Football Adds 23 on National Signing Day

Feb. 7, 2018

Signing Day Central

WASHINGTON - Head Coach Rob Sgarlata and the Georgetown University football team announced its 28-member recruiting class on National Signing Day. The Georgetown Class of 2022 includes 23 student-athletes who signed their National Letters of Intent (NLIs) on Wednesday, and five who signed with the Blue & Gray during the early signing period in December. In all, GU adds 15 student-athletes on defense, 11 on offense and two on special teams.

"Today we welcome an additional 23 members of the Class of 2022 to join our five early commitments to the Hoya football family," Sgarlata said. "I am extremely grateful to our staff for their tireless efforts to bring a very talented class to the Hilltop. The class totals 28 extremely accomplished student-athletes from 16 different states and consists of 23 team captains and 25 multi-sport athletes.

"The high number of states represented is a testament to the tremendous power of the Georgetown brand. While we enjoy the fruits of this national brand, we continue to place an emphasis on recruiting the talent-rich DMV area as a quarter of the class hails from Maryland and Virginia. It is important to keep the local talent at home. I am extremely excited to start to work with this class as we prepare for the 2018 season."

Ben Amadi
DL | 6-1 | 275
Baltimore, Md. / St. Frances Academy
A three-year starter at St. Frances Academy, serving as a team captain his senior year ... Helped lead St. Frances to three Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) Championships (2014, 2016-17) and the 2017 Geico Bowl National Championship ... Named the St. Frances Student-Athlete of the Year in 2015 ... Also a member of the wrestling and track & field teams.

Neal Azar
OL | 6-2 | 290
Norfolk, Va. / Granby
A four-year starter at Granby High School, starting every game of his career, and serving as a team captain his senior year ... A three-time all-conference and all-district selection, as well as a two-time all-region honoree ... Recognized with the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame Student-Athlete of the Year Achievement Award as a senior ... Named Granby's Offensive Player of the Year in 2017 ... Totaled 105 pancake tackles in his career, including 45 as a senior ... Also a three-year starter and captain of the wrestling team.


 

 

Isaiah Byrd
DL | 6-1 | 290
Vero Beach, Fla. / Vero Beach
A four-year starter at Saint Edwards High School (freshman, sophomore) and Vero Beach High School (junior, senior), serving as a team captain his senior year ...Helped lead Vero Beach to two district championships and an appearance in the state quarterfinals as a senior ... Named all-conference as a junior and second team all-area as a senior ... Also a captain of the weightlifting team ... In the classroom, was a Dean's List student all four years.

Tim Casilli
LB | 6-2 | 215
Cumberland, R.I. / Milton Academy [Mass.]
A two-year letter winner and one-year starter at Milton Academy ... Named All-Independent School League (ISL) as a senior ... Earned Milton's Most Improved Player award in 2017 ... Holds the school's squat, bench press and power clean records ... Also a member of the ice hockey team, earning all-state honors, as well as the track & field team ... In the classroom, was a high honor roll student.

Anthony Childress
LB | 6-2 | 205
Capital Heights, Md. / Suitland
A four-year starter and two-year captain at Suitland High School ... Named Suitland's Most Valuable Player and first team all-conference as a senior ... Also a member of the wrestling and track & field teams ... In the classroom, An honor roll student all four years.

Quincy Chinwuko
DE | 6-4 | 250
Sikeston, Mo. / Sikeston
A two-year letter winner at Sikeston High School, serving as a team captain as a senior ... Named first team all-conference and all-region, as well as second team all-state as a senior ... Also a member of the wrestling and track & field teams ... In the classroom, An honor roll student ... Cousin, Nnamdi Obukwelu, played football at Harvard and signed as an undrafted free agent with the Indianapolis Colts.

Cameron Crayton
WR | 6-1 | 180
Rowlett, Texas / Rockwall
A three-year starter at Rockwall High School ... Helped lead Rockwall to its deepest playoff run in school history ... Earned all-district honors as a senior when he caught 61 passes, 14 for touchdowns, and totaled 1,243 all-purpose yards ... Also a member of the basketball and track & field teams, earning Rockwall's Most Valuable Player and first team all-district honors in basketball.

