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The Unofficial Colgate Commit List for the Class of 2017

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 2017 - and come back to this page often, as I'm going to be updating it frequently over the next few weeks.
P/K Jonah Bowman (Wyomissing HS, Wyomissing, PA)
Soccer-style kicker 71% touchbacks on kickoffs, 9/11 FGs, incl. 3 40+ yarders
Twitter Commitment



TE/LB Charles Cairnie (Wooster HS, Wooster, OH)
2012 AP Northeast Inland District Team 
Twitter Commit via ScoutingOhio



LB/DE Alex Campbell (Canon McMillan HS, Canonsburg, PA)
2-Sport Star: Football and Wrestling
Listed in Rivals as committed to Colgate



LB Parker Clonts (Jesuit HS, Tampa, FL)
Tampa Bay Times HomeTeam 100
(Listed originally committed to Elon but Big County preps now lists him at Colgate)
Videos on Hudl Profile



QB Danny Copeland (Bullis HS, Potomac, MD)
Senior starting QB and P  for 2011 IAC champions
Twitter Commitment
Video available on Hudl Profile

OL Jordi Dalmau (Gulluver Prep, Miami, FL)
Miami Herald All-State Selection - 1st Team
Rivals Commitment
Videos on Hudl Profile



LB Kyle Diener (Pine Crest HS, Fort Lauderdale, FL)
Selected to Dade/Broward All-Star Game
Sun-Sentinel Broward County Commit List



TE Brett Field (Vernon-Verona-Sherrill HS, Durhamville, NY)
2012 Utica Observer-Dispatch All Mohawk Valley Team
Twitter Commit
Boys Athlete of the Week: TE/DE Brett Field (Utica Observer-Dispatch Video)

S Joseph Figueroa (Fort Pierce Central HS, Fort Pierce, FL)
1st Team All-State Selection (7A)
TCPalm Prep Zone: Figueroa Talks About Commitment
Rivals Commitment



LB Dan Grasso (Bergen Catholic Prep, Bergen, NJ)
Co-Captain
NorthJersey.Com Commitment Announcement 
MaxPreps Game Highlights, Don Bosco Prep vs. Bergen Catholic Prep) 


 
RB A.J. Iarussi (Summit HS, Summit, NJ)
Two way player at Summit, FB and LB
2013 United States Marine Corps Semper Fi Leadership Award
"Timex Heart of a Giant" Award
Commit mentioned in Summit HS Release



ATH Risley Lesko (Mercer Island HS,Mercer Island, WA)
RB/WR at Mercer Island
Northwest Elite Index: Lesko Ups His Game
Commit tweet from school



OL Ryan Kasten (Freehold Regional HS, Freehold, NJ)
News-Transcript: Student-Athletes Decide Where to Continue their Careers in College 
Videos on Hudl Profile

RB Will Lucas (Jesuit HS, Tampa, FL)
Leading Rusher in 2011

Tampa Bay Times: Jesuit's Will Lucas Commits to Colgate
Videos on Hudl Profile

WR/DB/RS John Maddaluna III (Bernards HS, Gladstone, NJ)
Two-time Mid-State 38 Title Winners
Courier-News Offensive Player of the Year
Courier-News Area Receiving and Scoring Leader for 2012
All-Time Receiving Leader at Bernards, breaking his father's record
MSG All-Metro 2nd Team
Twitter commitment announcement from Bernards HS says Lehigh

UPDATE: Two Recent Twitter Announcements Says he Switches to Colgate



QB Jake Melville (Sparta HS, Sparta, NJ)
2011 New Jersey Herald Player of the Year
New Jersey Herald: Melville will have a Mentor at Colgate
Videos on Hudl Profile

WR/FS Chris Morgan (Haverford School, Haverford, PA)
Daily Times: Haverford School's Morgan Twice as Talented
Instagram Commit
Video available on Hudl Profile

LB/DE Nathan Obinwa (Olympia HS, Orlando, FL)
7.2 Tackles Per Game senior year
Orlando Sentinel: Obinwa Chooses Colgate over Columbia
Video available on Hudl Profile

WR Austin Perez (Fayetteville-Manilus HS, Manilus, NY)
MVP of the Express Mart Kick-Off Classic Game
Offensive Player of the Year for the Fayetteville-Manlius Hornets
Twitter Commitment



ATH Novisa Petrusich (Admiral Farragut HS, St. Petersburg, FL)
FB and LB in high school
Twitter Commitment
Video available on Hudl Profile

OL Zach Provin (St. Thomas Aquainas Prep, Fort Lauderdale, FL)
Florida Class 7A Champions
Rivals Commitment



WR/DB Eddie Robinson (Lawrence HS, Lawrence, NY)
2012 All-Metro First Team
Release shows commitment to Colgate



OL Grant Siegel (Gulliver Prep, Miami, FL)
Rivals Commitment



OL/DL Tom Spiteri (La Salle College HS, Miami, FL)
(NOTE: Listed as a Preferred Walk-On)
Philadelphia Inquirer 1st-team all-Southeastern Pennsylvania
Philly.com: Two-Way Lineman Bound for Colgate



CB Anthony Williams (Dwyer HS, Palm Beach Gardens, FL)
Palm Beach County All-Conference Team 2nd Team Defense (LB)
Sun-Sentinel Palm Beach County Commit List
Video Available on Hudl Profile

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