Football Recruiting Round-Up Set for Feb. 5

JONESBORO, Ark. (1/30/14) – The Arkansas State football team will hold its annual Recruiting Round-Up Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the Convocation Center auditorium from 5-6 p.m., bringing fans an interactive experience with new head coach Blake Anderson and his staff while also viewing video highlights of the latest class of Red Wolves.

There is no charge for admission, and the A-State band will be performing just inside the Convocation Center’s lower red entrance to welcome fans as they enter the building.  The one-hour program will feature a live radio broadcast for the second consecutive year on East Arkansas Broadcaster’s KFIN 107.9 FM, 95.3 FM The Ticket and KNEA 970 AM.

The radio show, presented by Centennial Bank, will be hosted by Red Wolves’ football play-by-play commentator Matt Stolz, and will feature an interactive segment with the fans when they will be able to ask the coaching staff about the 2014 signing class.  The radio breaks will also include some question-and-answer sessions with those in attendance, but also feature the A-State cheerleaders leading fans in cheers.

Following the conclusion of the formal program, members of the three-time defending Sun Belt Conference champion Arkansas State football team will hold an autograph session on the Convocation Center arena concourse.  The 2011-13 Sun Belt championship trophies will be on site for photograph opportunities as well.

Those attending the Recruiting Round-Up will receive a voucher that will grant free admission to the Arkansas State women’s basketball game against Western Kentucky, also scheduled for Feb. 5 and set for a 7:05 p.m. tip at the Convocation Center.  With the Red Wolves currently in first place in the Sun Belt standings and the Hilltoppers in second, the game will pit two of conference leaders against each other.

“We’re excited about our Recruiting Round-Up again this year,” said Assistant Athletics Director for Marketing and Fan Experience Sarah Munoz.  “Between our fans and everything we have planned, it will make for an energetic atmosphere at the Convocation Center.  This is a great opportunity to not only get an early look at the latest Red Wolves, but also for both our coaching staff and fans to interact with one another.

“We encourage everyone who attends the program to stay afterwards, meet with some of our football players inside the Convocation Center, and then support our first-place women’s basketball team.”

For more information about the 2014 Recruiting Round-Up, the Arkansas State Athletics Marketing Department may be contacted at 870-972-2943.