The Air Force’s football recruiting is heating up again.
Last year, the program added five new recruits to its class.
But in 2018, it will add a new member to the mix, and it has a new coach, too.
The Airman has been named the new coach at Southern Miss, which has a program that’s ranked in the top three in the nation.
The move by the Airman’s former employer, Southern Miss (who is now Southern Cal), comes after Southern Miss announced last week that it would move to the Pac-12 after the school was eliminated from the Big 12 due to its decision to leave the SEC.
The Mountain West’s current three members, Boise State, Utah and Utah State, are also set to be eliminated from competition after the league announced it would not renew its partnership with the Mountain West for the 2019 season.
In the new position, the Airmen will have the opportunity to work with a coaching staff that includes former Southern Miss head coach, Dan Mullen.
This marks the second coaching change to come at Southern Cal in as many years.
The school was also added to the Big Ten as part of its Big East expansion in 2019.
Southern Miss will become the seventh school to be part of the Pac 12, which is now the conference’s eighth.
The move is expected to be completed by March 3.
Southern Miss currently has a total of 14 scholarships and is the only school in the league to have three players who transferred from Southern Miss to the University of Southern California.
There are two other former Southern Mississippi players in the 2017 class, quarterback Tyler Wahl, and running back Tyron Johnson, who transferred to Southern Cal as a freshman.
The two are scheduled to graduate in the spring of 2018, according to an announcement from Southern Cal.