San Diego State recruiting coordinator Tony White was in the football office before dawn as the Aztecs prepared for the stream of signed letters of intent to come rolling in.

The first one came at 6:39 a.m., from Alex Anderson, a 6-foot-5, 290-pound offensive tackle from Saguaro (Scottsdale, Ariz.) High School. He helped Saguaro to a No. 4 ranking in the state of Arizona, and can also play defensive tackle.

A few minutes later, SDSU received Tyler Junior College (Texas) linebacker Devante Davis' (6-foot-2, 210 pounds) signed letter of intent. Davis, who committed to Baylor in 2011, then redshirted for a year before transferring to Eastern Illinois and then to Tyler. He will join the Aztecs as a junior.

By 10:30 a.m., the Aztecs had 21 signed letters of intent, including the paperwork from two kickers -- John Baron II (Chaparral) and Donny Hageman (Mount San Antonio College) -- and quarterback Christian Chapman -- the third QB in this 2014 class.

But the big surprise was the signing of former Point Loma standout Christian Heyward, a 6-foot-3, 300-pound defensive tackle who originally signed with USC. Heyward redshirted the 2011 season, then had shoulder surgery. He played five games for the Trojans in 2012 then, according to Rivals, transferred to a local junior college in 2013. He was a former Rivals four-star recruit.

The Aztecs signed four junior college guys in December, and they are already on campus with the team:

QB Nick Bawden (6-foot-3, 225), Fr, Los Gatos High, Los Gatos
QB Brad Odeman (6-foot-3, 220) Jr, Ventura College, Napa
DB Na'Im McGee (6-foot, 200) Soph, Diablo Valley College, Oakland
OL Pearce Slater (6-foot-7, 340), Jr, El Camino College, Los Angeles

Here's the list of recruits who have signed on Wednesday: (in chronological order)

OT Alex Anderson (6-foot-5, 290), Fr, Saguaro High, Scottsdale, Ariz.
LB Devante Davis (6-foot-2, 210), Jr, Lincoln High/Tyler College, Dallas, Texas
DT Christian Heyward (6-foot-3, 300) Jr, Point Loma High/USC, San Diego
LB Jay Henderson (6-foot-2, 205), Fr, Serrano High, Phelan
K John Baron II (5-foot-11, 175) Fr, Chaparral High, Temucula
OL Joe Salcedo (6-foot-7, 280) Fr, Bishop Diego High, Santa Barbara
K Donny Hageman (6-foot-1, 170) Jr, Damien High/Mt. San Antonio College, Covina
QB Christian Chapman (6-foot, 180) Fr, Carlsbad High, Carlsbad
DE Noble Hall (6-foot-3, 230) Fr, Valley High, Las Vegas, Nev.
ATH Fred Trevillion (6-foot-2, 190), Fr, Brookhaven High, Brookhaven, Miss.
WR Jabril Clewis (6-foot-2, 200), Fr, Patrick Henry High, San Diego
ATH Kameron Kelly (6-foot-2, 190), Fr, Wylie High, Murphy, Texas
ATH Dionte Sykes (6-foot-2, 215), Fr, Chandler High, Phoenix, Ariz.
OL Caleb Brady (6-foot-5, 310), Jr, Brewer High/Tyler College, Fort Worth, Texas
DB Davaughn Murray (6-foot, 175), Fr, Mount Miguel High, San Diego
RB Rashaad Penny (5-foot-11, 200), Fr, Norwalk High, Norwalk, Calif.
WR Mikah Holder (6-foot, 175), Fr, Oceanside High, Oceanside
RB William Walker (5-foot-10, 190), Fr, Citrus Hill High, Perris, Calif.
RB Daryl Dunlap (6-foot-2, 220), Fr, Troup High, La Grange, Ga.
LB Donavin Buck (6-foot-5, 205), Fr, Brawley Union High, Brawley
DB Davontae Merriweather (6-foot-1, 200), Jr, Highland High/Saddleback College, Palmdale