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2010 Edition: Patriot League Commit Tracker

A little known fact about my blog is that one of the most popular pages I do on this blog is the "Patriot League football commit tracker".  You'd think that it would by my recap of the 27-21 overtime win over "that school in Easton", or perhaps my postings on "How to save the Patriot League" or the post I wrote last week that positively gushed about the Saints making the Super Bowl.

But thanks to the Patriot League policy that their institutions are not required to participate in the "Letter of Intent" program, all seven schools do not announce their recruiting classes on "Signing Day", scheduled to happen next week.  (Check out this blog posting I made on this subject that still applies today.)  In a nutshell, while some Patriot League schools tend to announce on signing day anyway, unlike most FCS schools they are not obligated to do so - and in fact, some wait months before officially announcing their incoming classes.

Below the flip, you'll have all the information I have on firm Patriot League commits that I have.  It will have every name, every link, and every reference that I can track down for all seven schools.  And it will be updated often over the next few months, as soon as I get a link to their announcement from some (reputable) source.  (One of those "reputable sources" includes the Lehigh Sports Forum, which is finally now back up!)

So click the link, and enjoy.  (more)



Bucknell Football Class of 2014 (they have officially announced their incoming class here, 6/25/2010)
Before their announcement, I successfully announced 20 of their 29 incoming players:

OL Ian Banson (Paint Branch HS, Burtonsville, MD)
TE Brian Copeland (Dunmore HS, Dunmore, PA) (another confirmation)
QB Derek-London Dierks (Monroe Central HS, Woodsfield, OH)
PK Alex Eckard (Liganore HS, Frederick, MD)
WR/DB Jake Flaherty (Red Bank Catholic HS, Red Bank, NJ)
FB Travis Friend (Cumberland Valley HS, Mechanicsburg, PA) (another confirmation)
OL Richard Greer (Allen HS, Allen, TX)
DL Jeff Goyette (Trinity HS, Washington, PA) (another confirmation) (and another)
QB/DB Austin Kevitch (Germantown Academy, Germantown, PA) (another confirmation) (and another)
DB Ryan Morgan (Monroe-Woodbury HS, Central Valley, NY)
WR/KR Patryk Najbar (Lodi HS, Lodi, NJ) (another confirmation)
DB/WR Derrick Palmer (William Byrd HS, Vinton, VA) (another confirmation)
DB/WR Tom Romanowski (Wyoming Seminary, West Pittston, PA) (another confirmation)
RB/LB Sean Sellers (Cedar Crest HS, PA) (another confirmation) (and another)
DL Tracey Smith (Allen HS, Allen, TX) (another confirmation)
RB/DB Charles Thompson (Mercersburg Academy, San Diego, CA)
DB/WR Tajh Turner (Susquehanna Twp HS, Susquehanna, PA)
DB/WR Sal Vallala (Dallas Jesuit Prep, Dallas, TX)
QB Brandon Wesley (Plano East HS, Plano, TX)
WR Victor Walker (Thomas Johnson HS, Frederick, MD)
OL Andrew Wary (Point Pleasant Boro HS, Point Pleasant, NJ)

Colgate Football Class of 2014 (they have officially announced their incoming class here, 4/30/2010)
Before their announcement, I successfully announced 16 of their 24 incoming players:

PK Andy Burgess (Glens Falls HS, Glens Falls, NY)
WR Dan Cason (East Stroudsburg South HS, East Strodsburg, PA) (another confirmation)
WR Siddiq Cornish (Central HS, Philadelphia, PA)
RB/DB Chad Fry (Lampeter-Strasburg HS, Strasburg, PA) (another confirmation)
OL Michael Kastner (St. Joseph Regional HS, Montvale, NJ) (another confirmation)
RB Chris Kreig (Naples HS, Naples, FL) (another confirmation) (and another) (and another)
DL David Joyce (Baron Collier HS, Naples, FL)
OL Mike Laskowski (State College HS, State College, PA)
TE/FB Trevor Loveland (Cherry Hill West, Cherry Hill, NJ)
QB Gavin McCarney (Jefferson HS, Oak Ridge, NJ) (another confirmation) (and another)
WR Ryne Morrison (Damien HS, La Verne, CA)
OL/DL Brandon Reaney-Graham (University HS, Orlando, FL)
DE Joe Semanchik (Hazleton Area HS, PA)
RB/DB Matt Shimshock (Coughlin HS,Wilkes-Barre, PA) (another confirmation)
LB Bobby Stup (Tuscarora HS, Frederick, MD) (another confirmation)
DL Mike Watts (Summit HS, Summit, NJ)

