Skip to main content Skip to footer
Official Lafayette Football 2016 National Signing Day
Lafayette Football: 2016 National Signing Day

Welcome to Signing Day Central presented by Coke Zero. On Wednesday, Feb. 3, GoLeopards.com offers the most exclusive and expansive National Signing Day coverage in the Patriot League with all-day, live updates from Bourger Varsity Football House.

 Signing Day Central - Wednesday, Feb. 3 - Presented by Coke Zero
(All times Eastern Standard)
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Live Chat with Head Coach Frank Tavani (via #AskCoachT)
12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. - The Kickoff Show, presented by Coke Zero, with Coach Tavani
12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. - Overall look at Class of 2020 and the process with Recruiting Coordinator Phil Hallahan
1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. - In-Depth Look at Class of 2020: Offense with OC Mickey Fein
2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. - In-Depth Look at Class of 2020: Defense with DC Art Link
2:30 p.m. - Announcement of Men's Soccer and Women's Soccer commitments
7:40 p.m. - Coach Tavani live on Lafayette Sports Network telecast of Lafayette Basketball
Ask Coach T
2016 Lafayette Football National Letter-of-Intent Signees

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. HOMETOWN/HIGH SCHOOL/PREP SCHOOL Highlights
Ryan Barnett DE 6-3 250 Chatham, N.J. / Chatham Watch
Colin Bradley OL 6-5 280 Bryn Mawr, Pa. / Radnor Watch
Demetrius Breedlove DT 6-2 275 Rochester, N.Y. / McQuaid Jesuit Watch
Mike Dunn TB 6-0 200 Yarmouthport, Mass. / Dennis-Yarmouth Regional / Cheshire Academy Watch
Keith Earle DE 6-2 225 North Wales, Pa. / North Penn Watch
Philip Elliott OL 6-3 280 Atlanta, Ga. / Pace Academy Watch
Stewart Hackleman LS/DL 6-3 240 Fort Lauderdale, Fla. / Pine Crest Watch
Kevin Hutchinson LB 6-0 185 St. Mary's. Ga. / Camden County Watch
Tre Jordan CB 6-0 195 Easton, Pa. / Notre Dame Watch
Jack Lamb LB 6-0 220 Doylestown, Pa. / Central Bucks East Watch
Jake Liedtka WR 6-2 180 Hamilton, N.J. / Notre Dame Watch
Jake Marotti OL 6-6 295 Baden, Pa. / Ambridge Watch
Austin McCrum QB 6-4 220 Saco, Maine / Thornton Academy Watch
Eric Mitchell Jr. CB 5-10 185 Martinsburg, W. Va. / Martinsburg / Salisbury School Watch
Ryan Monteyne HB/TE 6-2 220 Wayne, N.J. / Wayne Valley Watch
Dylan Murphy OL 6-5 295 Hilliard, Ohio / Bishop Watterson Watch
David Nelson TE 6-7 280 Memphis, Tenn. / Memphis University School Watch
Nick Pearson DB 5-9 165 Mason, Ohio / Mason Watch
Dmitry Smith S 6-0 195 Bradenton, Fla. / Southeast / Wyoming Seminary Watch
Julian Spigner WR 6-3 195 Easton, Pa. / Bethlehem Catholic Watch
Tommy Strasburger S 6-2 185 Doylestown, Pa. / Central Bucks East Watch
Yasir "K.T." Thomas WR 5-11 180 Paterson, N.J. / Passaic Tech Watch
Colin Thorne S 6-0 185 Cheshire, Conn. / Cheshire / Suffield Academy Watch
Joe Varischetti OL 6-2 280 Brockway, Pa. / Dubois Central Catholic Watch
Cole Whalen LB 6-0 215 Camp Hill, Pa. / Cedar Cliff Watch

