2016 national signing day under the new Coach Frost era is a success. The Knights signed 20 players on Wednesday, the majority of the commits hailing from in state with 12 signees from Florida. Coach Frost and his staff were limited in time for recruiting because of his hiring in December, but that did not stop them from getting the 58th over all recruiting class in the nation. Key players like Aaron Dowdell the NO. 13th offensive guard in the country and Dredrick Snelson the 20th ranked wide receiver in the nation committing to the Knights will add a lot of talent to this team coming off its worst season to date.
The Knights only signing one quarterback this year land McKenzie Milton all the way from Hawaii. Milton had camped at Oregon with Frost and the two developed a good relationship. Frost really believes in Milton and said that if Milton had been 6’4″ instead of six feet tall he would have been the top one or two Quarterback in this year’s class.
Another great addition is Jawon Hamilton. The 5’9’ 185 pound running back will be a great fit into Coach Frost offense. Hamilton chose UCF over 8 other schools he had offers to. Many believe he will be UCF’s next great running back behind the greats such as Marquette Smith, Kevin Smith, Storm Johnson, and Latavius Murray.
As the 2016 season approaches it remains to be seen if Coach Frost will get this hindered program competitive again but with a great recruiting class full of talent and excitement like this one it looks like there is finally light at the end of tunnel for UCF Football. This is the first of many victories Knights fans hope to have under the Coach Frost tenure.