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16 New Tigers Set to Join the Football Program

The Texas Southern Tigers football program signed twelve recruits to kick-off national signing day, with another four student-athletes already on campus and ready to go.

Texas Southern head coach Darrell Asberry says it’s a great day to be a Tiger. Asberry says recruiting this season was great and the kids were more receptive to becoming a TSU Tiger.

”We got all the kids that we went after,” Asberry said. “This is the first time we had four or five 2-star players to sign with us.”

TSU signed six defensive and six offensive players…half of those are lineman. The mid-year signees include a defense tackle, linebacker, long snapper and offensive lineman.

Four of the new Tigers are from Texas; two are from the Houston area including offensive lineman Kaelin Cooksey from Manville High School.

“We were attracted to Cooksey because of his size and his sound fundamentals,”Asberry said. “He brings a lot to the table since he was well coached and he can play the guard and tackle positions.”

Asberry says Sikiru Asifatu is a Houston kid who played linebacker in junior college and brings experience and athleticism to the team.

”We believe we got something special when you add the 2014 class to the two classes we already signed,” Asberry said. “The coaches did an exceptional job recruiting and the future looks a lot brighter for the Tigers.”

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