Logo Ryan Barnett Edge
DE | 6-3 | 250 | Chatham, N.J. / Chatham

AT CHATHAM: Two-time All-NJAC honoree who played linebacker and tight end...named to Morris County Coaches All-County Top 33 Team in 2014 and 2015 when he was the team defensive MVP...advanced to the 2015 Group 3 North 2 state finals...made 86 tackles (54 solo) with 12 tackles for loss with 5.5 sacks as a senior...caught 15 balls for 185 yards and five touchdowns in 2015...Morris County National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete in 2015...All-NJAC United Second-Team selection in baseball in 2015, playing at first base...led baseball team in home runs and RBI in 2014...four-year letterwinner in ice hockey...member of 2012-13 team which was the New Jersey Public B state champion...All-Mennen Division honorable mention at forward...high honor roll student and member of National Honor Society and World Language Honor Society...volunteered in Morris County soup kitchens and as a Corpus Christi youth leader for his church.
Personal: Son of Paul and Kimberly Barnett...father played football at Gettysburg where his mom was a swimmer...older brother, William, plays lacrosse at Union...has a younger sister, Caitlin...plans to major in Economics...born 1/31/98.

Logo Colin Bradley Edge
OL | 6-5 | 280 | Bryn Mawr, Pa. / Radnor

AT RADNOR: All-Central League First-Team selection and Honorable Mention All-Delco in 2015...earned All-Central League honorable mention status as a junior in 2014...played offensive tackle and defensive line...honor roll student who was the center on the basketball team and competed in the shot put and discus in track and field.
Personal: Son of Christopher and Alexis Bradley...has a younger sister, Rowan and a younger brother, Aidan...plans to major in Economics...born 3/22/98.

Logo Demetrius Breedlove Edge
DT | 6-2 | 275 | Rochester, N.Y. / McQuaid Jesuit/strong>

AT MCQUAID JESUIT: Named the Rochester City Athletic Conference (RCAC) player of the year while garnering first-team defensive honors at defensive end twice and offensive laurels at tight end once...two-time All-Greater Rochester selection...also secured an All-State Third-Team selection...honor roll student.
Personal: Son of Demetrius and Noelle Breedlove...has a younger sister, Traiva, and a younger brother, Anthony...comes from same high school as Ryan Hart-Predmore '10...has yet to decide on a major...born 3/19/98.

Logo Mike Dunn Edge
TB | 6-0 | 200 | Yarmouthport, Mass. / Dennis-Yarmouth Regional/Cheshire Academy

AT DENNIS-YARMOUTH REGIONAL: Named All-State Super 26 in his senior year of 2014 when he also served as team captain...played quarterback, running back, defensive back, linebacker, kick returner and wide receiver...team MVP his final two seasons...Atlantic Coast League (ACL) selection in 2013 and 2014...honor roll student who collected All-Scholastic honors from the Boston Globe and Boston Herald in 2013 and 2014...finished career with 4,900 yards and 56 touchdowns...school single-season record holder for touchdowns (rushing/receiving/return) in a season with 28 in 2014...had six interceptions and eight career touchdown returns...member of 13-0 state championship team in 2011...also played three years of hockey on defense, scoring five career goals with 24 assists in two varsity seasons...competed in indoor track and field (55m, 4x200 relay, long jump), earning All-Cape honors while being an ACL All-Star selection...was a state qualifier in the 55m...in baseball, was a three-year starter at catcher earning ACL honors in 2012-14...all-state selection who connected for seven home runs, 65 RBI and a .432 career batting average...participated in Dennis-Yarmouth Relay For Life...assisted in Yarmouth-Dennis youth football, baseball and hockey clinics.
AT CHESIRE ACADEMY: Spent a post-graduate year at Cheshire Academy in Cheshire, Conn...garnered team MVP honors with 450 rushing yards and four touchdowns, leading team to a 5-3 record.
Personal: Son of Peter and Kristen Dunn...father played football at UConn and mother competed in field hockey at Bridgewater State...cousin Matthew Montalto played football at Bentley and cousin Nick Montalto played football and baseball at Massachusetts Maritime Academy...has a younger brother, Brandon and a younger sister, Shelby...plans to major in Economics...born 9/5/96.

