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1999 Football Signees Announced




Feb. 3, 1999

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Following is a complete list of the 1999 Boston College football recruiting class:

Chris Barnes 6-1 180 WR Dunbar
Baltimore, MD
-Superprep Mid-Atlantic Top 25
-First-team All-State
-First-team All-Metro
-First-team All-City
-USA Today Honorable Mention All-America
-Contributed 2,500 yards and 24 TDs in past two years
-Also played basketball for Dunbar

Leo Bell 6-6 275 OL Moeller
Cincinnati, OH
-Superprep Midwest Top 120
-All-Greater Catholic League
-First-team All-Cincinnati
-Ohio North-South All-Star Game
-Big 33 Ohio-Pennsylvania All-Star Game
-Tom Lemming All-Midwest Team
-Big 33 Lineman
-All-District

Doug Bessette 5-11 205 DB Bridgewater-Raynham
Bridgewater, MA
-Prep Star Pre-Season All-America
-Tom Lemming All-East Team
-Massachusetts Player of the Year
-Boston Globe All-Scholastic
-Boston Herald All-Scholastic
-Massachusetts Coaches' All-Scholastic

J.P. Comella 6-1 215 FB Xaverian
Dorchester, MA
-Prep Star Pre-Season All-America
-Tom Lemming Pre-Season All-America
-Superprep All-America
-Superprep Top 5 in New England
-Tom Lemming All-East Team
-Massachusetts Coaches' All-Scholastic Team
-Boston Globe All-Scholastic Team
-Boston Herald All-Scholastic Team
-MVP Catholic Conference

Jim Connor 6-5 270 OL Wallington
Straith Haven, PA
-Prep Star Pre-Season All-America
-Superprep All-America
-Superprep Top 10 in Pennsylvania
-USA Today Honorable Mention All-America
-Tom Lemming All-East Team
-Prep Star Eastern Super 30
-First-team All-Philadelphia Area
-Pennsylvania "Big 33" Nominee
-Pennsylvania Football News First-team AAA All-State
-A.P. "Big Schools" First-team All-State
-Team captain

Paul Cook 5-11 190 SS/RB Berea
Berea, OH
-Superprep Top 100 in the Midwest
-Tom Lemming All-Midwest Team
-NRA All-Region
-First-team All-Conference
-First-team All-District
-Honorable Mention All-State
-Also member of basketball and track teams

Rudy DiPietro 6-5 300 Lineman Westbrook
Westbrook, ME
-1998 Gerry Raymond Award winner for best offensive lineman in Maine
-Will play in 1999 Shriner's Game
-Team captain

Brian Flores 5-11 195 DB Brooklyn Poly
Brooklyn, NY
-Prep Star Pre-Season All-Region
-Pre-Season G&W Report Northeast All-Area RB
-Superprep All-America RB (34th-best in nation)
-Superprep Top 5 in New York
-Tom Lemming All-East Team
-New York Daily News Player of the Year
-Helped lead the Blue Devils to 28 straight wins
-Heisman Tri-State Team
-Team captain

William Green 6-1 220 RB Holy Spirit
Brigantine, NJ
-Prep Star Pre-Season All-America
-Prep Star Pre-Season Eastern Super 30
-Pre-Season G&W Report All-Northeast RB
-Superprep All-America
-Superprep Top 2 in New Jersey
-Superprep National Top 50
-Tom Lemming All-America
-National Recruiting Advisor All-America
-Rival Net All-America
-Prep Star All-America
-Parade All-America
-New Jersey All-State Team
-AP All-State
-Star Ledger All-State
-Gazette All-State
-Will play in both Governor's Cup (NY vs. NJ) and New Jersey North vs. South games

Keith Hemmings 6-1 195 WR Woodbridge
Keasbey, NJ
-Superprep Top 15 in New Jersey
-Prep Star Pre-Season All-America
-Tom Lemming All-East Team
-Second-team All-State
-First-team All-County
-17.4 yards per catch
-Team captain

Augie Hoffmann 6-2 315 OL St. Joseph's
Parkridge, NJ
-Prep Star Pre-Season Top 100 Dream Team
-Prep Star Pre-Season Eastern Super 30
-G&W Report Pre-Season All-Area
-Tom Lemming Pre-Season All-America
-Superprep All-America 15th best OL in nation
-Superprep Top 5 in New Jersey
-Sporting News Top 10 Linemen in nation
-Tom Lemming All-East Team
-Tom Lemming Top 15 Big Men in nation
-Consensus First-team All-State
-Only OL picked on 22-member Tri-State Heisman Team
-Holds a black belt in Karate
-Team captain