Georgetown Football Class of 2014 (they have officially announced their recruiting class here, 5/26/2010):

Before their announcement, I correctly announced 22 of their 34 athletes.

LB Shanon Adams (Plano West HS, Plano, TX)
DB Stephen Atwater (Peachtree Ridge HS, Suwanee, GA)
DE Don Brucia (Seton Hall Prep,West Orange, NJ)
LB Sean Campbell (Middletown South HS, Middletown, NJ)
WR/DB Will Carroll (St. Xavier Prep, Cincinnati, OH)
LB Dom Carter (Colerain HS, Cincinnatti, OH)
ATH Dalen Claytor (Dunwoody HS, Dunwoody, GA)
RB/DB Mike Cimluca (West Essex HS, West Essex, NJ)

OL/DL Charlie Dann (Liberty HS, Liberty, OH)
OL Ray DeLorenzo (Bishop Ahr HS, Edison, NJ)
OL Heath "Big Hoss" Dickey (Brok Hill HS, Odessa, TX)

OL Fred Eggert (Mater Dei HS, Santa Ana, CA)
LB Jimbo Ford (Loyola HS, Chicago, IL)
OL Michael Francis (DeSoto HS, DeSoto, TX)
OL/DL Thomas Gallagher (Sequim HS, Sequim, WA) (another confirmation) (and another)
RB Keith Harvey (Mayfair HS, Lakewood, CA) (not announced in incoming class, may be walk-on)
QB/DB Alex Isenberg (Freeport HS, Freeport, PA) (not announced in incoming class, may be walk-on)
DB Yogi Layne (Phillips Exeter Prep, Andover, MA)
OL Ryan McGreer (Brunswick HS, Brunswick, OH)

PK Devon Papendrew (St. Petersburg HS, St. Petersburg, FL)
LB Brandon Roller (Highlands HS, Fort Thomas, KY) (misannounced, is going to D-III Georgetown College (KY) instead)
OL/DL Mac Stephen (Frederick HS, Frederick, MD)
OL Conrad Tavarez (Mater Dei HS, Santa Ana, CA)
LB Dustin Wharton (Allegany HS, Cumberland, MD)
WR Zack Wilke (St. Andrew's, Boca Raton, FL )

Fordham Football Class of 2014 (they have officially announced their incoming class here, 2/4/2010)
Before their announcement, I announced 8 out their 14 athletes (and reported two transfers that were unconfirmed in the press):
DE George Apostolopolous (Iona Prep, New Rochelle, NY)
LB Brent Biestek (Mark T. Sheehan HS, Wallingford, CT) (another confirmation)
DE/TE Kai Brusch (Salisbury HS, Salisbury, CT)
TE Tom Fisher (Marcellus HS, Marcellus, NY) (another confirmation) (and another)
SS/LB Kassim Forbes (Curtis HS, Staten Island, NY) (another confirmation)
LB Anthony Pesanello (Mahwah HS, Mahwah, NJ)
LB Derrion Pitman (Miramar HS, Miramar, FL) (confirmation after announce)
LB Jake Rodrigues (Southington HS, Southington, CT)
QB Griffin Murphy (St, John's HS, Shrewsbury, MA) (another confirmation here)
DB Ian Williams (King's Academy, West Palm Beach, FL) (confirmation after announce)

(NOTE: Fordham only announced their scholarship recruiting class.  Some players like LB Anthony Pesanello may have received a package grants instead, which are for all intents and purposes a "scholarship" but aren't necessarily counted as such). 

