Feb. 7, 2007
Eighteen student-athletes representing nine different states have signed national letters-of-intent to play football for Boston College, Head Coach Jeff Jagodzinski announced today.
2007 Boston College Football Signees
|Lars Anderson||TE||6-3||235||Winter Springs, FL/Winter Springs|
|Billy Bennett||K||6-1||180||San Diego, CA/Torrey Pines|
|Anthony Castonzo||OL||6-6||260||Hawthorne, IL/Fork Union, VA|
|Dominique Davis||QB||6-4||185||Lakeland, FL/Kathleen|
|Corey Eason||DE||6-5||270||Mansfield, MA/Mansfield|
|John Elliott||OL||6-4||280||East Meadow, NY/East Meadow|
|DeLeon Gause||DB||5-11||190||Miami, FL/Miami Central|
|Chris Johnson||QB||6-2||200||Paterson, NJ/Kennedy|
|Dominick Magazu||WR||6-1||185||Matthews, NC/Providence|
|Ifeanyi Momah||WR||6-6||210||Greenlawn, NY/John H. Glenn|
|Dan Mulrooney||S||6-1||190||Prospect, CT/Holy Cross|
|Brad Newman||FB||6-2||250||Brielle, NJ/Manasquan|
|Kenny Plue||OL||6-7||340||Rensselaer, NY/Rensselaer|
|Nathan Richman||OL||6-6||270||Easton, MA/Thayer Academy|
|Nick Schepis||OL||6-4||280||North Royalton, OH/Walsh Jesuit|
|Mark Spinney||OL||6-4||270||Westford, MA/Bishop Guertin|
|Will Thompson||LB||6-1||230||Jersey City, NJ/St. Peter's Prep|
|Dan Williams||LB||6-2||230||Cambridge, MA/Belmont Hill|
Lars Anderson, TE, 6-3, 235, Winter Springs, FL/Winter Springs
ESPN ranked him as the 26th-best tight end in the country...ranked as one of the Top 50 and #2 TE in the state...two-time first-team All-Conference, two-time first-team All- District...second-team All-State (6A)...second-team All-Central Florida...had 41 receptions for 556 yards and 9 TDs as a junior and senior...was coached by Steven Katz.
Billy Bennett, K, 6-1, 180, San Diego, CA/Torrey Pines
Ranked as the nation's number one kicker by Rivals.com...Chris Sailer Kicking also ranked him as the nation's number one kicker...three-year varsity kicker...three-time San Diego Union-Tribune All-Academic Team...first-team All-CIF Team San Diego...Palomar League Kicker of the Year...named to the ESPN/Rivals All-American game...5/7 FGs, 49/52 PATs, 95% Touchbacks in 2006...San Diego Prep Pig Skin Student-Athlete of the Week...2005 Sailer National Combine Kick-off champion, Underclassman Field Goal Shoot Out champion and Sailer TOP 12 Camp Kick-Off champion...also a standout in soccer...was coached by Ed Burke.
Anthony Castonzo, OL, 6-6, 260, Hawthorne, IL/Fork Union, VA
All-Conference...Daily Herald All-Area...Lake Zurich Defensive Lineman of the Year...All-Conference in discus...a tremendous student; four years on Honor Roll, Illinois State Scholar...Prairie State Achievement Award...Academic All-Conference...AP Scholar...National Merit Commended Student...Dean's List at Fork Union...was coached by Bryan Stortz (Lake Zurich) and John Shuman (Fork Union).
Dominique Davis, QB, 6-4, 185, Lakeland, FL/Kathleen
First-team All-County, first-team All-State senior year...Team MVP...second-team All- County, Honorable Mention All-State as a junior...Offensive MVP of team...completed 154 passes on 252 attempts for 2,732 yards and 31 TDs with only 4 INTs...rushed for 351 yards on 75 carries and 4 TDs...also a standout in basketball...was coached by Brian Armstrong.
Corey Eason, DE, 6-5, 270, Mansfield, MA/Mansfield
Ranked as the number two player in New England and the 15th-ranked DE by Rivals.com...Tom Lemming All-East team...SuperPrep ranked him as the sixth-best prospect in New England...two-time Hockomock All-League...three-time Sun Chronicle All-Star...Boston Herald and Brockton Enterprise All-Scholastic...Mass Super 26 All-Star Team...Reebok Pre-Season All-American...finalist for US Army All-Star Game and Mass Gatorade Player of the Year...was coached by Mike Redding.
