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Lehigh Announces Class of 2016

For the first time, I scooped them.

Today, the afternoon before the football team is to be honored at halftime of the American/Lehigh women's basketball clash in Stabler, Lehigh athletics officially announced the members of the incoming class of 2016.

For the first time, though, their list of 22 recruits did not match my 24 announced recruits that I had compiled over the course of the last two weeks.

What came of the two names that were on my list that didn't make it to Lehigh's, ATH Conor Gum and WR Julian Turner?


"Turner changed his mind at the last minute and went to Navy," Lehigh sports information director Steve Lomangino told me today.

And thanks to Michael LoRe of the Express-Times, we also know more about why Conor Gum, who had been the subject of two newspaper articles mentioning that he's going to Lehigh, isn't listed either: he's coming in as a "preferred walk-on":

Coen also confirmed Conor Gum (Pen Argyl) applied to Lehigh early decision, was accepted and has been given an official invite to join the football team.
There will be much more on the incoming names as I get them, but as it stands now, here is the full list of the class of 2016.

For video of all the recruits, you can go to Lehigh's release, or my original blog posting with video of all the recruits.


Lehigh Football Class of 2016
Name
Pos.
Ht./Wt.
Hometown/High School
College
Donnyell Burgeous, Jr.
LB
6-2/230
Hackensack, N.J./Hackensack
Arts and Sciences
Dan Brown
RB
5-10/185
Chalfont, Pa./Central Bucks South
Arts and Sciences
Steven Camasta
OL
6-2/275
Hawley, Pa./Wallenpaupack
Arts and Sciences
Josh Chiasson
DL
6-4/225
Annapolis, Md./St. Mary’s
Engineering
Austin Devine
K/P
6-3/195
Oradell, N.J./Bergen Catholic
Business
Matt Ford
OL
6-3/265
Wall, N.J./Wall
Business
Ryan James
OL
6-3/295
Piscataway, N.J./Piscataway
Engineering
Grant Jamgochian
DL
6-3/230
Newtown Square, Pa./The Haverford School
Arts and Sciences
DJ Kee
RB
5-11/185
Berlin, Md./Stephen Decatur
Arts and Sciences
Derek Knott
WR
5-9/160
Orlando, Fla./Colonial
Arts and Sciences
Cody Kondas
LB
6-2/220
Westerville, Ohio/Westerville Central
Business
LaQuan Lambert
DB
6-1/180
Chichester, Pa./Chichester
Business
Matthew Laub
LB
6-3/215
Coplay, Pa./Parkland
Business
Randall Lawson
DB
5-11/180
Clarksville, Md./River Hill
Business
Tony Manganiello
OL
6-1/255
Berkeley Heights, N.J./Governor Livingston
Business
Terez Owens
OL
6-2/310
Bear, Del./Red Lion Christian Academy
Business
Greg Palma
DL
6-3/240
Nutley, N.J./Nutley
Business
Russhon Phillips
DB
6-1/170
Conshohocken, Pa./Plymouth-Whitemarsh
Arts and Sciences
Olivier Rigaud
DB
6-0/175
Hollywood, Fla./Pembroke Pines Charter
Business
Noah Robb
LB
6-3/195
Orefield, Pa./Allentown Central Catholic
Engineering
Chris Ruhl
TE
6-4/240
Huntingdon Valley, Pa./Abington
Engineering
Matthew Verdon
LB
6-5/195
Orlando, Fla./Timber Creek
Business

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