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Tryout productive, says indoor football team’s coach

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The New Mexico Stars, who will open play in the Lone Star Football League on March 14, attracted roughly 30 candidates to a last-chance workout Saturday at Johnson Field.

Dominic Bramante, first-year coach of the pro indoor team, had the hopefuls do speed drills and had one-on-one competition in the passing game. Among the group was former La Cueva quarterback Alex Lackey (2003-05), who also briefly walked on at UNM in 2006.

“We will sign somebody from this group, if not two,” Bramante said after the workout. “We will sign a couple of guys out of here, without a doubt. Maybe three.

“We’ve been very, very fortunate we’ve had some good athletes show up. Right now what I’m looking for is depth for camp.”

Training camp opens March 1 in Glorieta, where the Stars will conduct three-a-days for five days before returning to Albuquerque on March 6. Eight days later, the Rio Rancho-based Stars will play host to two-time defending LSFL champion Amarillo at the Santa Ana Star Center.

On Friday, Bramante said the Stars signed former Prairie View A&M quarterback Andrew McGlory to compete with previously signed Donovan Porterie, who played for the Lobos from 2006-09.

“I think the competition between McGlory, who’s 6-foot-4 and 240 pounds, and Donovan is going to be dynamite,” Bramante said.

Also recently signed was former Laredo Rattlesnake receiver Jerome McGee, who played at UC Davis.

“He just tore us up last year while with Laredo,” Bramante said of the slot receiver.

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