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2011 Edition: Patriot League Commit Tracker

It's time again for one of my most popular blog postings of the year: the 2011 Patriot League Commit tracker, where I announce the incoming Patriot League classes, compiled from press reports from all over the nation, on what has unofficially become known as "Signing Day".  (This year, Signing Day is on February 2nd, and I'm releasing the first draft of my list six days early.)

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 (notably, this includes Fordham, still a member of the Patriot League but ineligible for the league crown due to the fact that they offer scholarships in football). 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.

So click the link, and enjoy. (more)

Keep in mind that this blog posting is a running total of all the commits I've been able to confirm independently on the internet.  It will continue to be updated as I get wind of more commitments.  If you know of more commitments, I'd encourage you to leave a comment on this blog post, or email me, and I'll add it to the list as soon as I get it.

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.

My goal is to get as complete a list as I possibly can before the schools themselves announce their recruiting classes.

Enough with the formalities... here's the list of verified commits that I've been able to find.

Bucknell Incoming Football Class of 2015
ATH Jaylen Amaker (Mount St. Michael Academy, Bronx, NY)
DB Terry Bennett (Ballou HS, Washington, DC)
WR Josh Brake (Flower Mound HS, Flower Mound, TX)
LB Dominique Daniels (Elanor Roosevelt HS, Greenbelt, MD)
DE Matt Donaldson (Archbishop Carroll HS, Wayne, PA)
RB Jordan Dudas (Girard HS, Girard, PA)
OL Nevin Hagman (Peters Township HS, McMurray, PA) (another confirmation)
WR/DB Jake Hartman (Pinelands HS, Tuckerton, NJ) (another confirmation)
QB Kareem Hyman (Franklin HS, Somerset, NJ)
DE Connor Hayes (Ocean Township HS, Oakhurst, NJ)
QB Christopher Ibrahim (Hunderton Central HS, Flemington, NJ) (another confirmation)
QB Trey Lauletta (Downingtown East HS, Downingtown, PA)
TE/DE Josh Lebo (Cedar Cliff HS, Camp Hill, PA)
LB Dylan McDonnell (Brick Township HS, Brick Township, NJ) (another confirmation) (and another)
DT Dan McManus (Eastern Tech, Baltimore, MD)
P/K Derek Mauer (Piscataway HS, Piscataway, NJ)
WR/RS Vinnie Pini (Burlington Township HS, Burlington, PA) (another confirmation)
WR Drake Rodgers (Cherokee HS, Marlton, NJ) (another confirmation)
OL Mike Spear (Bishop Eustace Prep, Pennsauken, NJ) (another confirmation)
OL Mike Taylor (Hershey HS, Hershey, PA)
RB Ryan Woo (Bishop Carroll HS, Ebensburg, PA)
TE/DE Tyler Zbytek (Akron HS, Akron, NY)

Colgate Incoming Football Class of 2015
DB Armani Aburto (Carldsbad HS, Carlsbad, CA) (another confirmation)
TE Anto Almasian (Massena Central HS, Massena, NY)
LB/FB Tyler Butler (Seminole Ridge HS, Loxahatchee, FL)
LB/FB Brandon Cope (Pennridge HS, Perkasie, PA) (another confirmation) (and another)
QB Jimmy DeCicco (Kingston HS, Kingston, NY) (another confirmation) (another with video)
RB Danny Epstein (Cypress Bay HS, Weston, FL) (another confirmation)
DB P.J. Franciotti (Johnson HS, Clark, NJ)
DB Derrick Friga (Jesuit HS, Tampa, FL) (another confirmation)
OL/DL Owen Houser (Tunkhannock HS, Tunkhannock, PA)
TE Lou Jacob (Ridgefield Park HS, Ridgefield, NJ)
DB Kris Kent (Nazareth HS, Nazareth, PA) (another confirmation) (and another)
WR/DB Jake Kern (Northern Lehigh HS, Slatington, PA)
DL Jeff Koch (Nease HS, Ponte Vedra, FL) (another confirmation)
DE Vince Myers (Ponte Vedra HS, Ponte Vedra, FL) (another confirmation)
WR/DB Kevin O'Connell (Williamsville South HS, Williamsville, NY)
DE Ed Pavalko (North Schuykill HS, Ashland, PA) (another confirmation) (and another)
DL Matt Porter (Haddonfield HS, Haddonfield, NJ)
LB Vince Russo (Christian Brothers Academy, Syracuse, NY)
WR Eric Schleich (Berwick Area HS, Berwick, PA)
QB Ryan Smith (Guilderland Central HS, Guilderland Central, NY)
OL Zachary Vinci (St. Joseph Regional HS, Hammonton, NJ)
DL Spencer Wallach (Chenango Valley HS, Hillcrest, NY) (another confirmation)

Fordham Incoming Football Class of 2015
(They have officially announced their recruiting class here
(I confirmed 15/22 members of their class before their official announcement.)

