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Rutgers Announces 2006 Football Recruiting Class
Four New Jersey All-State Selections Among Group
  • Posted on February 01, 2006 12:00:00 AM
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  • PISCATAWAY, NJ - Rutgers football head coach Greg Schiano announced the program's 2006 recruiting class on Wednesday. The 25-member class, who each signed National Letters of Intent to further their academic and athletic careers at Rutgers in the fall, features nine standouts from New Jersey, eight from Florida, four from New York, three from Pennsylvania and one from Massachusetts.

    "I think this class is really going to help this program take the next step," said Schiano. "We wanted to recruit the ‘State of Rutgers’ and we feel we had success with that. There are a lot of winners in this class. This is a very-well-balanced, well-rounded class."

    Included in the group are six linebackers, four defensive linemen, a cornerback and a safety on defense. Offensively, the class includes a trio of wide receivers, two quarterbacks, tight ends, fullbacks and offensive linemen each, along with a running back. Rounding out the class is an athlete who is projected to play either offense or defense.

    “We continue to recruit guys that are guys with character, and that is the most important thing to me,” Schiano added. “I think our coaching staff did a tremendous job in doing the things needed for this class.”

    Rutgers finished the 2005 season 7-5 overall and 4-3 in the BIG EAST Conference to place third in the league. The Scarlet Knights dropped a 45-40 decision to Arizona State in the Insight Bowl in Phoenix, AZ, on December 27.

    2006 SIGNEES

    Sorie Bayoh
    LB – 6-2, 225
    Miami, FL/Gulliver Prep

    Versatile and athletic linebacker … one of the top linebacker prospects in the state of Florida … as a senior, he recorded a team-leading 102 tackles from his middle linebacker position in leading Gulliver Prep to an 8-2 record and a berth in the second round of the Florida 2A State Playoffs …  had seven tackles for loss and forced four fumbles … also excelled on all of the special teams units … was named First Team All-Dade County by the Miami Herald…  First-Team All-District… Named All-State by the Florida Sportswriters Association… also an All-Dade County selection as a junior… “Sorie is one of the most coachable young men I have had and I have been doing this for almost 20 years,” said Gulliver Prep head coach Garrick Robinson. “He has a tremendous attitude and work ethic. On the field, he has a non-stop motor and plays with a great passion. I think that Sorie and Rutgers is a great mutual fit.”

    Blair Bines
    LB - 6-2, 230
    Shirley, NY/ William Floyd

    Led William Floyd High School on Long Island to the school's first-ever Long Island Class I championship with a 34-27 victory over Baldwin (William Floyd HS was the recipient of the Rutgers Trophy as the Class I champion) … a quick and explosive athlete who registered a team-leading 128 tackles as a senior … also recorded three sacks, one interception, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and one safety …  a First Team All-Long Island choice in 2004 and 2005 by Newsday …  also keyed his team's running game as a crunching blocker from the fullback position and was an excellent receiver out of the backfield …  rated as the No. 9 prospect in the state of New York by Rivals.com … as a junior, he recorded 64 solo tackles, four forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and five sacks … “Blair is a tremendously athletic linebacker,” said William Floyd head coach Paul Longo. “He is very strong, powerful and quick. He was a starter for us since 10th grade and is a very nice kid off the field and very, very tough on the field. I am excited that he decided to stay in the area and play at Rutgers. I will love to see him play in college.”

    Kenny Britt
    WR – 6-4, 205
    Bayonne, NJ/Bayonne

    Ranked the No. 22 wide receiver in the nation by Rivals.com and the No. 5 prospect in New Jersey … PrepStar  All-America Selection … SuperPrep Preseason All-American … possesses tremendous size, athleticism and explosiveness … had 24 receptions for 462 yards and six touchdowns as a senior … had seven catches for 136 yards vs. Bridgewater-Raritan … also eclipsed the 100-yard mark vs. Union Hill with four catches for 112 yards … named First-Team All-Hudson County by the Star-Ledger and Jersey Journal … First team All-County by Hudson County Interscholastic Athletic Association … had 28 receptions for 515 yards and six touchdowns as a junior … “Kenny is an exceptional athlete. He has tremendous ability, and enormous potential,” said Bayonne head coach Frank Blunda. “He really liked the coaching staff at Rutgers. We feel Rutgers is the perfect fit for him.”

