Posted On: 02/16/21 9:46 PM

The Clovis Wildcats and head coach Cal Fullerton have reached rarefied air in the history of New Mexico high school football.

Tuesday night, 6-foot-3, 215-pound 2021 linebacker Ernesto AcunaErnestoAcuna6'2" | LBClovis | 2021StateNM became the fourth Clovis player to sign or commit to a FBS program when he announced his commitment to New Mexico, joining DE Jaden PhillipsJadenPhillips6'2" | DLClovis | 2021StateNM (signed with UNM in December) and RB Jeston WebskowskiJestonWebskowski6'0" | RBClovis | 2021StateNM in Albuquerque.

In addition, quarterback Chance HarrisChanceHarris6'0" | QBClovis | 2021StateNM signed with Colorado State, and is already attending classes there and participating in winter workouts.

Acuna’s pledge culminates a stirring 2021 class for the Lobos and head coach Danny Gonzales in which they signed six in-state prospects, three from Clovis.

Gonzales vowed to boost significantly the Lobos’ recruiting in New Mexico when he took the job in December 2019. So far, he has fulfilled that pledge.

“I appreciate Coach Gonzales and his staff for taking a chance on these kids that haven’t even played a down of their senior season yet,” Fullerton told Prep Redzone New Mexico. “It says a lot about his loyalty to this state.”

UNM pulled a Traditional Signing Day Eve surprise by offering Webskowski and Acuna – both

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