Lafayette Football Inks 28 Student-Athletes on National Signing Day
Feb. 6, 2008
EASTON, Pa. - The Lafayette football coaching staff inked the commitments of 28 student-athletes who will join a Leopard program that has secured the Patriot League title and NCAA FCS Play-Off berths in three of the last four seasons.
The Leopards have brought in 14 players on the offensive side of the ball, four each at wide receiver, running back and offensive line along with one quarterback and one tight end. The offensive unit will be under the control of offensive coordinator Bob Heffner who will see Rob Curley return to quarterback and a host of running backs vying for the starting spot including Maurice White, DeAndre' Morrow and Tyrell Coon, all of whom showed flashes of brilliance in 2007.
Six linemen, four linebackers and four defensive backs join a Lafayette defense which finished first in the country in overall defense during the 2007 season. That defensive corps also welcomes back the 2007 Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year in Andy Romans.
The members of the Class of 2012 come to College Hill from eight different states, with 10 players from Pennsylvania, six from Florida, four from New Jersey, three from New York, two from Maryland and one player each from Virginia, Ohio and Georgia.
"We feel confident that it is a strong class," said ninth-year Lafayette head coach Frank Tavani. "We feel like we fulfilled our positional needs as far as talent and depth. We were right on where we wanted to be in terms of numbers at certain positions.
"Overall, we are very pleased with the recruiting process this season," Tavani continued, "especially with the high percentage of commitments in comparison to the number of visits we had. Over 75 percent of the recruits we invited to campus committed to be part of Lafayette football. We feel that this group will help us maintain our championship standards."
Coming off a 7-4 campaign in 2007 and a second-place finish in the Patriot League, Lafayette will open the 2008 season at Marist on Sept. 6.
Lafayette Football 2008 Recruiting Class
Scott Biel, Defensive Lineman, 6-3, 255, Blue Bell, Pa./Wissahickon
Major is undeclared. AT WISSAHICKON: Two-year letterwinner who played defensive end, tight end and fullback...named to the Suburban One League First Team...collected all-area first-team honors at defensive end from the Norristown Times Herald and all-area laurels from the Ambler Gazette...named a top 10 defensive end by the Philadelphia Inquirer...two-year letterwinner in basketball as a forward...honor roll student who was also named the Student of the Month at Wissahickon. PERSONAL: Son of Jeffrey and Ellen Biel...born 1/16/90.
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Nick Booker-Tandy, Wide Receiver, 5-7, 165, Pompano Beach, Fla./Ely
Plans to major in Biology/Pre-Med. AT ELY: Three-year varsity letterwinner in football...earned second-team all-county laurels as a senior...reeled in 428 yards receiving and three touchdowns while rushing for 102 yards and one touchdown...selected as Great American Student-Athlete of the Year Award at the Soul Bowl game...earned Mr. Academic status...Student Government treasurer...member of the National Honor Society...selected to National Honor Roll...recipient of Outstanding Student Leader Award. PERSONAL: Son of George and Lucia Booker-Tandy...born 1/29/90.
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Doug Borchert, Linebacker, 6-2, 210, Princeton, N.J./Princeton
Plans to major in Economics & Business. AT PRINCETON: Three-year letterwinner who was named team MVP his senior season and team defensive MVP as a sophomore...served as team captain his senior year...earned All-Colonial Valley Conference Second-Team Honors in his junior and senior campaigns...made 87 tackles (12 for loss), six sacks, four fumble recoveries, four forced fumbles and one interception at linebacker...racked up 1,217 yards on 200 carries at running back...selected as Princeton High School's Student-Athlete Representative for top students in Mercer County. PERSONAL: Son of William Borchert and Melanie Tucker...born 3/7/90.
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Anthony Buffolino, Offensive Lineman, 6-5, 295, Jacksonville, Fla./Mandarin
Plans to major in Engineering. AT MANDARIN: Named All-First Coast Team by Florida Football Magazine...earned All-Gateway Conference accolades...earned a spot in the All-Star Shrine Bowl...served as team captain at Mandarin...played four years at left offensive tackle...team did not allow a sack his junior season and only one his senior year...was named an All-First Coast Player to Watch as a junior...served as senator on the student council and is a student-athlete tutor...took part in the Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) Program and is an AP Scholar...is a member of the National Honor Society and a four-year honor roll recipient. PERSONAL: Son of Frank and Julie Buffolino...born 9/9/89.
