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QB, DB join Elon recruiting class

Elon, NC (Sports Network) - Elon first-year football coach Jason Swepson added former Maryland quarterback Tyler Smith and high school defensive back Alexander Dawson IV to the Phoenix's 2011 recruiting class, the school announced Thursday.

The 6-foot-4, 215-pound Smith has four seasons of eligibility remaining after he sat out his freshman season last year. A former prep standout at Wilson Area High School in Easton, Pa., Smith ranks second in Pennsylvania history in career passing yards (8,035) and touchdown passes (87). He was a 2009 SuperPrep All-American.

The 6-foot, 200-pound Dawson, from Haw River, N.C., helped Eastern Alamance claim back-to-back Regional 3A crowns, collecting both all-county and all- region accolades.

06/02 14:48:00 ET