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Dawgs welcome the future 

Ferris football head coach Tony Annese welcomed 28 new student athletes to the team on Wednesday, Feb. 7. Annese held a press conference to talk about each individual player and what they bring to the Bulldog system. A total of 10 defensive and 18 offensive prospects highlighted the class. 

The Bulldogs added quite a bit of power to the offensive line while providing many options in the slot and under center with three potential quarterbacks. 17 of the new recruits came from Michigan while six came in from Florida. California, Pennsylvania, Illinois and Ohio are also represented in the class. 

Under Annese, the Bulldogs have compiled a 60-14 record while winning two GLIAC titles in 2014 and 2015. The new Bulldogs will join the team at the beginning of the summer. 

New home for new recruits 

As the Ferris soccer team prepares to fully move into their new field next season, they will bring alone nine new members after a busy signing day. The balanced mix includes six athletes from Michigan while also representing Ohio, New Jersey and Illinois. 

The new recruits will join 28 returning members from a Bulldog squad that finished third in the GLIAC last season while narrowly missing out on what would have been their first ever National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) tournament appearance. 

Head coach Andy McCaslin spoke on the new recruits on Wednesday, Feb. 7, as a part of national signing day.

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