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The Unofficial Holy Cross Commit List for the Class of 2017

High school players across the country right now are making decisions on their college futures, and some are making choices involving Patriot League schools.

The news trickles out slowly, from a variety of sources, and finally ends with the official announcement from the schools of the incoming football recruit class.

But with a little work (and a lot of help), it's possible to get a list together of verbal commits to the individual Patriot League schools. 

Below the flip, get a sneak peek of Holy Cross's class of 2017, including links to some highlights, and also embedded video clips - and come back to this page often, as I'm going to be updating it frequently over the next few weeks.

DE Dean Doe (Lake Braddock HS, Burke, VA)
2012 Patriot District Champions
Twitter Commitment
Commitment on beRecruited Page



WR/S Luke Ford (Loyola Academy HS, Wilmette, IL)
Sports Illustrated article on Loyola Academy's game in Dublin, Ireland, w/ Ford

Commitment mentioned in Chicago Sun-Times Aritcle
Video available on Hudl Profile

RB/S Brendan Flaherty (Beverly HS, Beverly, MA)
3,503 rushing yards: 4,349 all-purpose offense: 57 all-purpose TDs
Northeastern Conference Player of the Year
ESPN Boston: Beverly's Flaherty Commits to Holy Cross



RB Gabe Guild (Shawnee Mission South HS, Overland Park, KS)
Topeka Capital Journal 1st Team All-State Running Back
2013 Kansas Shrine Bowl Invitee
Commitment mentioned on Kansas Pregame Facebook Post
Video available on Hudl Profile

OL Hunter Hudgins (Eastside Catholic HS, Bellvue, WA)
WIAA State Title finalist, 13-1 record senior year
Hudgins mentioned in Signing Day event on school website



DE/TE Mark McGuire (Boston College HS, Boston, MA)
Patriot Ledger: DT McGuire returns interception for TD against Marlboro
Twitter Commit



TE Lucas Nikolaisen (De Smet Jesuit HS, St. Louis, MO)
Dual Threat TE
STL Today: Article on Commitment



OL Nick Piker (Hinsdale Central HS, Hinsdale, IL)
Pioneer Press All-Area Team
Commitment Announced on Rivals



QB Peter Pujals (Loyola Academy HS, Chicago, IL)
Catholic Blue Offensive MVP
Teammate of commit WR Luke Ford
Chicago Tribune: Loyola Keeps Rolling With New Faces (Announces Commitment to Holy Cross)



P/K Zane Wasp (Chaminade HS, Mineola, NY)
Game-winning FG gave Chaminade first CHSFL title since 1998
Twitter Commit



RB Jake Wieczorek (West Forsythe HS, Cumming, GA)
Forsthy All-Region 6-AAAAAA Team
Twitpic showing Holy Cross commitment
Video Available on Hudl Profile

ATH Kyle Young (Roxbury HS, Succasunna, NJ)
QB and K for NJSIAA North 1, Group IV state champions
Commitment from school
Video Available on Hudl Profile

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