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New Mexico State sports weekly is presented by Memorial Medical Center -- care for your help. High in your day. Petroleum throughout the support the new Mexico state Aggies. Like since that group credit union. And by the Las Cruces bulletin. Welcome back to New Mexico State sports weekly. After posting a four great record last year the new Mexico state Aggies were able to -- the second ranked recruiting class in the whacked according to rivals dot com. And to talk about that with this as head coach DeWayne Walker of New Mexico State football. Coach a lot of people like this recruiting class what do you make of. No like in a lot of had a chance to identify players. At positions that need them. I caught the big boy draft I was got a lot of prime minister defensive linemen and -- we were able to sprinkle in some other position to a skill players but we felt like we need to get big bodies. You talk about big guys you talk about the skill players what work. May be that two or three key areas that you and your staff identified that you really need to bolster with this class. -- You know when -- when you look at opposing teams it's sometimes I don't like looking at the sidelines you guys are so much bigger than our guys so. We had a chance this year to. Identified. Those big bodies and where we're pretty happy with the. A lot of black fans know about Bobby Wagner reports an outstanding linebacker at Utah State. You have his brother Robert Wagner coming into the -- program tells about him. He's a guy that we identified in the last poignant. He was committed to University of Arizona. You kind of slipped through the cracks shall we were able to snagging. Actually a day before signing day. Good mix of guys coming out of high school and some junior college players as well that you expected to step in and maybe player right away and it contribution. Well let's say where it pierce got to tie it and he's he's exciting player and he's coming and he's here now. He's done a great job and our offseason workouts just a big guy that can move. Defensively we like. Nixon. Job. Linebacker that's very athletic. Well corner Cameron's Fuller. That we think can come and compete for this but they don't agree. Left so. There's quite a few guys this spring -- you know pretty excited seeing these guys develop that he'll miss one Morgan's. New face is not only on the team and spring ball but new faces on the staff as well let's start with the defense -- coordinator Dave Nelson -- -- you hired. What can you tell us about him and a style that he brings to Oscars. Well I think in his interview we went about six hours. And I tell everybody that I bought him a sandwich and got some water in between. No. That was was critical normally. Like interviewing guys to staff with him here it is and I. For six hours straight for the most part just felt real good about his philosophies in. Where he would bring to the defense quickly generation and it's it's -- new offensive coordinator what did you like about him. It is just continuity. He and coach Martin has. The other Kent State network. East Carolina and we didn't really have to change anything offensively and I interviewed about five guys that at the end of the day. You know without one of the reasons that I felt like he was a better than any of the candidates it's about ten seconds left give us a quick update on Internet how's he doing history his dorm room got a slowing down. I know recruit another quarterback Andrew -- that's pretty good players so. I just talk a little heat on and we love him and he's our guy. It's got to slow him down and just getting ready for training camp. My coach -- out of time -- -- for being with us this thank you. Be sure to come out and support Aggie athletics this week at the women's basketball team will host the share of games with Hawaii on the schedule on Thursday night. That contest will be head coach mark tracks 500 collegiate game. Saturday will be -- basketball doubleheader as the main tip off in the ESP news year's bracket buster at 1 o'clock against the Drake Bulldogs. Thirty minutes after backing and a -- and we'll take on San Jose state where seniors Eric Sanchez Kelsey gross and all Caitlin Soto and tap the walker will be honored. For ticket information visit and Penn State sports dot com. Delta force this week for everyone on the floor and in the back I'm proud of -- thank you for joining us next week and they'll act.