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Spaziani Announces 2011 Football Signing Class




Feb. 2, 2011

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Boston College Head Coach Frank Spaziani announced the 2011 signing class consisting of 23 student-athletes Wednesday afternoon on college football's annual signing day.

The 2011 Boston College football signing class includes:

PlayerPos.Ht.Wt.Hometown/School
Mehdi AbdesmadDL6-6260 Montreal, Quebec (Cegep Du Vieux Montreal)
Manny AsprillaDB5-10170Everett, MA/Everett
Kieran BorcichDL6-3265Bronxville, NY/Bronxville
Dave BowenOL6-6256Radnor, PA/Radnor
Steven DanielsLB6-0225Cincinnati, OH/St. Xavier
Sean DugganLB6-4215Cincinnati, OH/St. Xavier
Curtric EvansWR6-0173Hollywood, FL/Chaminade Madonna
Paul GaughanOL6-6280Dunmore, PA/Dunmore
Alex HowellK/P6-2185Florence, SC/West Florence
Joshua KeyesDB6-1205Chatham, NY/Chatham
Dan LembkeOL6-5282New Lenox, IL/Providence Catholic
Nick LifkaLB6-2235Naperville, IL/Naperville North
Al Louis-JeanDB6-1180Brockton, MA/Brockton
Eddie MeredithOL6-5291Aurora, Ontario/St. Andrew's
Brian MihalikDL6-7233Avon Lake, OH/Avon Lake
Brian MillerTE6-4215Andover, MA/Andover
Victor NelsonOL6-7300Park Ridge, IL/Maine South
Liam PorterOL6-6310Natick, MA/Natick
Max RicciDL6-4330Groton, MA/Lawrence Academy
Ameer RichardsonDB6-1185Collingswood, NJ/Collingswood
Spenser RositanoDB6-2200Ashburn, VA/Stone Bridge
Christian SuntrupQB6-3205St. Louis, MO/Chaminade College Prep
Connor WujciakDL6-3250West Orange, NJ/Seton Hall Prep

Mehdi Abdesmad, DL, 6-6, 260, Montreal, Quebec (Cegep Du Vieux Montreal)
Awarded "hit of the year" for his team in 2008 and 2009...awarded best academic record in 2009...won a silver medal with Canada at the 2009 IFAF Junior World Championship...selected to play in the "Team USA vs. the World" game in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla...broke the school's career sack record...chose BC over UConn and Baylor.

Manny Asprilla, DB, 5-10, 170, Everett, MA (Everett)
Named to the Massachusetts High School Football Coaches Association's All-State team in 2010...ESPNBoston.com All-State selection...led his team to a Division I state title...played both ways as a running back and defensive back...scored 19 touchdowns his senior season...also recruited by Maryland, Syracuse and Rutgers.

Kieran Borcich, DL, 6-3, 265, Bronxville, NY (Bronxville)
Recorded 94 tackles, 24 sacks and one forced fumble as a junior...No. 2 DL in New York and No. 26 in the country as ranked by Rivals, Inc...finished 13-0 and won the Section III Class C Championship...named All-State first team by the New York State Sportswriters...2009 New York state sack leader...chose BC over Florida State, Stanford, UConn, Maryland, Rutgers, Syracuse, Duke and others.

Dave Bowen, OL, 6-6, 256, Radnor, PA (Radnor)
Named to the Inquirer's All-Southeastern Pennsylvania first team...2010 team captain...2010 first-team All-Central...2010 first-team All-Delco...2010 PFN first-team AAA All-State...selected to play in the "Big 33" game (Pennsylvania vs. Ohio)...chose BC over Temple Towson and others.

Steven Daniels, LB, 6-0, 225, Cincinnati, OH (St. Xavier)
Tallied 82 total tackles, 14 tackles for loss and seven sacks as a junior...recorded 34 tackles for loss and 18 sacks in 2010...No. 15 linebacker in the country as ranked by Rivals, Inc...Division I All-Ohio first-team selection...named to the Butkus Award watch list in 2010...chose BC over NC State, Texas A&M, Louisville, Pittsburgh, West Virginia, Minnesota, Illinois, Kentucky and others.

Sean Duggan, LB, 6-4, 215, Cincinnati, OH (St. Xavier)
Division I All-Ohio second-team selection...registered 31 tackles, three sacks, three TFL and two interceptions as a junior...50 tackles, two fumbles recovered and two interceptions in the 2010 regular season...Xavier went 17-7 with three postseason victories with Duggan as a starter...named to the Butkus Award watch list in 2010...chose BC over Oregon, Michigan, Wisconsin, NC State, Virginia, Vanderbilt and others.

Curtric Evans, WR, 6-0, 173, Hollywood, FL (Chaminade Madonna)
Nickname is "Spiffy"...caught 27 passes for 800 yards and 14 scores and had two punt returns for touchdowns on two attempts in 2009...caught 11 passes for 301 yards and two touchdowns in a 42-41 victory over Archbishop Carroll in 2010...chose BC over Wake Forest, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Stanford and others.

Paul Gaughan, OL, 6-6, 280, Dunmore, PA (Dunmore)
2009 first-team Coaches All-Stars...2010 first-team Coaches All-Stars...2010 first-team All-Region...2010 first-team All-State in Class A...selected to play in the Chesapeake Bowl...chose BC over Wisconsin, Stanford, Maryland, Syracuse, Northwestern, Indiana and others.

Alex Howell, K/P, 6-2, 185, Florence, SC (West Florence)
Set school record with 51-yard field goal in 2010...No. 4 punter in the country as ranked by Scouts, Inc...qualified for the Kohl's kicking challenge, a top kicking challenge in the Southeast...invited to the NUC All-American Gridiron Game in 2010.

