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Garrett Completes First Recruiting Class with Nine Commits on National Signing Day

Feb. 7, 2018

EASTON, Pa. -- Lafayette completed its recruiting Class of 2022 with the addition of nine student-athletes on National Signing Day. Second-year head coach John Garrett will welcome 24 newcomers in total for the 2018 season, with the most recent additions joining the crop of 15 signees added during the inaugural early signing period in late December.

On offense, the coaching staff added a quarterback, two wide receivers, six offensive linemen and two tight ends over the two signing periods. On defense, the Leopards brought in six defensive backs, four linemen and two linebackers as part of the sixth scholarship class in the Patriot League era. Lafayette also added one special teamer.

The signees from the Class of 2022 come to College Hill from 10 states, including five from Pennsylvania, four from Virginia, three from New Jersey and Georgia, two from Maryland, Ohio and Texas, and one each from Wisconsin, North Carolina, and Tennessee.

"We are very excited to complete the 2018 recruiting class. With today's commitments and the 15 early signees from December, we are adding 24 student-athletes who are exceptional academically and athletically," said Garrett, the Fred M. Kirby '42 Head Football Coach. "The majority of the members of the Class of 2022 come to College Hill from our recruiting footprint and are representative of the type of student-athlete that we will continue to bring to our program. This class has playmakers on both sides of the ball who have the potential to make an immediate impact on the field in 2018."

Lafayette opens the 2018 schedule on Sept. 1 at Sacred Heart and plays its home opener vs. Monmouth two weeks later. The regular season concludes Nov. 17 when Fisher Stadium plays host to the 154th meeting of college's football's most-played and longest continuous rivalry.

Watch the entire signing day show.

2018 Signing Day Signees

Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/High School/Last School Highlights
Caleb Burr DB 6-2 200 Avon Lake, Ohio/Avon Lake Video
Matthew Fiume OL 6-3 250 Ashburn, Va./Broad Run Video
Tessema Haskins DB 6-0 195 Ellenwood, Ga./Peddie School Video
Ty Hranicka LB 5-11 215 Mendham, N.J./Pope John XXIII Video
Mike Hughes OL 6-3 270 Wyckoff, N.J./Ramapo Video
TayJon Martin DB 5-11 175 Houston, Texas/Episcopal Video
Joshua Roberts OL 6-7 315 Virginia Beach, Va./Tallwood Video
Ed Rogowski LS 6-2 235 Streetsboro, Ohio/St. Edward Video
Romeo Wykle DB 6-1 190 Cleveland, Tenn./Cleveland Video

2018 Early Signees

Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/High School/Last School Highlights
Jordan Anderson DB 5-10 170 Temple, Ga./South Paulding Video
Aziz Diomande WR 5-10 185 Rockville, Md./Walter Johnson Video
Joe Egan DB 5-10 175 Atlanta, Ga./Westminster School Video
Troy Fisher QB 6-4 215 Cranberry Twp., Pa./Pittsburgh Central Catholic Video
Ian Grayson DL 6-0 260 Cresskill, N.J./Don Bosco Prep Video
Joe Grundhoffer OL 6-6 260 Wisconsin Rapids, Wis./Assumption Video
Malik Hamm DL 6-3 240 Baltimore, Md./Baltimore City College H.S. Video
Christian Hollar LB 6-2 215 Wilmington, N.C./Hoggard Video
Colin Hurlbrink DL 6-3 250 Swarthmore, Pa./Haverford School Video
Casey McCollum OL 6-6 280 Lancaster, Pa./Penn Manor Video
Tim Payne WR 6-1 165 Newport News, Va./Heritage Video
Zadok Scott TE 6-4 225 Aledo, Texas/All Saints Episcopal/Wyoming Seminary Video
Billy Shaeffer Dl 6-3 220 Warrington, Pa./Archbishop Wood Video
Steven Stilianos TE 6-5 235 Hayes, Va./Christchurch School Video
Ben Wild OL 6-6 305 Newtown, Pa./Berks Catholic Hun School Video