Saint Francis University announced Tuesday that eight high school players have signed national letters of intent to join its football program.

Red Flash coach Chris Villarrial finalized the signing class after tight end Valshawn Wallace and athlete Blake Monroe, both from Maryland, gave commitments to the Northeast Conference program this past weekend.

"Our strategy this year was to add depth at every position," Villarrial said. "We have 18 starters coming back, so our main objective was not to go and get the big tier-one guys, it was to add depth to what we already have."

The Red Flashes are trying to improve on a 2-9 record this past season. They have not finished with a winning record since 1992.

The signing class was the last one to be announced among FCS scholarship programs.

2012 Saint Francis (Pa.) Signing Class


Cory Allen OT/DE 6-3 240 Vandergrift, PA (Kiski Area)

Myles Brooker DB 6-0 175 Germantown, PA (Germantown)

Matt Camilletti WR 6-2 205 Bangor, PA (Pius X)

Bryn Kaufman DT 6-4 250 Wilmington, DE (Wilmington Area)

Blake Monroe ATH 5-10 185 Waldorf, MD (North Point)

Charles Showers RB/S 5-11 200 Malvern, PA (Great Valley/Valley Forge MA)

Valshawn Wallace TE 6-4 210 Potomac, MD (Potomac)

Nico Zahniser WR 6-2 195 Greenville, PA (Greenville Senior)