Petrino's first WKU recruiting class lands 33

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Bobby Petrino's first Western Kentucky recruiting class includes 33 players.
     
Twenty-five prospects signed on Wednesday. The other eight are mid-year enrollees eligible to participate in the Hilltoppers' spring practices.
     
Several recruiting services ranked WKU's class in the top half of the Sun Belt Conference. It includes six wide receivers, with three from Kentucky.
     
Petrino also added depth up front, signing six defensive linemen and eight offensive linemen.
     
All three of the Hilltoppers' signees considered three-star recruits by Rivals.com were offensive linemen: Connor Popeck (Itawamba CC, Olive Branch, Miss.), Joe Fennell (South Fort Myers High School, Fla.) and Donald Rocker (Sandalwood High, Jacksonville, Fla.)
     
Petrino continued Western Kentucky's recruiting in Florida, signing 14 prospects from the state. The Hilltoppers also signed five players from Alabama and four from Kentucky.
 
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