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Leroy Butler, JR., Linebacker, 6-2, 190, Sarasota, Fla./Booker
Plans to major in Chemistry. AT BOOKER: Named Defensive Player of the Year while spending time at linebacker and safety...named team Defensive Player of the Year...made 171 tackles (117 solo) while averaging 11.0 tackles per game...earned all-county honors...four-year letterwinner in wrestling...played centerfield in baseball...member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Brotherhood of Men mentoring group...graduated in top five percent of his class. PERSONAL: Son of Leroy Butler and Jewel Johnson...born 4/15/89.
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Bilal Butt, Offensive Lineman, 6-4, 295, Elmont, N.Y./Sewanhaka
Plans to major in Biology. AT SEWANHAKA: Four-year letterwinner at left offensive tackle who earned all-conference honors...collected Academic All-County laurels as a senior...named team lineman of the year as a senior when he served as team captain...received honors from the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame...selected to the Golden Eleven, which honors the top football student-athletes in Nassau County...led the way for a rushing game that averaged over 100 yards per game in 2007...two-year letterwinner in track and field where he earned all-division status following a second-place finish in the shot put...member of the National Honor Society who earned departmental honors in science, math, and social studies...attended the National Youth Forum on Medicine...participated in the Western Long Island Science Olympiad for four years...served as an after-school math tutor. PERSONAL: Son of Khalid Butt and Elizabeth Ramirez...born 11/30/89.
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Jake Crooks, Offensive Lineman, 6-3, 300, Wayne, Pa./Conestoga
Plans to major in Economics & Business. AT CONESTOGA: Three-year letterwinner who collected All-Central League First-Team and All-Main Line Second-Team honors as a senior...earned All-Main Line Second-Team status as a junior and All-Central League Honorable Mention...as a sophomore, was tabbed for all-area and all-conference honorable mention status...earned first honor roll accolades as a freshman and a senior...received the Service and Leadership Award from Conestoga in 2006. PERSONAL: Son of Bruce and Amy Crooks...born 2/12/90.
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Kevin Doty, Tight End, 6-3, 240, Doylestown, Pa./Germantown Academy
Plans to major in Engineering. AT GERMANTOWN ACADEMY: Team captain and defensive MVP as a senior...led the team in tackles...spent time at inside linebacker and fullback during his career...collected All-Inter-Ac League honors as a junior and a senior while also netting All-City laurels from the Philadelphia Daily News...selected to all-area team by Bucks Country Intelligencer in 2006...three-year letterwinner in track and field where he competes in the shot put, discus and javelin...four-sport athlete who has also competed in basketball and baseball...founded the Strength and Conditioning Club at Germantown Academy...member of the Community Service Organization...received the four-year Whitaker Scholar-Athlete Scholarship at Germantown Academy prior to his freshman year; the award is given to one incoming freshman each year. PERSONAL: Son of Kevin and Susan Doty...born 8/15/89.
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Ben Eaton, Linebacker, 6-0, 215, Baltimore, Md./Gilman School/Mercersburg Academy
Plans to major in Economics & Business. AT GILMAN SCHOOL: Named 2006 Baltimore Sun Defensive Player of the Year and 2007 Baltimore Messenger Athlete of the Year...earned All-State First-Team, All-Metro First-Team and All-MIAA First-Team honors his junior and senior seasons...made 133 tackles as a senior with 22 tackles for loss, four sacks, three interceptions and four fumble recoveries...three-sport athlete at Gilman where he earned All-MIAA First-Team laurels in basketball and track and field. AT MERCERSBURG ACADEMY: Spent a prep year at Mercersburg where he served as team captain and collected squad MVP honors...named to Mid-Atlantic Prep League First Team...tabbed for All-America Preseason Honorable Mention status by Max Preps...tallied 86 tackles (nine for loss) with three sacks and a fumble recovery...caught six passes for 64 yards and two touchdowns. PERSONAL: Son of Benjamin and Sandra Eaton...born 5/13/89.