Kevin Kiley 6-3 200 QB Robinson
Fairfax Station, VA
-Prep Star Pre-Season All-Region
-Tom Lemming All-Mid-Atlantic Team
-Completed 70% of passes, had only two interceptions in three years
-Led team to Division 6 state title in junior year
-Also member of the basketball team

Derrick Knight 5-9 185 RB Xaverian Brothers
Westwood, MA
-Superprep Top 12 in New England
-Tom Lemming All-East Team
-Honorable Mention All-USA
-Massachusetts Coaches' All-Scholastic
-Boston Globe All-Scholastic
-Boston Herald All-Scholastic

Keith Leavitt 6-8 290 Lineman Fitchburg
Fitchburg, MA
-Prep Star Pre-Season All-America
-Prep Star Pre-Season Eastern Top 30
-G&W Report Pre-Season All-Area
-Tom Lemming Pre-Season All-America
-Parade All-America
-Tom Lemming All-America
-Superprep All-America
-Superprep New England Top 10
-Massachusetts Coaches' All-Scholastic

Tom Martin 6-5 250 DE Howell
Farmingdale, NJ
-Prepstar Pre-Season Top 100 Dream Team
-Prepstar Pre-Season Eastern Super 30
-G&W Report Pre-Season All-Area
-Superprep All-America 9th best DL in nation
-Superprep Top 5 in New Jersey
-First-team All-State
-Lombardi Award Recipient Top DL in Shore Conference
-Team captain

Frank Misurelli 6-5 225 TE Lenape Valley
Stanhope, NJ
-Prep Star Pre-Season All-America
-Prep Star Pre-Season Eastern Super 30
-Tom Lemming Pre-Season All-America
-Superprep Top 15 in New Jersey
-Tom Lemming All-East Team
-Second-team All-State
-Newark Star Ledger West Jersey Offensive Player of the Year
-Team captain

Josh Ott 6-1 195 LB Good Counsel
Silver Springs, MD
-Prep Star Pre-Season All-Region
-Superprep Top 25 in Mid-Atlantic region
-All-Region selection
-George Michael's Sports Machine Golden 11
-Pigskin Cup of Washington
-All-Metro Team
-All-Gazette Team

Mark Parenteau 6-5 290 OL Cardinal Gibbons
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
-Prep Star Pre-Season All-Region
-Superprep Top 25 in Florida
-First-team All-State
-Was third in Florida heavyweight wrestling in 1998

William Poole 5-11 185 DB Christ the King
St. Albans, NY
-Prep Star Pre-Season All-America
-Prep Star Pre-Season Eastern Super 30
-G&W Report Pre-Season All-Area
-Superprep Top 5 in New York
-Tom Lemming All-East Team
-Plays on second-ranked High School basketball team in America (USA Today)

J.D. Schmidt 6-3 225 Gonzaga
McClean, VA
-G&W Report Pre-Season All-Area
-Tom Lemming Pre-Season All-America
-Superprrep All-Mid-Atlantic Team
-Prepstar All-America
-Tom Lemming All-Mid-Atlantic Team
-Bob Griese's College Football Magazine Top 75 Seniors in USA
-Gatorade Player of the Year
-Pigskin Club of Washington
-Washington Post First-team All-Metro
-Team captain

Greg Toal 6-0 200 RB Franklin Lakes
Rampano, NJ
-Prep Star Pre-Season All-America
-Tom Lemming Pre-Season All-America
-Superprep Top 15 in New Jersey
-Tom Lemming All-East team
-New Jersey Honorable Mention All-USA
-Heisman Tri-State Team
-Two-time consensus First-team All-State
-New Jersey state scoring champion
-Team captain

Trevor White 5-10 180 RB Christian Brothers
Syracuse, NY
-Prep Star Pre-Season All-America
-Superprep Top 10 in New York
-Tom Lemming All-East team
-Honorable Mention All-USA Today
-Central New York Player of the Year
-First-team All-State

Frank Wilpert 6-6 275 OL Pope John
Haddon, NJ
-Prep Star Pre-Season All-America
-G&W Report Pre-Season All-America
-Tom Lemming Pre-Season All-America
-Superprep All-America
-Superprep Top 10 in New Jersey
-First-team All-State

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