February 3, 2010

Bio Information On 2010 Football Recruits

Below are biographical sketches on each of the 24 members of Ferris State University's 2010 football recruiting class in alphabetical order:

Jacob Baldino
(LB, 6-1, 225 - DeWitt, Mich.)
Led Capital Area Activites Conference Gold Division in tackles as a senior ..... Guided team to a 12-1 overall record and a state semifinal appearance in 2009 ...... All-Area and all-conference honoree ..... Named to Lansing State Journal Dream Team ...... Made 109 total tackles and four sacks as a senior.

Levonte Brooks
(RB, 5-8, 165 - Livonia, Mich./Clarenceville)

Highly-regarded prospect .... Ran for over 1,000 yards and 18 touchdowns in 2009 ...... Averaged 10 yards per carry ....... Recruited by a number of Division I schools ..... Three-year varsity player .... All-purpose performer ..... Led team to a 5-4 overall mark in 2009 .... Also played defensive back.

Joe Campagna
(LB, 6-0, 215 - Chicago, Ill./St. Rita)
Regarded as an outstanding run stuffer .... Steady player in the Chicago Catholic League ..... Recorded 78 stops and three sacks as squad's second-leading tackler ........ Received Division I interest .... Served as a team captain .... Team was ranked among state's top 10 squads ..... Earned Chicago Sun Times All-Chicago Public League kudos ...... Chicago Tribune All-Conference honoree.

Trevor Crittendon
(TE, 6-2, 215 - Comstock  Park, Mich.)

Played both tight end and linebacker at Comstock Park .... Averaged more than 20 yards per catch ..... Chosen as an All-Ottawa Kent (OK) Blue Conference First Team pick in 2009 ..... Successful track and field competitor ..... One of state's top tight end prospects.

Jacob Davis
(OL, 6-4, 310 - Grant Township, Mich./Port Huron Northern)
Tabbed by the Detroit News as an All-Metro East Team selection as an offensive lineman .... Has significant size at over 300 pounds ..... Experienced varsity standout.

Eric Decker
(DB, 5-10, 165 - Sanford, Mich./Sanford-Meridian)

Named Co-MVP of 2009 Midland Daily News Dream Team ..... Also played running back in the prep ranks ...... One of his prep assistant coaches was former FSU defensive back Nick Beaudry ...... Tallied 71 tackles and a forced fumble as a senior ...... Helped team to a number two state ranking and school-record nine wins in 2009 ...... Coached by Keith Schulte .... His father, Mike, was an assistant coach at Northwood ..... Three-year varsity player .... Ran for 1,445 yards and 20 TD's as a senior ..... Division 5-6 Honorable Mention All-State.

Cody Dewitt
(TE, 6-5, 200 - New Era/Shelby)

Totaled 24 catches for 592 yards as a senior ..... Averaged 24.7 yards per catch ..... Also added 75 tackles as a two-way player ..... Earned honorable mention all-conference accolades in the West Michigan Conference as both an offensive and defensive player ..... Ranked as one of West Michigan's top 20 receivers ....... Nominated for the West Michigan All-Star list ...... One of his coaches this past year was former FSU volunteer assistant Phil Fortier.

Michael Grimm
(DT, 6-2, 230, Macomb Township, Mich./Warren De La Salle)

Projected as a defensive tackle .... Guided prep squad to an 8-5 overall mark in 2009 ..... Team reached MHSAA Division 2 State Championship game in 2008, losing to Muskegon 34-14 ...... Also played along the offensive line for the Pilots .... Helped Warren De La Salle to the Division 2 state semifinals in 2009 .... Prep squad claimed three regional titles in his career .... Coached by Paul Verska.

Kane Hayes
(LB, 6-1, 205 - Lake Orion, Mich.)
Was a Detroit News All-Metro North Team honoree in 2009 ..... Tabbed as one of top 75 players by the Oakland Press ...... Member of Lake Orion's two-time defending state powerlifting team ..... Has benched more than 300 pounds and deadlifted over 500 pounds ..... Honored as a 2009 All-Oakland County Dream Team selection .... Helped team to Division 1 state finals in 2008 .... Three-year starter ...... Led Dragons with 34 solo and 44 assisted tackles .... All-conference and all-county pick .... Prepped by Chris Bell.

Jamaal Jackson
(RB, 5-8, 200 - St. Joseph, Mich.)
Tallied more than 1,500 yards rushing as a senior ...... Detroit News and Associated Press All-State Division 3-4 Honorable Mention recipient in 2009 ...... Set school single-season records for rushing yardage and touchdowns ..... Also played linebacker .... Helped team to first district title in three seasons in 2009 .... One of state's top ranked wrestlers .... Has won more than 100 varsity wrestling matches ..... Three-sport athlete.

Bryan Kiel
(QB, 6-2, 220 - Grand Haven, Mich.)
Played only three plays of the first game versus Traverse City West as a senior before missing the rest of the year due to a severe injury ...... Prepped by Mike Farley ..... Contributed 1,500 yards of total offense and 15 TD's as a junior in 2008 .... Pro-style quarterback ..... Started all nine contests as a junior .... Passed for 982 yards and 10 TD's with 481 rushing yards .... Honorable Mention All-OK Red Conference signal caller in '08 ..... Also handled the punting duties and averaged 35 yards per punt as a junior.

Edwin Limmitt
(RB, 5-8, 175 - Warren, Mich./Fitzgerald)

Detroit News All-Metro East Honorable Mention selection .... Claimed Macomb County Tier 2 All-Star accolades twice ..... Earned Associated Press Division 3-4 All-State Honorable Mention laurels in '08 ..... All-purpose back who received Division I interest as a prepster .... Ran for over 1,500 yards and 16 TD's a year ago ..... Helped Spartans to a 10-2 mark during the 2008 campaign.