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Brandon Ellis, Defensive Back, 5-9, 170, Jeffersonville, Pa./Norristown
Plans to major in Economics and Business. AT NORRISTOWN: Three-sport athlete who played corner back and wide receiver...selected to 2007 All-Continental Conference Second Team by Suburbanonesports.com...named Norristown High School Hall of Champions Outstanding Scholar-Athlete...earned the Butler Memorial and Principal's Leadership Award...member of the National Honor Society and vice president of DECA, a marketing fraternity ...also a track and field athlete who competes in the sprints (10.7 in 100m,; 22.5 in 200m, 50.3 in 400m split). PERSONAL: Son of Hillard and Sabrina Ellis...born 10/25/89.
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Peter Ferrara, Tailback, 5-11, 185, Burke, Va./Robinson
Plans to major in Economics & Business. AT ROBINSON: Four-year letterwinner at tailback...gained 1,200 yards during his senior year...earned All-Concord District First-Team honors...named All-Northern Virginia Second Team...set school record in the power squat for a running back at 465 pounds...four-year letterwinner on baseball squad...hit game-winning home run to win district title game 3-2...Northern Virginia Region powerlifting champion in 179-pound weight class...named to the Fairfax County Youth Football Hall of Fame after being selected the Fairfax Country Youth Football Player of the Year in 2003...member of the National Honor Society and National Business Honor Society who maintains a 3.7 GPA...Eagle Scout. PERSONAL: Son of Peter and Consuelo Ferrara...born 11/4/88.
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Rodney Gould, Wide Receiver, 5-10, 170, Fort Washington, Md./Gonzaga
Plans to major in Economics & Business. AT GONZAGA: Four-year member of the football team where he played wide receiver, cornerback and was the kick and punt returner...had 590 receiving yards as a senior with eight touchdowns...team captain and WCAC All-Conference selection...named first team all conference by dcsportsfan.com...two-year letterwinner in basketball where he also served as team captain and point guard...honor roll student. PERSONAL: Son of Rodney Gould and Dearie Johnson-Banks...born 2/20/90.
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Mike Grimaldi, Defensive Lineman, 6-2, 225, Aberdeen, N.J./St. John Vianney
Plans to major in Government & Law. AT ST. JOHN VIANNEY: Played outside linebacker, guard, kicker and punter...the team captain was a three-year varsity letterwinner who led the team in sacks as a senior...earned all-area honors...selected for team versatility and strongest player awards...honor roll student who also earned Gold and White laurels at Vianney...forward on basketball team...ran the 100m and 200m on track and field. PERSONAL: Son of Joseph and Robin Grimaldi...born 4/3/90.
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Ryan Hartzell, Fullback, 6-1, 220, Easton, Pa./Easton Area/Wyoming Seminary
Plans to major in Economics & Business. AT EASTON: Played four years at fullback and linebacker...earned All-League and All-Area Lehigh Valley Conference honors by The Express-Times and Morning Call...rushed for 12 touchdowns and nearly 1,000 yards his final two seasons... 2005 squad won the District 11 championship...named captain his senior season...also played four years of baseball as a first baseman and outfielder and two years of basketball as a forward...served as student council treasurer. AT WYOMING SEMINARY: Spent a prep year at Wyoming Seminary where he played offensive guard. PERSONAL: Son of Alan and Debbie Hartzell...born 3/30/89.
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Kyle Hayes, Wide Receiver, 5-11, 170, Newtown, N.J./Kittatinny Regional
Plans to major in Economics & Business. AT KITTATINNY: Received the New Jersey Herald and Eastern Propane/Mugs Media Player of the Year awards in 2007...earned Interscholastic All-League First-Team and New Jersey Herald honors his senior year...named to the SCIL All-League and New Jersey Herald first-teams as quarterback following his senior season...was on the All-West New Jersey First-Team and on the All-State New Jersey Third-Team in 2007...was the captain his final season...spent time at five different positions during his three-year varsity career, including quarterback, wide receiver, free safety, kicker, punter and kick returner...two-year member of the varsity basketball team as a point guard and is the 2007-08 team captain...was named to the New Jersey Herald All-League Second-Team in 2006...member of the National Honor Society...member of the Peer Leadership group. PERSONAL: Son of Ken and Mary Hayes...born 1/30/90.
