May 13, 2011
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University football program will welcome an incoming freshman class of 30 student-athletes to the Hilltop when summer practice begins in August. Head Coach Kevin Kelly announced the class, including newcomers from 16 different states, including three apiece from Florida, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The Hoyas will also welcome two players born in Scotland.
The Hoyas will add 17 players to its defense with seven defensive lineman, and five linebackers and defensive backs coming into the fold. On offense, the Hoyas will bring in 13 freshmen with five offensive lineman, three SLOTS, two wide receivers, and one quarterback, running back and tight end.
"It's an excellent recruiting class that will help supplement the strong base or returning players that we have coming back," Head Coach Kevin Kelly said. "The big need is on the offensive line and the defensive front seven. I felt like our coaching staff did an excellent job of identifying and bringing in this group."
Georgetown will open its 2011 season on Saturday, September 3, when they host Davidson College under the lights at Multi-Sport Field at 6 p.m. The Blue & Gray will play back-to-back home games to start the season as Patriot League rival Lafayette comes to the nation's capital on Saturday, September 10 to take on the Hoyas at 6 p.m.
Nick Alfieri Freshman/LB/6-0/215 Portland, Ore./Jesuit[The Hotchkiss School]
Nick Alfieri Highlights
High School: A six-time letterwinner, earning three in football and three in track...At Jesuit named the 2010 Most Improved Player and Second Team All Metro League...Helped lead Jesuit to back-to-back Metro League title and to the finals of the 6A State Championship in 2009, finishing the season with a 12-2 record...At Hotchkiss earned Most Outstanding Player Award...Named Founders League All Star and All New England Team.
Darius Baxter Freshman / WR / 6-3 / 190 Accokeek, Md. / Bishop McNamara
Darius Baxter Highlights
High School: A three-sport athlete earning two letters in football, one letter in wrestling and one in basketball at Bishop McNamara...Helped Bishop McNamara's team to an 8-2 record and fourth place finish in Maryland for the 2010 season...Accumulated over 500 hours of service, developing a sub group of Total Focus, a non-profit organization that helps develop young student athletes on and off the field...Expected to major in environmental science.
Mitchell Black Freshman/DL/6-4/245 Edinburgh Scotland/University School
Mitchell Black Highlights
High School: Three-year letterwinner and two-year starter in football, also earned two letters in basketball...Named football team captain for his senior season...Helped the football team qualify for the state playoffs for the first time since 2004...Two-time honorable mention All Ohio and First Team All Lakes District selection...2010 Scholar-Athlete Award recipient by the Northeast Ohio Chapter of the National Football Foundation...Expected to major in international economics.
Joseph Blackwell Freshman/RB/5-9/185 Odenton, Md./Arundel
Joseph Blackwell Highlights
High School: A three-year letterwinner, earning two at Arundel and one at Archbishop Spalding in football...A two-time All Anne Arundel County second team selection, with 204 carries for 1,230 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior and 169 carries for 1,110 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior...Earned ESPN Rise and Baltimore Sun Player of the Week honors in Sept. 2009 gaining 257 yards and four touchdowns against Old Mill...Also a three-year member of the Student Government Association and concert band...Expected to be a pre-med major.
Connor Bohling Freshman/OL/6-6/280 Westport, Conn./Staples[The Hotchkiss School]
Connor Bohling Highlights
High School: A three-year letterwinner at Staples...Also lettered one year in football and track at The Hotchkiss School...Selected First Team All League, All Area and a Fairfield County All Star at Staples in 2009...Helped lead Staples to the 2009 FCIAC League Championship and to the finals of the LL State Championship...Expected to major in international business.
Kevin Bond Freshman/DL/6-3/245 Wilkes Barre, Pa./Wyoming Valley West
Kevin Bond Highlights
High School: A four-year letterwinner and three year starter...Named football team captain for his senior season...Helped lead high school to a District II AAAA Championship...Named first team all conference and earned his team's Lineman of the Year award...Performed volunteer work in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina...Plans to pursue a career in business or engineering.