Logo Keith Earle Edge
DE | 6-2 | 225 | North Wales, Pa. / North Penn

AT NORTH PENN: Earned Pennsylvania Football News Second-Team All-State honors in 4A in 2015 while garnering All-Southeastern Pennsylvania Second-Team honors at defensive end...Suburban One League National Division First-Team honoree in 2014 and 2015 at defensive end and a second-team selection at tight end in 2015...finished career with 20.5 sacks, 20 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, two pass deflections and one touchdown...on offense, managed 18 receptions, including three touchdown catches...member of District I runner-up squads in 2013 and 2015 and Suburban One National/Continental League champion in 2013-15...earned Montgomery Media All-Area honors as a senior...honor roll student who was a Mini-Maxwell Award recipient...earned All-Intelligencer First-Team Defense laurels in 2015 when he was the team captain...in track and field, was a two-time Suburban One Continental League champion in 2013 and 2014, competing in the 400m, 200m and javelin...served as a volunteer for the Philadelphia Broad Street Run and IMPACT Thrift Store while also participating in the North Penn Reading Super Bowl and with the Challenger Program which assists special needs students.
Personal: Son of Keith and Angela Earle...maternal grandmother Dora Hughes played basketball at Alabama State...comes from same high school as Kyle Mayfield '17...plans to major in Civil Engineering...born 10/9/97.

Logo Philip Elliot Edge
OL | 6-3 | 280 | Atlanta, Ga. / Pace Academy

AT PACE ACADEMY: All-region selection who played offensive guard and offensive tackle for the 2015 AA Georgia state champion and a 2014 squad which reached the final eight in the state...served as team captain as a senior...named offensive co-MVP in junior year...participated in basketball and track and field...earned Dean’s Award for Character.
Personal: Son of Mark and Laurie Elliott...has two older brothers, Lee and Sam, and an older sister, Megan who played basketball at Rice...plans to major in Economics...born 6/3/97.

Logo Stewart Hackleman Edge
LS/DL | 6-3 | 240 | Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Pine Crest

AT PINE CREST: Played offensive and defensive line in three years as a starter...All-Southeastern Football Conference Honorable Mention...collected all-district second-team honors in lacrosse.
Personal: Son of Robert and Martine Hackleman...has an older brother, Philip...has yet to decide on a major...born 9/26/97.

Logo Kevin Hutchinson Edge
LB | 6-0 | 190 | St Mary's, Ga. / Camden County

AT CAMDEN COUNTY: All-Region selection at defensive back in 2015...made 63 tackles (45 solo) with five for loss with one interception and five passes defended as a senior...in his junior campaign, registered 86 tackles (53 solo) with eight passes defended...team won the Region I championship in 2013 and 2014...four-year letterwinner...collected the special teams Head Hunter Award...competed in track and field as the anchor of the 4x400 relay, 200, 400 (50.9), 4x100 relay and the long and triple jump...track and field team captured 2013 Region I title and was the runner up in 2014 and 2015...maintains a 4.2 cumulative GPA...Camden County Civility Award winner...member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Senior Beta Club.
Personal: Son of Kevin and Loretta Hutchinson...father, Kevin, played football at Georgia Southern and sister, Karmen, runs track at Vassar...has older sisters Yasmeen, Loriesa and Karmen...plans to major in Electric & Computer Engineering...born 9/20/97.

Logo Tre Jordan Edge
CB | 6-0 | 195 | Easton, Pa. / Notre Dame

AT NOTRE DAME/PIUS X: All-State selection who threw for 7,884 career passing yards with 83 touchdowns in his high school career, as the third-leading passer in state history...completed 561-of-842 pass attempts...rushed for 1,886 yards with 37 career rushing touchdowns while adding 175 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns...set a Notre Dame record for single-season passing yards (3,375) and passing touchdowns (30) in 2015 while leading team to a District 11 Class AA title...garnered All-Area First-Team honors from the Morning Call and Express-Times (Lehighvalleylive.com)...secured All-State laurels from Pennsylvania Football News, the Pennsylvania Football Writers and Easternpafootball.com in 2015...All-Colonial League First Team selection in 2015...led Pius X team to a 2014 District 11 Class A championship while achieving Express-Times Second-Team status and all-star honoring from Easternpafootball.com and Pennsylvania Football News...earned distinguished honors in the classroom...volunteered for Big Blue Youth Football Camp and the Pius X Little Royals.
Personal: Son of Tremaine and Tyisha Jordan...cousin, Jarrod West, played football at Syracuse and had several NFL tryouts...cousin, Jordan Young, plays basketball at Penn State Lehigh Valley...has yet to decide on a major...born 9/21/97.