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Andrew Holmes, Defensive Lineman, 6-2, 230, Coral Springs, Fla./ Taravella
Has yet to decide on a field of study. AT TARAVELLA: Four-year varsity member at Taravella...played defensive end, linebacker and fullback...finished with 110 tackles and 15 sacks...was named the 2007 team MVP...also lettered in basketball twice and was named the team MVP in 2006-07...received three scholar-athlete awards. PERSONAL: Son of Edmond and Debra Holmes...born 9/9/89.
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Carl Knowles, Defensive Back, 5-11, 160, Tallahassee, Fla./Caledonia/Chiles
Plans to major in Chemistry. AT CALEDONIA: Played three years at Caledonia...saw playing time at corner, safety, quarterback and wide receiver...finished his career with 12 interceptions...earned all-district honors...also played soccer as a midfielder...competed on the track team...took fifth in the 2007 state track meet in the 300m hurdles...was a two-time district champion in the 300m hurdles and the 2007 4x400 relay champion...named to the Honor Roll all three years and the Principal's list as a junior. AT CHILES: Played one year of football as a corner, safety and wide receiver...played first violin for the Chiles Symphony Orchestra...member of the Spanish Honor Society...Honor Roll member...earned a Certificate of Distinction at the Mississippi Governor School. PERSONAL: Son of James Buchanan and Curlis C. Knowles...born 10/3/89.
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Joe Langen, Defensive Linemnan, 6-2, 240, Cincinnati, Ohio/Elder
Plans to major in Economics & Business. AT ELDER: Transferred to Elder for his senior year after earning two letters at St. Xavier...racked up 39 tackles and 4.5 sacks his senior year. AT ST. XAVIER: All-Greater Catholic League South Second-Team selection his junior year...voted St. Xavier's Best Defensive Lineman...picked up a varsity letter in track and wrestling...achieved Honor Roll status for the fall semester of 2005...member of the National Spanish Honor Society. PERSONAL: Son of James and Diane Langen...born 2/6/90.
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Evan McGovern, Defensive Back, 6-1, 185, Harrisburg, Pa./Bishop McDevitt
Plans to major in Art. AT BISHOP MCDEVITT: Two-year starter at defensive back who also lined up at running back and wide receiver...served as team captain his senior year...made 168 career tackles and forced five fumbles...made two interceptions, returning one for a touchdown...had three offensive scores for the Crusaders...named to the All-Mid-Penn Conference Second Team...member of the National Honor Society. PERSONAL: Son of Kim and Jeff McGovern...brother Eric is a sophomore defensive back at Lafayette...born 9/8/89.
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Erin Murray, Defensive Lineman, 6-2, 250, Tarpon Springs, Fla./East Lake
Plans to major in Economics & Business. AT EAST LAKE: Spent four years at fullback and defensive tackle...acted as team captain his senior season...made 165 career stops, including 75 as a senior, which earned him first-team all-conference honors...scored 14 career touchdowns at fullback...named to the All-Pinellas County First Team and the Most Valuable Player at the 2007 Pinellas County All-Star Classic...two-year letterwinner in track and field, where he was a district finalist in the shot put and discus...member of the National Honor Society. PERSONAL: Son of Rick and Sharon Murray...brother, Devin, plays linebacker for Carnegie Mellon University...born 5/5/90.
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Ryan O'Neil, Quarterback, 6-2, 175, White Plains, N.Y./Iona Prep
Plans to major in Economics & Business. AT IONA PREP: Earned two letters in both football and basketball...team captain who threw for 2,300 yards and 20 touchdowns his senior year, both of which are single-season school records...All-Catholic High School Football League of Metropolitan New York selection...named third-team all-state by the CHSFL league...received the Golden Dozen Scholar-Athlete Award from the National Football Foundation...captain of the basketball team his senior year, where he plays guard...four-year honor roll student...member of the Spanish and Latin National Honors Societies. PERSONAL: Son of John and Geraldine O'Neil...brother, John, played quarterback at Holy Cross...born 8/29/90.
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Zack Patterson, Defensive Lineman, 6-4, 225, McDonald, Pa./South Fayette
Has not yet decided on a field of study. AT SOUTH FAYETTE: Played three years of varsity football at offensive tackle and defensive end, where he racked up 165 tackles and 23.5 sacks...captain of the team his senior year...two-time first-team all-conference selection...Class AA All-PFN Third Team member...three-year letterwinner and captain of the basketball team...made the all-tournament team at the Moon Holiday Tournament...National Honor Society member...high honor roll and Principal Scholar. PERSONAL: Son of Tom and Peggy Patterson...born 5/15/90.
