Fortunately for you (and me), some of the best fans of any sport have created an unofficial list of Lehigh football recruits.
Legendary fans Rich Heelan and Todd Cuddington have made a master spreadsheet of recruits. With the very big caveat that all of these names are unofficial until the letters of intent are signed, I will be taking the names from their master list and making my own spreadsheet of names for you, dear Reader, to peruse.
Below the flip are two spreadsheets, and some links to get you excited about the incoming class.
If you would like a link to the master spreadsheet (which, again, is not official and is not maintained by me). you can click to it here.
If you click the link in the spreadsheet above, on the right, you will link to their high school Hudl profiles. On there generally is content like videos of the recruits playing in high school and other interesting information.
On top of this, below I provide additional information on recruits (this will be continuously updated as I find out more information on the recruiting class):
WR Devon Bibbens
Rivals Profile (**)
2014 and 2015 Bucks Couty Courier Times "Golden Team" Member
Sterling Limo Suburban One Honor Roll, Week 6
2016 All-Suburban One Continental Second Team Offense
ATH Dylan ConnallyThanks to my family,friends, coaches, and teammates. Excited to be a part of the Mountain Hawk Family! pic.twitter.com/8evIrzh7q8— Devon Bibbens (@DAB_6) January 15, 2016
Played QB at River Dell
Three days after the River Dell Golden Hawks lost their third consecutive playoff game against the Sparta Spartans, Dylan Connolly was back at work in the off-season lifting program preparing for the current, 2015 season.
“We were getting into the mind set of what our people and team was going to be like,” said Dylan Connolly. “A ship of people leave and a new ship comes in. You just have to step up and do all you can in the off-season in order to get your playing time in. We returned a bunch of lineman and as well as running backs and wide receivers is important and having them on the same page.”
Connolly is meticulous when it comes to film study sessions by playing the game over and over in his head before it happens.
“The things I expect are usually how the game goes and progresses,” said Connolly. “I am always ready for what things get in my way.”
Following in the footsteps of his brother Matt has definitely been cool for Connolly. “Ever since I was a young kid I looked up to my brother on the football field. Watching him on the 2007 team that ripped off 12 wins in a row made me want to experience that same type of feeling.”2015 Mini Max Award Winner (NJ)
OL/DL Taylor Curlin
Like many high school seniors, setting up for the future is a top priority. For senior Taylor Curlin, a school that boasts a top ranked business or engineering program sits high on his list. The Lyons Township offensive tackle and defensive end is exploring schools in the Ivy League, Patriot League and Colonial Athletic Conference.
“I’ve gone to camps at Columbia, Harvard, Richmond, James Madison, UPenn, Lehigh and NIU and Northwestern,” Curlin said. “I’m looking to find a school that can offer me a really good education as well as giving me the ability to play football.” While at the camps, Curlin received positive feedback from coaches. At Richmond, he impressed coaches, who told him he “was one of the best linebackers at camp,” while Harvard and Lafayette want to see his first two games of the season before making any decisions.
Played DE at LyonsI'm very excited to say that I've committed to play football and continue my education at Lehigh University! pic.twitter.com/cFChiqeozl— Taylor Curlin (@CurlinTaylor) December 28, 2015
WR Greg Gamble
Philly.com: Moorestown's Gamble commits to Lehigh
When Gamble visited Lehigh University earlier this month, he immediately "felt right at home."
Gamble has committed to attend Lehigh on a football scholarship. He will sign with Lehigh on Feb. 3, national signing day.
The 5-foot-11, 185-pound Gamble also had an offer from Lafayette as well as invitations to join the Michigan and Rutgers program as a preferred walk-on.
"The Rutgers situation was very interesting to me," Gamble said. "I visited and and really liked it. But once I visited Lehigh, I knew it was the place for me."
Gamble is the son of former Eagles and San Francisco 49ers executive Tom Gamble and the grandson of former Eagles executive and legendary South Jersey football man Harry Gamble.OL Derek Lomax
Rivals profile (**)
247 profile (**)
Philly.Com: Top Prospects In Class of 2016
20. Derek Lomax St. Joseph 6-4 275 OL: Started at center as sophomore and junior for teams that went 22-1 and won Non-Public state titles. Top student.
QB Tyler MonacoHonored to finally announce that I am 100% committed to Lehigh University. #GoMountainHawks 🐦 pic.twitter.com/xDeR85avcs— Derek (@lomax_derek) February 1, 2016
On The Radar
Another talented football player who we have had out there in the past, and as we head down the homestretch, this indeed was one of the best and most productive quarterbacks in south Florida over the past two years. One of the most accurate passers who was also asked to showcase his leadership qualities as well, and he responded.
OL/DL Alex MotleyLehigh Class of 2020 pic.twitter.com/YWPa5C2mFC— Tyler Monaco (@t_monaco12) January 25, 2016
McCarthy Report Weighs In On Local College Football Prospects
In McCarthy’s eyes, Morristown-Beard has a leg up on many Morris County teams for next year because of the presence of standout two-way linemen Alex Motley and Markel Titus.
“In a way, they’re like Jyles Tucker, who was at Morristown-Beard before he went to Wake Forest and then the Chargers in the NFL,” McCarthy said. “Those two kids are splendid. Alex Motley is the grand-nephew of (former Cleveland Browns legend) Marion Motley. Alex is a straight ‘A’ student who is very athletic and has a great future. Titus is very athletic and moves very well. I project him more as a defensive lineman. He is big and swift and another great student.”