Alex Ederson
OL | 6-3 | 290
Fort Worth, Texas / Fossil Ridge
A three-year starter on the offensive line at Fossil Ridge High School ... Helped lead Fossil Ridge to the state playoffs in all three years as a starter ... Named Fossil Ridge's Offensive Lineman of the Year ... Two-time all-district selection and an all-state honoree ... Earned academic all-state honors ... Also a member of the track & field team and captain of the powerlifting team.

Justin Fonteneaux
LB | 6-1 | 215
Houston, Texas / Lamar
A three-year starter at Lamar High School, serving as a team captain his senior year ... A three-time first team all-district selection ... As a senior, totaled 75 tackles, 6.0 TFL, 3.0 sacks and two interceptions ... Also a member of the basketball team, helping lead Lamar to a district championship ... Off the field, was a member of the National Honor Society.

Ibrahim Kamara
DE | 6-4 | 220
Somerset, N.J. / Cheshire Academy [Conn.]
A four-year starter, playing three years at Franklin High School and one at the Cheshire Academy ... Helped lead Cheshire to an 8-1 record and a New England championship as a senior ... Had 50 tackles and 3.0 sacks in just five games as a junior before suffering a season-ending injury ... Also a member of the track & field team ... In the classroom, was nn honors student.

Reginald Lee
DL | 6-0 | 290
Sunrise, Fla. / Miami Norland
A three-year starter at Miami Norland High School, serving as a team captain his senior year ... Helped lead Miami Norland to the playoffs as a senior ... Named Miami Norland's Defensive Lineman of the Year as a junior ... For his career, totaled 151 tackles, 10.0 sacks, five caused fumbles and three recovered fumbles ... Also a member of the track & field and wrestling teams.

Lorenzo Linsey
QB | 6-2 | 195
Monticello, Ky. / Wayne County 
A three-year starter at Wayne County High School, serving as a team captain his senior year ... Helped lead Wayne County to two district championships (2015, 2017) and three regional championships (2015-17) ... A three-time all-district selection and a second team all-state selection as a senior ... Earned district and regional player of the year honors in 2017 ... Passed for 2,846 yards as a senior and accounted for 42 touchdowns ... Also a member of the basketball and track & field teams.

Zachariah McBride
P | 6-1 | 175
Upper Marlboro, Md. / Riverdale Baptist
A three-year starter at Riverdale Baptist School, serving as a team captain his senior year ... Three-time selection as Riverdale Baptist's Special Team's Player of the Year ... Recipient of the Varsity Football Scholar-Athlete Award as a senior ... Won the 2017 Georgetown Specialists Summer Camp punting competition ... Also a member of the soccer team, leading Riverdale Baptist to the league semifinals ... Brother, Jeremiah, played football at James Madison.

Herman Moultrie III
RB | 5-11 | 180
Columbus, Ohio / Columbus Academy
A four-year letter winner at Columbus Academy, serving as a team captain his senior year ... Helped lead Columbus Academy to back-to-back playoff appearances (2016-17) ... A four-time all-league selection, including three first team nods ... Earned three all-district selections, including first team as a junior and senior ... Named second team all-state and Columbus' Most Valuable Player as a senior ... Also a member of the basketball team, earning all-league honorable mention honors ... In the classroom, was an honor roll student.

Palmer Nix
LB | 6-1 | 205
Heath, Texas / Dallas Christian School
A four-year starter and three-year team captain at Dallas Christian School ... Helped lead Dallas Christian to state runner-up finishes in 2014 and 2015 ... Named the 2014 Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) Freshman of the Year ... A TAPPS First Team All-State honoree as a junior and a senior ... Earned TAPPS Academic All-State honors in 2017 ... Had 128 tackles and three forced fumbles as a senior ... Also a member of the baseball team, earning all-district honors ... Dad and two uncles played football at TCU and grandfather played football at SMU.

