Twenty-Eight Put It In Writing on National Signing Day

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Lafayette has secured the committments of 28 student-athletes as part of the football recruiting class of 2015.

Lafayette has secured the committments of 28 student-athletes as part of the football recruiting class of 2015.

Feb. 2, 2011



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EASTON, Pa. - Lafayette football has signed 28 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent for the Class of 2015.

The Leopards' coaching staff recruited 15 defensive and 13 offensive players among the class. Offensively, there are six offensive linemen, three wide receivers, two quarterbacks, one tailback and one tight end. Defensively, five linemen and five linebackers are coming to campus along with four defensive backs and a kicker/punter.

The members of the Class of 2015 come to College Hill from 12 states, with 11 players from Pennsylvania, five from New Jersey, two each from Connecticut and Georgia and one player from California, Florida, Maryland, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio and Virginia.

"We are extremely pleased with the recruiting class. It was imperative that this class equalled or surpassed what was a very good class a year ago when we brought in 33 student-athletes," said Lafayette head coach Frank Tavani. "I think we certainly met or exceeded last year's talent level and depth, and these two classes will go a long way to maintaining the stability and championship expectations we have of our program. We are very proud that over 90 percent of the class received high academic honors."

The offensive linemen average 6-4, 285 pounds and the defensive linemen will average 6-4, 225 to go along with a 6-3, 250-pound punter/kicker. There are three players named Zach/Zack on the list.

The Leopard football program has been a consistent winner, seeing just two losing seasons in the last nine. Lafayette lays claim to Patriot League titles in 1992, 1994, 2004, 2005 and 2006. In 2010, the Leopards went 2-9, snapping a streak of six seasons with a winning record while also being nationally ranked.

On Saturday, April 16, fans will get their first opportunity to see the 2011 Leopards in action in the annual Maroon-White Spring Game. The controlled scrimmage is set to begin at 11 a.m. at Fisher Stadium.

Lafayette will open the 2011 regular season with its first-ever trip to North Dakota State, a game that kicks off four in a row on the road. The Fisher Stadium home slate begins Oct. 1 vs. Harvard at 6 p.m. Season tickets, the only way to secure a ticket to the 147th meeting of College's Football's Most-Played Rivalry with Lehigh, will be available in May. Past season ticketholders will have the opportunity to renew their ticket packages in April.

   Signee
Video
Pos
Ht
Wt
 Hometown/High School/Last School
 1   Justin Adams
WR
5-11
175
 West Amwell, N.J./Notre Dame
 2   Anthony Baker
TE
6-5
220
 Kensington, N.H./Phillips Exeter Academy
 3   Shane Black
DB
6-0
195
 Stafford, Va./Mountain View/Mercersburg Academy
 4   Zach Boman
DL
6-3
220
 Fresno, Calif./Clovis North
 5   Luke Chiarolanzio
OL
6-5
290
 Florham Park, N.J./Delbarton School
 6   Charlie Clark
LB
6-5
225
 Hampstead, Md./North Carroll
 7   James Coscia
LB
6-3
230
 East Stroudsburg, Pa./East Stroudsburg South
 8   Demetrius Dixon
WR
6-2
180
 Conestoga, Pa./Penn Manor
 9   Shane Dorner
DL
6-1
215
 State College, Pa./State College
 10   Mike Duncan
WR
6-1
185
 Missoula, Mont./Big Sky
 11   Matt Gill
LB
6-0
210
 Slatington, Pa./Northern Lehigh
 12   Damarcus Ingram
DB
5-11
180
 Roswell, Ga./Roswell
 13   Ben Jeannot
OL
6-2
275
 Coraopolis, Pa./Moon
 14   Graham Kelley
OL
6-4
280
 Wallingford, Conn./Sheehan/Cheshire Academy
 15   Colton Kirkpatrick
LB
6-1
215
 Carlisle, Pa./Cumberland Valley
 16   Skyler Lash
DL
6-4
230
 Wyomissing, Pa./Wyomissing
 17   Anthony Loyacona
DB
6-0
200
 Export, Pa./Shady Side Academy
 18   Zack Mazur
OL
6-4
285
 Bethlehem, Pa./Freedom
 19   Garrett McNally
OL
6-6
305
 Camp Hill, Pa./Trinity
 20   Maxim Ngolla
OL
6-3
275
 Nyack, N.Y./Nyack
 21   Austin O'Brien
K/P
6-3
250
 Medford, N.J./Shawnee
 22   Kyle Ohradzansky
QB
6-0
210
 Avon, Ohio/Canton McKinley
 23   Mark Powell
LB
5-11
235
 Orange, Conn./Notre Dame/Hotchkiss School
 24   Jared Roberts
DB
6-2
175
 Pennsauken, N.J.Woodbury/Loomis Chaffee School
 25   Ross Scheuerman
TB
6-0
190
 Creamridge, N.J./Allentown
 26   Alex Watson
DL
6-0
245
 Jacksonville, Fla./Creekside
 27   Tyrus White
DL
6-1
215
 Decatur, Ga./Cedar Grove
 28   Zach Zweizig
QB
6-5
215
 Wyomissing, Pa./Wilson

 

 

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