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    Jan. 16, 2014

    CARBONDALE, Ill. – Saluki Football head coach Dale Lennon has announced the addition of three transfers to the roster for the 2014 season. The three transfer student-athletes are center Garrett Clark, defensive end Kevin Holmes and quarterback Mark Iannotti.

    Clark and Iannotti will be juniors, and Holmes will be a redshirt freshman for the 2014 season. All three transfers are currently enrolled and attending spring semester classes at SIU.

    Clark is a 6-foot-3, 295-pound center who is transferring from FBS Southern Miss. A native of Jacksonville, Fla., he appeared in seven games and made four starts for the Golden Eagles in 2013. He has played the last two seasons at Southern Miss after redshirting in 2011. Clark played his senior year at North Gwinnett (Fla.) High School and was rated a three-star recruit by, and ESPN.

    Mark Iannotti, a 6-foot-3 quarterback, joins the Salukis from Eastern Michigan. He threw one pass as a sophomore in 2013 and appeared in one game as a freshman in 2012. Iannotti is out of Schaumburg, Ill. As a senior for Schaumburg High School, he completed 67 percent of his passes for 1,398 yards and 12 touchdowns compared to three interceptions. He also rushed for 1,052 yards and 11 touchdowns. He was rated a two-star prospect by, and ESPN.

    Kevin Holmes is listed at 6-foot-3 and 230 pounds. He originally committed to Savannah State University. After sitting out last season, he will be a redshirt freshman in 2014. As a senior at Salem (Ga.) High School, Holmes recorded 96 tackles, including six sacks, and forced two fumbles.