Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

NATIONAL SIGNING DAY ; UAB `S Signing Day `beyond Just a Big Day'

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

NATIONAL SIGNING DAY ; UAB `S Signing Day `beyond Just a Big Day'

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The UAB Blazers loaded up on junior college players and signed Alabama's Mr. Football in their return to national signing day. The Blazers added 18 players to about the same number of mid-year enrollees on Wednesday, replenishing a roster that's still some 19 months away from taking the field.

It's another step in coach Bill Clark's forced reinvention of UAB football after the program was eliminated in December 2014 before getting revived.

"It goes without saying that this is an exciting day for us, Clark said. "This is the day everybody kind of looks forward to in the recruiting world. For us it is beyond just a big day. It's another signal to where our program is headed.

Clark talked about each signee while their highlights played on a screen behind him. …

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