of guys that are banged up," Clark said. "There's 20-something guys over there injured and that's not to scare everybody for the future. We have to get well, but we had to address some immediate needs. We had to get older."

UAB signed seven players from California junior colleges. Clark says most of those relationships were built last weekend but Clark joked that the real credit belong to Winter Storm Leon, which stranded the Blazer coaching staff on campus for the better part of two days last week.

"I told somebody probably the best thing that happened to us was the snow because we got stuck," Clark said. "We were in the office and we watched more film from that time."

Hewitt Trussville defensive end Joseph Roberts was the only in-state player listed on UAB's signing day release. Clark says other players, including Saraland offensive lineman Lee Dufour and Bob Jones linebacker David Norris could join the program in the near future.

UAB's signing class

Daniel Anouhseh, OL, Lancaster, Calif. (Antelope Valley CC), 6-4, 270

Bobby Baker, DB, Sherman Oaks, Calif. (Pierce CC), 6-3, 195

Justin Brown, OL, Hampton, Ga. (Lovejoy), 6-3, 295

Desman Carter, DB, Pomona, Calif. (Riverside CC), 6-2, 205

Cody Clements, QB, Whittier, Calif. (Cerritos CC), 6-2, 195

Deontae Crumitie, OL, Lake City, Fla. (Columbua), 6-3, 270

Demarco Davis, DB, Atlanta (Booker T. Washington), 5-11, 172

Kelepi Folau, OL, Concord, Calif. (Diablo Valley CC), 6-3, 305

Darvell Harris, DB, Chicago, Ill. (Dodge City CC), 6-2, 180

Parrish Huddleston, DE, Dorsey, Miss. (Northeast CC), 6-0, 295

Kalen Jackson, DB, Magee, Miss. (Co-Lin CC), 6-1, 205

Ryan Krum, OL, El Cajon, Calif. (Grossmont CC), 6-4, 350

Collin Lisa, WR, Alpharetta, Ga. (Chattahoochee), 5-10, 180

Alonzo McGee, LB, Sumter, S.C. (Georgia Military), 6-1, 225

Aeron McNeal, RB, Deerfield Beach, Fla. (Deerfield Beach), 5-11, 180

Carson Miller, OL, Poplarville, Miss. (Pearl River CC), 6-4, 300

Rolan Milligan, DB, Lake City, Fla. (Reedley CC), 5-11, 185

Robert Mondie, DL, Memphis, Tenn. (Coahoma CC), 6-2, 300

Quincy Perdue, WR, Marietta, Ga. (Lassiter), 6-3, 215

Kelvin Shelton, OL, Moreno Valley, Calif. (Mt. San Jacinto CC), 6-4, 270

Taz Wilson, QB, Alpharetta, Ga. (Chattahoochee), 6-4, 210