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Red Wolves digging in on football recruiting plans

Arkansas State University football's Class of 2021 recently arrived on campus to join the program ahead of Coach Butch Jones' first season in charge.

And as the Red Wolves' group of incoming freshmen -- recruited almost exclusively via Zoom, FaceTime and other forms of social media due to covid-19 -- filed into ASU's team room for an orientation session, the 52-year old head coach was struck by the scene in front of him.

"Never in all my years of coaching did you have an entire signing class that had never been to campus before," Jones said. "I would say 99% of them it was their first time even being in Jonesboro.