Joshua Keyes, DB, 6-1, 205, Chatham, NY (Chatham)
Named a Class C South first-team All-Star in 2008...named the Class C South Player of the Year in 2009...as a junior, he set 14 school records and led Chatham to an undefeated division title...in 2010, he rushed for 1,721 yards and 21 touchdowns...registered 32 solo tackles, 47 assists and four interceptions...named to the 2010 state Class C Football All-Star first team...chose BC over Louisville, Indiana and Illinois.

Dan Lembke, OL, 6-5, 282, New Lenox, IL (Providence Catholic)
Played varsity football all four years at Providence Catholic...named All-Conference in 2010...named All-Area in 2009 and 2010...named All-State honorable mention in 2010...was also recruited by Nebraska, Wisconsin and Western Michigan.

Nick Lifka, LB, 6-2, 235, Naperville, IL (Naperville North)
Three-time All-City...two-time conference Defensive Player of the Year...member of 2010 USA Junior National team...named ESPNChicago.com Defensive Player of the Year...168 tackles, 13 TFL, four sacks, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries (one returned for TD), two INTs in 2010...named to the Butkus Award watch list in 2010...chose BC over LSU, UConn, Vanderbilt, Indiana, Duke, Minnesota, Mississippi state and others.

Al Louis-Jean, DB, 6-1, 180, Brockton, MA (Brockton)
No. 9 cornerback in the nation as ranked by ESPN...Rivals.com second-team All-American...named to the Associated Press East Region 25 list of prospects...ESPNBoston.com first-team All-State selection...hauled in 28 catches for 572 yards and 5 TDs on offense while coming away with four interceptions on defense...chose BC over Notre Dame, Penn State, Miami, Stanford, UConn, Syracuse, Vanderbilt, Maryland and others.

Eddie Meredith, OL, 6-5, 291, Aurora, Ontario (St. Andrews)
Named captain his junior year...awarded the St. Andrews College Addison Trophy for outstanding football career achievement...twice chosen as a conference All-Star...twice chosen as a Greater Toronto Area All-Star...named the top offensive lineman in the greater Toronto area by the Toronto Star...selected by Canada Football as Canada's top lineman...selected to play in the NUC 2010 All-World Classic...chose BC over Michigan State, Princeton, Yale and others.

Brian Mihalik, DL, 6-7, 233, Avon Lake, OH (Avon Lake)
Division II All-Ohio second-team selection...played TE and DE for Avon Lake...his father, John, played fullback for BC in the 80s...chose BC over Stanford, West Virginia, Arizona, Duke, Kansas Indiana, Louisville and others.

Brian Miller, TE, 6-4, 215, Andover, MA (Andover)
Invited to Under Armour All-America game...made 2010 All-State "Super 26" football team...named Boston Globe Eastern Massachusetts All-Star...one of 50 football players to be nominated for Old Spice Player of the Year...first-team All-Merrimack Valley Conference...No. 1 prospect in the state of Massachusetts and No. 8 TE prospect in the country as ranked by Rivals, Inc...chose BC over Clemson, Miami, North Carolina, Michigan, Penn State, Stanford, Iowa, Virginia and others.

Victor Nelson, OL, 6-7, 300, Park Ridge, IL (Maine South)
Was named to Spiewak's 2011 watch list...led his team to an undefeated season in 2009...won the 8A State Championship in 2008, 09 and 10...chose BC over Louisville, Indiana and Illinois.

Liam Porter, OL, 6-6, 310, Natick, MA (Natick)
Helped the offense rush for almost 2,800 yards in 2009...helped Natick reach the State Championship game in 2009...named to the Massachusetts High School Football Coaches Association's All-State team in 2010...also recruited by Virginia and Wisconsin.

Max Ricci, DL, 6-4, 330, Groton, MA (Lawrence Academy)
Played both OL and DL for Lawrence Academy...named honorable mention All-ISL his sophomore year...named All-ISL in 2009 and 2010...invited to the NUC All-America Gridiron Game in 2010...also lettered in lacrosse.

Ameer Richardson, DB, 6-1, 185, Collingswood, NJ (Collingswood)
2010 All-Conference first-team running back...2010 All-South Jersey running back...four-year varsity two-way starter...holds Collingswood High School records for the most rushing yards in a season (4,150+) and most TD in a season (18)...2008 and 2009 All-Conference first team defensive back...also recruited by Rutgers.

Spenser Rositano, DB, 6-2, 200, Ashburn, VA (Stone Bridge)
Played safety, wide receiver, kicker and kick returner...helped his team reach the State Championship in 2010...averaged 26.4 yards per catch on 16 receptions along with three TDs...recorded 44 tackles, four interceptions (two returned for TDs) and returned two punts for TDs...also recruited by Maryland, Pittsburgh and Virginia.

Christian Suntrup, QB, 6-3, 205, St. Louis, MO (Chaminade College Prep)
Four-year varsity starter...2010 All-Catholic Conference...2010 All-Metro Team...named to Lemming's Top 25 pro-style quarterbacks...4,507 career passing yards...No. 5 prospect in the state of Missouri and No. 19 QB prospect in the country as ranked by Rivals, Inc...chose BC over Stanford, Nebraska, Kansas and Minnesota.

Connor Wujciak, DL, 6-3, 250, West Orange, NJ (Seton Hall Prep)
No. 9 prospect in the state of New Jersey and the No. 25 DE in the country, as ranked by Rivals, Inc...recorded 64 tackles, 11 sacks, three fumble recoveries, one blocked punt and one blocked field goal as a junior...led his team to a 10-1 record and spot in the State Championship game as a senior...chose BC over Notre Dame, Maryland, Pitt, Rutgers, Michigan State, Cincinnati and Minnesota.

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