Transfers:
RB Carlton Koonce (Rancocas Valley Regional HS, Lumberton, NJ) (4 years eligibility) (awaiting confirmation)
WR Nicholas Talbert (Weaver HS, Wallingford, CT) (4 years eligibility) (awaiting confirmation)
QB Blake Wayne (De La Salle HS/Diablo Valley JC, Concord, CA) (transfer, 2 years of eligibility)

Holy Cross Football Class of 2014 (they have officially announced their incoming class here, 4/15/2010):
Before their announcement, I correctly announced 23 of their 31 athletes.


LB Peter Anastasio (Camp Hill HS, Camp Hill, PA)
OL Mike Chieco (South Hadley HS, South Hadley, MA)
WR/KR Michael Fess (Caldwell HS, Caldwell, NJ) (another confirmation)
OL Kyle Holland (Old Forge HS, Old Forge, PA) (another confirmation)
LB Darrell Howell (Hermitage HS, Richmond, VA)
DE Mike Kastel (Phillips Exeter Academy,St. Charles, IL)
OL Jake Keller (LaSalle HS, Cincinnati, OH) (news of commitment here)
OL/DL Jay Knighton (Hill School, Pottstown, PA)(another confirmation)
QB Max Librizzi (Essex HS, Essex, VT)
K/P John Macomber (Georgetown Prep HS, VA)
WR/DB John Maughan (Bergen Catholic Prep, Bergen, NJ) (Incorrect.  He actually is walking on at Villanova.)
LB Brendan McGovern (Bergen Catholic Prep, Bergen, NJ)
OL/DL Emmanuel Mendoza (Cardinal Hayes HS, Bronx, NY)
LB Mike Mirabella (Plant HS, Hillsborough, FL)
LB Scott O'Donoghue (Sickles HS, Tampa, FL)
DB Irvin Scott (Brookline HS, Brookline, MA) (another confirmation here)
LB George Sessoms (St. John's Prep HS, Danvers, MA)
WR Jonathan Smith (Matawan HS, Matawan, NJ)
WR Ross Smith (Olentangy Orange High School, Lewis Center, OH)
WR Nate Stanley, Jr. (St. Edward HS, Lakewood, OH)
DL Mike Tucker (Downington East HS, Downington, PA)
DT Michael White (Brebeuf Jesuit Prep, Indianapolis, IN)
LB Tyler Zeoli (Upper Merion HS, Upper Merion, PA)
ATH Andrew Zitnik (Warren Harding HS,  Warren, OH)

Lafayette Class of 2014 (they have officially announced their incoming class here, 2/3/2010)
Before their announcement, I announced 15 out their 32 athletes (and 1 last-second decommit):
LB Michael Boles (Winter Park HS, Winter Park, FL)
DE Brad Bormann (Hunterdon Central HS, Flemington, NJ)
DL Mazi Chiles (South Gwinett HS, Snellville, GA) (NOTE: He is not in the official incoming class list)
TE Morgan Donohue (Cheshire Academy, Cheshire, CT)
OL J.D. Dzurko (North Penn HS, PA) (another confimation here) (NOTE: Szurko decommitted at the last minute and instead was announced in Delaware's incoming class.)
OL Patrick Crosby (Lincoln-Subdury HS, Sudbury, MA) (another confirmation)
DL Darius Glover (Mercersburg Academy,Milford, PA) (confirmation after announce)
TE Brandon Hall (Western Reserve Academy, Shaker Heights, OH)
LB Kasheem Hill (Hillgrove HS,Marietta, GA) (confirmation after announce)
RB Marcelus Irving (Garnet Valley HS, Glen Mills, PA) (another confirmation)
TE/LB/P Greg Kessel (East Stroudsburg South HS, East Stroudsburg, PA) (another confirmation)
DB Dion King (Alexander HS, Douglasville, GA) (confirmation after announce)
DB Randall Logan (Riverwood HS, Atlanta, GA) (confirmation after announce)
RB Chris Martinez (Old Tappan HS, Tappan, NJ) (another confirmation)
QB Patrick McCain (Coral Gables HS, Miami, FL) (confirmation after announce)
RB Patrick Mputu (Winter Park HS, Winter Park, FL)
OL/DL Alistair Ponzol (Palisades HS, Kintnersville, PA) (another confirmation here)
SS Tyler Robinson (Dublin Coffman HS, OH)
K Chris Rodrigues (Wilson Area HS, PA) (another confirmation here)
WR Mark Ross (Hopewell, HS, Alquippa, PA) (confirmation after announce) (and another)
TE Zach Schnitzer (Bridgton Academy HS, Montclair, NJ) (confirmation after announce)
LB Joe Skrobola (Pine Bush HS, Pine Bush, NY)
RB Brendan Wengerter (Mahwah HS, Mahwah, NJ) (another confirmation)