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Alex Rivas, Fullback, 5-10, 240, East Meadow, N.Y./East Meadow
Plans to major in Engineering. AT EAST MEADOW: Spent four years playing fullback and linebacker at the varsity level...ran for 1,003 career yards and made 12 touchdowns while making 93 tackles and four sacks on defense...all-county selection his junior and senior year...named first-team all-state in 2007 and fourth-team all-state in 2006...won the Thorp Award for the best player in Nassau County as well as the Jay Fiedler Award for the top scholar/football player in Nassau County...Academic All-Conference member his senior year...also played midfield in lacrosse...National Honor Society and Model Congress member...has made the honor roll every year in high school. PERSONAL: Son of Nelson and Khin Rivas...born 3/21/90.
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Jerome Rudolph, Tailback, 5-10, 170, Stone Mountain, Ga./Stephenson
Plans to major in Economics & Business. AT STEPHENSON: Two-year starter at running back and cornerback...had 106 carries for 792 yards and 10 touchdowns...first-team all-region at the 5A level...received all-county honorable mention...participated in the county all-star game...member of the track team where he ran the 100m, 4x100m and 4x400m relays...member of DECA, a marketing fraternity...honor roll member through four years of high school. PERSONAL: Son of Bradford and Helga Rudolph...born 9/18/90.
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Kyle Simmons, Defensive Back, 6-0, 175, Pittsburgh, Pa./Plum
Has not decided on a field of study. AT PLUM: Two-sport athlete who earned varsity letters in football and baseball...played quarterback, safety and punter...threw for 3,200 yards and made 319 tackles in his high school career...two-time first-team all-conference selection (at quarterback in '06 and defensive back in '07)...received Walk-Ons Preseason All-State Honorable Mention status at quarterback...National Honor Society member...made the high honor roll three times and the honor roll once. PERSONAL: Son of John and Arlene Simmons...born 11/3/89.
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Greg Stripe, Wide Receiver, 5-9, 170, Mahwah, N.J./Mahwah
Plans to major in Economics & Business...two-sport athlete who will also compete in the pole vault for the Lafayette track and field team. AT MAHWAH: Earned three varsity letters playing wide receiver, running back and defensive back...team captain who ran for 1,313 yards on 142 carries for 17 touchdowns his senior year...three-time all-league selection at running back...all-county and all-area utility player member...set school records in the 55-meter dash and pole vault...personal-best jump of 15'1" earned him first-team all-state status...member of the high honor roll. PERSONAL: Son of Dennis and Diane Stripe...born 11/7/89.
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Corey Watts, Linebacker, 5-11, 220, Pittsburgh, Pa./North Allegheny
Plans to major in Economics & Business. AT NORTH ALLEGHENY: Played four years of varsity football as a linebacker and fullback...was a Big 33 Pennsylvania selection at linebacker...served as team captain his senior year...earned Northern Five First-Team All-Conference honors as a junior and a senior...named to the Quad North All-Conference Second Team as a sophomore...also played two years of lacrosse and one on the track and field team...earned Scholar Athlete Award as a sophomore and a junior...member of Multi-Cultural Student Union. PERSONAL: Son of Gregory Eugene and Nancy Lou Watts...born 3/21/89.
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Matt Welch, III, Offensive Lineman, 6-4, 275, Newtown, Pa./Council Rock North
Plans to major in Economics & Business. AT COUNCIL ROCK NORTH: Two-time recipient All-Suburban One League honors...served as team captain his senior year...named the Team Lineman of the Year...earned team award to recognize off-season work...selected to attend District Athletic Leadership Conference...member of the SHARE Community Services Program...played one year of baseball as an outfielder and first baseman. PERSONAL: Son of Richard and Susan Welch...born 10/26/89.
