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Football Announces Class Of 2016

Head coach Frank Spaziani


Head coach Frank Spaziani

Feb. 1, 2012

Boston College football announced the 16 members of the class of 2016 today, a group that includes players from six different states and one Canadian province.

The Eagles picked up eight offensive players, including three offensive linemen in Jim Cashman (Haddonfield Memorial HS/Haddonfield, N.J.), Win Homer (Christchurch School/Christchurch, Va.) and Frank Taylor (Archibishop Wood/Warrington, Pa.).

Three wide receivers - Marcus Grant (Lawrence Academy/Univ. of Iowa/Carver, Mass.), Harrison Jackson (Loudoun Valley HS/Round Hill, Va.) and Karim Zoungrana (Champlain College Lennoxville/Montreal, Quebec) - and two tight ends - Dan Crimmins (Demarest HS/Closter, N.J.) and Mike Giacone (St. Peters Prep/Jersey City, N.J.) - round out the offensive signees.

BC bolstered its defense by adding four linebackers and three defensive backs.

The linebackers are Steven Daniels (Worcester Academy/Cincinnati, Ohio) Tim Joy (Chelmsford HS/Chelmsford, Mass.), Mike Strizak (Don Bosco Prep/Fair Lawn, N.J.) and Bobby Wolford (Bishop Kenny HS/Jacksonville, Fla.).

The defensive backs are David Dudeck (The Hun School/Princeton, N.J.), Bryce Jones (Cleveland Heights HS/University Heights, Ohio) and Justin Simmons (Martin County HS/Stuart, Fla.).

Six-foot-6, 240-pound defensive end Malachi Moore (Pope John XXIII/Hackettstown, N.J.) will also join the Eagles.

Boston College Football - Class of 2016

PlayerPos.Ht.Wt.High School/Hometown
Jim CashmanOffensive Line6-7275Haddonfield Memorial HS/Haddonfield, N.J.
Dan CrimminsTight End6-5220Demarest HS/Closter, N.J.
Steven DanielsLinebacker6-0225Worcester Academy/Cincinnati, Ohio
David DudeckStrong Safety6-0195The Hun School/Princeton, N.J.
Mike GiaconeTight End6-5246St. Peters Prep/Jersey City, N.J.
Marcus GrantWide Receiver 6-2190Lawrence Academy/Carver, Mass.
Win HomerOffensive Line6-5245Christchurch School/Christchurch, Va.
Harrison JacksonWide Receiver6-2181Loudoun Valley HS/Round Hill, Va.
Bryce JonesCornerback5-11160Cleveland Heights HS/University Heights, Ohio
Tim JoyLinebacker6-2215Chelmsford HS/Chelmsford, Mass.
Malachi MooreDefensive End6-6240Pope John XXIII/Hackettstown, N.J.
Justin SimmonsDefensive Back6-3175Martin County HS/Stuart, Fla.
Mike StrizakLinebacker6-2228Don Bosco Prep/Fair Lawn, N.J.
Frank TaylorOffensive Line6-3285Archbishop Wood/Warrington, Pa.
Bobby WolfordLinebacker6-3232Bishop Kenny HS/Jacksonville, Fla.
Karim ZoungranaWide Receiver 6-0183Champlain-Lennoxville/Montreal, Quebec

Jim Cashman, Offensive Line, 6-7, 275, Haddonfield Memorial HS, Haddonfield, N.J.
Played both offensive line and defensive line ... earned first-team All-Conference and All-Group II honors as a junior in 2010 ... also earned a spot on the New Jersey Super 100 Team ... a member of the National Honor Society and Latin Honor Society ... captured New Jersey's Maxwell Player of the Year honors ... played for head coach Frank DeLano ... also recruited by Connecticut, Maryland, Miami, Michigan State, North Carolina, Pittsburgh and Virginia.

Dan Crimmins, Tight End, 6-5, 220, Demarest HS/Closter, N.J.
Earned 2011 All-Metro second-team honors as a senior in 2011 ... registered 55 receptions for 1,249 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior ... earned 2010 National Division First-Team accolades after catching 52 passes for 1,036 yards and three touchdowns as a junior ... played for head coach Tomy Mottola ... also recruited by Connecticut, Maryland and Temple.

Steven Daniels, Linebacker, 6-0, 225, Worcester Academy/Cincinnati, Ohio
Played the 2011 season at Worcester Academy in Worcester, Mass. ... earned first-team all-state selection as a senior at St. Xavier HS in Cincinnati in 2010; had 34 tackles for loss - including 18 sacks - as a senior ... played for head coach Steve Specht ... also recruited by Kentucky, Louisville, Texas A&M, West Virginia, Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, North Carolina State and Pittsburgh.

David Dudeck, Strong Safety, 6-0, 195, The Hun School/Princeton, N.J.
Earned All-Conference honors as a senior in 2011 ... was named New Jersey Prep School Player of the Year by The Star Ledger ... registered 51 receptions for more than 1,000 yards and 10 TDs for The Hun School in 2011.

Mike Giacone, Tight End, 6-5, 246, St. Peters Prep/Jersey City, N.J.
Had 16 receptions for 215 yards and two touchdowns in 2011 ... helped lead his team to its 12th consecutive divisional/county title ... named to the HCIAL All-Conference, Red Division First Team ... was a 2011 Hudson Reporter All-Area High School Football Team selection ... chosen to play in the Chesapeake Bowl, a senior-only, all-star football game ... also recruited by Maryland, Connecticut and Rutgers.

