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The Unofficial Colgate Commit List for the Class of 2016

If it's late January, that can only mean one thing for Lehigh football fans: the steady stream of commitments coming from high school seniors.

In past years, I have posted one humongous posting of all the Patriot League teams whom I've confirmed are headed to Patriot League schools.

This year, though, I've decided to break out my posted commitments by school.

Below the flip, get a sneak peek of Colgate's class of 2016 - and come back to this page often, as I'm going to be updating it frequently over the next few weeks.

QB Chase Bender (Cardinal Gibbons HS, Fort Lauderdale, FL)
Rivals commitment

P/K Duncan Brennan (Bishop Moore HS, Orlando, FL)
Orlando Sentinel: Brennan Headed to Colgate

WR Adam Bridgeforth (Nazareth HS, Nazareth, PA)
AP Class AAAA All-Star Team
The Press Box: Nazareth Players Set to Sign Wednesday

LB Cameron Buttermore (American Heritage HS, Plantation, FL)
Miami-Herald First Team All-Broward Defense

Rivals commit

LB Nick DiChara (Buckingham Brown & Nicholls HS, Cambridge, MA)
Boston Herald All-Scholastic Team
Boston Herald: DiChara Verbals to Colgate

QB Dylan Finelli (Rancocas Valley Regional HS, Mount Holly, NJ)
Burlington County-Times All-Regional Team
Philadelphia Inquirer: Finelli to Colgate
Rivals Commitment

CB Josh Ford (DePaul Catholic HS, Wayne, NJ) DePaul LB Picks Colgate Wukovits Commits

OL Gus Gala (Cypress Bay HS, Weston, FL)
Broward County Athletic Association All-Star Game Participant
Sun-Sentinel: Uncertainty and Waiting
Sun-Sentinel Broward County Commit List

RB/S Austin Garvey (Marlboro HS, Marlborough, MA)
Division 2 Offensive MVP
Worcester Telegram-Gazette Commitment List

OL Scott Haraczy (Pittsburgh Central Catholic, Pittsburgh, PA)
Twiiter Commit

WR Christian Hardegree (Berkeley Prep, Tampa, FL)
Commitment on Tampa Bay Online

WR/DB Brian Lalli (Valley View HS, Archibald, PA)
Eastern Conference AAA Class Championship (2010)
Scranton Times-Tribune: Valley View's Lalli to Play Football at Colgate
Video available on Hudl profile

DB Tyler McCollum (Gaither HS, Tampa, FL)
Tampa Bay Times: McCollum Commits to Colgate

WR Brendan McKinney (West Hills Chaminade Prep, West Hills, CA)
All-Mission League Second Team
LA Times: Chaminade Players Make Commitments

S Anthony Orlando (Liberty HS, Bethlehem, PA)
Morning Call All-Area First Selection
Pennsylvania Sports Writers' Class 4A All-State Football Team
Morning Call:  Liberty S Orlando Also Commits

TE/LB John Quazza (West Milford HS, West Milford, NJ)
North Signing Day Commitments

Video available on Hudl profile

OL/DL Robbie Reiche (Lake Brantley HS, Altamonte Springs, FL)
Orlando Sentinel: Reiche Commits to Colgate

OL Andrew Romeo (Governor Livingston HS, Berkley Heights, NJ)
My Central Jersey Commit List

RB Demetrius Russell (Thomas Jefferson HS/Taft Prep, Tampa, FL)
Class 3A State Champion (FL)
New England Class A Champion (CT)
Tampa Bay Times: Former Jefferson RB Russell Commits to Colgate

DE/TE Victor Steffen (Wallenpaupack Area HS, Hawley, PA)
Lackawanna Coaches First-Team All Star
News-Eagle: Paupack's Steffen Commits to Colgate
Times-Tribune: Wallenpaupack's Steffen to Continue Football Career at Colgate

RB James Travellin (Rutheford HS, Rutheford, NJ)
North Commit List

DT Frank Wukovits (DePaul Catholic HS, Wayne, NJ) Wukovits Commits


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