Courtesy of Bryant Athletics
SMITHFIELD, R.I. â€“ Bryant University football coach Marty Fine is pleased to announce the signing of 25 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent to enroll and participate in intercollegiate football at the school this fall. The Class of 2014 includes student-athletes from nine different states and features a balance of 11 offensive and 14 defensive players, nine of whom are defensive linemen or linebackers.
â€œWe are very pleased to welcome these 25 young men to Bryant University and the Bulldog football program,â€ said Fine. â€œThey are all exceptional student-athletes who will be outstanding ambassadors of our program in the classroom, the community and on the football field as we look to continue to compete against the very best of Division I.â€
Fine, now in his seventh season at Bryant, returns 12 starters from last yearâ€™s squad but the Bulldogs will need to replace six starters on a defense that ranked first in the Northeast Conference in scoring defense and second in pass defense.
This yearâ€™s recruiting class features a strong balance of defensive talent in four linebackers, three defensive backs and four defensive linemen, including local products Douglas Flink (Auburn, Mass.) and Maduka Nwanekezi (Milton, Mass.).
Offensively, Bryant signed three quarterbacks, four receivers, three offensive linemen, one tight end and 5-foot-10, 215-pound running back Michael Perry (Dunmore, Pa.), the all-time career rushing leader at Dunmore High School with 4,832 yards and 61 touchdowns.
2010 BRYANT UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL RECRUITS
Name Pos., Ht., Wt. Hometown / High School
John Abutu LB, 6-2, 195 Meriden, Conn. / Woodberry Forest (Va.)
Charles Argast DL, 6-3, 275 Mount Kisko, N.Y./Fordham Prep/Worcester Acad
Enoch Clarke DL, 6-1, 255 Swedesboro, N.J. / Kingsway Regional
Dale Codrington LB, 6-2, 215 Brooklyn, N.Y. / Holy Cross High School
Justin Corrales OL, 6-4, 265 Beaumont, Calif. / Redlands
Trent Eckel QB, 6-2, 175 Humble, Texas / Woodlands
Douglas Flink DL, 6-2, 255 Auburn, Mass. / Auburn
Kelvin Fowler WR, 6-2, 185 Gaithersburg, Md. / Georgetown Prep
Jordan Harris WR, 6-1, 205 Lincoln University, Pa. / Avon Grove HS
Robert Ingebretsen WR, 6-2, 185 Berkeley Heights, NJ / Governor Livingston
Michael Johnson DB, 5-9, 180 New Market, Md. / Linganore
Max Machado DB, 6-0, 175 Berkeley Heights, N.J. / Gov. Livingston
John Mahoney LB, 6-2, 205 Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. / Cardinal Gibbons
John McDermott OL, 6-5, 225 Greenlawn, N.Y. / John Glenn
Connor McNamara DL, 6-2, 275 Sandy Hook, Conn. / Newtown
Dominick Mitchell DB, 5-11, 195 Silver Spring, Md. / Good Counsel
Joe Norrell TE, 6-1, 225 Katy, Texas / Cinco Ranch
Maduka Nwanekezi DE, 6-3, 225 Milton, Mass. / Milton
Devin Oâ€™Connor QB, 6-1, 190 Midland Park, N.J. / St. Joseph Regional
Michael Perry RB, 5-10, 215 Dunmore, Pa. / Dunmore
Zach Roberts DL, 6-0, 260 Boerne, Texas / Boerne-Samuel V. Champion
Robert Wallace LB, 5-9, 210 Succasunna, N.J. / Roxbury
Mike Westerhaus QB, 6-3, 200 Farmingville, N.Y. / Sachem East
Rohan Williamson DB, 5-10, 175 Silver Spring, Md. / Good Counsel
Jeremy Woodson DB, 5-8, 155 Fresno, Texas / Hightower