    Tim Brown
    WR – 5-8, 150
    Miami, FL/ Northwestern

    An explosive athlete, with blazing speed who was a threat to score every time he touched the ball in high school … caught 40 passes for 610 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior …  earned  All-Dade First-Team honors ... a Class 6A First Team All-State selection … … Prep Star All-Southeast selection … caught two touchdown passes in the Dade-Broward All-Star Game …  was ranked among Florida's Top 100 Recruits by the Orlando Sentinel, and among the top 70 from Florida by Rivals.com …  was a four-year varsity player at tradition-rich Northwestern High School … “I've only had two other four-year varsity players,” said Northwestern's veteran head coach Roland Smith. “Marvin Jones, who played for the New York Jets, and Nathaniel Webster, who is on the Cincinnati Bengals, and Tim was the third. The Rutgers staff did a tremendous job recruiting Tim and I think he will be a big asset to the Rutgers football program. He makes things happen when he has his hands on the ball. I can see him making an impact at receiver and on special teams. He has big play ability, there is no question about that.”

    Jesse Cisco
    TE - 6-5, 250
    Morristown, NJ/ Morristown-Beard

    Was the most dominant athlete on his team on both sides of the ball for Morristown- Beard … Prep Star All-East selection … rated the No. 27 prospect in New Jersey by Rivals.com …  a versatile athlete who played tight end, wide receiver, running back and H-back on offense … hauled in 57 receptions for 800 yards in his career … scored 14 career touchdowns and six two-point conversions …  excelled at linebacker on defense … he registered 146 career tackles, 23 tackles for loss, two interceptions and three forced fumbles … he also utilized his height and athleticism to block two extra points and three punts …  was named First-Team All-Colonial Hills Conference … All-Morris County Coaches Honoree … All-Morris County choice by the Star-Ledger … was named All-Area by the Daily Record … voted his team's Most Valuable Player, and served as team captain … “He was a major factor on the field for us,” said Morristown-Beard head coach Tony Sorrentino. “People had to game plan around him. All of the defenses we faced keyed on him. He has all of the tools. His presence on the field allowed us to run the ball better and be a more complete offense.”

    Jack Corcoran
    FB - 6-1, 230
    Hammonton, NJ/St. Joseph's
     
    A complete player who dominated on both sides of the ball as a fullback and linebacker … gained 3,683 yards and led his teams to a 41-3 record in his career …  scored a school-record 70 TDs in his career …  rushed for 914 yards and scored 28 touchdowns as a senior … was second on the team with 57 tackles …  earned All-State honors by the Associated Press and the Star-Ledger … earned First-Team All-South Jersey honors by the Star-Ledger … two-time First-Team All-South Jersey choice by the Courier Post  … named the 2004 and 2005 Atlantic City Press Player of the Year  … was recipient of the Brooks-Irvine Scholar-Athlete Memorial Football Club Award … three-time All-Cape Atlantic League selection … rated the No. 31 prospect in New Jersey by Rivals.com … led St. Joseph's to 11-0 record and its seventh consecutive state championship … also an outstanding wrestler … "Jack Corcoran is someone who comes along once in a coach's lifetime,” said St. Joseph's head coach Paul Sacco. “Rutgers is getting someone very special. He's a consummate student-athlete.  No matter what he does, he does it at 100 percent. He did everything for us over his career.”