RB Jack Bandazian (Ramapo HS, Franklin Lakes, NJ) (another confirmation)
RB Jeramie Brown (Hurst Bell HS, Hurst, TX (confirmation after announce)
WR/DB Carter Bragg (Sequoyah HS, Canton, GA)
WR/DB Jordan Chapman (Southington HS, Southington, CT) (another confirmation) (and another)
LB Victor DiFusco (Mahopac HS, Mahopac, NY)
ATH Jake Dixon (Portage HS, Portage, IN) (another confirmation)
OL Mason Halter (St. Ignatius HS, Cleveland, OH)
QB/LB Austin Hancock (Peters Township HS, McMurray, PA) (another confirmation)
QB/TE Dan Light (St. John's HS, Shrewsbury, MA) (another confirmation)
QB Peter Maetzold (Friendswood HS, Friendswood, TX)
DB Nicholas Merino (Etowah HS, Woodstock, GA)
OL Joe Mizera (Lincoln Way East HS, Frankfort, IL)
ATH DeNard Pinckney (Sylvania Southview HS, Toledo, OH)
DT DeAndre Slate (Lincoln Way East HS, Frankfort, IL)
WR Lorenzo Smith (Richland HS,  Fort Worth, TX)
WR Brian Wetzel (Jesuit Prep, Dallas, TX) (confirmation after announce)
WR Greg Wilson (transfer) (San Ramon Valley HS/Diablo Valley CC, Danville, CA)

Georgetown Incoming Football Class of 2015
ATH Darius Baxter (Bishop McNamara HS, Forestville, MD)
RB Joseph Blackwell (Arundel HS, Gambrillis, MD) (another confirmation)
OL Kevin Bond (Wyoming Valley West HS, Plymouth, PA)
DB Chad Coleman (Carman-Ainsworth HS, Flint, MI)
LB Wardell Crutchfield (Baldwin Park HS, Baldwin Park, CA)
DE Peter Daibes (Wayne Hills HS, Wayne, NJ)
OL Billy Duncan (Wayne Valley HS, Wayne, NJ)
DB John Egan (Westminster HS, Westminster, CA)
DB Justin Froncek (Bastrop HS, Bastrop, TX)
OL/DL Michael Kasten (Freehold HS, Freehold, NJ)
WR Dave Kurtkya (Radnor HS, Radnor, PA)
WR Kevin Macari (New Caanan HS, New Caanan, CT)
ATH Mike Landry (Archbishop Carroll HS, Washington, DC)
DE Alec May (King Phillip HS, Wrentham, MA)
OL Matt McCoy (Wyoming HS, Cincinnati, OH)
OL Nick Quintans (Penncrest HS,  Media, PA)
LB Ryan Rattay (St. John's Jesuit HS, Maumee, OH)
DE Joe Rosenblatt (Our Lady of Good Counsel HS, Olney, MD)
LB Richard Shankle (South Gwinnett HS, Gwinnett, GA)
RB Charles Takeh (Lawrenceville Prep, Lawrencevillem NJ)
LB Alphonso White (Archbishop Carroll HS, Washington, DC)
DB Danny Wright (St. John's College HS, Washington, DC)