Patrick Boyle Freshman/LB/6-0/200 Wheaton, Ill./Benet Academy
Patrick Boyle Highlights
High School: A four-time letterwinner, earning two letters in football and basketball at Benet Academy...Captain of football and basketball team during his senior season...Selected All East Suburban Catholic Conference and All Area in 2010...Recorded over 100 tackles in consecutive seasons with 101 tackles in 2009 and 109 in 2010...Lists most thrilling moment in athletic career as making the game-winning free throws to beat nation's third-ranked Simeon in front of over 10,000 people...Expected to major in Business.
Xander Carpousis Freshman/DL/6-4/260 Winter Park, Fla./Winter Park [Fork Union Military Academy]
Xander Carpousis Highlights
High School: A two-sport athlete in football and basketball at Winter Park, before playing a post-graduate season of football at Fork Union Military Academy...Led FUMA in sacks with 13 during the 2010 season...At Winter Park helped lead football team to District and Metro championships and state quarterfinals...Helped Winter Park basketball team to a Class 6A State Championship and No. 6 national ranking.
Chad Coleman Freshman/DB/5-10/167 Flint, Mich./Carman-Ainsworth
Chad Coleman Highlights
High School: A four-time letterwinner, earning two in football and two in track...Named football team captain during his senior year...A two-time unanimous first team all conference selection...Selected to play in Annual Michigan All Star Game...Helped lead school to 2009 Big Nine Championship...Compiled 96 tackles, 22 passes deflections, four sacks, three forced fumbles and one interception during his career...Two-time All State Academic selection...Expected to major in business management.
Wardell Crutchfield III Freshman/LB/5-10/230 Pomona, Calif./Baldwin Park
Wardell Crutchfield III Highlights
High School: A six-time letterwinner, earning four in football at inside linebacker and running back and two in baseball...A two-time captain of the football team...Played 2008 and 2009 at Duarte High School before transferring to Baldwin Park High School for 2009-2011. Selected First Team All C.I.F. Defense in 2010...Named Valle Vista League Defensive MVP in 2010...Two-time First Team All Valle Vista League Defense and two-time All Academic Valle Vista League...Selected First Team All Montview League in 2008...Compiled 350 tackles, five sacks and five interceptions in 37 game high school career...Expected to major in psychology.
Peter Daibes Freshman/DL/6-5/245 Wayne, N.J./Wayne Hills
Peter Daibes Highlights
High School: An eight-time letterwinner, earning four apiece in football and basketball...Named captain of the basketball team during his senior season...On the gridiron named the North Jersey Defensive Player of the Year in 2010 and second team All-State All-Groups...Named First Team All-State Group 3 and voted all conference, all league and all county during his senior year...Ranked as the No. 1 defensive end in New Jersey by McCarthy Scouting Report...Helped lead Wayne Hills to three North 1 Group 3 State Championships in 2007, 2008 and 2010...In 17 career starts compiled 117 tackles, 21 sacks, six forced fumbles and five deflected passes...Expected to be a pre-med major.
Billy Duncan Freshman/OL/6-3/275 Wayne, N.J./Wayne Valley
Billy Duncan Highlights
High School: A three-sport athlete earning seven letters, including two in football, two in wrestling and three in track...Earned the Minds in Motion Award for carrying a 4.0 grade point average in 2009 and 2010 for football and 2011 for wrestling...Selected second team all conference during his senior year in football and wrestling...Expected to major in physics.
John Egan Freshman/DB/5-11/185 Atlanta, Ga./The Westminster School(Ga.)
John Egan Highlights
High School: A seven-time letterwinner in football and basketball and captain of both football and basketball teams during his senior season...Selected team most valuable player and an All State, All Region and All area selection in 2010...Helped lead Westminster to the state playoffs each season and to 2007 and 2010 region championships.
Justin Froncek Freshman/DB/5-10/170 Bastrop, Texas./Bastrop
Justin Froncek Highlights
High School: A three sport athlete at Bastrop, earning two letters as a cornerback in football, four as a centerfielder on the baseball team and four as a sprinter on the track team...A two-year captain in baseball, one-year captain in football and one year captain in track...Helped lead Bastrop football to the regional seminfinals in 2010 and a district championship in 2009...Selected second team All District during his senior season and inducted into the Austin Arena Athlete Hall of Fame...Named second team All District in baseball and led the state in stolen bases during his junior season.
