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Garrett Brings In 17 For First Recruiting Class

Feb. 1, 2017

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EASTON, Pa. -- Lafayette head football coach John Garrett has secured the commitments of 17 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent as part of National Signing Day on Wednesday.

Garrett and the Leopards' coaching staff recruited 10 offensive players, five defensive players and one special teams contributor in the Class of 2021, the fifth scholarship class in the Patriot League era. Offensively, there are five linemen, three quarterbacks, a running back and a wide receiver. On defense, the Leopards added three linebackers, two defensive backs and one lineman. The members of the Class of 2021 come to College Hill from nine states, including four each from Pennsylvania and New Jersey and once each from Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Tennessee and Texas.

"It's a great day for the Lafayette Leopards' football program as we add an impressive group of student-athletes to our team as members of the 2017 recruiting class," said Garrett, the Fred M. Kirby '42 Head Football Coach. "It's a group of smart, tough, dependable and talented players who love football and who will be great ambassadors for Lafayette College. The 2017 class will be a great addition to our team as we continue to build a program that everyone will proud of on and off the field."

Lafayette begins the 2017 schedule on Sept. 2 at Monmouth. The Leopards open at home a week later, hosting Sacred Heart. The regular season concludes Nov. 18 at Lehigh in the 153rd meeting of college's football's most-played and longest continuous rivalry.

NamePos.Ht.Wt.HometownHigh SchoolHighlights
Reed Aichholz QB 6-5 225 Cincinnati, Ohio Indian Hill Highlights
Gavin Barclay OL 6-5 295 York, Pa. York Surburban Highlights
John Burk OL 6-4 315 Lake Hiawatha, N.J. Parsippany Highlights
Ryan Dickens LB 6-2 220 Hazlet, N.J. Raritan Highlights
Trey Fallon OL 6-4 300 Falmouth, Maine Falmouth Highlights
Taron Hampton OL 6-3 305 Palmyra, N.J. St. Joseph's Prep Highlights
Major Jordan LB 6-0 205 Frackville, Pa. North Schuylkill Highlights
Jeffrey Kordenbrock K/P 5-10 160 Glenelg, Md. Calvert Hall Highlights
Mike Murdock DB 5-10 195 Rumson, N.J. Rumson Fair-Haven Highlights
Brycen Mussina QB 6-4 185 Montoursville, Pa. Montoursville Highlights
Cole Northrup QB 6-0 200 St. Augustine, Fla. St. Augustine Highlights
Austin Pyne OL 6-4 290 Milford, Mass. Cushing Academy/Lawrence Academy Highlights
Quinn Revere WR 6-0 185 McKinney, Texas McKinney Christian Academy Highlights
Selwyn Simpson RB 6-2 205 Phoenixville, Pa. Spring-Ford Highlights
Evan Smith LB 6-1 215 Memphis, Tenn Memphis University School Highlights
Jake Taggart DE 6-4 215 Bath, N.Y. Haverling Highlights
Otis Thrasher CB 6-2 175 Decatur, Ga. Luella/Wyoming Seminary Highlights