Feb. 6, 2008
Boston College Football Coach Jeff Jagodzinski has announced a 2008 signing class consisting of 29 student-athletes. He made the announcement in a press conference Wednesday afternoon on college football's annual signing day.
The 2008 Boston College football signing class includes:
|Stephen Atkinson||S||6-1||175||Coral Springs, FL/Cardinal Gibbons|
|Codi Boek||QB||6-3||220||Orangevale, CA/American River|
|Nick Clancy||LB||6-3||215||Plainfield, IL/Joliet Catholic|
|Emmett Cleary||OL||6-6||270||Arlington Heights, IL/Saint Viator|
|Alexander DiSanzo||LB||6-2||220||Fairlawn, NJ/Don Bosco Prep|
|Donte Elliott||S||6-0||185||Houston, TX/Alief Taylor|
|Donnie Fletcher||CB||6-0||175||Cleveland, OH/Glenville|
|Mike Goodman||OL||6-5||280||Miami, FL/Christopher Columbus|
|Josh Haden||RB||5-9||190||Accokeek, MD/Friendly Senior|
|Nick Halloran||DL||6-6||275||Somerville, MA/Buckingham Brown & Nichols|
|Montel Harris||RB||5-9||195||Jacksonville, FL/Trinity Christian|
|Chris Hayden-Martin||CB||6-1||185||Greensburg, PA/Greensburg Central|
|Max Holloway||DE||6-2||240||Lutz, FL/Thomas Jefferson|
|Isaac Johnson||CB||6-1||185||Everett, MA/Everett|
|Jerry Kelly||RB||6-0||220||Fairmont, WV/Fairmont|
|Christian Klein||DE||6-4||250||Ramsey, NJ/Saint Joseph Regional|
|Colin Larmond||WR||6-3||195||Whippany, NJ/Morristown-Beard|
|Clyde Lee||WR||6-0||180||Missouri City, TX/Hightower|
|Dominick LeGrande||S||6-2||195||Staten Island, NY/Curtis|
|Bryan Murray||DT||6-3||285||Eldersburg, MD/Good Counsel|
|Patrick Neumann||OL||6-6||270||Ridgewood, NJ/Saint Joseph Regional|
|Okechukwu Okoroha||S||6-1||190||Lanham, MD/Eleanor Roosevelt|
|Ugo Okpara||CB||6-2||175||Missouri City, TX/John Foster Dulles|
|Chris Pantale||TE||6-5||225||Wayne, NJ/Wayne Valley|
|Ryan Quigley||K||6-3||175||Little River, SC/North Myrtle Beach|
|Kaleb Ramsey||DL||6-4||270||Union Town, PA/Laurel Highlands|
|Eric Reynolds||RB||5-10||195||Hartsville, PA/Central Bucks South|
|Michael Stone||TE||6-6||230||Holliston, MA/Holliston|
|Justin Tuggle||QB||6-3||205||Alpharetta, GA/Northview|
Stephen Atkinson, S, 6-1, 175, Coral Springs, FL/Cardinal Gibbons
Ranked as the number three safety in the state by Varsity Sports Media...also ranked 12th on Broward County's top-25 players list...named as one of the top 11 football players in Broward County according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel...South Florida Sun-Sentinel and Miami Herald All-County selection...All-State selection by Florida Sports Writers Association...served as team captain under head coach Michael Morrill.
Codi Boek, QB, 6-3, 220, Orangevale, CA/American River Junior College
Ranked as the nation's number one dual-threat quarterback by Rivals.com and JCGridiron.com...at American River, named 2007 student-athlete of the year...threw for a total of seven touchdowns in two and a half games...at Idaho State, was a four-time offensive scout player-of-the-week...named the 2006 scout player of the year...at Del Campo High School, was a three-sport athlete (football, basketball and baseball)... named All-Conference in both football and baseball...named most outstanding student-athlete as a senior...captained all three sports senior year...was a pro-baseball prospect coming out of high school...coached by Jerry Haflich at American River.
Nick Clancy, LB, 6-3, 215, Plainfield, IL/Joliet Catholic
Ranked as one of the top 10 players in the state of Illinois according to ESPN's Tom Lemming...ranked 35th nationally as a linebacker, seventh in the state...named defensive player of the year for the East Suburban Catholic Conference...selected to the All-Area first team by Chicago Sun Times, Herald News, Chicago Tribune and Champaign Gazette...All-State first-team selection...earned defensive player of the game during the Illinois State Championship game...All-Area team selection by Prep Football Report, Rise Magazine...was a Joliet Catholic Honor Roll student and served as team captain his senior year under head coach Dan Sharp.