Michael Kasten Freshman/OL/6-3/265 Freehold, N.J./Freehold
Michael Kasten Highlights
High School: A three-year letterwinner in football and captain during his senior season at Freehold...Helped lead Freehold to 2008 and 2010 Central Jersey III State Sectional Championships, the school's first championships...Selected First Team All State, All Group III, All Shore, All Division and All District during his senior season...Named Academic All Shore in 2010...Expected to major in government.
Dave Kurtyka Freshman/WR/5-9/170 Ayr, Scotland/Radnor
Dave Kurtyka Highlights
High School: A 10-time letterwinner, earning three in football, three in lacrosse, four in basketball and one in baseball...Named football team captain for his senior season...Named Second Team All Central League at safety and honorable mention All Delco as a WR...Selected team's Defensive Player of the Year in 2009 and 2010 and named a Rising Star in lacrosse in 2009...Expected to be pre-med major.
Kevin Macari Freshman/SLOT/6-2/210 Stamford, Conn./New Canaan
Kevin Macari Highlights
High School: A four-year letterwinner in football and two-year letterwinner in track...Named football team captain during his senior season...Compiled 1,259 received yards and 20 touchdowns during his senior season...Selected first team All State and All Metro at WR and second team all metro at CB...Finalist for Gatorade Conn. Player of the Year and finalist Walter Camp Conn. Player of the Year...Expected to major in marketing.
Alec May Freshman/DL/6-2/225 Wrenthem, Mass./King Phillip
Alec May Highlights
High School: A three-year letterwinner and starter at tight end and defensive end...Named football team captain during his senior season...Compiled 107 tackles, 29 tackles for loss, 13 sacks, nine forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, and 18 receptions for 315 yards and three touchdowns during his junior and senior seasons...Selected to the Boston Herald All State Team and Boston Globe EMass All-Star during his senior season...Named Hockomock Defensive most valuable player in 2010...Two-time Hockomock All Star and National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete Award winner...Named a HSSInsight.com Top 10 Players, Boston Globe Top 25 Players to Watch and Bostosn Herald Preseason All State Team prior to his senior season.
Nick Quintans Freshman/OL/6-3/280 Media, Pa./Penncrest
Nick Quintans Highlights
High School: A five-time letterwinner, earning four in football and one in lacrosse...Named football team captain during his senior year...A two-time All-County and All-League selection. Named first team all league on the offensive line and second team on the defensive line in 2010...Expected to major in finance.
Ryan Rattay Freshman/LB/6-2/216 Toledo, Ohio/St. John's Jesuit
Ryan Rattay Highlights
High School: A four-time letterwinner, earning two in football and two in track...Named football team captain during his senior season...Selected to the Toledo All City Team and Toledo City All Academic Team in 2010...Named the Catholic Youth Organization Athlete of the Year in 2010...During his senior season helped lead football to an 11-2 record, the best in school history, making the regional finals...Compiled 100 career tackles, 12 tackles for loss and three fumble recoveries...His brother is Rick, a two-time Georgetown varsity letterwinner and a 2009 Patriot League All Academic honoree. Cousin is Tim a former NFL quarterback with the San Francisco 49ers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Carolina Panthers and Arizona Cardinals...A National Merit Semi-Finalist...Expected to major in Economics.
Jordan Richardson Freshman/DL/6-2/300 Athens, Ga./Athens Academy
Jordan Richardson Highlights
High School: A eight-time letterwinner, earning four in football, two in basketball, one in track and one in golf...A three-time All County, two-time All Region, two-time All Northeast Georgia selection at defensive line...Helped lead team to the state semifinals and region championships in 2008 and state quarterfinals and region championships in 2010.
Javan Robinson Freshman/DB/6-1/170 Carrollton, Texas/Hebron
Javan Robinson Highlights
High School: A four-time letterwinner, earning two in football playing at CB and WR and two in track...Named captain of the football and track teams during his senior season...An honorable mention All District selection in 2010...A second team Academic All State selection in 2011...Helped lead 7-on-7 team to a state championship in 2009...A part of the second place 4x200 meter relay team in 2010 and third place in the 4x100 meter relay team in 2011...Expected to major in international business.