Logo Jack Lamb Edge
LB | 6-0 | 220 | Doylestown, Pa. / Central Bucks East

AT CENTRAL BUCKS EAST: Associated Press First Team All-State at linebacker while garnering a similar honor from Pennsylvania Football News, Eastern Pennsylvania Football News and The Intelligencer...Mini Maxwell Award recipient...named to All-Suburban One League First-Team at linebacker in 2015 and third-team at quarterback...also secured All-Suburban One League honors in his freshman, sophomore and junior years...named to Philadelphia Inquirer All-Southeastern Pennsylvania First Team...finished his career with 252 tackles, a school-record 39 tackles for loss, five fumble recoveries, four forced fumbles and one interception...as a quarterback, threw for 1,345 yards, ran for 1100 yards and finished with 24 touchdowns in one and a half seasons as a starter...named team MVP his final two campaigns when he also served as team captain...National Honor Society student who was a member of Athletes Helping Athletes.
Personal: Son of Scott and Mary Lamb...father played football at Delaware where his mother played lacrosse...grandfather, Bob Lamb, played football at North Carolina; cousin, Ryan Lamb, is a freshman on the lacrosse team at Virginia...has younger brothers, Kevin and Jamie, and a younger sister Kiera...joins high school teammate Tommy Strasburger in the Lafayette Class of 2020...plans to major in Chemistry...born 5/6/98.

Logo Jake Liedtka Edge
WR | 6-2 | 180 | Hamilton, N.J. / Notre Dame

AT NOTRE DAME: Two-time West Jersey Football League First-Team selection at wide receiver...racked up 525 receiving yards and eight touchdowns as a senior, averaging 20.5 yards per catch... also played free safety...in track and field was the 2015 Parochial A state champion in the high jump while serving as a team captain...member of the National Language Honor Society...named Notre Dame's “Trentonian High Achiever” in athletics for 2015-16...executive leader of Catholic Athletes for Christ...also served as a peer leader and was a member of Latin Club and Armed Forces Club.
Personal: Son of David and Jill Liedtka...father played football at Ursinus and older brother David, throws the javelin at Navy...also has younger brothers, Eric and John...plans to major in Economics...born 3/17/98.

Logo Jake Marotti Edge
OL | 6-6 | 295 | Baden, Pa. / Ambridge

AT AMBRIDGE: All-Midwestern Athletic Conference (MAC) First-Team selection at offensive tackle while garnering honorable mention status at defensive end...served as team captain as a senior...played on school's first team to make WPIAL playoffs in 10 seasons...suited up at offensive tackle, tight end, defensive end and long snapper...multi-sport athlete who also competed in baseball (first base, pitcher) track and field (shot put) and indoor soccer (goalie, offense)...high honor roll student who was the MAC Scholar-Athlete Award winner...attended WPIAL Scholar-Athlete Leadership Summit...earned the Academic Extra Effort Award and was a Technology Students of America finalist...assisted with church festival and dinners...served as a junior high weight lifting coach...assisted with Partners for Quality.
Personal: Son of John and Lori Marotti...has a younger sister, Rachel...plans to major in Economics...born 4/22/98.

Logo Austin McCrum Edge
QB | 6-4 | 220 | Saco, Maine / Thornton Academy

AT THORNTON ACADEMY: Two-time All-State and All-Conference (SMAA) honoree who helped lead team to state titles in 2014 (9-1) and 2015 (10-1)...named USA Today Maine Player of the Year in 2015...tabbed as SMAA Player of the Year in 2015...threw for 1,650 yards and 18 touchdowns as a junior and followed by 1,956 yards and 22 TD's in 2015...National Honor Society member and honor roll student...volunteered with police and fire departments and a local soup kitchen while also offering his time as a youth football and basketball instructor.
Personal: Son of Brad and Darci McCrum...mother played basketball at Husson University where she was inducted into the school's hall of fame...older sister, Katie, plays basketball at Colby and cousin, Connor, plays football at RPI...plans to major in Economics...born 10/31/97.

