National Signing Day II: SIU Salukis

National Signing Day II:  SIU Salukis
Southern Illinois' 2020 recruiting class totaled 23 signees. (photo courtesy Southern Illinois University)

Building off its 18 commitments from December, Southern Illinois football's recruiting class has grown to 23.

SIU announced the additions of running back Robert Jones III and wide receiver Cade Carter during Wednesday's National Signing Day.

The Salukis also added three transfers — senior defensive tackle Jajuan Blackenship (Tulsa), senior cornerback Roderick Campbell (Northwestern) and sophomore defensive tackle Devin Love (Monroe College).

Here's a look at the Salukis' 2020 recruiting class.

Recruits signed: 23

Top offensive need met: receiver
Top defensive needs met: defensive line, defensive backs
Most players by positiondefensive backs (6)

Most players by state: Illinois (6)
States represented: 12  Illinois (6), Missouri (4), Georgia (2), Indiana (2), South Carolina (2), Alabama (1), Florida (1), Iowa (1), Kansas (1), New Jersey (1), Ohio (1), Wisconsin (1).

Shortest player: Jay Welch, DB, 5-9
Tallest player: Zach Gibson, TE  6-5
Heaviest player: Derek Harden, Jr., OL, 315
Lightest players:  Dre Newman, DB & Jay Welch, DB, 170

Player from the farthest distance: Devin Love, DT from Woodbury, N.J. (936 miles from Carbondale)

Name--Position--Height--Weight--Signing Period--Hometown, HS

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