Cody Marks
(WR, 5-9, 160 - Belmont, Mich./Linden)
Projected to play wide receiver .... Dual-threat prep quarterback who became the all-time leading passer in Flint-area history .... Threw for more than 400 yards in a game last fall ...... Three-year starter .... Flint Journal All-Area Player of the Year ..... Finished prep career with 10,101 yards of total offense and 115 TD's ... Ranks second in state history with 7,906 passing yards ..... Completed 500 of 808 passes (61.9%) and 75 TD's .... Ran for 2,195 career yards and 40 scores .... Helped Linden to a 25-6 overall mark and 23-3 Metro League record with two conference crowns .... Two-Time Associated Press All-Stater and three-time first team league pick ..... Also played defensive back.

Taylor Masiewicz
(QB, 6-4, 175 - Belmont, Mich./Rockford)

Helped Rockford to a Division I state title in 2008 ... All-conference honoree ..... Led team to an 11-1 mark in 2009 ...... Coached by Ralph Munger ...... Guided the Rams to an OK Red championship and the school's fourth unbeaten regular season in history .... Team lost in regional finals ..... Second Rockford QB in last three years to ink with FSU, joining sophomore to be Robert Banaszak.

Shane McCain
(LB, 6-1, 230 - St. Clair Shores, Mich./Warren De La Salle)
Tabbed as Michigan Prep Football Honorable Mention All-Metro pick .... Among league's top tacklers with more than seven stops per game ..... Coached by Paul Verska ..... Helped team to an 8-5 overall mark in 2009 ..... Team reached MHSAA Division 2 State Championship game in 2008, losing to Muskegon 34-14 ...... Among leaders of Warren De La Salle squad that reached the Division 2 state semifinals in 2009.

Spencer Munson
(DB, 5-11, 195 - Mattawan, Mich./Portage Central)
Two-Time Kalamazoo Gazette All-Area First Team selection ....... Intercepted six passes for the Mustangs in 2009 ........ Ran for 1,575 yards and 22 touchdowns as a senior out of the backfield ...... His father, Eric, played linebacker at Western Michigan before transferring to Ferris State.

Michael Perdue
(DE, 6-1, 205 - Jackson, Mich.)

Played both tight end and defensive end in the prep ranks ...... Averaged nearly 10 tackles per contest ....... Tallied 95 total tackles and 12 sacks in 2009 ...... All-Conference selection ..... Has also played basketball as a prepster ..... Helped team to state playoff appearance as a senior ...... Coached by Jack Fairly.

Jordan Piepkow
(RB, 6-0, 165 - Jackson, Mich./Northwest)
Ran for 1,441 yards on 224 carries as a senior ..... Totaled 13 touchdowns ..... Also had more than 30 tackles as a defensive back ..... Scored three touchdowns each in three different games ..... Capital Area Activities Conference Red Division First Team honoree ...... Led conference in rushing .... Cousin of former FSU linebacker Luke Piepkow.

Drew Pineda
(DB, 5-11, 185 - Montague, Mich.)
2009 Associated Press & Detroit News Division 5-6 All-State First Team honoree ...... Coached by Pat Collins ..... Played both tailback and middle linebacker ..... Carried the ball for more than 900 yards and 15 scores ..... Guided team to back-to-back state championships ...... Had 82 total tackles defensively ..... Ranked among West Michigan Conference's top 10 players in rushing, scoring and tackles ..... Had game-high 15 tackles in state championship game win over Monroe St. Mary's.

Tyler Prybylla
(OL, 6-6, 305 - Michigan City, Ind.)

Two-way lineman with size ..... Listed among Indiana's top prep football recruits by various services .... Coached by Craig Buzea ..... Three-year starter ..... Missed part of senior season due to injury .... Graded out at 92% as a junior with 13 pancake blocks .... Did not give up a sack in his final two years ..... Two-time all-conference honoree .... Chosen twice as team's Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman .... Named to Indiana Football Digest's Primetime Top 25 players prior to senior campaign ..... IFCA Junior All-State pick in 2008.

Capus Robinson
(DT, 6-2, 245 - Mt. Morris, Mich./Flint Kearsley
)
Started at both guard and defensive tackle during prep career .... Projected to play defensive tackle at FSU ..... All-Flint Metro honoree ...... Coached by Phil Martin ..... Three-year varsity basketball player who presently leads team in scoring ...... Versatile athlete.

Austin Root
(LB, 6-1, 195 - Plymouth, Mich./Salem)
Detroit News All-Metro West Honorable Mention recipient at linebacker ...... All-Area honoree ...... Attained All-Kensington Lakes Activities Association recognition .... Also has wrestled and competed in track and field for Plymouth Salem ..... Hard hitter.

Terrance Stevens
(DB, 5-10, 190 - Detroit, Mich./Inkster)
Speedy cover man .... Also a talented kick returner ..... Returned two kickoffs for touchdowns in 2009 against Detroit Edsel Ford .... Coached by Greg Carter ..... Helped team to a state runner-up finish in both 2008 and 2009 .... Has also competed in track and field ..... Has been timed unofficially at 4.32 in the 40-yard dash ... Also played running back for Inkster .... Listed among state's top 75 prep recruits in 2010 class.

Garrett Woods
(DT, 6-1, 240 - Ceresco, Mich./Marshall)
Led team to a 13-1 overall record and state title last fall .... Played both fullback and defensive tackle .... Ran for 195 yards and three TD's in state championship contest .... Battle Creek Enquirer All-Area honoree ..... Southwestern Michigan Athletic Conference selection ..... Has also wrestled for Marshall ..... Played rugby in the offseason to sharpen skills.

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