Holy Cross Incoming Football Class of 2015
WR Tyler Artim (Whitehall HS, Allentown, PA)
RB Ben Coffaro (Elder HS, Cincinnati, OH)
DB Cody Butler (Hughesville HS, Hughesville, PA) (another confirmation)
TE Ted Deily (Bishop McDevitt HS, Wyncote, PA) 
RB Anthony Gaffney (Pennington HS, Pennington, NJ)
WR/DB/RS Matt Intile (Freehold Township HS, Freehold, NJ)
S Parris Johnson (MacArthur HS, Irving, TX)
OL Ben Koopman (Marblehead HS, Marblehead, MA)
OL Cain Lamper (Muncy HS, Muncy, PA) (another confirmation)
QB Ryan Laughlin (Cardinal O'Hara HS, Springfield, PA) (another confirmation)
OL Noah McMillan (St. Sebastian's HS/Avon Old Farms, Needham, MA)
DE Andrew Mizzoni (Gloucester HS, Gloucester, MA) (another confirmation)
WR/DB Jeremy Murray (State College HS, State College, PA)
TE Ryan Neumann (St. Joseph Regional HS, Hammonton, NJ)
FB Michael O'Dwyer (Regis Jesuit HS, Aurora, CO)
DE Max Phelps (Dublin Coffman HS, Dublin, OH)
TE Will Ratterman (Araphoe HS, Littleton, CO)
TE Ben Sullivan (Salpointe Catholic, Tucson, AZ)
OL Pat Restrepo (Dowingtown East HS, Dowingtown, PA)
OL Ryan Schneiber (St. Francis Xavier Prep, Cincinnati, OH)
RB/DB Logan Silver (Marist HS, Eugene, OR) (another confirmation)
WR Shane Taylor (Concordia Academy, St. Benard's, MN)
LB Shane Thompson (West Morris Central HS, Chester, NJ) (another confirmation)

Lafayette Incoming Football Class of 2015
(They have officially announced their recruiting class here)
(I confirmed 14/28 of their incoming class before their official announcement, and misreported one)

DB Shane Black (Mountain View HS/Mercersburg Academy, Stafford, VA)
DE/LB Zach Boman (Clovis North HS, Fresno, CA)
OL/DL Luke Chiarolonzio (Delbarton School, Morristown, NJ) (confirmation after announce) (and another)
LB Charlie Clark (North Carroll HS, Hampstead, MD) (confirmation after announce)
LB James Coscia (East Stroudsburg South, East Stroudsburg, PA) (originally committed to Lehigh, but switched)
WR Demetrius Dixon (Penn Manor HS, Millersville, PA)
DL Shane Donner (State College HS, State College, PA) (confirmation after announce)
LB Matt Gill (Northern Lehigh HS, Slatington, PA) (another confirmation) (and another)
OL Graham Kelley (Sheehan HS/Cheshire Academy, Wallingford, CT)
LB Colton Kirkpatrick (Cumberland Valley HS, Mechanicsburg, PA)
OL Skyler Lash (Wyomissing Area HS, Wyomissing, PA)
OL Zach Mazur (Freedom HS, Bethlehem, PA) (another confirmation)
OL/DL Maxim Ngolla (Nyack HS, Nyack, NY)
K/P Austin O'Brien (Shawnee HS, Springdale, PA) (another confirmation)
QB Kyle Ohradzansky (McKinley HS, Avon, OH)
RB Ross Scheuerman (Allentown HS, Allentown, PA) (confirmation after announce)
OL Alex Watson (Creekside HS, Jacksonville, FL)
QB Zach Zweizig (Wilson HS, Reading, PA) (another confirmation)

RB/WR DeVante Dixon (West Chester Rustin HS, West Chester, PA) (misreported? by Philadelphia Inquirer)

Lehigh Incoming Football Class of 2015
WR Alex Buford (Poly Prep, New York, NY)
RB/DB Isaiah Campbell (Cherry Hill East HS, Cherry Hill, NJ) (another confirmation)
LB/RB Mark Coleman (Shore Regional HS, Oceanport, NJ)
TE Dylan Colgate (Pitman HS, Pitman, NJ) (another confirmation)
TE/LB Tyler Coyle (West Milford HS, West Milford, NJ)
DL Matt Douglas (Columbiana Area HS, Columbiana, OH)
OL Ned Daryoush (Walt Whitman HS, Bethesda, MD)
FS Derek Gaul (Schuykill Valley HS, Reading, PA)
LB/FB John Gonos (St. Mary's HS, Annapolis, MD)
DE Arturo Gyles (Tuscarora HS, Fredrick, MD)
ATH Jared Heschke (Brookville HS, Brookville, PA)
K/P Nicholas Marcello (Calhoun HS, Merrick, NY) (another confirmation) (and another)
DE/LB Tim Newton (Lake Brantley HS, Lake Brantley, FL) (another confirmation)
WR Josh Parris (Palisades HS, Kitnersville, PA) (another confirmation) (and another) (and another with video) (and another with video)
QB Gerald Poutier (Agoura HS, Agoura Hills, CA)
DE Reed Remington (Walsh Jesuit HS, Cuyahoga Falls, OH) (appears to have switched from Bucknell) (confirmed!)
RB Rich Sodeke (Hanover Park HS, East Hanover, NJ)
DB Jason Suggs (Medina HS, Medina, OH) (another confirmation)
LB Ryan Wills (Washington Township HS, Waynesboro, PA)
DB Stephen Wilmington (Ravenna HS, Ravenna, OH)


