EKU FOOTBALL | Elder Excited about Colonels' Class of 2017

02/01/2017 09:24 PM

Eastern Kentucky football announced its 2017 recruiting class on Wednesday afternoon.

Overall, there were 39 new players who will join the EKU program, not all of whom signed National Letters of Intent though because some of the future Colonels joined are either transfers or walk-ons.

Nineteen of the new players received all-state honors in their previous home states, and the new group of players represent nine different states.

Sports Night’s Andrew Chernoff caught up with EKU head coach Mark Elder via SKYPE on Wednesday afternoon to discuss his thoughts on next year’s team:

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

When he’s not on the air or in the field covering sports, you can likely find Andrew playing golf, watching IndyCar and Formula 1 races, or exploring the state of Kentucky. His favorite sport is open-wheel racing. In fact, he has not missed an Indianapolis 500 since the early 2000s.

Whether he is working sporting events or not, he always loves talking sports. He is a prolific tweeter, so if you want to stay “in the know” about sports in the Bluegrass, follow Andrew on Twitter @ADChernoff. If you have a story idea for our sports team, send it to Andrew at Andrew.Chernoff@charter.com.

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