Hornets don’t land any new players; recruiting class still 3

DOVER — Delaware State’s University’s recruiting class remained at three after Wednesday’s National Signing Day.

The Hornets did not announce any new recruits Wednesday. New coach Rod Milstead was just hired last Tuesday.

The Hornets do have three incoming players who committed at the early signing period in December.

The future freshman class is made up of a running back and two defensive players.

Quadir Gibson of Glen Mills, Pa. will add depth to an experienced core of running backs. Gibson rushed for 24 touchdowns in three years at The Glen Mills School.

Khan Jamal was a two-way standout from Landsdale, Pa. He projects as either a linebacker or a safety for the Hornets. Jamal led his team to a pair of league championships in high school.

Mohamet Thiam out of Union City, N.J. is the final signee. Thiam is a defensive back who rec-orded 65 tackles, three interceptions and blocked two punts during his senior year of high school.

All three recruited signed for Delaware State after former coach Kenny Carter was let go.

A small signing class under a new coach is nothing new for the Hornets.

When Kermit Blount was hired on Feb. 5, 2011, he filled in most of his new freshman class over the summer.

Carter was hired a little earlier, Jan. 21, 2015. His first recruiting class was only eight players.

The Hornets do not have to replace a lot, though; only eight seniors were on the team last season.

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