DT Colin Nace
Rivals profile (**)
Scout profile (**)
247 profile (**)
Miami Herald: Unblockable 'Beasts' Fuel St. Thomas Aquinas' Title Hopes
“I believe we have the best D-line in the nation,” said CB James Oliphant, a 5-9, 175-pound senior who is one of nine starters on Aquinas’ defense with a Football Bowl Subdivision scholarship offer. “The front we have — they can’t be blocked.”
DL Nick Bosa, the most heralded of the bunch and the younger brother of Lombardi and Bednarik Award candidate Joey Bosa at Ohio State, leads the team in tackles (47) and tackles for loss (27½).
The other guys playing opposite him at rush end/outside linebacker are Wyatt Ray, a 6-3, 230-pound Boston College commitment who ranks fourth on the team with 34½ tackles and 10½ for loss, and 6-3, 230-pound three-star recruit Chris Hart (North Carolina, Iowa, Utah, Michigan State).
The big guys in the middle are 6-4, 245-pound senior Brandon Boyce (Duke commitment), 6-3, 265-pound junior Colin Nace, and 6-3, 240-pound senior Julian McCleod. Boyce leads the team with seven sacks.
RB/SS Riley O'NeilLehigh class of 2020!! pic.twitter.com/PDSyFfBRYQ— NACE (@hornsdown_2) January 29, 2016
CN Football Player of the Week (Sept 29th)
O'Neil is the Courier News Player of the Week after turning in an outstanding effort in Friday's 39-18 Mid-State 38 Watchung Division game over North Hunterdon. O'Neil carried nine times for 109 yards and two touchdowns, including a 41-yarder in the third period in Clinton. He also led the team with 10 tackles and recovered a fumble.
"At halftime it was tight, the message at halftime the past three games has been we're not repeating Westfield, that's not going to happen again,'' said O'Neil.
O'Neil's referred to the Westfield game of last year when the Blue Devils recorded a historic comeback for their program to rally to a 28-26 victory at Kehler Stadium. That was one of several where Immaculata let leads slip.
DE/TE Matt PrendergastExtremely thankful to say that I have committed to play football at Lehigh University! pic.twitter.com/rLii99falR— Riley O'Neil (@Riley_ONeil3) December 23, 2015
247 Profile (**)
Scout Profile (***)
Scout Story: Prendergast Commits
"I committed to Lehigh," Prendergast said. "All along I knew I wanted to commit before the season as long as I really liked the school, and I just absolutely loved Lehigh."
For Prendergast, who had offers from Ball State, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Colgate, Harvard, New Mexico, Toledo and Western Michigan.
"It'a a great school academically first and foremost, and I also really like the campus, as well as all the coaching staff," Prendergast said.DE/TE Stephen Puhl
"Best of the Batch" WPIAL team (2015)
Love the Lehigh edit 😈 8️⃣7️⃣ pic.twitter.com/Ui3R0hOvFj— Puhl the Buhl 8️⃣7️⃣ (@StephenPuhl87) January 15, 2016
OL/DL Nick RosenThrowback to the first catch of the season pic.twitter.com/x12uPVF9vz— Puhl the Buhl 8️⃣7️⃣ (@StephenPuhl87) October 25, 2015
Took part in Baltimore Touchdown Club All-Star Classic
LB/SS Jon SeighmanI am excited to announce that I have committed to play football at Lehigh University!#GoMountainHawks pic.twitter.com/acpOQ6SLBk— Nick Rosen (@NickRosenFB70) February 2, 2016
100 Players In 100 Days
Coaches Comments: Jon has grown into a tremendously physical football player. As a safety, he fearlessly fills an alley as well as any high school safety I have seen. A lacrosse player as well, Jon has a skill set that includes outstanding footwork and the ability to change directions at full speed. With a long frame and over 6’3 in height, he can cover a lot of ground in a hurry in the defensive backfield. He will be a force in our secondary this season.
TE/DE/LB Jake WeirExcited to say that I have verbally committed to Lehigh University to further my football and education career! 🏈 pic.twitter.com/GkmbRzkJyD— Jon Seighman (@Seighman2025) January 28, 2016
WPIAL Single-A Players to Watch
[WPIAL] Greensburg Central Catholic senior Jake Weir made a verbal commitment to Division I FCS Lehigh on Monday. He also had offers from Lafayette, Dayton and Marist. Weir is a 6-foot-3, 225-pound tight end/linebacker for the Centurions (7-3).
DB MarQuis WilsonExtremely blessed to say I have committed to play football and further my education at Lehigh. #mountainhawks pic.twitter.com/XOS4l1YOnI— Jake Weir 2⃣4⃣ (@J_Weir24) November 23, 2015
In the Huddle: MarQuis Wilson
BCAA North All-Star
OLB/DB Keith WoetzelCharged Upp 🔋 Nd Fully Focused 😈 pic.twitter.com/hq2KowfFlh— MarQuis D1 Wilson (@MrD1_Wilson) December 21, 2015
Varsity Aces: Woetzel Picks Lehigh
MSG Varsity All-Metro Second Team (DB)
He was a remarkably consistent two-way leader, and never more so than in the North 1, Group 3 championship game, when Woetzel passed for 195 yards and two touchdowns, ran for 107 yards and a score and had nine tackles in a 45-15 win over River Dell.YouTube interview from NJ.com
NJ.Com: Game Recap vs. Wayne Hills
Ramapo coach Drew Gibbs joked that his senior quarterback Keith Woetzel does everything, even selling programs at halftime.
Friday night against Wayne Hills, well, Woetzel did just about everything but that. He ran for two scores, passed for 185 yards, and ran back an interception 89 yards as the Green Raiders dominated the Patriots, 34-7.