Marcus Grant, Wide Receiver, 6-2, 190, Lawrence Academy/Univ. of Iowa/Carver, Mass.
Two-time All-New England selection ... Earned Top-10 student-athlete honors from ESPNBoston.com as a senior ... recorded 689 yards of total offense and eight touchdowns on 26 receptions and 13 rushes as a senior ... registered 22 receptions and 25 carries for 762 total yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior; also registered two punt returns for touchdowns that season ... helped lead his teams to consecutive Independent School League Championships in 2009 and 2010 ... played for head coach Mike Taylor ... also lettered in basketball.

Win Homer, Offensive Line, 6-5, 245, Christchurch School/Christchurch, Va.
A U.S. Army All-America nominee ... helped lead Christchurch to the school's first state championship as a senior ... named to the 2011 All-VISAA Division II First Team ... served as vice chair of Christchurch's Honor Council ... member of the National Honor Society ... played for head coach Ed Homer ... also recruited by NC State, Virginia and Virginia Tech.

Harrison Jackson, Wide Receiver, 6-2, 181, Loudoun Valley HS/Round Hill, Va.
Registered 36 receptions for 700 yards as a senior ... earned second-team All-District honors as a senior ... helped lead Loudoun Valley to the school's first postseason win in 21 years ... recorded 30 receptions for 329 yards and six touchdowns as a junior ... played for head coach Danny McGrath ... also recruited by James Madison, Richmond, Temple and William & Mary.

Bryce Jones, Cornerback, 5-11, 160, Cleveland Heights HS/University Heights, Ohio
Earned All-District second-team honors as a senior ... led team to a perfect 9-0 regular season and the school's first appearance in the state playoffs ... played quarterback, defensive back and punter for head coach Jeff Rotsky ... also recruited by Army, Air Force, Northern Illinois and Massachusetts.

Tim Joy, Linebacker, 6-2, 215, Chelmsford HS/Chelmsford, Mass.
Earned 2011 New England Prep Stars Player of the Year honors ... selected to the Super 26 All-State team ... recorded 140 tackles as a senior ... helped lead team to the Merrimack Valley Conference Division I title and a Super Bowl berth ... registered more than 400 tackles, including 37 tackles for loss, five sacks and four interceptions during his schoolboy career ... played for head coach Bruce Rich ... also recruited by Duke, Maryland and Connecticut.

Malachi Moore, Defensive End, 6-6, 240, Pope John XXIII/Hackettstown, N.J.
Rated a top-5 2012 defensive line recruit from New Jersey by rivals.com ... led team to its 17th straight postseason berth ... named a first-team non-public and West Jersey All-Star ... played for head coach Brian Carlson ... also recruited by Miami, Rutgers, Temple and Connecticut.

Justin Simmons, Defensive Back, 6-3, 175, Martin County HS/Stuart, Fla.
Earned Class 7A All-State second-team honors ... earned Treasure Coast Defensive Player of the Year recognition ... finished senior season with 90 tackles, five interceptions, two defensive touchdowns and one fumble recovery; led team to its first playoff win in 20 years ... accumulated more than 1,000 all-purpose yards and eight touchdowns ... played for head coach Chuck Kenyon ... also recruited by Florida International, Illinois and Purdue.

Mike Strizak, Linebacker, 6-2, 228, Don Bosco Prep/Fair Lawn, N.J.
Won four state championships at Don Bosco Prep ... registered three fumble recoveries for touchdowns as a senior, establishing a school record ... finished 2011 season with the nation's No. 1 ranking ... recorded 12 tackles for loss and nine sacks as a junior in 2010 ... played for head coach Greg Toal ... also recruited by Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan State, North Carolina, Pitt and Rutgers.

Frank Taylor, Offensive Line, 6-3, 285, Archbishop Wood/Warrington, Pa.
Served as team captain as a senior ... key component in an offense that produced a pair of running backs that ran for more than 1,100 yards each and that produced a school-record 511 total points ... captured school's first state championship in 2011 ... team achieved a national ranking in the USA Today Top-25 poll in 2011 ... played for head coach Steve Devlin ... also recruited by Illinois, Miami, Michigan State, NC State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Rutgers, Syracuse and West Virginia.

Bobby Wolford, Linebacker, 6-3, 232, Bishop Kenny HS/Jacksonville, Fla.
Twice served as team captain - as a junior and senior ... started at both fullback and linebacker ... registered 108 tackles, including five sacks, and four forced fumbles as a junior; earned first-team all-District accolades ... helped lead team to its first district title in 33 years ... played for head coach Mark Therson ... also recruited by Air Force, Brigham Young, Navy, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest.

Karim Zoungrana, Wide Receiver, 6-0, 183, Champlain College Lennoxville /Montreal, Quebec
Earned Champlain College Lennoxville Offensive Most Valuable Player honors in 2010; recorded 37 receptions for 750 yards and four touchdowns ... registered two kick returns for touchdowns; received CEGEP AAA All-Star honors ... selected to the collegial AA team as the best kick returner in 2010 ... received Dan Bilodeau award recognizing leadership ... played for head coach Jean-Francois Joucas

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