Bio Information On 2011 Football Recruits

Prep Players:

Darrian Bell
(RB, 5-8, 175 - Rochester/Adams)
Was an all-area honoree ..... Also competes on the track ..... Helped team to an 8-3 overall mark during the 2009 camapign .... Coached by Tony Patritto ...... Also played defensive back for the Highlanders ..... Led team to state playoffs during prep career .... Three-year varsity player .... Guided team to Rochester City Championship.

Adam Bennett
(OL, 6-1, 270 – Romeo, Mich.)

Macomb Area Conference All-League selection … Named to Macomb Daily Tier All-Star Team …… Was a Detroit News Honorable Mention All-State pick …… Earned Detroit Free Press Division I First Team All-State kudos … Has won more than 100 career varsity matches as a wrestler ….. Placed third at last year's state wrestling meet … Helped team to first outright MAC Red Championship this past fall.

Victor Bodrie
(K, 5-9, 175 – Northville, Mich.)

Helped squad to a 9-2 overall mark in 2010 … Member of school's first-ever league championship team …… Coached by Matt Ladach … Finished as a top four punting finalist at the 2010 Kornblue Kicking Challenge … Has displayed considerable leg strength … Was an All-Kensignton Conference honoree … Ranked as 23rd best kicker and 32nd best punter in the nation by Kornblue Kicking …… Won kicking combines at both the University of Michigan and Michigan State University.

Paeton Caldwell
(DE, 6-2, 215 – Kalamazoo/Central)

Served as the Maroon Giants team captain …… Coached by Dana Chambers …… His father, Christopher, served as the squad's offensive coordinator … Attained Detroit Free Press Honorable Mention All-State accolades … Played both tight end and defensive line …… Squad finished 4-5 overall in 2010 … Also has competed in track and field.

Rico Cole
(RB, 5-6, 160 – Belleville/Westland John Glenn)

Chosen as specialist on the 2010 Detroit News All-Metro Team … Also ran track and field …… Was an all-metro running back … Earned all-conference accolades …… Received Division I recruiting interest …… Talented running back prospect.

Frank Colletti
(OL, 6-1, 250 – Park Ridge, Ill./Maine South)

Guided the Hawks to a third-straight state championship in 2010 … Started 28 consecutive games and played in three state title contests …… Squad won all three state title games and finished unbeaten in both 2008 and 2009 …… Three-year starter …… Helped team win 28-straight games during his prep career …… Coached by Dave Inserra … Has competed in track …… Prep team played on national TV last fall (ESPNU).

Thaddeus Cook
(OL, 6-4, 285 – Grant)

Coached by Jim Stickney … Led team to a 6-0 start and state ranking last fall … Helped team host a state playoff game for the first time in school history … Was a dominating offensive tackle … His play helped squad compile 2,100 rushing yards and 1,100 passing yards in 2010 … Chosen to take part in high school East-West All-Star Game … Also has wrestled … All-league pick.

Nathaniel Deak
(RB, 5-10, 210 – DeWitt)

Ran for 1,186 yards and 20 scores in 2010 … All-Capital Area Gold Conference running back … Totaled 1,311 yards on the ground and 24 TD's as a junior … Coached by Rob Zimmerman … Three-year starter at tailback ….. Led DeWitt to an 11-2 mark in his final campaign … Reached the state semifinals for the second-straight year in 2010.

Cody Dingeldey
(DT, 6-3, 245 – L'Anse)

Received All-West PAC conference recognition … Played both offensive and defensive line …… Named to All-U.P. Football Dream Team … Also competes in basketball …… Two-time all-league honoree …… Regarded as one of the Upper Peninsula's top linemen.

Jonathan Dziesinski
(OL, 6-4, 270 – Alpena)

Played on both sides of the ball along the offensive and defensive lines … Has good size …… Coached by Jason Dubey … Was one of 18 seniors on Alpena's roster last fall …… Has also participated in track and field … One of Northern Michigan's top line prospects.

