JEFFERSON CITY - Carson-Newman head coach Ken Sparks will have 39 new players to coach when the Eagles prepare for their 2012 season.
Two players each from Knoxville and Morristown, and one from Blount County, are among those who committed Wednesday to the Eagles on National Signing Day.
Hunter Sanders, a quarterback from William Blount, will join Tyler Stewart and Xavier Harper from Karns, and Seth Fleshman and Jerima Gregg from Morristown West.
Spring practice begins Feb. 19.
Sparks will be seeking his 300th win when Carson-Newman opens the season.