Football Signs 32 in 2018 Recruiting Class

Football Signs 32 in 2018 Recruiting Class

6/7/2018 | Football

KUTZTOWN – The Kutztown University football program is proud to welcome 32 new student-athletes as part of its 2018 recruiting class.

Each of the 32 players signed either a National Letter of Intent or an institutional letter with their commitment to attend and play for Kutztown University.

“We are really happy with the overall quality of the student-athletes that will be joining our program this fall,” fifth-year head coach Jim Clements said. “We look for guys that will fit the culture of our locker room, are good teammates, have an attitude and passion about the game, but we’re also looking for guys who can make plays.

“This class will help us continue to move the program forward and compete to win championships in the PSAC East.”

The recruiting class consists of 11 offensive players, 20 defensive players and one special teamer. 21-of-32 commits are from Pennsylvania while the remaining 11 hail from New Jersey.

Information on Kutztown’s signees can be found below in alphabetical order.

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Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown / High School
David Burns K 6-4 185 Runnemede, N.J. / Triton
Jeremiah A. Bynum III DL 6-4 245 Norristown, Pa. / Norristown
Nazir Chapman DB 5-11 165 Egg Harbor City, N.J. / Cedar Creek
Darryl Davis-McNeil RB 5-10 170 Abington, Pa. / Abington
Louis DiFrancesco DL 6-0 290 Feasterville, Pa. / Neshaminy
Ryan Ford DT 6-0 245 Philadelphia, Pa. / Simon Gratz
Albert Glasgow OL 6-2 270 Warminster, Pa. / Archbishop Wood
Tom Griese DL 6-2 235 Rockaway, N.J. / Morris Knolls
Michael Gulig LB 6-0 205 Egg Harbor City, N.J. / Cedar Creek
Justin Harris DB 5-9 170 Deptford, N.J. / Salem
Ryan Jennings Jr. DB 5-10 170 Voorhees, N.J. / Eastern Regional
Antaun Lloyd DB 5-7 160 Ambler, Pa. / Wissahickon
Caleb Mahalik S 6-2 180 Media, Pa. / Penncrest
Jake Novak WR 5-11 170 Manheim, Pa. / Manheim Central
Xavier Oliver DL 5-10 260 Philadelphia, Pa. / Milton Hershey
Zion Parris DE 6-0 230 Philadelphia, Pa. / Milton Hershey
Keith Parrish III DB 5-10 165 Bensalem, Pa. / Bensalem
Austin Pedersen OL 6-3 290 Sparta, N.J. / Pope John XXIII
Bradley Pietz OL 6-3 290 Eatontown, N.J. / Monmouth Regional
Timothy Possenti OL 6-2 295 Glen Mills, Pa. / Saint Joseph’s Prep
Taji Redd Jr. DB 5-11 180 Abington, Pa. / Abington
Kyle Sapp LB 5-11 225 Mount Holly, N.J. / Rancocas Valley Regional
Cody Scherer DB 5-10 170 Lehighton, Pa. / Lehighton Area
Brandon Smith WR 5-11 175 North Plainfield, N.J. / North Plainfield
Basheer Steed LB 6-1 200 Philadelphia, Pa. / Central
Tim Sturgis WR 6-1 160 York, Pa. / Central York
Brandon Unterkoefler QB 6-0 205 Reading, Pa. / Exeter Township
Matt Wasco TE 6-5 225 Philadelphia, Pa. / Lincoln
Tyler Whary LB 6-1 210 Pennsburg, Pa. / Upper Perkiomen
Janssen Wilborn II S 6-0 180 Wilkes-Barre, Pa. / E.L. Meyers
Nigel Wilson LB 6-1 217 Bound Brook, N.J. / Bound Brook
Alstan Wolfe WR 5-11 175 Hellertown, Pa. / Saucon Valley

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David Burns
Kicker | 6-4 | 184 lbs.
Runnemede, N.J. / Triton

2x All-Conference…All-South Jersey Team…South Jersey Special Teams Player of the Year…School-Record 48-yard field goal…school-record for career field goals…4x Honor Roll student…3.5 GPA…National English Honor Society…intends to major in sport management at KU.
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Jeremiah A. Bynum III
Defensive Line | 6-4 | 245 lbs.
Norristown, Pa. / Norristown