John Elliott, OL, 6-4, 280, East Meadow, NY/East Meadow
Ranked as the third-best prospect in New York, 16th-ranked prospect at his position and a four-star recruit by Rivals.com...ranked as the 46th-best prospect in the East by Tom Lemming...SuperPrep ranked him as the third-best prospect in New York and the 12th- best offensive lineman...three-year starter and 2006 team captain...led 2006 team to Nassau County Championship...All-Conference, All-Metro, two-time All-Long Island, two-time All-County, All-State, All-Metro..in 2004, named East Meadow Rookie of the Year and Gatorade Rookie of the Year...two-time Justin Swejkowski East Meadow Lineman of the Year...two-time Martone Award Winner, Nassau County Most Outstanding Lineman, first-ever junior and repeat winner...2005 All-Metro Scholastic Team...2006 National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame Scholar- Athlete...honor roll 2003-06...was coached by Vinny Mascia.
DeLeon Gause, DB, 5-11, 190, Miami, FL/Miami Central
Team captain...All-Dade selection...Academic All-American Athlete of the Week...North/South All-Star selection...USA All-Star Team selection...60 tackles, 2 INTs, 4 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery, 1 TD, 1 sack, 6 pass defended, 1 blocked punt as a senior...honor student...was coached by Tony Saunders.
Chris Johnson, QB, 6-2, 200, Paterson, NJ/Kennedy
Ranked as the 21st-best prospect in New Jersey and the 30th-ranked QB in the nation by Rivals.com...Tom Lemming All-East team...first-team All-League, County and Area...second-team All-State...four-year starter...5,600 yards passing, 2,400 yards rushing, 41 passing TDs, 17 rushing TDs in career...was coached by Ron Jackson.
Dominick Magazu, WR, 6-1, 185, Matthews, NC/Providence
Named to All-Mid Atlantic Team by Tom Lemming...team Captain who led team to third round of the state playoffs...two-time team Most Valuable Receiver...Golden Helmet Award winner...All-Conference (WR, DB)...All-Mecklenburg (returner, DB)...All- Observer DB...Conference Defensive Player of the Year...three-year letterwinner and only sophomore defensive starter...95 catches, more than 1,770 receiving yards, more than 1,150 return yards, more than 3,000 all-purpose yards, 22 TDs and 9 INTs for career...also a standout in basketball; named senior captain and three-year letterwinner...Honor Roll student...was coached by Randy Long.
Ifeanyi Momah, WR, 6-6, 210, Greenlawn, NY/John H. Glenn
Ranked as the ninth-best prospect in New York by Rivals.com...First-team All-Long Island and All-County...Class D New York State Player of the Year...Dragon Award winner (Long Island's best WR)...invited to Long Island vs. NY all Star game...nominated for the NY vs. NJ Governor's Bowl...870 receiving yards, 7 TDs, two 2-point conversions...70 tackles, 12 TFLs, 3 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery, 6 sacks and an INT...was coached by Dave Shanahan.
Dan Mulrooney, S, 6-1, 190, Prospect, CT/Holy Cross
Ranked as the third-best prospect in New England by SuperPrep...two-time captain...two-time MVP...Most Outstanding Player, Naugatuck Valley League...All-City, All- Naugatuck Valley, All-State...rushed for 3,589 yards, 68 TDs and 11.9 yards per carry for career...had 16 sacks, 4 INTs, 5 Defensive TDs and 4 special teams TDs...Honor Roll...was coached by Mike Phelan.
Brad Newman, FB, 6-2, 250, Brielle, NJ/Manasquan
Led team to back-to-back New Jersey State Championships...two-time AP All- State...Newark Star Ledger Monmouth County Player of the Year...two-time Asbury Park Press Player of the Year...two-time Star Ledger All State, two-time Star Ledger All- Group, Star Ledger first-team All-Monmouth County...two-time Asbury Park Press first-team All-Shore, first-team All-Monmouth and first-team Liberty Division...Coast Star Defensive Player of the Year...WOBM/Gateway Toyota Player of the Game-State Finals...Peter Blocksom Roetzel Memorial Football Award (Team MVP)...holds 5 school records - career sacks (30), career TFL (86), career QB pressures (103), single-season sacks (21.5), single-season TFLs (41)...203 tackles, 40 receptions, 863 yards, 11 TDs for career...also a standout in baseball and basketball...National Leadership & Service Award, English Merit Award, All Scholar-at-Large, Honor Roll and Honors Student...was coached by Vic Kubu.
