The University of Delaware Fighting Blue Hens have announced that 14 high school football athletes have signed their National Letter of Intent to join the program for the fall.
Head coach Danny Rocco was able to gather his first batch of recruits for the Blue Hens after joining the university in December. Rocco previously coached five seasons with Richmond, that included back-to-back 10 win seasons and three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances.
Rocco was able to recruit locally as many commits are from the Delmarva and New Jersey areas.
“I think that this class certainly shows that our (recruiting) footprint will be well-defined,” Rocco said. “This class will model those going forward. This is our footprint and we will put a lot of efforts in these areas, including our home state. We are in a really good spot. I could not be more excited as we move into the player development phase of our program.”
The University of Delaware was able to grab 10 recruits for an offense that was outscored by its opponents 276-242 in the 2016 season and looks to build off a 4-7 record.
The Blue Hens will begin spring drills in April and will kick off the season August 31 versus Delaware State University.
On the schedule for the University of Delaware will be a matchup against defending NCAA champ James Madison Sept. 30 and a showdown with Rocco’s old team Richmond on Oct. 21.