Transfers:
OL Andrew Anastor (Vinleand HS/Northeastern, Vineland, NJ) (another confirmation)  (4 years of eligibility left)
DB Tyler McFarlane (Brunswick School/Hofstra/Bucknell, Yorktown Heights, NY) (2 years of eligibity) (awaiting confirmation)

Lehigh Class of 2014 (they have officially announced their incoming class here, 2/4/10)
Before their announcement, I announced 17 of their 28 athletes (and reported two others that were correct, but unconfirmed in the press)
TE Max Anderson (Thomas Johnson HS, Frederick, MD)
QB Brandon Bialkowski (Gilbert HS, Gilbert, AZ)
WR/DB Ryan Burke (Cardinal Newman HS, West Palm Beach, FL)
DB Damien Brown (Belen Jesuit Prep, Miami, FL) (confirmation after announce)
K/P Tim Divers (Wayne Hills HS, Wayne, NJ) (another confirmation) (and another)
RB Sergio Fernandes-Soto (Belen Jesuit HS, Miami, FL) (and another)
LB Zach Hayden (Point Boro HS, Point Boro, NJ)
RB Sean Farrell (Cherokee HS, Marlton, NJ) (another confirmation)
OL Mike Howell (Smithville HS, Smithville, OH)
WR/DB Courtney Jarvis (Westlake HS, Waldorf, MD)
WR/DB Lee Kurfis (West Chester Rustin HS, West Chester PA)
DE Ryan Kuntz (Bishop McDevitt HS,Harrisburg, PA) (another confirmation)
RB/LB Rickey Layton (Gilmour Academy, Gates Mills, OH)
LB/LS Kyle Lechner (Del Val Regional HS, Frenchtown, NJ)
OL/DL Matt Lippincott (Wilson Area HS, PA) (another confirmation)
DL Nigel Muhammad (St. Francis Prep, Cincinnati, OH)
LB/TE Cody Raup (Lewisburg HS, Lewisburg, PA)
OL Shane Rugg (McCort HS, Johnstown, PA)
RB Keith Sherman (Lawrence HS, Lawrence, NJ) (awaiting confirmation)
WR/SS Tyler Ward (Western Abermarle HS, Charlottesville, VA)
DB Winston Williams (North Clayton HS,  College Park, GA) (confirmation after announce)

Comments

Anonymous said…
For Holy Cross --

Illinois DB PHIL GOUGH (brother of Casey Gough)

Virginia K JOHN MACOMBER (Georgetown Prep)

New Jersey LB BRENDAN McGOVERN (son of former HC captain John McGovern)

For Georgetown --

OL Fred Eggert
ngineer said…
Nice to see we grabbed one from both Lafayette and Princeton!
Anonymous said…
George Sessoms attends St. John's Prep, Danvers, MA
rich said…
Tim Divers K/P Wayne Hills NJ 5'10" 175 AC,AA and AS
Anonymous said…
Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger (Essex County edition reported on 1/5/10)
Michael Fess, All-Essex County/All State Group 2, WR-KR (Caldwell H.S.)
to Holy Cross
Anonymous said…
Griffin Murphy to Fordham is St. John's HS, not Prep
Anonymous said…
Darius Glover from DV/Mercersburg to Lafayette
Anonymous said…
Glover fan:

www.lafayettesports.myfreeforum.org
Anonymous said…
LU commit-www.profile.berecruited.com/athlete/434441
Anonymous said…
LU commit-profiles.berecruited.com/athlete/434441
Anonymous said…
Holy Cross --

MIKE TUCKER, 6-2, 245 DL.