Kenny Plue, OL, 6-7, 340, Rensselaer, NY/Rensselaer
Rated as the fourth-best prospect in New York and the 32nd-best prospect at his position...Tom Lemming All-East Team...SuperPrep ranks him as the fifth-best prospect in New York...All-State...also a standout in basketball...was coached by Joel Preston.
Nathan Richman, OL, 6-6, 270, Easton, MA/Thayer Academy
Ranked as the sixth-best prospect in New England and the 63rd-best prospect at his position by Rivals.com...Tom Lemming ranked him as the 63rd-best prospect in the East...SuperPrep ranked him as the ninth-best prospect in New England...three-year All ISL performer...team captain as a senior; led Thayer to a NEPSAC championship as a junior...All-NEPSAC, Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic as a senior...NEPSAC Lineman of the Year...ISL Co-MVP of the Year (Darren Gallup Award)...Mass Super 26 All-Star Team...also a standout in track and basketball...three-time All-ISL performer in track and two-time team captain...three-year varsity performer in basketball and named team captain as a senior...also a member of the Drama Guild, Thayer Athletic Association and Senior Peer Advisor to ninth-graders...also on Honor Roll all four years...was coached by Jeff Toussaint.
Nick Schepis, OL, 6-4, 280, North Royalton, OH/Walsh Jesuit
Ranked as the 21st-best prospect in Ohio and the 26th-best prospect at his position by Rivals.com...SuperPrep All-Midwest team...captain...first-team All-City, All-District, All- State...rated as the number one offensive lineman in Ohio by Rivals.com, Scout and Ohio Magazine...chosen to play in North-South Game...honor student...was coached by Gerry Rardin.
Mark Spinney, OL, 6-4, 270, Westford, MA/Bishop Guertin
Ranked as the second-best prospect in the Northeast, 16th-best OG and four-star prospect by Scout.com...Rivals.com ranked him as the 32nd-best OG and the fifth-best prospect in New England...Tom Lemming ranked him as the 42nd-best player in the East...ranked as the second-best player in New England and 38th-best offensive lineman in the country by SuperPrep...elected team captain...led team to back-to-back state championships...named NH Gatorade Player of the Year...two-time first-team All-State by NH Coaches, Manchester Union Leader, Nashua Telegraph, Lowell Sun and Varsity Magazine...Player of the Year by Nashua Telegraph and Lowell Sun...WGAM Radio "Friday Night Lights" Mr. Football...US Army All-American nominee...elected to play in NH-VT Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl...letterwinner in football, basketball, lacrosse...grandson of Art Spinney, Captain 1949 Boston College team, Boston College Hall of Fame and All-Pro; and Frank (Boley) Dancewicz, All-America QB at Notre Dame and number one player selected in the 1946 NFL draft by the Boston Yanks...Mark's father played football for Syracuse University...was coached by Tony Johnson.
Will Thompson, LB, 6-1, 230, Jersey City, NJ/St. Peter's Prep
Ranked as the ninth-best prospect in New Jersey and the 24th-best prospect at linebacker by Rivals.com...Tom Lemming All-East team...SuperPrep ranked as the sixth-best prospect in New Jersey and the seventh-best linebacker in the country...led team to 2005 Group Championship and runner-up finish in 2006...All-State, three times All- County...Tri-State All-Heisman Team...2004 Outstanding Defensive Player and Tri-State Defensive Player of the Week...2003 Defensive Player of the Year and Outstanding Freshman...All-Star Award for Basketball by Jersey City Boys & Girls Club...a very active participant in theater; won the Activity Award in 2006...was coached by Rich Hansen.
Dan Williams, LB, 6-2, 230, Cambridge, MA/Belmont Hills
Ranked as the fourth-best prospect in NE and the 42nd-best linebacker in the country by Rivals.com...Tom Lemming All-East Team...SuperPrep ranked him as the fifth-best prospect in New England...New England Prep Class B MVP...Independent School League Co-MVP...four-time team MVP...Officials Player of the Year...Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic...four-time All-ISL and four-time All-New England...Mass Super 26 All-Star...selected to play and captain in the East Meets West All-Star Game...also a standout in basketball...was coached by Kevin Fleming.