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Apr 16, 2014 1:28 PM by Bill Halter

Cal Poly football adds four players

Cal Poly football coach Tim Walsh announced the addition of four players to scholarships for the upcoming 2014 season. Two high school seniors, a junior college player and a transfer from an FBS school will join the team for fall practice.

Defensive tackle Andrew Hauser will transfer from Wake Forest. The 6'3", 265 pounder redshirted with the Demon Deacons last season and has four years of eligibility remaining. Hauser went to Charter Oak High School in Covina, California. The Mustangs graduated Sullivan Grosz, Barrett Wangera and Nick Leyden at defensive tackle after last season. "Defensive tackle was a position we felt like we really needed help at" said Walsh.

Cornerback Mike Thomas will transfer from Chabot Junior College in Hayward, California. Thomas had 6 interceptions and 31 pass breakups in 2 seasons with the Gladiators. As a senior at Dublin High School, Thomas had 2 interceptions and was an all-league selection. "Michael was an all Northern California player at the junior college level and we feel like he'll be a good fit here at corner" said Walsh.

The Mustangs also secured two late signings of high school players. Malcolm Davis from Palo Aalto High School made an official visit to Cal Poly during the fall and now has committed to play in San Luis Obispo. "Malcolm was an incredible both ways player for a very good high school in Palo Aalto. Really, really enjoyed him so he's a great fit here. He's going to help us at slot and or receiver" said Walsh. The 5'9", 165 pound Davis rushed for 685 yards on 8.1 yards per carry while hauling in 27 catches for 344 yards during his senior year. Davis had 14 total touchdowns during his final high school season. He made 41 tackles and had an interception playing defensive back for the 6-6 Vikings.

Also, Kory Fox has accepted a scholarship to play at Cal Poly. The 6'1" 175 pound all around athlete will play wide receiver for the Mustangs. Fox spent time as a quarterback, wide receiver and safety at Mt. Carmel High School in San Diego. He threw for 453 yards, rushed for 423 yards and had 374 yards receiving while intercepting 4 passes on defense as a senior. Fox plays on the Mt. Carmel baseball team and played for the basketball team as well.

"Four guys who we think are going to do good things at Cal Poly" said Walsh who's team is a week and a half into spring practice.

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