Mocs Add Two to 2012 Recruiting Class
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football coach Russ Huesman announced the addition of two student-athletes to the Mocs 2012 recruiting class today.  Long snapper Will Sharpton and defensive lineman Derrick Lott have both signed with UTC and will suit up in the fall.

Sharpton (6-3, 230) is a 2012 graduate of Tullahoma High School in Tullahoma, Tenn.  He helped the Wildcats to an 8-3 overall record as a senior.  He is expected to come in and compete immediately for the long snapping duties. 

"We found ourselves looking for a long snapper late in the process and we feel like we got a good one in Will," said head coach Russ Huesman.  "He will come in and be able to compete for playing time as a true freshman."

Lott (6-4, 303) is a transfer from Georgia and a former four-star recruit out of North Cobb High School in Kennesaw, Ga.  He will be a junior in the fall and have two years of eligibility remaining at UTC.  After redshirting in 2009, he played in five games over the last two years for the Bulldogs and recorded 10 tackles. 

"Derrick is another big body that we are adding to the defensive line," said Huesman.  "We have a bunch of good players returning at defensive tackle, and he is going to make the competition at that position even more intense when camp starts in August."

Shaprton and Lott join the Mocs class of 14 signees that were inked to National Letters of Intent in February.  Chattanooga opens the season on Sept. 1 with a trip to South Florida.  The home opener is set for Thursday, Sept. 13, against Glenville State. 

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