David Owens
DE | 6-2 | 220
Charlotte, N.C. / Ardrey Kell
A two-year starter at Ardrey Kell High School, serving as a team captain his senior year ... Named to the South Meck (SoMeck) 7 All-Conference Team as a senior after recording 10.0 sacks, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries ... Also a member of the track & field team ... In the classroom, earned the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) Scholar-Athlete Award ... Brother, Drew, played football at the University of South Carolina.

Sergio Portobanco
TE | 6-4 | 220
Jamaica, N.Y. / Episcopal [Va.]
A four-year starter at Episcopal High School in Virginia, serving as a team captain his senior year ...As a senior, caught 14 passes for 199 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 14.2 yards per catch and 28.4 yards per game.

Delano Salgado
DB | 5-11 | 175
Laveen Village, Ariz. / Mountain Pointe
A four-year starter at Mountain Pointe High School, serving as a team captain his senior year ... Helped lead Mountain Pointe to a state runner-up finish as a junior, and the state semifinals as a senior ... Named all-state and all-region on offense as a senior and all-city on defense ... Recognized as the Phoenix Chapter National Alliance of African American Athlete of the Year ... Had 68 tackles and five interceptions as a senior ... Also a member of the baseball and track & field teams ... Off the field, was a member of the National Honor Society.

Alden Simms
LB | 6-2 | 210
Dayton, Ohio / Archbishop Alter
A three-year starter at Archbishop Alter High School, serving as a team captain his senior year ... Helped lead Archbishop Alter to three Greater Catholic League (GCL) championships (2014, 2016, 2017), a state runner-up finish in 2014 and the state semifinals in 2016 ... A three-time All-GCL First Team selection and a First Team All-Southwest Ohio and Third Team All-Ohio selection as a senior ... Named the 2017 GCL Defensive Player of the Year as a senior ... Holds the Archbishop Alter record for tackles.

Josh Stevens
OL | 6-5 | 275
Ruskin, Fla. / Saint Stephen's Episcopal School / Deerfield Academy [Mass.]
A three-year starter at Saint Stephen's Episcopal School, serving as a team captain as a senior ... Helped lead Saint Stephen's to a state championship as a senior ... Selected first team all-county and all-state as a senior ... Also a member of the basketball and track & field teams, winning a state championship in track & field ... In the classroom, An honor roll student ... Played a postgraduate year at Deerfield Academy, leading the Big Green to a 6-3 record ... Uncle, Reggie Sr. (Temple), and cousin, Reggie Jr. (Boston College), both played college football, while another uncle, Tim, and grandfather, Charles, both played in the NFL ... Mother, Becky, played basketball at Queens College and overseas.

Joshua Tomas
WR | 5-11 | 175
University Park, Ill. / Crete-Monee
A four-year starter and four-year captain at Crete-Monee High School ... Selected all-state honorable mention as a senior ... A two-time all-state academic selection as a junior and senior ... Also a member of the baseball team ... In the classroom, was a four-time high honor roll student and a member of the National Honor Society.

Brady Weas
LS / DE | 6-2 | 230
Whitefish Bay, Wis. / Whitefish Bay
A three-year starter and two-year captain at Whitefish Bay High School ... Helped Whitefish Bay reach the playoffs as a junior and the state semifinals as a senior ... Three-time all-conference and two-time all-suburban at defensive end and two-time all-conference at offensive line and utility ... Recipient of the Carl Fuda Leadership Award and the Duke Pride Award for overall commitment to the football program ... Also a member of the basketball, baseball and rugby teams ... In the classroom, was a four-year honor roll student.

Zaire Webb
DB | 5-10 | 175
Cleveland, Ohio / Cleveland Heights
A four-year starter at Gilmour Academy (freshman, sophomore) and Cleveland Heights High School (junior, senior), serving as a team captain as a senior ... Also a member of the track & field team and was on the record-setting 4x100-meter relay teams at both Gilmour and Cleveland Heights ... In the classroom, was an all-academic honor roll student.

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