JONESBORO (12/20/09) – Arkansas State head football coach Steve Roberts announced Sunday that three junior college standouts, including two receivers and one defensive back, have signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Red Wolves next season.
Palomar (Calif.) College wide receiver Paul Moore, Los Angeles Harbor College wide receiver Dwayne Frampton and Butler (Kan.) Community College cornerback Darron Edwards will all have two years of eligibility remaining with the Red Wolves and will be able to practice with the team during its spring camp.
"We are excited to sign all three of these guys and look forward to having them join our team for spring practices," said Roberts. "Obviously in junior college recruiting you're trying to fill immediate needs, and I feel like each of these players has the ability to help us next season."
Standing 5-10 and weighing 170 pounds, Moore played in eight games last season as a sophomore and finished with 34 receptions for 446 yards and two touchdowns to earn honorable mention All-Southern Conference recognition. He helped lead Palomar to a 10-3 record and No. 8 national ranking in the final J.C. Grid-Wire poll.
An honorable mention all-conference performer in 2008 as well, Moore was the Comets' second-leading receiver with 38 catches for 342 yards and four touchdowns as a freshman. Moore was an All-Miami Dade County honorable mention selection in 2007 at Miami Central High School.
The 5-9, 184-pound Frampton helped lead Los Angeles Harbor to a 9-2 overall record and the Mountain Conference championship with a 6-1 league record in 2009. A first team all-conference selection, Frampton posted 77 receptions for 1,230 yards and nine touchdowns as a sophomore. He averaged 111.8 receiving yards per game and 16.0 yards per catch, while also returning a team-high 13 punts for 112 yards.
The Wilmington, Calif. native was first team all-state selection at Dorsey High School, where he hauled in 47 receptions for 989 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior.
Edwards, listed at 5-11 and 180 pounds, is a three-star recruit by Rivals.com after posting 43 tackles, four interceptions and 19 pass break-ups with Butler in 2009. The All-Jayhawk Conference performer helped lead Butler to an 8-3 record and No. 10 national ranking in the final NJCAA poll.
Edwards, originally from Baltimore, Md., played high school football at Dunbar, where he was an all-state, all-metro and all-city selection in both football and basketball. He posted 1,267 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns, including the game-winning score in the state championship game, as a senior.