Emmett Cleary, OL, 6-6, 270, Arlington Heights, IL/Saint Viator
Ranked as the No. 25 player in the state of Illinois by Rivals.com...ranked within the top 100 offensive tackles according to Scout.com, Rivals.com and ESPN...2007 East Suburban Catholic Conference Offensive Lineman of the Year...All-Conference team selection junior and senior year...2007 All-Area selection by Pioneer Press and Daily Herald...All-State selection by Edgytim.com...All-State honorable mention by Chicago Tribune and AP...academically, was a National Merit semi-finalist, Illinois State Scholar and named to the Saint Viator High Honor Roll every semester...coached by Chris Kirkpatrick.
Alexander DiSanzo, LB, 6-2, 220, Fair Lawn, NJ/Don Bosco Prep
Rated as one of the top 30 linebackers in the country according to Rivals.com...ranked as one of the top 15 players in the state of New Jersey by Rivals...All-State first-team selection...All-North Jersey first team... All-County first team... All-League first team...played under head coach Greg Toal.
Donte Elliott, S, 6-0, 185, Houston, TX/Alief Taylor
Lettered three years at Alief Taylor...earned multiple athlete of the week awards...All-District first-team all- purpose athlete selection for district 18-5A...Scholar-Athlete of the month at Alief...coached by Trevor White.
Donnie Fletcher, CB, 6-0, 175, Cleveland, OH/Glenville
Rated as the state of Ohio's No. 1 cornerback and the No.2 overall defensive back according to Ohio Varsity...First-team All-County and All-Area selection...Second-team All-State...named team Defensive Player of the Year...as a senior, combined for three interceptions, 105 tackles and 15 pass breakups...ranked within the top 50 nationally as a cornerback by ESPN.com and Scout National...rated in the top 20 for the state overall by Scout Ohio...coached by Ted Ginn Sr.
Mike Goodman, OL, 6-5, 280, Miami, FL/Christopher Columbus
Rated as the No. 2 pass blocker by Rivals.com...All-Dade first-team selection by Miami Herald...ranked as the No.17 player in Dade County and the No.2 offensive lineman to watch by the Miami Herald...First-team 6A All-State by Florida Sports Writers Association...selected to the state of Florida's top 100 recruit list...started playing football as a junior in high school...senior team captain of Christopher Columbus under head coach Chris Merritt.
Josh Haden, RB, 5-9, 190, Accokeek, MD/Friendly Senior
First-team All-State, All-Metro and All-County selection...rated as the No. 3 all-purpose running back in the nation...earned a No.1 SPARQ (speed, power, agility, reaction and quickness) rating as a junior...named MVP of his combine class...coached by George Earley.
Nick Halloran, DL, 6-6, 275, Somerville, MA/Buckingham Browne & Nichols
First-team All-League, All-State and All-New England selection...rated as the No. 2 prospect in the state of Massachusetts by Rivals.com...ranked as the No. 22 defensive end in the country according to Rivals.com...Awarded NEPSAC Lineman of the Year...Boston Herald All-Scholastic selection...played under head coach John Papas.
Montel Harris, RB, 5-9, 195, Jacksonville, FL/Trinity Christian Academy
At Trinity Christian, rushed for 4,500 yards and 58 touchdowns in his career...team's leading rusher for four straight years...three-time first-team All-Coast League selection five year varsity letterwinner...leading rusher and receiver his senior year...Wendy's Heisman nominee as a junior and senior...four-year honor roll student...coached by Allen Johnson.
Chris Hayden-Martin, CB, 6-1, 185, Greensburg, PA/Greensburg Central
First-team All-State selection by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette...All-Conference WPIAL Class AA selection both junior and senior years...ranked in the top 30 of players coming out of the state of Pennsylvania according to Rivals.com... ranked No. 18 at the cornerback position overall according to Rivals.com...Elite College Combine defensive back MVP...as a junior at Greensburg, recorded 60 tackles, two interceptions and 20 pass breakups...also ran track & field, earning County Champion and All-Conference awards in the 100 and 200-meter dash...played under football head coach William "Muzzy" Colosimo.
