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San Diego State football in their last 2021 regular season game in Carson, a 27-16 win against Boise State at Dignity Heath Sports Park. Photo credit: Derrick Tuskan via goaztecs.com

Two more preps have committed to San Diego State as the university prepares for its centennial football season. 

Josh Hunter, out of Mater Dei High in Santa Ana, and Hassan Mahasin, from Daly City, have signed National Letters of Intent.
 
Hunter help Mater Dei to two CIF open championships, two state titles and three league championships. The school went 43-2 over his four seasons, including undefeated seasons in both 2020 and 2021. As a two-time Trinity League defensive MVP and three-time all-league selection, he recorded 148 tackles for his career, along with eight interceptions, 22 pass breakups, two fumble recoveries and a blocked punt.
 
Mahasin, meanwhile, starred at Serra High in San Mateo,, where he was the 2020 Bay Area Player of the Year. He had 23 catches for 418 yards and seven touchdowns in four games in 2021 before suffering a season-ending torn ACL, according to media reports.

He added 61 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 11 carries. Mahasin is ranked as the 22nd-best athlete in the 2022 class by 247sports and the 32nd-top recruit overall in the state.

Along with the 14 signees announced on the first two days of the early signing period in December and six transfers in January, the Aztec signing class stands at 22. The recruits 13 offensive players and nine on defense.

Other commitments include transfer Braxton Burmeister, out of La Jolla Country Day, along with Lucky Sutton from Cathedral Catholic High.

The team, coach Brady Hoke said this week, has started conditioning work with spring practice set to begin at the end of the month.

“We are going to be a young football team,” Hoke said. “We’re excited and we’re working hard.”

Last season, San Diego State finished ranked 25th in the final Associated Press Top 25 poll.

Playing in its 99th season of football, SDSU ended the season with a school-record 12 victories, as the team won the Frisco Bowl in Texas.

The Aztecs kicks off their 100th season of football Sept. 3 against Arizona, with the first game at the new Mission Valley stadium, Snapdragon Stadium.