Logo Eric Mitchell Edge
CB | 5-10 | 185 | Martinsburg, W. Va. / Martinsburg / Salisbury

AT MARTINSBURG: Named All-County First-Team offense and defense in his senior year (2014)...collected All-County First-Team defense and Second-Team offense honors as a junior...program was AAA champion from 2011-13...named the county track runner of the year in 2015...competed in the 100, 200 4x100 relay and 4x200 relay and holds the school record in all of the events...member of the National Honor Society, National Science Honor Society, National Arts Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society and Interact Club.
AT SALISBURY SCHOOL: Spent a prep year at the Salisbury School in Salisbury, Conn....helped lead team to an 8-1 record...made 13 tackles with a sack and a three interceptions...made 15 catches for 268 yards and a touchdown.
Personal: Son of Eric and Ywatta Mitchell...has an older sister, Yakiya, and a younger sister, Sophia...plans to major in Engineering or Computer Science...born 3/23/97.

Logo Ryan Monteyne Edge
HB/TE | 6-2 | 220 | Wayne, N.J. / Wayne Valley

AT WAYNE VALLEY: Named to the 2015 All-USA (Today) New Jersey Football Team...collected All-North Bergen First Team, All-Passaic County First-Team and All-Big North Conference Colonial Division First-Team honors...part of the 2016 NJFCA Super 100 Team...earned team offensive MVP honors as a senior when he caught 30 passes for 600 yards and 11 touchdowns while helping lead team to a 9-2 record...National Honor Society student...member of Future Business Leaders of America.
Personal: Son of Donald and Lisa Monteyne...father played football at Army... has an older brother, Andrew...plans to major in Economics...born 7/1/98.

Logo Dylan Murphy Edge
OL | 6-5 | 295 | Hilliard Ohio / Bishop Watterson

AT BISHOP WATTERSON: Named a Top 25 offensive lineman in Ohio in 2015...honor roll student and member of the National Business Honor Society...participated in the rugby club, investment club, business club and was a member of concert choir...performed in the high school musical his final two schoolyears...volunteered at Columbus Metro Library and St. Brendan School.
Personal: Son of Shawn and Elizabeth Murphy...his uncle, Dan Lorenz, played football at Cincinnati...his cousins, Jon and Andrew Lorenz, played football at Ohio State and Ohio Dominican, respectively...has a younger brother, Colin...plans to major in Economics...born 9/3/97.

Logo David Nelson Edge
TE | 6-7 | 280 | Memphis, Tenn. / Memphis University School

AT MEMPHIS UNIVERSITY SCHOOLS: Played offensive and defensive tackle, participating in football in seventh and eighth grade and then again in his senior year...named to the Coaches Division 2-AA West All-Region Second-Team Offense as a senior...standout player in basketball, earning All-State Best of the Preps honors from the Commercial Appeal as a sophomore when he helped guide team to the state finals and a 17-14 mark...also competed in track and field...dean's list student who was also a member of school's academic honor roll...National Honor Society selection...member of an a capella singing group for three years.
Personal: Son of Patrick and Catherine Nelson...father played basketball at Rhodes College...grandfather, Rick Moore II, played football at Davidson and his uncle, Rick Moore III, played football at North Carolina...has an older sister, Bess, and younger sisters, Mary and Catey...plans to major in Economics...born 7/19/97.

Logo Nick Pearson Edge
DB | 5-9 | 165 | Mason, Ohio / Mason

AT MASON: Three-year varsity starter who was a Greater Miami Conference Second-Team selection...named team's best wide receiver and secured the Comet MVP Award...played cornerback, wide receiver and punt returner...picked off four passes in his senior season of 2015 while also making 13 catches with five touchdowns...competed in track and field and was a state champion as a member of the 4x200 relay...200 meter conference and district individual champion whose top time is 21.88...All-GMC First-Team honoree...served as an athletic trainer's assistant and was also a participant in the Big Brother program in youth football.
Personal: Son of Donald and Beverly Pearson...has a younger sister, Chloe...plans to major in Economics...born 9/1/98.

