Mercer lands 20 prospects on signing day

MACON, Ga. — The Mercer football program on Wednesday said 20 prospects, including four already enrolled in school, have signed letters of intent to play for the Bears in the Southern Conference in 2014.

The recruiting class features players from five different states, including 10 players from Georgia.

“We are excited about this group of exceptional student-athletes we have put together,” head coach Bobby Lamb said. “We feel like they can come in and help build on the tradition we are creating at Mercer.”

The Bears are coming off a season for the history books, winning 10 games and setting the NCAA record for victories by a start-up program. Mercer will now make the transition to the historic Southern Conference and play a full slate of SoCon games this fall.

“Recruiting is all about building relationships and our coaches did a great job going out and selecting young men of character that can contribute to Mercer on the field and in the classroom,” said Lamb. “We feel like we were able to fill needs on both sides of the ball and take our team to another level as we prepare to enter the Southern Conference.”

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