    Ryan D'Imperio
    LB - 6-2, 230
    Sewell NJ/Washington Township

    A versatile athlete who starred at both linebacker and fullback throughout his scholastic career … rated the No. 28 inside linebacker in the country, as well as the No. 17 prospect in New Jersey by Rivals.com … was also a standout on special teams, and kicked two field goals as a senior … had 54 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, three sacks and one interception from his inside linebacker position … rushed for 1,268 yards on 173 carries, a 7.3 yards per carry clip from the fullback position in leading his team to a 7-3 record ... named First-Team All-South Jersey by the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Courier-Post … also a First-Team All-Group IV and All-County selection … named team's offensive MVP and captain … ran for 973 yards and 14 touchdowns on 122 carries as a junior … also recorded 64 tackles, seven tackles for loss, three sacks and two interceptions in 2004 …is a hurdler on the winter track and field team and a standout baseball player … “Ryan was a three-year starter for us,” said coach Mark Wechter. “He's a terrific all-around talent. He did everything for us; we moved him all over the place on both sides of the ball and he did just a great job.”

    Shamar Graves
    WR - 6-3, 200
    Woodbridge, NJ/Woodbridge 

    Rated the No. 34 wide receiver the country, as well as the No. 11 prospect in New Jersey by Rivals.com … Prep Star All-East selection …  named to the Star-Ledger All-Middlesex County First Team … All-Area choice by the Home News Tribune … named First-Team All-Greater Middlesex Conference and All-Red Division …  tall, explosive athlete who had 26 receptions for 388 yards and five touchdowns as a senior … caught three passes for 172 yards, including a 77-yard touchdown reception vs. J.P. Stevens … had six receptions for 95 yards in a victory over Edison … also played linebacker and defensive end …  second on the team in tackles with 50 and led the team in sacks with 9.5 … caught 54 passes for 757 yards and eight touchdowns as a junior … is a standout basketball player who led Woodbridge to its first state tournament berth in six years last season … competed on the track and field team as a high jumper in his junior year … “Shamar is a great kid. He is extremely physical and brings a lot to the table,” said Woodbridge head coach Brian Russo. “His strength is his burst. He's a really good athlete. I see a very good future for him at Rutgers.” 

    Matthew Hardison
    DE – 6-4, 250
    Freehold, NJ/Freehold Township

    Versatile performer who has played in all phases of the game – on defense as defensive end and linebacker, on offense as a tight end, and on special teams… had 80 tackles, playing mainly at linebacker as a senior … registered 30 solo stops, five sacks, two forced fumbles – on offense, he had 10 receptions for 150 yards as a tight end … rated the No. 54 inside linebacker in the nation by Rivals.com, as well as the state's No. 22 prospect … Prep Star All-East selection … earned All-District honors… Also a standout basketball player and weight man on the track and field team … “Matt is just a terrific athlete who projects as a rush end coming off the edge,” said Freehold Township head coach Dom Lepore. “He has great explosion. As a junior, he had never touched a shot put before, but he came out for the track team and ended up throwing 55 feet and making the Meet of Champions. That's the kind of explosion he has.”     

    Julian Hayes
    WR - 6-1, 205
    Malverne, NY/Malverne 

    Four-year starter who led Malverne into the Nassau Conference IV playoffs  ... played quarterback in an option-oriented attack and rushed for 860 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior … in his junior year, he rushed for 930 yards and 14 touchdowns … returned two kickoffs and two punts for touchdowns as a senior… also had 33 tackles from his safety position … is also a standout basketball player who helped lead his team to a berth in the Class B Finals last season … All-Long Island honors from Newsday … Named First-Team All-State by the New York Sportswriters Association …earned New York State Section Eight All-Nassau County honors … “Julian is a tremendous athlete who literally never left the field,” said Malverne High School head coach Ron James. “Julian started at quarterback and safety, and also returned kicks, punts and was also our kicker and our punter. There is nothing on the football field he can't do. While he is a gifted athlete, more importantly, Julian is a great young man. I am retiring from coaching and I am just so fortunate that, in my last years as a coach, I had an opportunity to coach such a terrific athlete and fine young man.”

