Posted On: 12/20/20 3:45 PM

If the former New Mexico staff was still in place, 2021 Goddard (NM) offensive lineman Larry LunaLarryLuna6'5" | OLGoddard | 2021StateNM would have likely decided to play his college football elsewhere.

He probably would have ended up at New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI) in his hometown of Roswell for two years before seeking a Division I opportunity inside or outside the state.

The previous New Mexico staff didn’t have a great relationship with our school,” Luna told Prep Redzone New Mexico recently. “They were disrespectful to us. I didn’t have a whole lot of communication with them. But when Coach Gonzales and his staff took over, the offensive line coach started reaching out to me a lot.”

However, first-year Lobos head coach Danny Gonzales, who was hired in January to lead UNM in a new direction, has spearheaded an enthusiastic effort by the school to recruit and sign more New Mexico high school football players.

Wednesday, the Lobos signed a quartet of New Mexico players to letters of intent, and the 6-foot-6, 300-pound  Luna was one of the four.

“It’s exciting to know I’m one of the few guys that gets the opportunity to play football at the next level,” said Luna,

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