7th Congressional District of PA Scholar-Athlete Award…intends to major in music education at KU.
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Nazir Chapman
Defensive Back | 5-11 | 165 lbs.
Egg Harbor City, N.J. / Cedar Creek

State Champion…2x All-Conference…All-State Second Team…intends to major in psychology at KU.
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Darryl Davis-McNeil
Running Back | 5-10 | 170 lbs.
Abington, Pa. / Abington

All-State Running Back.
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Louis DiFrancesco
Defensive Line | 6-0 | 290 lbs.
Feasterville, Pa. / Neshaminy

All-State Honorable Mention…First Team All-League…First Team All-Area…Suburban One League Champions…Team’s Most Valuable Defensive Lineman…intends to major in secondary education at KU.
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Ryan Ford
Defensive Tackle | 6-0 | 245 lbs.
Philadelphia, Pa. / Simon Gratz

Intends to major in business administration at KU.
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Albert Glasgow
Offensive Line | 6-2 | 270 lbs.
Warminster, Pa. / Archbishop Wood

2x State Champion…2x All-Catholic League…2017 All-State…3.5 GPA…intends to major in physical therapy at KU.
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Tom Griese
Defensive Line | 6-2 | 235 lbs.
Rockaway, N.J. / Morris Knolls

First Team All-County and All-Conference…4x varsity letterwinner…intends to major in physics at KU.
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Michael Gulig
Linebacker | 6-0 | 205 lbs.
Egg Harbor City, N.J. / Cedar Creek

All-South Jersey…2x All-Conference…State Champions.
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Justin Harris
Defensive Back | 5-9 | 170 lbs.
Deptford, N.J. / Salem

All-Conference First Team…2016 Group 1 Finalists…2x 4×1 State Champs…7x Honor Roll student…intends to major in business administration at KU.
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Ryan Jennings Jr.
Defensive Back | 5-10 | 170 lbs.
Voorhees, N.J. / Eastern Regional

2x All-Conference…3x varsity letterwinner…South Jersey All-Academic Team…intends to major in business administration.
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Antaun Lloyd
Defensive Back | 5-7 | 160 lbs.
Ambler, Pa. / Wissahickon

3x All-Suburban One League…2015 Rookie of the Year…2x Team Defensive MVP…Team Captain…Mini-Maxwell Honorable Mention…intends to major in sport management at KU.
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Caleb Mahalik
Safety | 6-2 | 180 lbs.
Media, Pa. / Penncrest

First Team All-Central…Richard H. Smith Award (Penncrest Outstanding Male Athlete)…also First Team All-Central in baseball…Honor Roll.
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Jake Novak
Wide Receiver | 5-11 | 170 lbs.
Manheim, Pa. / Manheim Central

2x All-State WR, 1x All-State DB…Maxwell Award winner…2x All-Lancaster-Lebanon League First Team (WR/DB)…2017 District 3 Champions…4x Honor Roll…3.5 GPA…intends to major in education at KU.
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Xavier Oliver
Defensive Line | 5-10 | 260 lbs.
Philadelphia, Pa. / Milton Hershey

3x Mid-Penn All-Star…All-State Honorable Mention…Senior year: 70+ tackles, 11 sacks, 6 FF, 2 FR.
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Zion Parris
Defensive End | 6-0 | 230 lbs.
Philadelphia, Pa. / Milton Hershey

All-Mid-Penn First Team (OL and LB)…66 tackles in 2017, 13 solo, and a fumble recovery…Junior year in 2016, 26.5 tackles and three fumble recoveries…one defensive TD…intends to major in business administration at KU.
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Keith Parrish III
Defensive Back | 5-10 | 165 lbs.
Bensalem, Pa. / Bensalem

All-State Class 6A…2x All-Conference First Team (DB)…All-Conference First Team (RB)…Maxwell Award…Honor Roll student…intends to major in sport management at KU.
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Austin Pedersen
Offensive Line | 6-3 | 290 lbs.
Sparta, N.J. / Pope John XXIII

