The Cal Poly football team loaded up on linebackers and landed its first quarterback of the 2018 recruiting class on the opening day of the second signing period Wednesday.
Here’s a list of the players who signed National Letters of Intent:
Jalen Hamler, QB, 6-foot-2, 195 pounds, Lawndale (Lawndale High School)
A dual-threat quarterback, Hamler threw for 20 touchdowns (4 interceptions) and rushed for 11 touchdowns during his senior season at Lawndale High School while leading his team to an 11-1 record.
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Matthew Wright, LB, 6-3 228, Monterey (Hartnell College/Monterey High School)
Wright was a three-sport athlete at Monterey High School and had seven tackles for loss and four sacks during his senior season in 2016. As a freshman at Hartnell College last season, Wright had eight sacks and four fumble recoveries to go along with 38 total tackles.
Corey Thomas, LB/S, 6-0, 195, Upland (Upland High School)
Thomas, a speedy linebacker from Upland High School, was named his league’s defensive MVP last season for a team that went 12-1. He had 114 total tackles and nine tackles for loss, including six sacks, his senior season.
Anthony Rosales, LB, 6-0, 220, Chino Hills (Mt. San Antonio College/Chino Hills High School)
Rosales was named first-team All-California Community College as a sophomore at Mt. San Antonio College. He had 56 total tackles, two sacks and two fumble recoveries last season.
Dusty Frampton, RB, 6-1, 210, Lodi (Saint Mary’s High School)
Frampton rushed for 1,648 yards last fall and 2,345 yards as a junior in 2016, shattering school rushing records at Saint Mary's High School.
Jojo Falo, DL, 6-2, 290, San Diego (Madison High School/Air Force Prep)
Falo is a transfer from Air Force Prep and 2017 graduate of Madison High School in San Diego, which also produced Mustang defensive lineman Tiasamo Savusa. Recruited by most Big Sky and Mountain West teams along with Army, Navy, Air Force and South Dakota, Falo decided to transfer to Cal Poly “because it was the only school that gave me a second chance at my dream of playing college football and having a great future.”
Xavier Moore, RB, 6-1, 190, Tracy (Tracy High School)
Daniel Machado, OL, 6-3, 265, San Jose (Valley Christian High School)
Vatulele Finau, OL, 6-2, 260, Hawthorne (Junipero Serra High School)
Tim Miller, a 6-foot, 215-pound linebacker from San Luis Obispo who was a standout for St. Joseph High School in Santa Maria last season, will also join Cal Poly as a walk-on, he announced Monday on Twitter. Miller’s twin brother, Joseph, committed to Rocky Mountain College in Montana, and his older brother, Patrick, plays for UC Davis. All three played football at Mission Prep before its 11-man football program dissolved.
An athletic linebacker, a dominant left tackle, a safety and a cornerback transfer from Nevada all signed with Cal Poly during the first day of the NCAA’s three-day early signing period in December.
The final day of the second signing period is April 1.