Football

    List of New Signees

    NamePos.Ht.Wt.Hometown/High School
    Antonio Banks RB 5-10 210 Middletown, Ohio/Middletown HS
    Jack Denton LB 6-2 235 Zionsville, Ind./Zionsville HS
    Lenyatta Kiles CB 5-11 190 Los Angeles, Calif./Cerritos (Calif.) College
    Jeff Thomas LB 6-1 240 Millbrae, Calif./Foothill (Calif.) CC
    Leneil Himes TE 6-3 245 Plymouth, Ind./Plymouth HS
    Shaquille Jefferson S 6-0 180 Lexington, Ohio/Lexington HS
    Harrison Scott DE 6-3 250 New Albany, Ohio/New Albany HS
    Ryan Phillis LB 6-3 230 Boardman, Ohio/Boardman HS
    Kofi Hughes QB/ATH 6-2 200 Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral HS
    Chase Hoobler LB 6-2 225 Orrville, Ohio/Orville HS
    Bill Ivan OL 6-4 250 Charlevoix, Mich./Charlevoix HS
    Ishmael Thomas LB 6-4 210 Detroit, Mich./Renaissance HS
    Pete Bachman DE 6-5 240 Cincinnati, Ohio/Elder HS
    Tim O'Conner WR 6-3 190 Cincinnati, Ohio/Elder HS
    Logan Young WR 6-3 190 Muncie, Ind./Delta HS
    Drew Hardin S 6-0 190 Louisville, Ky./Ballard HS
    Xavier Whitaker RB 6-2 195 Brookfield, Wis./Brookfield Central HS
    Matt Zakrzewski LB 6-2 220 Traverse City, Mich./St. Francis HS
    Brian Williams CB 6-0 180 Lawrenceville, Ga./Peachtree Ridge HS
    Cameron Cole CB 5-11 175 Cincinnati, Ohio/La Salle HS
    Cody Evers OL 6-4 315 Little Chute, Wis./Little Chute HS
    Paul Phillips TE 6-5 225 Darnestown, Md./Georgetown Prep
    Matt Perez RB 5-11 200 Park Ridge, Ill./Maine South HS
    Marlandez Harris DL 6-2 255 Springfield, Ill./Sacred Heart-Griffin HS
    Andre Kates CB 5-11 200 Washington D.C./ASA College


    *Antonio Banks, Jack Denton, Lenyatta Kiles and Jeff Thomas are enrolled in the spring semester and will participate in spring practice.
    *Kofi Hughes was named the 2009 Gatorade Indiana Football Player of the Year.
    *Matt Perez was recognized as Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune and ESPNChicago.com 2009 Illinois Player of the Year. He also earned a spot on PARADE Magazine's All-America Team and appeared in Sports Illustrated Faces in the Crowd (Dec. 21, 2009).
    *Pete Bachman and Tim O'Conner have been teammates since kindergarten.
    *Eleven of the 25 signees are on the honor roll or a member of the national honor society.
    *Thirteen of the 25 signees played on both sides of the ball.
    *Twenty-two of the 25 signees played at least two sports.
    *Matt Perez and Matt Zakrzewski were members of back-to-back state championship teams (2008-09).
    *Paul Phillips is a direct descendant of Lewis and Clark expedition guide, John Colter. His brother, Andrew, is a senior starting offensive guard at Stanford University and his brother, Colter, is a sophomore tight end at the University of Virginia
    *Bill Ivan is the first Division I player from Charlevoix High School in 21 years.
    *Cody Evers won the 2009 state championship in the shot put.

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