Back-To-Back National Quarterfinalist Ferris State To Announce 2018 Recruiting Class On National Signing Day


National Signing Day
Wednesday, Feb. 7 - 1 p.m. (ET)
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Big Rapids, Mich. - The annual college football national signing day is scheduled for this coming Wednesday (Feb. 7) and once again the Ferris State University football program will take part in the nationwide festivities as NCAA Division II's winningest active coach Tony Annese announces his seventh class of incoming recruits.

This year's expected stellar class comes on the heels of another historic campaign as the Bulldogs reached the NCAA Division II National Quarterfinals in 2017 for the second consecutive year. The Bulldogs made their fourth-straight trip to the D2 Playoffs and posted an 11-2 record, marking the first time in school history in which FSU has won 11 games or more in four-straight seasons. This past summer, Hero Sports picked FSU as Michigan's Best College Football program regardless of division.

Ferris State will hold a national signing day press conference inside the "Bulldog Room" located near the FSU Athletics Ticket Office at the Ewigleben Sports Complex starting at approximately 1 p.m. (ET).

Local, regional and statewide media are welcome and encouraged to attend the national signing day event. It will also be streamed live online in high-definition via the Bulldog Sports Network at in addition to coverage on both Twitter and Facebook Live @FerrisFootball.

In addition to the announcement of this year's signing class, Coach Annese will be on hand during the press conference to provide comments about this year's National Letter-of-Intent signees as well as take questions from media members in attendance.

A complete list of Bulldog Football recruits and biographical information will be posted online at following the event along with various highlights, photos, comments from Coach Annese and coverage throughout the day.

In addition to the announcement of this year's signing class, a video package featuring Coach Annese discussing this year's National Letter-of-Intent signees will also be part of FSU's "Signing Day" Central platform.

Ferris State fans are also encouraged to follow the Bulldogs' official football social media accounts for updates throughout the day at or @FerrisFootball on twitter.

For complete coverage of the 2018 football signing day class, stay tuned to Official links will be posted as additional details on the class become available.

Over the last four seasons at Ferris State, the Bulldogs have compiled a 45-7 overall record and made four consecutive NCAA Playoff appearances, claimed two conference championships, posted two unbeaten regular-seasons, twice made the national quarterfinals, captured a regional title and reached the national semifinals. Ferris State has also accumulated two Harlon Hill National Player of the Year trophies, twice had a student-athlete tabbed as the nation's National Scholar-Athlete of the Year and won six postseason games.

In the six seasons under Annese, the Bulldogs have become a national power on the Division II level. FSU has posted a 60-14 overall mark in the last six years and the Bulldogs have also posted the best winning percentage of all 21 collegiate programs in the state of Michigan along with the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) since his arrival. Twice he's been tabbed as the Super Region Coach of the Year at Ferris State.

Overall, Annese has won 83% of his games as a head coach on the collegiate and prep levels and owns 285 wins to date, which is the most of any current GLIAC member head coach at all levels.

Note To Media: For more information or special requests pertaining to the Bulldog Football National Signing Day event, please contact Assistant Athletic Director for Communications Rob Bentley at (231) 591-3821 or via cell phone at (231) 349-1934. He can also be contacted by email at For media best accommodation, please notify the Ferris Athletics Communications staff if you're planning to attend the press conference.