The ETSU football team had its second signing class this week.

The Buccaneers received 45 commitments during the signing period which allows the recruits to be tested and prepared for the upcoming season.

Twenty-six of those players are from the state of Tennessee, and 19 are out of state players.

More than 60 percent of the class had a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and earned all-state honors while in high school.

Head coach Carl Torbush signed 16 offensive players, 12 defensive players, four specialists and 13 athletes who could be assigned to a new position at any point.   

The quarterback they signed is Dylan Wieger who weighs in at 6 feet 3 inches and 220 pounds.

He attended Sullivan South High School in Kingsport, Tennessee.

Matt Williams will also compete for the position of quarterback, coming out of the city of Newton, North Carolina. Eight of the new recruits are taller than 6 feet four inches, and 14 commitments weigh more than 250 pounds.

With ETSU nearing 200 days from its first regular-season game and new recruits pouring into the school, ETSU is looking to become a more formidable opponent.

The news of the new recruiting class came the same week that ETSU signed a contract with the University of Tennessee to play in the 2018 season in Neyland Stadium.

This will be the first time in history that the two teams will play in football.

The Buccaneers plan to have at least one more scrimmage that is open to the public before they open next season against Kennesaw State University, which will also be playing the first game for its program.