Anonymous said…
For Holy Cross:

WR Shane Taylor, Concordia Academy, Minnesota.

OL Ryan Schnieber, Cincinnati

LB Ryan Neumann, St. Joe's Montvale (NJ)
Anonymous said…
For Colgate:
Armani Aburto, DB Carlsbad, CA
Anonymous said…
LC fans would love to see the Pards scoring 3* recruits from Alabama, but that's not happening just yet.
Alonzo Harris is a La-Lafayette recruit.
Chuck B '92 said…
Thanks for catching Alonzo Harris. In Scout they incorrectly said he committed to Lafayette, then changed it today!
Anonymous said…
For Holy Cross:

TE Will Ratterman of Littleton, CO.
Anonymous said…
QB going to Lafayette is downright scary
Anonymous said…
oh yes the happless leotards recruits are very very scary. Please go back to dumbville and go to class dolt!
Anonymous said…
hapless my bad, I got excited and started spelling like a Laffy taffy student forgive me! Im sorry I saw the recruit you are talking about. He is scary looking, guess that's what you meant...homely..I agree dumbo
Anonymous said…
Chris Kreig and David Joyce on the Bucknell list are frosh at Colgate.
Anonymous said…
According to, Remington has commited to Lehigh. Even though you had him listed for Bucknell, I was still hoping he would opt for Holy Cross. Looks like Lehigh has won out.
Anonymous said…
From the Lafayette board:

OL/DL Maxim Ngolla

WR Demetrious Dixon

DE/OLB Zach Boman

S Shane Black
Anonymous said…
James Cascia has de-committed from Lehigh and is going to Lafayette
Anonymous said…
James can expect to get hammered the next four years then. Good luck pardner AHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
Anonymous said…
Came across Tim Newtons Highlight tape on, Looks to be real promising!!!
Anonymous said…
in regards to "all seven not announcing their class," lafayette announces their entire class and also has a live chat with coach tavani and a signing day show later tonight.

why not us?
Anonymous said…
I kind of wondered how anybody at East Stroudsburg could ever get into Lehigh. After reading the kid's reasons in the Pocono Record and seeing his command of the English language, he made a wise choice in switching schools.
Anonymous said…
For the record James Coscia is a high honors student, who could have went to any college in the nation. As far as football there is not another Patriot leauge recruit as good as this kid. First team All State for big schools with 17 sacks. We understand Lehigh is upset that Coscia changed from Lehigh to Lafayette, who could blame them. If I was a Lehigh quarterback I would be scared also. It is a scary thought of a 230lb,4.6 40yd, 37"vertical and 4.18 pro shuttle coming at ya. Add in a 350lb bench press it is a nightmare.The only good news for Lehigh is Coscia may go Pro in 3 years instead of 4.
Anonymous said…

LB Vinny Russo, CBA to Colgate
Anonymous said…
Laughyette hasn't had a very good recruiting class in the past few years. They are due for a good one and need one badly; hence, I would think Frank pulled out all stops this year. Lot of holes to fill in the Leotards lineup, which is attractive for kids who feel they might get on the field quicker. As we know, we've had a fair number of frosh the past few years make it into the 'two deep'. We'll be fine.
Anonymous said…
more Fordham commits
Mason Halter OL 6'6 250 St Ignatius OH

Brian Wetzel WR 6'0 175 Dallas Jesuit TX

Nick Merino DB 6'2 215 Etowah HS GA

Carter Bragg DB 6'2 160 Sequoyah HS, GA

Lorenzo Smith WR 6'0 175 North Richland HS TX
Anonymous said…
The poster making the inflamantory comments here is probably the same one who posts idiotic comments on the Colgate Board.