Max Holloway, DE, 6-2, 240, Lutz, FL/Thomas Jefferson
All-Conference first team... All-State second-team selection...earned defensive MVP honors for the Hillsborough County All-Star Game...as a senior at Jefferson, recorded 101 tackles, 24 tackles-for-loss and 19 sacks...coached by Mike Fenton.
Isaac Johnson, CB, 6-1, 185, Everett, MA/Everett
Rated as the No.1 prospect out of the state of Massachusetts according to Rivals.com...ranked as the No. 23 running back prospect in the country by Rivals.com...First-team All-League, All-State selection...an All-Scholastic selection by the Boston Globe and Boston Herald his junior and senior years...helped lead Everett to two Massachusetts State Championships...played under head coach John DiBiaso Jr.
Jerry Kelly, RB, 6-0, 220, Fairmont, WV/Fairmont
Ranked as the No. 5 prospect in the state of West Virginia according to Rivals.com...at Fairmont, rushed for 3,105 yards in his career...2007 first-team All-State selection...three-time first-team All-Conference and All-North Central...2006 All-State honorable mention...also lettered in track...2006-07 regional champion in the 100 and 200 meter...state finalist in the 100 and 200 meter as a junior and senior...played football under head coach J.L. Abbott.
Christian Klein, DE, 6-4, 250, Ramsey, NJ/Saint Joseph Regional
Ranked in the top 30 prospects coming out of the state of New Jersey by Rivals.com...First-team All-County by Bergen County Coaches Association... All-League NNJIL selection... First-team All-State, All-State (Non Public) and All-Bergen by the New Jersey Coaches Association...played as a tight end under head coach Tony Karcich.
Colin Larmond, WR, 6-3, 195, Whippany, NJ/Morristown-Beard
Earned Player of the Year awards for the Morris County Area by the Star-Ledger and Daily Record...First-team All-State selection in 2007 by AP...three-time All-Conference first-team selection...First-team All Morris County by Morris County Football Coaches Association...All-Area first team by Daily Record...All-Non Public Schools First Team...All-Tri State by MSG Network...ranked as the No. 7 prospect in the state of New Jersey according to Rivals.com...played four years of football and basketball, three years of track at Morristown-Beard...started all four years for football squad, earning team's MVP awards from 2005-07... team captain under head coach Steve Romano.
Clyde Lee, WR, 6-0, 180, Missouri City, TX/Hightower
As a senior at Hightower, was an unanimous first-team All-District wide receiver...selected to play in the Space City Classic All-Star Game...registered 76 catches for 1,345 yards and 13 touchdowns while in high school...holds the school record for most catches in a game (10) and longest touchdown reception (89 yards)...ranked within the top 100 recruits coming out of Texas by Rivals.com...coached by Gene Johnson.
Dominick LeGrande, S, 6-2, 195, Staten Island, NY/ Curtis
Played as a dual-threat quarterback at Curtis...compiled more than 2,000 rushing yards with 49 touchdowns and 4,000 yards passing for 44 touchdowns in his career...2007 Player of the Year Awards for New York State by the New York Daily News and Red Zone...ranked as the No.8 prospect coming out of New York by Rivals.com...three-time All-Borough and All-State selection...two-time NYC Coaches Association All Star...earned the Al Fabbri Award for Staten Island's Best Player...won Heisman Wingate Award (best Football Player in New York City)...Time Warner Elite 11 Member...as a senior, led team to a perfect 13-0 record and the NYC PSAL Championship, went 34-13 overall at Curtis...three-time captain under head coach Fred Olivieri.
Bryan Murray, DT, 6-3, 285, Eldersburg, MD/Good Counsel
Ranked as the No.18 prospect out of Maryland according to Rivals.com...First-team WCAC and All-DC selection...Second-team All-Metro...All-Sentinel team honoree...received team's Iron Man and Leadership awards...coached by Bob Milloy.
Patrick Neumann, OL, 6-6, 270, Ridgewood, NJ/Saint Joseph Regional
Ranked 25th nationally at the offensive tackle position according to Scout.com...ranked as the No.16 player overall out of the state of New Jersey by Rivals.com...First-team All-Bergen County, All-Non Public selection by the Star Ledger...First-team All-Suburban by Ridgewood News and First-team All-League by The Record...Second-team All-State...did not allow a sack as a senior at Saint Joseph...coached by Tony Karcich.
