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Two New Names in the Class of 2013

With all the talk of Fordham's actions in regards to Patriot League scholarships, it's sometimes hard to keep your eye on the ball in terms of what's going on closer to home. And quietly Lehigh has added two more names to the incoming class, bringing the total number of incoming recruits to 28 - and also giving Lehigh even more speed on both sides of the ball.

WR Brendan Kelly, originally from the Maryland area, spent a year at the Hill school in Pottstown, PA and recently formally announced that he's coming to Lehigh. At St. Mary's in Maryland he also played running back and was a first-team all-county punter. He also set a school record in the 55-meter dash - something that must have offensive coordinator Trey Brown pretty pleased.

The other new name is a 6'0 defensive back, DB Bari-Boloka Nenbee out of Georgia (Miller Grove HS). On Lehigh's release, they say he was a Electrical Engineering Player of the Year in high school. Nenbee's high school football team in the past has been a force to be reckoned with. Two players from this year's team are playing FBS football, and the Wolverines had a very highly-regarded defense. What made them so highly-regarded? Team speed.

Best of all for Lehigh, the two newcomers enter into a good situation: there are now five incoming freshmen at wide receiver and defensive back respectively in positions that saw Lehigh hit hard by graduation. They'll get their shot.


Of course, "that school in Easton" hasn't exactly been sitting around: they've added three more names to their roster for 2009, including two new incoming freshmen and a transfer from a now-defunct program.

Offensive lineman Zach Schleimer transferred to Lafayette from non-scholarship Iona, who folded their program at the end of the 2008 season. Schleimer transferred to Lafayette with two years of eligibility. At New Rochelle, he started at left tackle for the Gaels and started in all 11 games..

As for the Leopard newcomers, they are 6'3, 275 lb OL Scott Kajmo and 5'8, 171 lb RB Emery Young. They bring Lafayette's incoming class to 19 players.


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