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ALPHABETICAL ROSTER Scott Biel DL 6-3 255 Blue Bell, Pa./Wissahickon Nick Booker-Tandy WR 5-7 165 Pompano Beach, Fla./Ely Doug Borchert LB 6-2 210 Princeton, N.J./Princeton Anthony Buffolino OL 6-5 295 Jacksonville, Fla./Mandarin Leroy Butler LB 6-2 190 Sarasota, Fla./Booker Bilal Butt OL 6-4 295 Elmont, N.Y./Sewanhaka Jake Crooks OL 6-3 300 Wayne, Pa./Conestoga Kevin Doty TE 6-3 240 Doylestown, Pa./Germantown Academy Ben Eaton LB 6-0 215 Baltimore, Md./Gilman School/Mercersburg Academy Brandon Ellis DB 5-9 170 Jeffersonville, Pa./Norristown Peter Ferrara TB 5-11 185 Burke, Va./Robinson Rodney Gould WR 5-10 170 Fort Washington, Md./Gonzaga College Mike Grimaldi DL 6-2 225 Aberdeen, N.J./Saint John Vianney Ryan Hartzell FB 6-1 220 Easton, Pa./Easton/Wyoming Seminary Kyle Hayes WR 5-11 170 Newton, N.J./Kittatinny Regional Andrew Holmes DL 6-2 235 Coral Springs, Fla./ Taravella Carl Knowles DB 5-11 160 Tallahassee, Fla./ Chiles Joe Langen DL 6-2 240 Cincinnati, Ohio/Elder Evan McGovern DB 6-1 185 Harrisburg, Pa./Bishop McDevitt Erin Murray DL 6-2 250 Tarpon Springs, Fla./East Lake Ryan O'Neil QB 6-2 175 White Plains, N.Y./Iona Prep Zack Patterson DL 6-4 225 McDonald, Pa./South Fayette Alex Rivas FB 5-10 240 East Meadow, N.Y./East Meadow Jerome Rudolph TB 5-10 170 Lithonia, Ga./Stephenson Kyle Simmons DB 6-0 175 Pittsburgh, Pa./Plum Senior Greg Stripe WR 5-9 170 Mahwah, N.J./Mahwah Corey Watts LB 5-11 220 Pittsburgh, Pa./North Allegheny Senior Matt Welch OL 6-4 275 Newtown, Pa./Council Rock North
BY POSITION Ryan O'Neil QB 6-2 175 White Plains, N.Y./Iona Prep Peter Ferrara TB 5-11 185 Burke, Va./Robinson Secondary Ryan Hartzell FB 6-1 220 Easton, Pa./Wyoming Seminary Alex Rivas FB 5-10 240 East Meadow, N.Y./East Meadow Jerome Rudolph TB 5-10 170 Lithonia, Ga./Stephenson Nick Booker-Tandy WR 5-7 165 Pompano Beach, Fla./Ely Rodney Gould WR 5-10 170 Fort Washington, Md./Gonzaga College High School Kyle Hayes WR 5-11 170 Newton, N.J./Kittatinny Regional Greg Stripe WR 5-9 170 Mahwah, N.J./Mahwah Kevin Doty TE 6-3 240 Doylestown, Pa./Germantown Academy Anthony Buffolino OL 6-5 295 Jacksonville, Fla./Mandarin Bilal Butt OL 6-4 295 Elmont, N.Y./Sewanhaka Jake Crooks OL 6-3 300 Wayne, Pa./Conestoga Matt Welch OL 6-4 275 Newtown, Pa./Council Rock North Scott Biel DL 6-3 255 Blue Bell, Pa./Wissahickon Mike Grimaldi DL 6-2 225 Aberdeen, N.J./Saint John Vianney Andrew Holmes DL 6-2 235 Coral Springs, Fla./J.P. Taravella Joe Langen DL 6-2 240 Cincinnati, Ohio/Elder Erin Murray DL 6-2 250 Tarpon Springs, Fla./East Lake Zack Patterson DL 6-4 225 McDonald, Pa./South Fayette Doug Borchert LB 6-2 210 Princeton, N.J./Princeton High School Leroy Butler LB 6-2 190 Sarasota, Fla./Booker Ben Eaton LB 6-0 215 Baltimore, Md./Gilman School/Mercersburg Academy Corey Watts LB 5-11 220 Pittsburgh, Pa./North Allegheny Senior Brandon Ellis DB 5-9 170 Jeffersonville, Pa./Norristown Area Carl Knowles DB 5-11 160 Tallahassee, Fla./Chiles Evan McGovern DB 6-1 185 Harrisburg, Pa./Bishop McDevitt Kyle Simmons DB 6-0 175 Pittsburgh, Pa./Plum Senior