Razion Harris
(WR, 6-1, 180 – Springfield, Ill./Chatham Glenwood)

One of Illinois' top hurdlers …… Has also played basketball for the Titans … Talented receiver with the ability to make big plays … Regarded as one of the top receivers in the area … Performed well in various tests at selected combines … Played both wide receiver and cornerback … Also returned kicks and punts.

Tyler Havens
(DT, 6-1, 260 – Stanwood/Morley-Stanwood)

Big Rapids Pioneer Dream Team captain … Led the Mohawks to the state playoffs …… Coached by Clark Huntey … Helped team to school's first district title in 2010 …… Team posted double-digit victory totals each of his final two campaigns … Played both running back and linebacker at the prep level … Had 59 tackles and two sacks last fall … Associated Press Division 5-6 All-State pick … Two-Time All-Stater.

Ben Hinamanu
(DB, 5-9, 185 – Okemos/Mason)

Played both running back and defensive back … All-conference running back in 2010 …… Has also participated in track and field … Prepped by Jerry VanHavel … Helped team to an 8-2 mark as a junior in '09 … Averaged nearly seven yards per carry as a junior … Competed in basketball as well … Helped team to state playoffs in his prep career.

Jordan Johnson
(WR, 5-11, 200 – DeWitt)

Caught 63 passes for 884 yards and seven scores in 2008 … All-Area honoree … Highly-regarded prep basketball player … Named to Detroit News Honorable Mention Division 3-4 All-State Team …… Honorable Mention Associated Press All-Stater … Had 67 catches for 1,000 yards and 10 TD's as a senior in 2010 … Set school receiving records for career catches, yards and scores … Totaled 188 catches for more than 2,900 yards and 33 scores his final three years.

Brett Kenny
(DB, 6-0, 200 - Traverse City/West)
Played both quarterback and defensive back for TC West .... Prepped by Tim Wooer .... Was a first team All-Big North Conference pick in the secondary .... Multi-year starter as the Titans' signal caller ..... Honorable Mention All-State selection.

Jake Lampman
(WR, 5-11, 170 – East Lansing/Haslett)
All-Capital Area Gold Conference honoree … Also has ompeted in both track and field along with basketball on the prep level … Two-year starter … Coached by Charlie Otlewski … Was an honorable mention all-conference recipient as a junior in 2009.

Austin Leeck
(RB, 5-10, 195 – Ossineke/Alpena)

Set school's all-time career rushing leader …… All-Big North honoree …… Received All-Alpena News recognition … Three-time first team all-area selection …… Rushed for 810 yards and 10 TD's in 2010 …… Also caught 21 passes for 216 yards and two scores … Has also played baseball … One of top backs in the Northern Lower Peninsula.

Sean O'Brien
(DB, 6-1, 170 – Greenville)

Led Greenville to the Michigan High School Athletic Association State Playoffs in 2010 … Ran for 142 yards and four scores in a playoff win over Kenowa Hills … Coached by Dave Moore … Chosen as a Meijer Scholar-Athlete … Three-sport athlete who also plays basketball and runs track … Led the Yellow Jackets to a school-record tying 9-2 mark as a senior … Tabbed as an all-state defensive back … Ottawa-Kent (OK) White All-Conference pick … Had 25 tackles and five interceptions in '10 … Ran for 619 yards while catching 34 passes for 629 yards and 20 combined TD's.

Jordan Roxas
(DT, 6-2, 245 – Homer Glen, Ill./Lockport Township)

Earned all-area recognition … Prepped by Bret Kooi … Received Southwest Suburban Conference honors as a senior … Multi-year starter …… Led team to five victories in a competitive league during the 2010 campaign.

Patrick "Brady" Sheldon
(DB, 6-4, 180 - Novi)
Multi-sport standout .... Also played basketball and ran track for Novi High School .... Named to the All-Oakland County Team as a prep senior .... Was an all-conference honoree ..... Mulit-year starter.

Austin St. Louis
(WR, 6-2, 185 – St. Ignace/La Salle)

Chosen to compete in the Michigan East-West All-Star Game …… Coached by Marty Spencer … Named to the All-Upper Peninsula Dream Team …… Honored as both the Straits Area Conference Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year in 2010 …… Led team to a conference championship … Honored as a Division 8 All-State First Team receiver …… Helped team to a 9-2 mark and second round of the state playoffs.