First Team All-Conference…All-State Second Team…intends to major in criminal justice at KU.
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Bradley Pietz
Offensive Line | 6-3 | 290 lbs.
Eatontown, N.J. / Monmouth Regional

Team Captain…All-State, All-Division lineman…Monmouth County Lombardi Award winner…also team captain on wrestling team…Honor Roll student…intends to major in Pre-Med at KU.
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Timothy Possenti
Offensive Line | 6-2 | 295 lbs.
Glen Mills, Pa. / Saint Joseph’s Prep

2016 State Champions.
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Taji Redd Jr.
Defensive Back | 5-11 | 180 lbs.
Abington, Pa. / Abington

All-Conference Second Team.
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Kyle Sapp
Linebacker | 5-11 | 225 lbs.
Mount Holly, N.J. / Rancocas Valley Regional

First Team All-South Jersey…First Team All-County…First Team All-Conference…Honor Roll student…3.8 GPA…intends to major in secondary education at KU.
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Cody Scherer
Defensive Back | 5-10 | 170 lbs.
Lehighton, Pa. / Lehighton Area

4x letterwinner…All-State…Times News Player of the Year…Morning Call Offensive Co-Player of the Year…2x Schuylkill League Champions…2x District Runner-Up…1,584 rushing yards, 24 TD…1,438 passing yards, 20 TDs…22 2XP (only player in District XI history to have 20+ in all three)…wrestling: 2x placewinner and regional qualifier in senior year…intends to major in business administration at KU.
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Brandon Smith
Wide Receiver | 5-11 | 175 lbs.
North Plainfield, N.J. / North Plainfield

2x All-Conference…Second Team All-Area…intends to major in exploratory studies at KU.
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Basheer Steed
Linebacker | 6-1 | 200 lbs.
Philadelphia, Pa. / Central

2x All-Public League.
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Tim Sturgis
Wide Receiver | 6-1 | 160 lbs.
York, Pa. / Central York

2x First Team…Team Captain…Honor Roll student…intends to major in criminal justice at KU.
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Brandon Unterkoefler
Quarterback | 6-0 | 205 lbs.
Reading, Pa. / Exeter Township

All-State Honorable Mention…2x All-County First Team…First player in Berks County history to pass and run for 1,000 yards in two consecutive seasons…County Champion…School-Record 3,775 passing yards and 41 TDs…2,521 rushing yards and 30 TDs…Team Captain…2x Mr. PA Football nominee…4x All-Academic honors…4x football letterwinner…2x basketball letterwinnner…3x track & field letterwinner…intends to major in criminal justice at KU.
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Matt Wasco
Tight End | 6-5 | 225 lbs.
Philadelphia, Pa. / Lincoln

2x All-Public…All-City Tight End…intends to major in exploratory studies at KU.
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Tyler Whary
Linebacker | 6-1 | 210 lbs.
Pennsburg, Pa. / Upper Perkiomen

PAC 2-Way Player of the Year…All-Area and All-League (LB/RB)…Mini Maxwell Award winner…Team MVP…Academic High Honors…intends to major in exploratory studies at KU.
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Janssen Wilborn II
Safety | 6-0 | 180 lbs.
Wilkes-Barre, Pa. / E.L. Meyers

All-State Second Team…2017 WVC Small-School Offensive Player of the Year…Class 3A All-Eastern PA Honorable Mention…intends to major in psychology and secondary education at KU.
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Nigel Wilson
Linebacker | 6-1 | 217 lbs.
Bound Brook, N.J. / Bound Brook

Two-Time All-Area (2017 First Team)…All-Conference First Team…intends to major in biology at KU.
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Alstan Wolfe
Wide Receiver | 5-11 | 175 lbs.
Hellertown, Pa. / Saucon Valley

2x All-League (DB/WR)…All-Area (DB)…All-State Honorable Mention Class 4A…4x District Finalist…3x League Champions…2015 State Semifinalist…school-record 15 career interceptions…Mini Maxwell Award nominee…4x Honor Roll student…intends to major in criminal justice at KU.

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