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/breaking/sports_breaking/20100129_Southeastern_Pennsylvania_football_recruits.html?viewAll=y
Anonymous said…
Two more for Holy Cross from Ohio.

WR Andrew Zitnik and
OL Jake Keller

www.scoutingohio.com
Anonymous said…
One more for HC.

Michael White, 6-1, 270 DL from Indianapolis (Brebeuf Jesuit Prep).

http://rivals.yahoo.com/virginia/football/recruiting/player-Michael-White-92703
ngineer said…
I would love to see us get LB Murphy from Easton. Kid seems to have a great motor and tough. Hopefully grades/SATs good enough, but wouldn't be surprised if some FBS were interested.
Anonymous said…
HC gets one over Lehigh --

http://www.timesherald.com/articles/2010/02/03/sports/doc4b690eaac5e2f897964558.txt
Anonymous said…
Bucknell has three not on your list. See:

http://boards.basketball-u.com/showtopic.php?tid/10056/
Anonymous said…
Jake Rodrigues 6'3 240 LB Southington HS CT

Tom Fisher TE believe Westhill HS (not Marcellus) http://highschoolsports.syracuse.com/news/article/-6714942440561470397/five-from-central-new-york-sign-letters-of-intent-to-play-college-football/

Talbert Nicholas 6'3 218 WR transfer hofstra
Carlton Koonce 5-8 170 RB transfer hofstra
Anonymous said…
Fordham
Brett Biestek will play LB (not QB) Jake Rodrigues LB

http://myrecordjournal.com/sports/
Anonymous said…
Adam Sands, D, Greenwich, Conn. has verbally committed to Lehigh. He also considered Penn, Syracuse and Bucknell before making a final decision.
Anonymous said…
Lehigh got an excellent QB - athletic and a great passer - I look for big things from him...
Anonymous said…
Adma Sands is a lax player....we are talking FB
Anonymous said…
Four more Bucknell recruits:

DB (and WR) Tajh Turner (PA)
DB Sal Vallala (TX)
QB Brandon Wesley (TX)
RB Charles Thompson (CA via Lawrenceville Prep)

http://boards.basketball-u.com/showtopic.php?tid/10056/


Bison137
Anonymous said…
FORDHAM OFFICIAL LIST

Name, Pos., Ht., Wt., Hometown/High School
George Apostolopoulos, DL, 6'2, 235, Scarsdale, N.Y./Iona Prep
Brett Biestek, LB, 6'4, 235, Wallingford, Conn./Mark. T. Sheehan
Kai Brusch, OL, 6'4, 250, Salisbury School/Hamburg, Germany
Carlton Koonce, RB, 5'8, 180, Lumberton, N.J./Rancocas Valley (Hofstra)
Tom Fisher, TE/OL, 6'7, 265, Syracuse, N.Y./Westhills
Kassim Forbes, DB, 6'1, 185, Staten Island, N.Y./Curtis
Griffin Murphy, QB, 6-2, 215, Southborough, Mass./St. John's
Derrion Pittman, LB, 6'1, 215, Miramar, Fla./Miramar
Jake Rodriques, LB, 6'2, 245, Southington, Conn./Southington
Nick Talbert, WR, 6'3, 230, Hartford, Conn./Weaver (Hofstra)
Steven Tapia, OL, 6'5, 290, El Paso, Tex,/Montwood
Blake Wayne, QB, 6'0, 180, Concord, Calif./De LaSalle
Ian Williams, DB, 5'11, 175, West Palm Beach, Fla./The King's Academy
Justin Yancey, DL, 6'0, 295, Dallas, Tex,/Richardson Berkner


http://www.fordhamsports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/020410aab.html
Anonymous said…
The 2 players going to Bucknell from Allen HS are from Allen, Tx (not McAllen)
Anonymous said…
Holy Cross Commit Tyler Zeoli a great signing. I was able to see the kid play. At 6'1 220lbs, he is built like a bodybuilder and makes tackles all over the feild. The kid has heart.

Go Holy Cross!
Anonymous said…
what is going on with Colgate not that many recruits listed? They need players after the few that were ineligable....

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