After Deseret News press time on Wednesday, Utah State University announced it had signed an additional 13 football players to national letters of intent for the 1993 season, Charlie Weatherbie's second year as head coach. The first 11 USU signees were reported in Wednesday's Deseret News.

The biggest name on the list is quarterback Aaron Flowers from Artesia High in California, the No. 2 passer in CIF history behind Todd Marinovich. Flowers threw for 8.873 yards and 79 touchdowns in his prep career.The arrival of Flowers, 6-foot-1, 185 pounds should help set up the Aggies for a long time at that position. Second-team All-Big West Conference QB Anthony Calvillo should return for his senior season in '93, backups Greg Angelovic and Dean Grosfeld will be seniors, and Matt Wells, Weatherbie's prize recruit from last season, will be a redshirt freshman.

Also signed is JC Gridwire First-Team All-American Vernon Mitchell, a 6-3/225 defensive lineman from San Francisco City College and a 6-4, 270-pound offensive lineman from Glendale Junior College in Arizona, Travis Guiney.

Other Aggie signees: Tyrone Barber, speedy defensive lineman who sat out '92 season, 6-2, 250, from LA Harbor JC, Calif.; Robert Crayton, second-team all-CIF defensive back, 6-2, 185, from Helix (Calif.) High School; Brian Davies, all-CIF offensive lineman for CIF-champion Irvine High School, 6-4, 240;

Terrence Gaines, 5-10, 170, cornerback from Citrus JC (Calif.), who has three eligible years at USU; Demetrius Hamilton, All-Ocean League defensive lineman from Morningside (Calif.) High, 6-2, 245; Micah Knorr, two-time All-CIF punter/kicker from Orange (Calif.) High, 6-2, 180;

Markell McCain, all-league Contra Costa (Calif.) JC free safety, 6-0, 200; Kerion Mitchell, all-conference West LA (Calif.) JC outside linebacker, 6-1, 215; Mike Thomas, defensive lineman from Florin (Calif.) High School, 6-3, 245; and inside linebacker Johnny Williams, defensive player of the year in the Western Conference, first-team all-state, for West LA JC, 142 tackles, 6-1, 225.

Signees announced Wednesday: Defensive lineman Ben Crosland, wide receiver Fred Dodson, defensive lineman Ken Freitas, tight end Duncan Hardy, defensive lineman Chad Lyman, kicker/receiver/running back Scott Moore, cornerback Kevin Simmons, cornerback Todd Townsend, wide receiver Tyrone Trimble, offensive lineman Jason Warr and wide receiver Duane Williams.



USU football signings

LOGAN - Here is a list of the high school and junior college football players who signed letters-of-intent to play with Utah State University in the 1993 season. The list includes the player's position, height, weight and most recent school.

Tyrone Barber, dl, 6-2, 250, LA Harbor JC, Calif.

Robert Crayton, db, 6-2, 185, Helix High School, Calif.

Ben Crosland, dl, 6-5, 220, Kemmerer High School, Wyo.

Brian Davies, ol, 6-4, 240, Irvine High School, Calif.

Fred Dodson, wr, 6-5, 210, Chandler High School, Ariz.

Aaron Flowers, qb, 6-1, 185, Artesia High School, Calif.

Ken Freitas, dl, 6-3, 250, Citrus JC, Calif.

Terrance Gaines, cb, 5-10, 170, Citrus JC, Calif.

Travis Guiney, ol, 6-4, 270, Glendale JC, Ariz.

Duncan Hardy, te, 6-5, 225, Brophy High School, Ariz.

Demetrius Hamilton, dl, 6-2, 245, Morningside High School, Calif.

Micah Knorr, p-k, 6-2, 180, Orange High School, Calif.

Chad Lyman, dl, 6-3, 220, Springville High School, Utah

Markell McCain, fs, 6-0, 200, Contra Costa JC, Calif.

Kerion Mitchell, olb, 6-1, 215, West LA JC, Calif.

Scott Moore, k-rb-wr, 5-10, 185, Redondo Union High School, Calif.

Kevin Simmons, cb, 5-10, 165, Benicia High School, Calif.

Mike Thomas, dl, 6-3, 245, Florin High School, Calif.

Todd Townsend, cb, 5-10, 170, West LA JC, Calif.

Tyrone Trimble, ws, 6-0, 200, Santa Monica, Calif.

Jason Warr, ol, 6-4, 275, Ricks JC, Idaho

Duane Williams, ilb, 5-7, 160, Mt. San Antonio College, Calif.

Johnny Williams, ilb, 6-1, 225, West LA JC, Calif.


(Additional information)

Rhett Tatton, 6-foot-6 1/2, 225 quarterback from Park City, has signed a national letter of intent with Utah. Tatton who missed his senior season because of a broken collarbone, was an all-region quaterback as a junior.