    Kevin Holloway
    CB – 5-9, 175
    Hollywood, FL /McArthur

    A tremendous athlete who was a shut down cornerback throughout his scholastic career … also a dangerous threat as a punt and kickoff return man … possesses outstanding speed, agility and quickness … Prep Star All-Southeast selection … rated the No. 48 prospect in the state of Florida by Rivals.com … earned All-Broward County  mention from the Miami Herald … “Kevin is a self-motivated worker,” said McArthur head coach Mike Zarra. “He works hard on his technique and has a great deal of  talent. He ran down numerous plays from behind with his outstanding speed. His best game was against St. Thomas Aquinas when he shut down every receiver that he covered. He was like glue that day, and that is the type of ability he has.”

    Zaire Kitchen
    S – 6-1, 215
    Hightstown, NJ/Hightstown
    Hargrave Military Acad./Chatham, VA

    An intense and hard-hitting defensive back … rated the No. 27 prospect among prep players in the nation by Rivals.com  … had 42 tackles last season in helping to lead Hargrave Military Academy to an 8-3 record … also had seven tackles for loss, two interceptions and a fumble recovery from his safety position … as a senior at Hightstown High School, Kitchen was a First-Team Associated Press All-State performer who had 64 tackles, three interceptions and two forced fumbles … played in the Sunshine Classic, an All-Star game that features the top players in Mercer County … was also an outstanding running back at Hightstown where he rushed for 1,320 yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior … “Zaire is the kind of person and the type of player that you want on your team,” said Hargrave head coach Robert Prunty. “He plays the game with great intensity, plays with tremendous leverage and has natural instincts. He's a good one.”

    Tom Lang
    QB – 6-3, 205
    Concord, MA/Middlesex School

    Prep Star All-East selection … a starter at QB since the latter part of his freshman season… directed his teams to 23-5 record and two New England Bowl appearances… as a senior, he led Middlesex to a 7-2 mark, including a 15-14 New England Bowl victory over Portsmouth Abbey (RI) … for his career, he completed 149-of-350 passes for 2,558 yards and 31 touchdowns … also rushed for three touchdowns in his career … as a senior, he completed 66-of-150 passes for 929 yards and 10 touchdowns …  Lang was named to the Boston Globe All-State team, while also earning All-New England and All-League Honors … selected to play in the Massachusetts Shriners All-Star Game … rated the No. 20 prospect in New England by Rivals.com … also a top basketball player… was coached throughout his high school football career by his father, Joe Lang, who describes his son as “a very mature quarterback, who is cool under pressure and sees the field very well. He's always had a strong arm but one of his greatest assets is his ability to move comfortably in the pocket. He reads defenses very well. He is very excited about going to Rutgers.”

    Mo Lange
    OL – 6-7, 351
    Hillsborough, NJ/Hillsborough

    Rated 39th-best prospect in New Jersey by Rivals.com … Prep Star All-East selection … native of Hamburg, Germany… moved to United States three years ago… was a right offensive tackle at Hillsborough in 2003 and 2004 … started on 2004 Hillsborough team that went 9-2 and reached the semifinals of the state playoffs … selected to play in Sunshine Classic last year …  also competed on Hillsborough's track and field team, throwing the shot put 49'-7”… did not play last fall and graduated from high school in December, 2005 …  … worked with former Hillsborough and Rutgers standout (and current starting New York Giants center) Shaun O'Hara last summer … played goalie on local soccer team in Germany as a child … “Mo will do anything you ask him to do,” said Hillsborough head coach Rick Mantz. “He is a strong and athletic kid for his size. Mo works his tail off and has improved immensely over the past three years.”