Logo Dmitry Smith Edge
S | 6-0 | 190 | Bradenton, Fla. / Southeast / Wyoming Seminary

AT SOUTHEAST: Florida Athletic Coaches Associate All-District 16 first-team defensive selection at defensive back in 2013 and 2014...garnered Bradenton Herald All-Area First-Team Offense honors at wide receiver in his senior season of 2014...in his senior season, made 58 tackles with nine pass breakups, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries; made 37 catches for 593 yards and five touchdowns while being named the wide receiver MVP...as a junior, made 67 tackles with five breakups and one interception returned for a touchdown (a 99-yard INT run that set a school record)...as a sophomore in 2012, made 14 catches for 187 yards...completed the International Baccalaureate program...logged more than 150 community service hours with his church youth group and school events...speaks fluent Greek.
AT WYOMING SEMINARY: Spent a post-graduate year at Wyoming Seminary in Kingston, Pa...football season was cut short during the second week of the season due to an achilles tendon injury.
Personal: Son of Ernest and Natasha Smith...plans to major in Biology or Biochemistry...born 9/30/96.

Logo Julian Spigner Edge
WR | 6-3 | 195 | Easton, Pa. / Bethlehem Catholic

AT BETHLEHEM CATHOLIC All-state selection in his junior season and all-conference honoree his final three campaigns...finished with a 29-9 record as a starter...threw for 5,370 yards and 57 touchdowns while rushing for 1,788 more with 17 rushing touchdowns...holds single-season record for passing touchdowns (28) in 2014...won District 11 Class AAA titles in 2013 and 2014...completed 103-of-213 for 1,528 yards and 18 touchdowns as a sophomore in 2013 while also running for 668 yards and two touchdowns...as a junior, completed 143-of-221 for 2,297 yards and 28 touchdowns, adding 421 rushing yards and five scores...completed 106-of-186 for 1,544 yards and 11 touchdowns while running for 596 yards and 10 touchdowns...three-year starter as a forward on the basketball team, playing for the District 11 runner up in 2012...honor roll student who was a member of the Student-Athlete Council, Middle States Committee and Eco Club...also volunteered for Germantown service trip, Kirkland Village, Free Throw For Life and at Gracedale Nursing Home.
Personal: Son of Larry Spigner '93 and Lauren Mazza Spigner '92...has an older sister, Madison, and a younger sister, Jaden...comes from same high school as Erik Marsh '95, Lafayette's all-time leading rusher...has not yet decided on a major...born 2/24/98.

Logo Tommy Strasburger Edge
S | 6-2 | 185 | Doylestown, Pa. / Central Bucks East

AT CENTRAL BUCKS EAST: Named to the All-Suburban One League First Team in 2014 and 2015...earned All-Intelligencer First-Team laurels his senior year...managed 87 tackles, seven interceptions and five fumble recoveries in his junior and senior seasons combined while being named team's most outstanding defensive skills player...team boasted an 8-2 record in 2015...four-year letterwinner in basketball and a three-time all-league selection...served as basketball team captain in final two seasons...honor roll student who worked as a mentor for Athletes Helping Athletes and TOPSoccer...volunteer for Coaches vs. Cancer, the Colby Umbrell Memorial 5K and the Travis Manion 9/11 Heroes Run.
Personal: Son of Matthew and Althea Strasburger...father played football at Nebraska...has an older brother, Brett, and a younger sister, Anna...joins high school teammate Jack Lamb in the Lafayette Class of 2020...has not yet decided on a major...born 5/14/97.

