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Azusa Pacific's 2012 football recruiting class began to take shape Wednesday with the first 12 commitments to the Cougar program.

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February 1, 2012
Joe Reinsch

AZUSA, Calif. -- Azusa Pacific University announced the first 12 members of the 2012 Cougar football recruiting class throughout the day on Wednesday, Feb. 1, which is college football's national signing day. News of the commitments and brief biographical information are posted below.

Azusa Pacific opens the 2012 season, its first year as a member of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference, with a Sept. 1 visit to UC Davis, which competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision. The Cougars have a 10-game conference schedule, which runs 10 consecutive weeks beginning Sept. 8 at defending GNAC champion Humboldt State.

As of 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, the first day of the NCAA signing period, Azusa Pacific received 12 commitments from recruits.


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JoJo Bones, LB/DE; 6-1, 260
Lincoln HS (Stockton, Calif.)

Noah Ciccel, DB; 5-11, 165
Crespi Carmelite HS (Encino, Calif.)

Van Dennis, LB; 5-11, 210
Centennial HS (Corona, Calif.)

Sam Flemming, DB; 6-0, 210
Etiwanda HS (Etiwanda, Calif.)

Matt Hackett, LB; 6-0, 235
Enochs HS (Modesto, Calif.)

Michael Martens, WR; 6-2, 190
Centennial HS (Bakersfield, Calif.)

Nick Owens, QB; 6-0, 210
Moorpark College (Westlake Village, Calif.)

Talaiasi Taueli, DL; 6-1, 270
Mesa HS (Mesa, Ariz.)

Jonathan Thropay, DB; 6-4, 200
Charter Oak HS (Covina, Calif.)

Mark Urtz, DB/WR; 6-1, 190
Ontario Christian HS (Ontario, Calif.)

Corey Victoria, RB; 5-10, 180
Glendora HS (Glendora, Calif.)

Jordan Wernet, OL; 6-4, 280
Decatur HS (Federal Way, Wash.)

Post-Signing Day commitments

Travis Santiago, QB; 5-11, 180
Charter Oak HS (Covina, Calif.)