    Edmond Laryea
    FB – 6-0, 202
    Staten Island, NY/Tottenville

    Rated the 15th-best prospect in New York by Rivals.com … Prep Star All-East selection … named PSAL/Snapple Student-Athlete of the Week after rushing for 285 yards on 18 carries with a pair of touchdowns in win over rival New Dorp … Honored as a Staten Island Advance All-Star … two-time All-City and All-Borough selection …  ran for 1,176 yards for an average of 6.8 yards per carry as senior … tallied 12 touchdowns on the year … went over the 100-yard mark in yards rushing in five games last season … also posted 65 tackles as a middle linebacker for Tottenville … team was 31-7 in his three years as a starter, including 8-3 last season, reaching the quarterfinals of the state playoffs … Tottenville won the City title in 2003 and was a Division Champion in 2004 and 2005 … rushed for 450 yards and three touchdowns as a sophomore and 880 yards and seven TDs as a junior … “Rutgers is getting a very good football player in Edmond,” Tottenville head coach Jim Munson said. “He is extremely active on both sides of the ball, and still has room for growth. We are excited he is going ‘just across the bridge' to Rutgers.”

    Antonio Lowery
    LB – 6-1, 210
    Miami, FL/Christopher Columbus

    All-America selection by PrepStar … rated No. 28 outside linebacker in the nation by ESPN.com … rated No. 51 outside linebacker in the nation by Rivals.com … Rated in the top 40 pre-season prospects  in Florida by Rivals.com … ranked as the ninth-best linebacker by the Orlando Sentinel … finished senior season with 51 tackles, two interceptions and five forced fumbles in six games… anchored a defense that surrendered just seven points per game … selected to play for the South team in North-South Florida All-Star game … Four-year varsity letterwinner and three-year starter in football and basketball … earned All-Dade County (6A-4A) honors by the Miami Herald … Columbus finished second in the state in 6A last fall, finishing 10-1 and recording the first undefeated regular season in school history … led Explorers to their third-consecutive District title … Columbus recorded a 24-8 record the past three seasons … also a standout in basketball, averaging 10 points and 11 rebounds per game… Leads Miami-Dade County in rebounds... “Antonio is a very physical tackler,” said Columbus head coach Chris Merritt. “He shut down half the football field for us each game. He is a kid that will always get to the football and loves creating turnovers.”

    Jeff Minemyer
    TE – 6-6, 250
    Ebensburg, PA/Bishop Carroll

    Prep Star All-East selection … rated 19th best tight end nationally by Scout.com …  rated 27th best tight end nationally and 27th best Pennsylvania prospect by Rivals.com … ranked 32nd-best tight end nationally by ESPN Insiders… earned First Team All-State (Class A) honors by the AP and  Pennsylvania Football News… named to the Tribune Democrat and Altoona Mirror All-Area teams in both junior and senior years … led Bishop Carroll to a 12-1 record and its third District 6A title in four years in 2005… Caught 20 passes for 301 yards with three touchdowns as a senior … a key blocker in Bishop Carroll's run-oriented offense, helping pave the way for over 3,000 yards on the ground last fall … team compiled 35-5 record the past three seasons … also played defensive end as a senior, recording 80 tackles (47 solo), five tackles for loss, three sacks, 16 quarterback hurries and four pass blocks as a senior … also a standout in basketball, recently topping the 1,000-point mark for his career …Excellent student who owns a 4.0 grade point average… “Jeff is a phenomenal athlete, who is hard working and selfless,” said Bishop Carroll head coach Craig Sponsky. “He is a big target on offense and a solid blocker at the perimeter.”

    Andres Morales
    LB – 6-2, 260
    Bethlehem, PA/Bethlehem Liberty

    Prep Star All-East selection … led Bethlehem Liberty in tackles in the 2004 and 2005 seasons … posted 132 tackles, including 73 solo stops, as a senior … also had 12 tackles for loss and six sacks … selected to the prestigious Big 33 Game held in June, pitting Pennsylvania's top talent against an All-Star squad from Ohio … three-year varsity starter and two-year co-captain … earned First Team Class AAAA All-State honors by the PIAA, Associated Press and Pennsylvania Football News … earned All-State honors as a junior … Named an All-Lehigh Valley Conference selection the past two seasons … earned All-Area honors as a junior and a senior by the Morning Call and Easton Express Times … anchored a defense that surrendered just eight points per game … Hurricanes finished 13-2 last fall, advancing to the state AAAA finals … team was 29-8 the last three seasons… also played fullback, scoring a touchdown, and saw time on the offensive line… Excellent student (3.5 GPA) and was elected vice president of his senior class… “Andres was by far the most dominant player in the league this past season,” Liberty head coach Tim Moncman said. “Andres is a phenomenal leader on the field and a real class person off the field.”  

