JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -

ETSU introduced its first football class Wednesday evening. It features 47 players, with 34 of them hailing from Tennessee.

Head Coach Carl Torbush concentrated heavily on the Tri-Cities region. Ten players are coming from local schools.
    
Torbush said in a university release that "it's been impressive to secure this many commitments with a start-up program."
    
This incoming recruiting class will have a full year to practice before East Tennessee State plays its first game against Kennesaw State on Sept. 3, 2015.

The list of players from the Tri-Cities who have signed with ETSU includes:

Colt Jenkins (David Crockett)

Zach Casey (Dobyns-Bennett)

D.J. Jones (Dobyns-Bennett)

Trey Trammell (Dobyns-Bennett) 

Austin Hayworth (Dobyns-Bennett)

Seth Barger (Dobyns-Bennett)

Adam Mullins (Elizabethton)

Chance Pierce (Science Hill)

Gad Nagba (Science Hill)

Adam Mitchell (Tennessee High)