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Cal Poly has added three more football players to its 2008 recruiting class

Posted Wednesday, June 18, 2008 by TF

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- Cal Poly has added three more football players to its 2008 recruiting class, raising the total to 19, all but two from the high school ranks,

Fullback/linebacker Reece Ludwig of Laguna Hills High School has signed a national letter of intent to play at Cal Poly. Quarterback/punter Harlan Prather of Cabrillo College has accepted a financial aid grant while defensive back Neil Tidwell of Hancock College has been invited as a walk-on and has been formally admitted into Cal Poly.

The announcement was made Thursday by Mustang football coach Rich Ellerson and Cal Poly director of athletics Alison Cone.

The three new recruits (alphabetically):

Reece Ludwig, FB/LB, 6-1, 220, Laguna Hills, CA (Laguna Hills HS)
Ludwig rushed for 631 yards and eight touchdowns, averaging 5.8 yards per carry, caught four passes and also recorded over 100 tackles for the second straight year under head coach Bruce Ingalls at Laguna Hills High School. The Hawks were 8-3 last fall, including a 3-0 mark in Pacific Coast League play, finishing tied for first place, and earned a CIF-Southern Section playoff berth. Ludwig was a first-team All-Pacific Coast League honoree for the second straight year and also was named his team’s offensive MVP. In the spring of 2007 he was named to the All-Nike Camp in Eugene, Oregon, and was named one of the top 15 high school linebacker prospects by Scout.com. As a junior, Ludwig made his mark primarily on defense, accumulating 116 tackles, including 24 for lost yardage and four sacks, along with six forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries. He also qualified for the 2007 CIF-Southern Section track and field divisional finals in the shot put and played baseball as freshman and sophomore.


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