    Patrick Nemorin
    LB – 6-3, 205
    Deerfield Beach, FL/Deerfield Beach

    Versatile athlete who was a standout in all three phases of the game – offense, defense and special teams -- for Deerfield Beach … hauled in 39 passes for 558 yards last fall as a tight end … also played defensively as the team's linebacker and served as the punter … earned First Team 6A-4A All-Broward County honors by the Miami Herald … also earned All-County (6A-4A) mention by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel … Bucks finished 8-4 last fall, advancing to the school's first ever state championship game … selected to play, and started in Broward County Athletic Association/South Florida Sun Sentinel All-Star Game … also played in the Florida North-South All-Star Game … A varsity starter as both a junior and senior … competed on the track and basketball teams through his junior year… “Patrick is a dynamic player,” said Deerfield Beach head coach Greg Minnis. “He is a gem. He possesses great speed and agility.”

    Charlie Noonan
    DT – 6-2, 255
    Philadelphia, PA/St. Joseph's Prep

    Earned All-State honors from Associated Press (Class AAAA) as a senior … Pennsylvania Football News First Team All-State pick … Philadelphia Inquirer First Team All-City selection … First Team All-Southeastern PA squad …  registered 41 solo tackles, two sacks and 12 tackles for loss as senior at St. Joseph's Prep last season … forced three fumbles … St. Joseph's finished 11-2 and won the Catholic League Red title for the fourth time in five years … two-time First Team All-Catholic League selection … three-year varsity starter, playing both fullback and defensive tackle … selected to play in prestigious Pennsylvania Big 33 Game (the annual high school all-star game pitting Pennsylvania standouts against  Ohio stars) … “Charlie is a great kid,” said Saint Joseph's head coach Gil Brooks. “He is a real powerful kid, who has a great combination of strength and speed. He is a special player who is very tenacious and a force in the middle of the field. He had a marvelous year for us.”

    Chris Paul-Etienne
    QB – 6-2, 180
    Miami, FL/Edison

    Threw for 1,559 yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior at Miami's Edison High School last fall … also ran for 157 yards and a touchdown … two-year starter and three-year varsity letterwinner at quarterback for Edison … Prep Star All-Southeast selection … rated eighth-best senior in Miami-Dade County by the Miami Herald … ranked among Florida's top 10 quarterbacks by the Orlando Sentinel… Edison was 5-5 last season (3-1 in the conference), advancing to the third round of the state playoffs … threw for over 1,000 yards as a junior, leading Edison to a 7-4 record and the second round of the state playoffs … a two-time All-Dade County selection by the Miami Herald … earned Most Valuable Player honors of the prestigious North-South Florida All-Star Game after completing 3-of-4 passes for 165 yards and a pair of long touchdowns… hooked up with fellow incoming freshman  Tim Brown of Northwestern High School for first touchdown … “Chris is a strong-armed quarterback,” said Edison head coach Corey Bell. “He has all the tools one needs to succeed as a quarterback. He can stay in the pocket or make something happen with his legs when things break down. He is a very athletic quarterback.”