Malik Thurman
(DB, 5-9, 170 – Bellwood, Ill./Proviso West)

Also a talented prep wrestler …… Played both defensive back and quarterback … Led the Panthers to the playoffs for the second straight season … Regarded as one of the most dynamic players in the West Suburban Silver League …… Threw for 1,720 yards and eight TD's in 2010 … Also ran for 845 yards and nine scores … Collected 30 tackles, seven pass breakups and five interceptions on the defensive side … Tabbed as an all-area selection.

Jacob VanderKlok
(OL, 6-5, 275 – Caledonia/Grand Rapids South Christian)

Tabbed as the Sailors' top offensive lineman … Earned Advance All-Area South recognition … Coached by Mark Tamminga …… Chosen as a West Michigan All-Star …… Regarded as an excellent pass blocker … Has good size and feet …… Two-year starter.

Jason Vander Laan
(QB, 6-4, 200 – Frankfort, Ill./Chicago Christian)

Coached in 2010 by Eric Washington …… Named to the all-area team as a defensive back ….. Three-year starting quarterback …… Completed 67-of-162 passes for 1,048 yards and seven touchdowns … Also ran for 582 yards and seven TD's on 144 carries … Led the Knights in tackles (53) and interceptions (3) … Forced four fumbles … Averaged 40.1 yards per kick as team's punter.

William Webster
(LB, 5-10, 200 – Redford/Lee Thurston)

Led team to the district finals in 2009 … Was a Detroit News Division 1-2 All-State Honorable Mention Award recipient as a senior …… All-Western Wayne Red Conference honoree … Played both running back and linebacker in his prep career …… Associate Press Honorable Mention All-State pick as a linebacker.

Justin Zimmer
(LB, 6-3, 240 – Greenville)

Played middle linebacker … Won a regional wrestling championship last winter ….. Placed seventh at the state wrestling meet as a junior …… Honored as a Meijer Scholar-Athlete …… Throws both the discus and shot put in track …… Helped Greenville to a state playoff appearance in 2010 …… Helped team to a 9-2 overall mark as a senior …… Earned Associated Press Special Mention laurels … Led the Yellow Jackets in tackles with 108 and finished with four interceptions along with two blocked kicks … Coached by Dave Moore … Also played tight end.


Transfers:


William Frazier
(WR, 6-0, 190 - Redwood City, Calif./Palo Alto - New Mexico State)
NCAA Division I transfer from Nex Mexico State .... Played in all 12 games and caught seven passes for 51 yards (7.3 ypc.) in 2010 ...... Attended junior college at the College of San Mateo (Calif.) ..... Helped the JUCO-level Bulldogs to a 10-2 record and a North California championship along with a state runner-up showing in 2009 ..... Was fourth in the state of California for yards per carry with a 7.6 average ......  Attended Palo Alto (Calif.) High School ... Helped team to league titles from 2003-2006, including an undefeated season of 10-0 in 2004 ..... Was named as league MVP in 2004 and offensive MVP in 2005 ..... In 2006, Frazier was named to All-Sacramento Valley team and the All-Bay Area team, as well as the Most Outstanding Running Back of the league.

Adrian McEwen
(WR, 5-9, 160 – Grand Rapids/East Kentwood - Grand Rapids Community College)
All-State defensive back at East Grand Rapids ....... Son of former Bulldog standout and Arena Football League head coach Sparky McEwen ..... Also played basketball at East GR ..... Began his prep career as a quarterback at East Kentwood and was a DB, RB and receiver at East GR ..... West Michigan All-Star ....... Had 10 interceptions, five pass deflections, 25 solo tackles and 14 assists as a senior ....... Also caught 31 passes for 575 yards and scored eight touchdowns ....... Coached by Peter Stuursma ........ Helped team to fourth-straight state title in 2009 ....... Was a Division 3-4 First-Team All-State pick as a senior ...... Attended classes at Grand Rapids Community College last fall, but did not compete.

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