The Texas College coaching staff dialed up numbers, piled up paperwork and finally filed away a sizeable signing class after a busy workday spilling past sundown. 

The Steers garnered a massive recruiting class of 30 members-plus, and featuring four 300-pounders, on National Signing Day Wednesday. 

The 32 commitments consisted of one local player, Robert E. Lee running back Aneas Sutton, one of 20-plus prepsters choosing the Steers. The rest of the class comprised seven transfers — four from junior colleges and two within the NAIA.  

James David Love, a defensive back transferring from Oklahoma State, highlighted the group. Love, a native of Edmond Okla., constituted a diverse group featuring players from Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, and Oklahoma. 

Nine of the future Steers attended a signing ceremony on campus, among them a pair of Northwestern Oklahoma State transfers and defensive lineman Chris Marez, who played for one of nation’s top JUCOs last season at Arizona Western. 

The letters of intent bind players to playing for Texas College and the Central States Football League, with the student-athletes free to play outside the conference or risk sitting out one year. 

TC addressed its biggest concern up front with six of the recruits offensive linemen. 

“Offensive line was a big concern,” Texas College coach George Cumby. “Our freshman group should be really talented. We have high expectations.”

TC plans to keep recruiting through the summer in hopes of turning around a winless season. 

“Until the kids actually show up on the campus we don’t have them,” said Cumby, whose program awards a handful of athletic scholarships. “We’re always trying to find extra people that’s out there looking for a place.”

STEER SCOOP: Texas College’s 2012 tentative schedules has the Steers playing non-conference games against Alcorn State, Hardin-Simons, Incarnate Word, McMurry and Southern Arkansas. TC plays conference games against Bacone, Langston, Southwestern Assemblies of God and Wayland Baptist. Original CSFL members Northwestern Oklahoma State and Southern Nazarene both begin competing in NCAA Division II next season. 

Texas College 2012 Signing Class

Lamonn Anderson, DL, 6-1, 260, Tulsa, Okla., East Central HS

Joe Burgess, OL, 6-3, 295, Marrow, Ga., Marrow HS

Raul Chapa, OL, 6-2, 300, Pasadena, NW Oklahoma State 

Mizell Clark, WR, 6-2, 180, New Orleans, Perry Walker HS

Darrell Clarke, OL, 6-3, 320, Baytown, NW Oklahoma State 

Kelvy Coney, WR, 5-10, 170, Winter Park, Fla., Lake Howell HS

Kalep Daniels, DB, 6-0, 178, Tulsa, Okla., Central HS

Kejuan Daniels, DB, 5-10, 170, Tulsa, Okla., Central HS

Damien Davis, DB, 5-11, 185, New Orleans, Perry Walker HS

Malcolm Davis, WR, 6-1, 165, Garland, Garland HS

Raheem Deville, DB, 6-2, 180, Tulsa, Okla., East Central HS

Tyler Golden, OL, 6-2, 262, Tulsa, Okla., East Central HS

Micah Griffin, DL, 6-2, 255, Tulsa, Okla., East Central HS

Milton Harper, QB, 6-2, 170, Tulsa, Okla., Central HS

Travon Henderson, DT, 6-3, 315, Houston, Elsik HS

Bradford Lewis, WR, 5-9, 160, Pittsburg Pittsburg HS

James Love, DB, 6-0, 194, Edmond, Okla., Oklahoma State 

Chris Marez, DL, 6-3, 280, Long Beach, Calif., Arizona Western

John McDavid, QB, 6-2, 180, Tulsa, Okla., East Central HS

Brendan Miller, DT, 6-4, 355, New Haven, Conn., Lon Morris 

Marcus McPherson, DL, 6-1, 270, Houston, Lamar HS

Ryan Mitchell, RB, 5-9, 230, Houston, Kilgore College 

Delondre Myles, RB, 6-0, 205, Channel View, Rockwall HS 

Devin Sennett, OL, 6-1, 270, New Orleans, Perry Walker HS

Emmanuel Singelton, LB, 6-0, 210, Houston, Elsik HS

Corron Spears, OL, 6-5, 330, New Orleans, Perry Walker HS

Terry Spears, LB, 6-1, 212, New Orleans   Perry Walker HS

Aneas Sutton, RB, 5-8, 170, Tyler, Robert E. Lee 

Clinton Taylor, DB, 5-10, 175, Tulsa, Okla., East Central HS

LaDontay Walker, LB, 5-10, 200, Dallas, Roosevelt HS

Aaron Washington, QB, 6-2, 203, Dallas, Lon Morris

Toddrick Young, DB, 5-9, 170, Roosevelt HS

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