LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Coming off a second-straight bowl victory, Louisiana-Lafayette coach Mark Hudspeth says he's signed the most talented class in UL Lafayette's history.

The class consists of 22 players, including 18 from high school and four junior college players.

Seven of the recruits are from Louisiana. The Cajuns also added five signees from Florida, four from Mississippi, two from Georgia and one each from Texas, Arkansas and Alabama.

Hudspeth says a pair of junior college cornerbacks, Cedrick Tillman and Corey Trim, will play right away.

In all, Louisiana-Lafayette brought in six defensive backs, four offensive linemen, and two players each at wide receiver, tight end, running back, defensive line, linebacker and kicker.

Hudspeth says he did not sign a new quarterback because he's comfortable with the Cajuns' depth at that position.

Football signings announced Wednesday, with name, position, height, weight, previous school and hometown:

Scott Austin, wr, 6-4, 180, Biloxi HS, Biloxi, Miss.

Matthew Barnes, te, 6-3, 227 Groesback HS, Groesbeck, Texas

Dominick Bilich, ol, 6-3, 285 Rummel HS, Metairie, La.

Stephen Brauchle, k, 6-0, 205, Mississippi Gulf Coast CC, Gulfport, Miss.

Nick Byrne, te, 6-3, 225 Har-Ber HS, Rogers, Ark.

Daniel Cadona, p, 6-4, 203, Toowoomba HS, Darwin, NT, Australia

Demeatre Casey, de, 6-4, 220, Homer HS, Homer, La.

James Clark, lb, 6-2, 210 Sebastian River HS, Fellsmere, Fla.

Darius Hoggins, rb, 5-7, 165, Monarch HS, Coconut Creek, Fla.

Grant Horst, ol, 6-5, 250 Spanish Fort HS, Spanish Fort, Ala.

Johnny Kight, ol, 6-6, 285, East Central CC, Louisville, Miss.

Troy McCollum, db, 6-0, 170, North Miami HS, Miami, Fla.

Elijah McGuire, rb, 5-11, 185, Vandebilt Catholic HS, Houma, La.

Courtney Miggins, de, 6-5, 255, Miller Grove HS, Lithonia, Ga.

Carlton Perkins, db, 6-0, 190 Walker HS, Walker, La.

Devin Scott, wr, 5-11, 180, West Jefferson HS, Harvey, La.

Simeon Thomas, db, 6-3, 180, Carroll City HS, Miami, Fla.

Cedrick Tillman, cb, 5-9, 180, Holmes CC, Grenada, Miss.

Corey Trim, cb, 5-11 180 Jr. Baton Rouge, La. (Redemptorist/Jones County CC)

Tracy Walker, db, 6-2, 180, Brunswick HS, Brunswick, Ga.

George Williams, lb, 6-1, 230, Hialeah HS, Miami, Fla.

D'Aquin Withrow, ol, 6-6, 275, West Jefferson HS, Harvey, La.

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