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Lehigh Football Signing Day 2016

Signing day is here!

I'll be updating/live-blogging signing day with information on each recruit as fast as I can type them in.

These guys are all confirmed!

Get up.  It's signing day!

WR Greg Gamble
Hudl Profile (with video) 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 Ryan Oneidas
Hudl Profile (with video)
Shore Sports Network: Red Back Catholic Preview
“They are used to him being a leader, and guys like Eddie, Liam Smith, Dylan Murphy, Ryan Oneidas – the guys that we’re really expecting to step ahead and lead – have really done that," Red Bank head coach Jim Portela said.  "They’re patient with the young guys, they’re encouraging, (and) they’re not walking around like they’re better than everybody else.” 
Smith – a Duke University commit – returns as the anchor of the offensive line along with fellow senior Ryan Oneidas, both of whom will play on the left side, Smith at tackle and Oneidas at guard. 
“I think we have a bunch of nasty guys up front,” Smith said. “Me and Ryan Oneidas got to fight together on the left side last year and developed a great chemistry. We’ve got some young guys coming in on the right side, but that’s pretty normal for us to have first-time starters as juniors and seniors. Nothing out of the ordinary."

DB Riley O'Neil
Hudl Profile (with video)
Rivals Profile
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.

DL Colin Nace
Rivals profile (**)
Scout profile (**)
ESPN 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. 

DB Jon Seighman
Rivals profile
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.

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

OL Alex Motley
Hudl Profile (with video)
Rivals Profile
247 Profile
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.”

DB MarQuis Wilson
Hudl Profile (with video)
Rivals Profile
Scout Profile
In the Huddle: MarQuis Wilson
BCAA North All-Star

LB Jake Weir
Hudl Profile (with video)
Rivals Profile
WPIAL Single-A Players to Watch
PA Preps Golden 33 Class A All-State Team
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fabulous 22 All-Star Team
Pittsburgh Tribune
[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).

DL Matt Prendergast
Hudl Profile (with video)
Rivals Profile
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.

WR Dylan Connolly
Hudl Profile (with video)
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 Taylor Curlin
Hudl Profile (with video) Scout.Com Profile
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.

TE Stephen Puhl
Hudl Profile (with video)
ESPN Profile
247 Profile
Rivals Profile
Scout Profile
ScoutingPA Profile
"Best of the Batch" WPIAL team (2015)

OL Nick Rosen
Hudl Profile (with video)
Rivals Profile
ESPN Profile
Took part in Baltimore Touchdown Club All-Star Classic

OL Derek Lomax
Hudl Profile (with video)
Rivals profile (**)
247 profile (**)
ESPN 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.
Courier-Post: Dream A Reality for Lomax
Head coach Paul Sacco said Lehigh is getting a kid that “has been a class kid throughout his four years.”
“He’s been involved in everything – student government, National Honor Society … He’s a leader in his class,” Sacco added. “He gets it done in the classroom and on the field.” 
On the field, Lomax moved from center to tackle this past season because of the team’s relative inexperience. The Wildcats needed a leader on the line and Lomax was the easy pick.
“I knew we’d have to lean on him heavily,” Sacco noted. “Derek was the only one back with experience. I made the decision to put him at tackle and he was fine with it. He did a great job and we ran behind him at least 80 percent of the time. 
“Derek played on a line that was very inexperienced but got better each week. A lot of the credit goes to him for the way he pushed them. He worked with them.”

ROVLB Keith Woetzel
Hudl Profile (with video)
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: 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.

QB Tyler Monaco
Hudl Profile (with video)
Rivals profile
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.


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