    Marlon Romulus
    OL – 6-3, 307
    Floral Park, NY/Memorial

    Three-year varsity starter on both the offensive and defensive lines … rated 17th-best prospect in New York by Rivals.com… opened holes to produce powerful running game that featured a 1,000 rusher in each of the past two seasons … made 38 tackles, including 10 tackles for loss and six sacks as a defensive end last season … also had five quarterback pressures … posted 60 career tackles and 11 career sacks … named to Newsday's First Team All-Long Island team … also earned First Team Class A All-State honors as a defensive end by the New York State Sportswriters Association as a senior …  selected to play in the Outback Bowl, featuring the best of Long Island vs. New York City … also earned Section 8 Conference III All-Nassau County honors … led Memorial to a 7-3 record and reached the Nassau Conference III championship game … also lettered in basketball three seasons… “Marlon is the best football player I have had a chance to coach in 20 years,” Memorial High School head coach Mike Spina said. “He plays both sides of the ball very well. Marlon makes teams game plan away from him, which is a true testament to his ability. He dominated the line on offense and defense, turning heads on both ends.”

    Markus White
    DE – 6-4, 235
    Lake Worth, FL/John I. Leonard

    Prep Star All-Southeast selection … a First Team Palm Beach Post All-Area and South Florida Sun-Sentinel All-County selection … registered 63 tackles and 10 sacks … also had 17 tackles for loss and two forced fumbles … returned an interception for a touchdown last fall … member of both the Palm Beach Post and South Florida Sun-Sentinel preseason Super 11 Team … earned All-Area and All-Conference honors as a junior and senior … played in prestigious Outback Steakhouse Senior All-Star Game in January, 2006 … helped lead a Lancer defense that held opponents to 70 yards rushing per game, the least in the area … also played TE and fullback on offense, serving as a key blocker … John I. Leonard finished 5-3 last fall …  had 36 tackles, including eight sacks and six fumble recoveries as a junior ... also a standout basketball player for John I. Leonard, where he serves as the team's starting center and captain … “Markus is a wonderful young man both on and off the field,” John I. Leonard head coach Brian Coe said. “He is hard working and quick to the ball. Markus is exciting to watch. The sky is the limit in what football can provide him.”   

    Eric Wilson
    DT – 6-2, 300
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL/ Boyd Anderson
    Hibbing CC (Hibbing, MN)

    Was a two-year starter at defensive tackle  for Hibbing Community College, and  earned All-Minnesota Community College honors both his freshman and sophomore years … registered 48 total tackles, including 18 solo stops for the Cardinals last season… also had six sacks and nine tackles for loss … helped Hibbing CC finish No. 2 in overall team defense in the MCC Northern Division … Hibbing CC finished with a 6-3 record his freshman season … played scholastically at Boyd Anderson High School …  “Eric is a very strong kid,” said Hibbing Community College head coach Curt Zuidmulder. “He is very aggressive off the ball, and is very explosive with a great sense of where the ball is.”

    Kordell Young
    RB – 5-9, 185
    Westville, NJ/West Deptford

    Member of the Rivals250 team … rated as the seventh-best all-purpose back in the nation and the ninth-best prospect in New Jersey by Rivals.com … named one of the top running backs in the nation by fab50recruiting.com … earned First Team All-State honors by the Star Ledger and the Associated Press… named Camden Courier Post Player of the Year and First Team All-South Jersey … also named the Gloucester County Times Offensive Player of the Year … four-year varsity starter for the Eagles… set the school record in career yards with 4,597 and touchdowns with 63 … averaged 10.8 yards per carry for his career … rushed for a school single-season record 1,898 yards on 152 carries (12.5 yards per carry) as a senior … also caught seven passes for 123 yards and returned two kickoffs and one punt for touchdowns … scored 196 points as a senior … also played defensive back … amassed 1,251 yards and 22 touchdowns and earned All-State, All-South Jersey and All-Conference honors as a junior… averaged 11.5 yards per carry his junior season … also competes on West Deptford's track team where he was a Star Ledger All-Group II choice in the 100 meters last spring… West Deptford owned a 44-3 record during Young's four seasons… “Kordell's numbers and what he has done over the last four years speaks for itself,” said West Deptford head coach Clyde Folsom. “He is a fast and durable young man who possesses outstanding vision in the open field. He was a major asset to our success the past four seasons and has great leadership abilities.”

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