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Spaziani Announces 2009 Football Signing Class




Feb. 4, 2009

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    CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Boston College head coach Frank Spaziani announced the 2009 signing class consisting of 17 student-athletes on February 4 in The Yawkey Center. He made the announcement in a press conference on Wednesday afternoon on college football's annual signing day.

    The 2009 Boston College football signing class includes:

    PlayerPos.Ht.Wt.Hometown/School
    Keith BourneOL6-4270Fitchburg, MA/Fitchburg
    Johnathan ColemanWR6-3205Bronx, NY/Radnor
    Bryan DavisDL6-3280Lithia Springs, GA/Lithia Springs
    Kasim EdebaliDE6-2235Hamburg, Germany/Kimball Union Academy
    Rolandan FinchRB5-10204New Albany, IN/Saint Xavier
    Nate FreeseK6-0170Strongville, OH/Strongville
    Luke KuechlyLB6-3220Cincinnati, OH/Saint Xavier
    Andrew LawrenceLB6-1195Hartford, CT/Hartford Public
    Michael MarscovetraQB6-3183Oakland, NJ/Indian Hill
    Mike NaplesTE6-4220Somerville, NJ/Somerville
    Jim NoelDB6-3180Everett, MA/Everett
    Conor O'NealDT6-3295Lithia, FL/Newsome
    Sterlin PhiferRB5-10205Virginia Beach, VA/Landstown
    Dillon QuinnDT6-6295Pawling, N.Y./Trinity Pawling
    Jake SinkovecLB6-4210Mundelein, IL/Carmel Catholic
    John WetzelOL6-7265Pittsburgh, PA/Brashear
    Ian WhiteOL6-5261Conway, NH/Kennett
    Bios courtesy of MaxPreps

    Keith Bourne, OL, 6-4, 270, Fitchburg, MA/Fitchburg
    Rated as the No. 4 prospect out of Massachusetts on Rivals.com...selected to the Telegram and Gazette All-Star Team, All-State Team and Super Team and was selected to play in the Shriner's Bowl...played varsity football for three seasons and served as team captain as a senior.

    Johnathan Coleman, WR, 6-3, 205, Bronx, NY/Radnor
    All-Main Line and All-Central League First Team...All-Delco (Delaware County) Second Team...will play in the Pennsylvania East vs. West Game on June 19.

    Bryan Davis, DL, 6-3, 280, Lithia Springs, GA/Lithia Springs
    Second-team all-region honoree for Class 5-AAAA...selected to the play in the High School All-American Bowl.

    Kasim Edebali, DE, 6-2, 235, Hamburg, Germany/Kimball Union Academy
    Member of the USA Football International Student Program...named the Evergreen League Most Valuable Lineman...selected to the All-Evergreen and All-New England teams.

    Rolandan Finch, RB, 5-10, 204, New Albany, IN/Saint Xavier
    Rated as the No. 3 player in the state of Kentucky by Rivals.com...2008 Kentucky Gatorade Player of the Year...Kentucky Football Coaches Association 2008 Class 6A District 3 Player of the Year...2008 Kentucky Associated Press All-State First Team Offense...2008 First Team Kentucky Blue Grass Preps...2008 Orlando Sentinel All-Southern Kentucky Player of the Year.

    Nate Freese, K, 6-0, 170, Strongville, OH/Strongville
    Rated as the No. 11 kicker by The Korneblue Kicking School...four-year varsity letter winner...kicked a Strongville High School record 52-yard field goal...Most Valuable Special Teams Player as a sophomore, junior and senior...all-conference first team as a junior and senior (kicker & punter)...all-district first team as a senior...All-State First Team as a senior...named to the Big 33 Ohio Team (OH vs. PA).

    Luke Kuechly, LB, 6-3, 220, Cincinnati, OH/Saint Xavier
    Rated as the No. 35 prospect in the state of Ohio by Rivals.com...ranked the No. 4 outside linebacker in the state by Ohio Varsity and Rivals.com...All-Greater Catholic League selection...All-Tristate First Team...voted team MVP and best defensive back...recorded 147 tackles as a senior.

    Andre Lawrence, LB, 6-1, 195, Hartford, CT/Hartford Public
    Rated as the No. 17 outside linebacker in the country and No. 1 in the state of Connecticut by Rivals.com...recorded 190 solo tackles, 40 assists, 24 sacks and five interceptions in his career...New Haven Register and Hartford Courant All-State First Team as a junior and senior...Connecticut High School Coaches Association All-State First Team as a senior...nominee for the High School Butkus Award as a senior.

    Michael Marscovetra, QB, 6-3, 183, Oakland, NJ/Indian Hill
    Ranked as the No. 1 quarterback in New Jersey by ESPN///North/South New Jersey All-Star Game invitee...All-North Bergen League First Team selection...All-Bergen County Second Team honoree...earned Athlete of the Week honors as a junior...also played varsity basketball and baseball...first-team all-league as a forward in basketball and twice as a right fielder in baseball.

    Mike Naples, TE, 6-4, 220, Somerville, NJ/Somerville
    Rated as the No. 44 tight end in the country by Rivals.com...Group II All-State First Team...selected to the New Jersey Football Coaches Association Super 100 All-State Team...All-Somerset County and a first-team all-conference selection.

    Jim Noel, DB, 6-3, 180, Everett, MA/Everett
    Rated as the No. 3 player in the state of Massachusetts and as a Top 50 Defensive Back by Rivals.com...named to the All-Scholastic Team as a junior...named to the preseason all-state team by the Boston Herald.

    Conor O'Neal, DT, 6-3, 295, Lithia, FL/Newsome
    Named to the Florida Class 5A All-State Team...member of the Western Conference Federal Division First Team...selected to play in the Under Armor Hillsborough Football East-West All-Star game.

    Sterlin Phifer, RB, 5-10, 205, Virginia Beach, VA/Landstown
    Rated as the No. 66 player in the country by Rivals.com...All-Beach District...All-Tidewater Second Team...served as captain and was named offensive MVP of the team.

    Dillon Quinn, DT, 6-6, 295, Pawling, NY/Trinity Pawling
    Rated as the No. 10 defensive tackle in the country by Rivals.com...All-Founder League honoree as a senior...All-New England Prep...Class A Player of the Year...All-New England player on both offense and defense...played in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl on January 2.

    Jake Sinkovec, LB, 6-4, 210, Mundelein, IL/Carmel Catholic
    Selected to the Coaches Association Class 7A All-State Team...an All-East Suburban Catholic Conference Team honoree...member of the All-Daily Herald Team.

    John Wetzel, OL, 6-7, 265, Pittsburgh, PA/Brashear
    Selected to the Pittsburgh Area Football Coaches Association All-Star Team...named to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette All-City League First Team (offense) and the Pittsburgh Tribune Review All-City League Team (offensive/defensive linemen)...named a "Player to Watch" by ESPN.com.

    Ian White, OL, 6-5, 261, Conway, NH/Kennett
    Selected to the New Hampshire All-State Team...named to the New Hampshire Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl...earned the 2009 NHIAA and NHADA Male Athletic Academic Award.

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