Another FBS transfer is headed to the Cal Poly football program, and the Mustangs signed three other players to its recruiting class Wednesday.
Andrew Hauser, a 6-foot-3, 265-pound defensive tackle that redshirted his freshman season at Wake Forest last year arrives with four seasons of eligibility amidst a dearth of experience for Cal Poly inside.
Hauser had 51 tackles, including five sacks, in eight games as a senior at Covina Charter Oak High in 2012, causing two fumbles and seven quarterback hurries. The Mustangs lose Big Sky co-Defensive Player of the Year Sullivan Grosz and backup Barrett Wangara on the interior defensive line.
Hauser is the fourth FBS transfer added by the Mustangs this offseason. Former Nevada linebacker Burton De Koning and Washington State defensive end Logan Mayes are already on campus for spring drills, as is defensive back Anders Turner, who spent last season on the Air Force prep team.
Idaho cornerback Solomon Dixon signed in February and is expected to join the team for fall training camp.
On Wednesday, Cal Poly also announced the signing of Chabot College cornerback Michael Thomas, Palo Alto High receiver Malcolm Davis and San Diego Mt. Carmel High quarterback Kory Fox.
Thomas, a 5-10, 175-pound junior, had six interceptions in two junior college seasons. Davis had 1,029 yards from scrimmage his senior season, scoring 13 total touchdowns.
Fox was a triple threat his senior year, rushing for 423 yards and two touchdown, catching 21 passes for 374 yards and five scores and passing for 453 yards and two touchdowns.
Poly’s Donovan honored by Big West Conference
Cal Poly freshman Ben Donovan was named athlete of the week in the Big West Conference after leading the Mustangs to a win over UC Davis.
Donovan, 15-9 in singles this year, bounced back from an opening-set loss and staved off four match points to beat Alec Adamson 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2.
Cal Poly moved into sole possession of third place in the Big West with the win.
Cerritos 14, Cuesta 0
Cuesta committed six errors and gave up 17 hits as it fell at home.
The Cougars (10-23) had just five hits, including doubles by Nick Rutckyj and David Belt.
Daniel Lopez was 4 for 5 for Cerritos, driving in four runs and scoring twice.