Logo K.T. Thomas Edge
WR | 5-11 | 180 | Peterson, N.J. / Passaic Tech

AT PASSAIC TECH: Named USA Today All-State First Team, All Group 5 First Team and All-North Jersey at defensive back...garnered All-Big North First-Team honors his junior and senior seasons and All-Passaic County First-Team honors...helped lead 2015 squad to a 10-2 mark and a North 1 Group 5 state title...in his senior season, he made 19 catches for 478 yards and six touchdowns; served as a punt returner with 23 returns for 365 yards and a pair of TD's...defensively, he made 57 tackles with 14 pass breakups and two interceptions...finished his career with 1,137 all-purpose yards, with 31 career receptions for 671 yards and 11 touchdowns...added 63 career tackles...also competed in winter track and field (high jump, long jump and sprints), earning All-Big North honors in the high jump (6-2) and as a member of the Group 4 state section relay champs...All-Passaic County Second Team in spring track...honor roll student who is on the Principal's List and a member of the Circle of Success...volunteer for Silk City Cardinals Youth Football Organizations.
Personal: Son of Kanasha Moore...has a younger sister, Yahjanae...comes from same high school as Robin Cepeda '17...plans to major in Economics...born 8/20/98.

Logo Colin Thorne Edge
S | 6-0 | 185 | Cheshire, Conn. / Chesire / Suffield Academy

AT CHESIRE/SUFFIELD ACADEMY: hree-year letterwinner in football, playing quarterback, wide receiver, safety and linebacker...teams were 33-18 during his career...managed 199 tackles and five interceptions over four seasons...added 160 kick return yards, six touchdowns and 464 all-purpose yards in one season...played catcher and third base in baseball and midfield in lacrosse for two seasons each...honor roll student...volunteered with Best Buddies, Special Olympics and Lights of Hope organizations.
Personal: Son of Craig and Beverly Thorne...father played football at Ithaca...has a brother, Craig...plans to major in Economics...born 9/7/96.

Logo Joe Varischetti Edge
OL | 6-2 | 280 | Brockway, Pa. / DuBois Central Catholic

AT DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC: Earned All-State First-Team honors from the Pennsylvania Football Writers and Second-Team status from Pennsylvania Football News...earned Allegheny Mountain League First-Team honors in 2014 and 2015...named to Inaugural D9sports.com All-District 9 Football Team in 2015 and collected Tri-County Courier Express First-Team plaudits in 2014 and 2015...did not give up a sack in 2015, helping team to 1,184 passing yards and 12 touchdowns and 3,000 rushing yards and 39 touchdowns on the way to being the District 9 runner-up with a 10-3 record...also made 44 tackles with five sacks, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and one blocked kick...collected 100 pancake/knockdown blocks...competed in track and field as a thrower, finishing third in District 9 in shot put as a junior, while breaking a 42-year old school record...also played basketball (8.0 ppg as a senior) for two seasons and wrestled for one, wrestling and playing basketball in his senior year...National Honor Society student who was consistently on the First Honor Roll...serves as the Student Council vice president...volunteer for Salvation Army, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Special Olympics and the Little Dribbler program...altar server, Eucharistic minister and vacation bible school volunteer at his church.
Personal: Son of Peter and Sharon Varischetti...father played football at Pitt and cousin Anthony Varischetti played football at Shippensburg...has an older sister, Francesca and a younger brother, Johnny...plans to major in Civil Engineering...born 10/17/97.

Logo Cole Whalen Edge
LB | 6-0 | 215 | Camp Hill, Pa. / Cedar Cliff

AT CEDAR CLIFF: Earned All-Mid-Penn Conference honors as a three-year letterwinner at Cedar Cliff...garnered All-Sentinel laurels...served as team captain of football and wrestling teams, wrestling in the 132, 170 and 195-pound weight classes...National Honor Society student who participated in the Cedar Cliff Mini-THON, Project ALS Student Council and Young Republicans.
Personal: Son of Robert and Amanda Whalen...father wrestled at Cornell, older sister, Ashton, played field hockey at Villanova while older sister, Brett is a thrower on the Notre Dame track and field team...has a younger brother, Bobby...comes from same high school as Tom Kirchhoff '93, Chad Walker '06, Bryan Kazmierowski '07, plans to major in Civil Engineering...born 9/11/97.