NM State football inks recruits on signing day
On Wednesday, Feb. 3, National Signing Day, New Mexico State University football coach Doug Martin announced the addition of student-athletes for the 2016 football season. The 2016 recruits signed their National Letters of Intent to join the Aggies along with the seven midyear signees from December. Here are the names and bios of each new Aggie:
Myles Vigne (6’1”– 285 – Warren Easton Sr. HS – New Orleans)
Three year starter and two-time district champion on defensive line… Named team defensive MVP as a senior… As a senior, racked up 56 tackles and 15 tackles for loss… Amassed four forced fumbles and one interception in 2015.
Shamad Lomax (5’10”– 185 – Copperas Cove HS – Copperas Cove, Texas)
Named First Team All-District 12-6A as a cornerback and Second Team as a kickoff returner in 2015… Selected First Team All-Central-Texas as a defensive back… Racked up 864 kickoff return yards on 28 returns for an average of 30.9 yards per return through two seasons.
Cameron Loos (6’3”– 235 – Hockinson HS – Brush Prairie, Wash.)
Selected First Team All-State Washington 2A and First Team All-Region as a linebacker in 2015… Earned First Team GSL (District) as a punter in 2015.
Gamar Girdy (5’9”– 185 – Victoria West HS – Victoria, Texas)
Playing a variety of positions, he racked up a total of 117 touchdowns at Victoria West in career… Rushed for 4,783 yards and 84 touchdowns over career… Amassed 46 receptions for 781 yards and three touchdowns through career… Completed 127-of-257 passes for 2,305 yards and 25 touchdowns with just seven interceptions in career… Scored five touchdowns on kick returns over career.
Kurt Shughart (5’10”– 205 – Chaparral HS – Scottsdale, Ariz.)
Named the Division I Arizona 2-Way Player of the Year as a senior… Selected as an All-State defensive back in Arizona… Was an All-City running back in Phoenix… Amassed 102 tackles with 72 unassisted and 30 assisted in three years.
Roy Lopez (6’2”– 290 – Mesquite HS – Tempe, Ariz.)
Selected First Team All-State as defensive line by Az Central in 2015… Named 2015 Defensive Lineman of the Year by the Arizona Varsity Rivals… Chosen as a 2015 Section Top 2-Way lineman… Named a Top 25 Arizona Offensive Lineman by East Valley Tribune in 2015.
Tyler Matthews (6’3”– 220 – Southern Miss University (Mississippi) – Crowley, Texas)
In high school hewas a four-star prostyle quarterback on Rivals.com at McPherson High School in Wichita, Kan… Ranked as the No. 6 pro-style quarterback in the nation… Went to TCU and appeared in four games…transferred to Southern Mississippi
Cameron Matthews (6’3”– 200 – Trinity Valley School – Crowley, Texas)
Amassed 5,207 passing yards over career… Racked up 33 passing touchdowns in career… Completed 455-of-791 passes through three years for a .575 completion percentage… Racked up three 1,000-yard passing seasons and two 10-touchdown seasons.
Drew Dan (6’2”– 180 – Checotah HS – Muskogee, Okla.)
Selected First Team All-State as a wide receiver by OCA… Named First Team All-State as a kickoff returner for OK Preps after finishing No. 1 in state in return yards… Racked up 1,150 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns on 54 receptions…
Jason Huntley (5’9”– 165 – Martin HS – Arlington, Texas)
A running back who amassed 938 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns on 67 carries as a senior… Amassed 1,241 all-purpose yards as a senior… Had 268 kickoff return yards on eight kickoff returns in 2015… Ran on the fourth best 4×400 relay team in Texas in track as a senior with Jared Phipps.