This poster also degrades a wonderful young man like James Coscia. No wonder he moved away from Lehigh- he wanted to avoid idiots like the commenters here. James is a very good player and an even better student. Any PL school would've loved to get him, and Lafayette is very happy to have him.
Anonymous said…
Bucknell board has identified 23 commits to BU at present:

See post at about 2 PM today for complete list.
Anonymous said…
No, this idiot hasn't poseted on the Colgate board, but thanks for the tip.

Try reading the kid's comments in the Record - he doesn't come off as a nuclear scientist. And I'll give you two to one odds the kid doesn't go to the pros in three years or ever. We're talking minor league college football here.
Anonymous said…
Who cares what he said in the paper? Also everyone knows that quotes are many times taken out of context or strung together in a clumsy manner.

He is an honor roll student, and that trumps a few lines of text in the local newspaper.
Anonymous said…
jeremy murray--holy cross
Anonymous said…
I read the commentary. He does really sound quite dumb. I guess if you go to East Stroudsburg anyone could be an honors student. I also like the inflated numbers on his speed and strength. To the pros in 3 years?? Can you imagine his Daddy writing that response on this board? He must have been fuming, or was that yo Momma that wrote that Jimmy? Good luck losers!
Anonymous said…
There's a loser on this board alright. Not surprising though. After all, this is lehigh nation.

Jim, could it be any more clear that you made the right choice?
Anonymous said…
Colgate got a commitment from a 5 A Florida player who allegedly was SEC caliber. Anyone have a clue who that is?
Anonymous said…
Three more for Holy Cross --

TE Ben Sullivan, Salpointe Catholic HS, Arizona, 6-2, 215.

S Parris Johnson, Irv. MacArthur HS, Texas, 6-2, 190

(Scroll down quite a bit)

OL Cain Lamper, Muncy HS, Pennsylvania, 6-4, 270.
Anonymous said…
A pro from Lafayette? In three years? Bwahahahaha! He won't even sniff the playing field his freshman year for the hapless also ran has been Pards
Anonymous said…
Cleary the pro comment was a joke.... I know you Lehigh guys can't grasp that. Coscia is a great addition, and a player Lehigh really wanted. You guys look like immature children making inaccurate comments regarding a high school kid, just because he spurned Lehigh.
Anonymous said…
So Lafayette stinks, but Coscia won't see the field? Coscia is clearly a good player so if he doesn't see the field Lafayette isnt so bad afterall.

Good logic chief.
Anonymous said…
No, it just means that first year players generally don't see the field for any 1AA program, not just the sloppy Lehigh wannabes
Anonymous said…
Lehigh may have wanted him and his last minute defection was more of a character flaw that was exposed than anything, I don't see it affecting the fact that LU has turned a major corner under Coen and Cecchini and Frank's skanks need to start thinking about bringing in a real coach, not one that runs on gimmicks and motivational tools rather than teaching, coaching and putting a product on teh field that can compete with Lehigh again. Unless we are willing to sh can Tavani, we can watch Lehigh continue to beat our asses. That's the reality. James Coscia or not. Personally I don't want a guy like him, but hey that's me, I'm used to a winning program, not this.
Anonymous said…
You're a Lafayette fan like JB Clark is an Andy Coen fan.

After insulting high school kids you're now posting crap feigning Lafayette affiliation? Lehigh nation is a disgrace!
Anonymous said…
Anonymous said…
Anonymous said…
his afternoon it was packed inside the Paramus Catholic school library. I am sorry to say I didn’t get a really great picture of the three guys, I didn’t feel like pushing other media types out of the way. But it was a big afternoon for the Paladins, from left, star DT Marquise Wright made it official, signing with Rutgers. Matt Giachinta…you know, when people sign with Army, they don’t really sign, they receive an appointment to West Point. That’s always special. Giachinta will spend a year at Army Prep, before moving up. Brendan Walsh signed with Colgate. Walsh had my favorite moment of the day, when he couldn’t help but flash a big smile after signing his letter. You couldn’t help but be happy for him.
There was more….
Anonymous said…
Sorry to see Walsh get away, a great Irishman! It's unfortunate that he will go 4 years without ever beating Lehigh. best of luck Brendan bwahahahaha!
Anonymous said…

another website on Brendan Walsh's signing with Colgate
Anonymous said…
For Colgate:

K/P Joe Uglietto, Governor's Academy, MA
Anonymous said…
I sure feel bad for the lehigh quarterback after James Coscia reads these comments!!!

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