Freshman/OL/6-4/310 Miami, Fla./Coral Gables
Mike Roland Highlights
High School: A four-year letterwinner and starter on the offensive line...Named football team captain during his senior season...Selected All Dade County following his senior season...Preseason All-State Academic selection...Blocked for a running back who broke Frank Gore's Miami-Dade record for most touchdowns in a half with six...Expected to major in international business.
Joseph Rosenblatt Freshman/DL/6-3.5/240 Ellicott City, Md./Good Counsel
Joseph Rosenblatt Highlights
High School: A two-time letterwinner and two year starter in football and a two-year letterwinner in track...Helped lead Good Counsel to consecutive WCAC football championships...Selected to the First Team MD Varsity All Private School Football Team and Second Team All-DCSportsFan.com Football Team awarded a 2011 Scholar-Athlete Award for the National Capital Region from the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame...Expected to major in Business.
Richard Shankle Freshman/LB/6-1/220 Atlanta, Ga./South Gwinnett
Richard Shankle Highlights
High School: A three-year letterwinner in football and one-year letterwinner in track...Named a football team captain during his senior season...Compiled 12 sacks during his career...Helped lead South Gwinnett to consecutive trips to the state playoffs...Expected to major in human science.
Stephen Skon Freshman/QB/6-2/202 Lindenhurst, N.Y./Lindenhurst
Stephen Skon Highlights
High School: A seven-time letterwinner and three-year starter at quarterback for Lindenhurst...A two-time team captain in football, compiling 4,140 yards and 36 touchdowns, completing 66-percent of his passes during his career...Named the Boomer Esiason No. 1 QB in Suffolk County in 2009 and 2010...Named to the Golden Eleven Scholar Athlete team...Named Labue Scholar, two time All Suffolk County, and second team All State during his senior season...A four-year letterwinner senior captain for baseball team...Helped lead team to NYS Championship...Named All County in baseball...Expected to major in business.
James Smith Freshman/WR/6-1/190 Syracuse, N.Y./Skaneateles
James Smith Highlights
High School: A four-time letterwinner, as a two-time letterwinner and starter in football and two in basketball...Named football team captain for his senior season...Helped lead football team to its first playoff appearance in over 15 years...Selected second team all league in football in 2010...Selected for 2010 Arcaro Senior All Star Classic...Expected to major in foreign service.
Charles Takeh Freshman/RB/5-7/193 Miami, Fla./Madonna-Chaminade [The Lawrenceville School]
Charles Takeh Highlights
High School: Earned two letters at Miami Norland Senior HS and two letters at Chaminade-Madonna before playing a post-graduate season at The Lawrenceville School...Was a two-time team captain at Chaminade-Madonna...Was named All Broward County in 2009 at Chaminade-Madonna and earned the Brian Piccolo Award in 2010...Helped lead Chaminade-Madonna to a district and regional championship in 2009...Helped lead The Lawrenceville School to an MAPL Championship in 2010..Compiled 1,100 yards in 12 games in 2009.
Gibson Vaught Freshman/TE/6-5/222 Ashland, Va./Patrick Henry
Gibson Vaught Highlights
High School: A five-time letterwinner, earning three as a three year starter in basketball and two as a two-way starter in football...Named captain of both football and basketball team as a senior...Selected Virginia AAAAA Colonial District honors on offense, defense and All Academic in 2010...Helped lead Patrick Henry to a Tomato Bowl championship in 2010...Helped lead the basketball team to the Central Region playoffs in 2010...Expected to major in business.
Daniel Wright Freshman/DB/5-10/180 Washington, D.C./St. John's College
Daniel Wright Highlights
High School: A four-year letter winner and three-year two-way starter in football...Named team captain for football and track during his senior year...Received WCAC second team honors with a first team selection as an offensive athlete by dcsportsfan.com...Named the St. John's College offensive most valuable player and received the athlete scholar award in football during his senior season...MVP and athlete scholar of Great American Rivalry Series game against Gonzaga...During 2010 season, averaged two touchdowns per game and had over 1,500 all purpose yards, while playing kick/punt returner, QB, WR, CB, and S helping SJC reach the playoffs...Expected to major in international business.