Welcome to Georgia State's full-circle coverage of football signing day as Coach Bill Curry and his staff sign the second class in Panther history. Signees will be posted as they start to come in at 7:30 a.m. Coverage from every angle will continue with up-to-the-minute Twitter posts, a continually updated blog and photos as they become available. If that wasn't enough, make sure you make your way to the Student Center Ballroom at 4:30 p.m. to watch video highlights of all of the new signees as the coaching staff breaks down the class.

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Updated as of: 3:36 p.m.

ATLANTA--Adding size, speed and experience, particularly on defense, the Georgia State football program announced the signing of 23 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent on Wednesday's National Signing Day.

In addition to the 23 who inked their letters Wednesday, head coach Bill Curry's program has also added six transfers who are already enrolled this semester for a total class of 29. This year's group marks the program's second recruiting class, which joins the 70 players, including scholarship athletes and walk-ons, who have been on campus since August.

Georgia State's inaugural football season kicks off Thursday evening, Sept. 2, 2010 at the Georgia Dome against Shorter.

"While I was learning how to be a head coach at Georgia Tech, a friend of mine was Tom Landry, at the time the coach of the Dallas Cowboys," said Curry. "He had volunteered to help me so I called him and asked if I could just come sit with him one afternoon. I asked him 'How did you stand it to have losing seasons with people giving you a hard time? Now you have so many systems and you are so much smarter than everyone else.' Landry said 'You know when I got smarter? I got smart when we got Ralph Neely, Bob Lilly, Bob Hayes, Roger Staubach, Mel Renfroe.'

"Well we just got a lot smarter today on our coaching staff because we have secured the signatures and national letters of intent from an outstanding class," said Curry. "We got people who can play."

Twenty of the 29 newcomers are defensive players, and 10 are offensive or defensive linemen.

"Last year, if a good player wanted to come, we felt like we had to take him, regardless of position, and it just so happened that we got a lot more offensive players," said Curry. "So this year, we went right to work on defense.

"Another intent this year was to find big folks," Curry continued. "We needed to find a lot of big people that are tough and agile enough to do what is required of big people in our sport today. We also had to find people that can compete academically at Georgia State University, which is a difficult kind of human being to find. We feel we filled all our needs and we feel wonderful about the class and we can't wait to get them on campus and get to work."

The class includes 10 junior college transfers and one four-year transfer (Jocquez Fears from Northeastern) as the Panthers looked to add experience for their first season.

"Bringing in junior college players this year was important for two reasons," said Curry. "Number one is obvious - we needed to add some experience so we are not running on the field with all freshmen and redshirt freshmen.

"Number two, we needed to balance our roster so that all of scholarships are not in one or two classes."

Fourteen of the new additions hail from the state of Georgia, including Metro Atlanta high school products Cole Moon, RB, St. Pius X, Eric Odonkor, DB, of Peachtree Ridge, Demarius Matthews, DB, McEachern, Tim Wynn, OL, Mays, Alex Findura, DL, Woodland, Jamal Ransby, Newnan, and Alex Gambrah, Riverside Military.

The class represents high schools and junior colleges in eleven states (Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina, Arkansas, Texas, Arizona, California, Ohio and Kansas) as well as Canada.

The Panthers also added several talented skill players from the state of Florida, Isaiah Howard (Boynton Beach, Fla./American Heritage), Justin Hughes (Port St. Lucie, Fla./Treasure Coast) and Albert Wilson (Port St. Lucie, Fla./Port St. Lucie), versatile athletes who are expected to play in the secondary.

The complete list:

Name Height Weight  Position Hometown School
Christo Bilukidi 6-4  295  Defensive End  Ottawa, Ontario  St. Patrick's HS/Eastern Arizona JC 
Ulrick John 6-8  275  Offensive Line  Hinesville, Ga.  Bradwell Institute 
Cole Moon 6-2 235 Running Back Atlanta, Ga. St. Pius X
Aaron Gambrah 6-2 200 Linebacker Locust Grove, Ga. Riverside Military
Alex Findura 6-5  235  Defensive End  Stockbridge, Ga.  Woodland HS 
Blake James 6-1 220 Linebacker Little Rock, Ark. Little Rock Central HS
Sherrod Loud 6-1 285 Nose Guard Albany, Ga. Worth County HS
Eric Odonkor 5-11 210 Defensive Back Duluth, Ga. Peachtree Ridge HS
Jamal Ransby 5-8 165 Cornerback Newnan, Ga. Newnan HS
C.J. Stephens 6-4 255 Defensive Tackle Woodland, Ala. Woodland HS
Patrick Baker  6-0  170  Kicker Vero Beach, Fla.  Vero Beach HS
Isaiah Howard 5-11 165 Defensive Back Boynton Beach, Fla. American Heritage HS
Jarrell Robinson 6-2 205 Linebacker Portal, Ga. Portal HS
Drew Pearson 6-5 222 Tight End Lindale, Ga. Pepperell HS
Arthur Williams 6-4 275 Tight End Miami, Fla. Carol City HS/Palomar College
Demarius Matthews 5-10 165 Cornerback Powder Springs, Ga. McEachern HS
Tim Wynn 6-3 270 Offensive Line Atlanta, Ga. Mays HS
Khiry Karriem 6-3 270 Defensive Tackle Columbus, Miss. Columbus HS/Itawamba CC
Justin Hughes  5-9  165  Defensive Back  Port St. Lucie, Fla.  Treasure Coast HS 
LaDeven Kirkland 6-5 340 Offensive Line Miami, Fla. Booker T. Washington HS/Yuba College
Terrance Woodard  6-2  300  Offensive Line  Ocilla, Ga.  Irwin County HS 
Jeff Holmes 6-3 295 Defensive Tackle Cincinnati, Ohio Hughes Center HS/Independence CC
Albert Wilson  5-9  185  Defensive Back  Port St. Lucie, Fla.  Port St. Lucie HS 
           
Jocquez Fears* 5-9 208 Defensive Back Fairburn, Ga. Creekside HS/Northeastern
Kalan Jenkins* 6-3 245 Tight End Midlothian, Texas Midlothian HS/Navarro College
Olufemi Opanubi* 6-1 210 Linebacker Los Angeles, Calif. University HS/West L.A. CC
Jake Muasau* 6-1 243 Linebacker Sierra Vista, Calif. Buena HS/Phoenix College
Louie Muasau* 6-0 235 Linebacker Sierra Vista, Calif. Buena HS/Phoenix College
Evan Bostic* 6-3 230 Linebacker Shelby, N.C. Crest HS/Jones County JC

* - indicates already enrolled at Georgia State for spring semester