Okechukwu Okoroha, S, 6-1, 190, Lanham, MD/Eleanor Roosevelt
Was a three-year starter at safety for Eleanor Roosevelt...as a senior, registered 59 tackles, four interceptions, three sacks and one kick return for a touchdown...selected to the DC All-Metro Team...Prince George County All-Star selection...Second-team All-League as a junior...ranked as the No. 17 safety overall by Rivals.com...ranked fourth in best ball skills by Rivals...rated the No.6 recruit coming out of Maryland...two-year team captain under head coach Rick Houchens.
Ugo Okpara, CB, 6-2, 175, Missouri City, TX/John Foster Dulles
Ranked as a top 100 player in the state of Texas by Rivals.com...rated as the No. 32 cornerback nationally according to Rivals.com...member of the Houston Chronicle and Tribune-Herald's top 100 player lists...selected to the 2007 All-Star "Super Team" by Texas Football Magazine...First-team All-State Super Team selection...three-time letterwinner at John Foster...recorded 120 tackles, 73 assists in his high school career...also ran varsity track...coached by Jim Creech.
Chris Pantale, TE, 6-5, 225, Wayne, NJ/Wayne Valley
Earned First-team All-State Group III honors as a senior...holds Wayne Valley school record with 16 sacks...ranked as No. 1 tight end, No.8 player overall in the state of New Jersey by Eliterecruits.com...rated as the No. 10 overall player out of New Jersey by Rivals.com...also rated the No.20 tight end nationally...First-team All-Passaic Country selection...First-team All-Area...All-North Jersey honoree by WGHT...also competed in track, earning All-State and All-County awards...earned the National Football League Hall of Fame and Passaic County Coaches Association's Scholar Athlete Award as a senior...played under head coach Brian O'Connor.
Ryan Quigley, K, 6-3, 175, Little River, SC/North Myrtle Beach
Named the 2008 Palmetto Springs Special Teams Player of the Year by the head football coaches in South Carolina...First-team All-State selection by The State Newspaper, High School News Reporter and AP...First-team All-WPDE selection...First-team Toast of the Coast by The Sun News...All-Region Team honoree...as a senior, averaged 46 yards per punt to lead the state of South Carolina, converted six of eight field goals with a long of 47 yards and kicked 93 percent of his kickoffs for touchbacks...coached by Denver Cromer.
Kaleb Ramsey, DL, 6-4, 270, Union Town, PA/Laurel Highlands
Ranked as a top 25 prospect out of Pennsylvania by Rivals.com...also ranked in the top 30 nationally as a defensive end according to Rivals...First-team All-County defensive team selection...First-team All-Conference defensive team selection...also played basketball at Laurel Highlands, earning All-State, All-County and All-Conference honors...played football under coach Jack Buehner.
Eric Reynolds, RB, 5-10, 195, Hartsville, PA/Central Bucks South
Holds the single-season and career rushing records at Central Bucks South...as a junior, rushed for over a 1,000 yards, scoring 18 touchdowns...ranked in the top 40 of recruits coming out of Pennsylvania by Rivals.com...selected to play in the Big 33 game...MVP of the Sub 1 League National Conference...First-team All-State selection...two-time first-team All-Conference...Philadelphia Inquirer's Southeast Pennsylvania Player of the Year...starting point guard for the basketball team and anchored the 4x100 relay team that finished third at the state championship...coached by Bart Szarko.
Michael Stone, TE, 6-6, 230, Holliston, MA/Holliston
Ranked as the No.3 recruit out of Massachusetts according to Rivals.com...first-team All-Conference selection...all-time sacks leader at Holliston...holds Holliston record for longest touchdown reception (99.5 yards)...Holliston's Defensive Player of the Year...also captained the basketball team...National Honor Society member...played under coach Todd Kiley.
Justin Tuggle, QB, 6-3, 205, Alpharetta, GA/Northview
2008 Offense-Defense All-American...All-North Fulton County selection...ranked in the top 50 of players to come out of Georgia by Rivals.com...ranked as the No. 36 quarterback nationally according to ESPN.com...Super 7 North Fulton honoree...at Northview, passed for 3,675 yards, rushed for 1,300 yards and compiled 44 touchdowns in his career...team captain senior year under head coach George Gettle.