WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross head football coach Tom Gilmore has announced the 2014 incoming class for the Crusaders. Twenty-four student-athletes will join the Holy Cross program in the fall of 2014.
"This is an outstanding class," said Gilmore. "We addressed our needs with talented players who will have an immediate impact on our depth at many positions. I am excited that they have chosen to join our family and look forward to an exciting future together."
The 24 players making up this year's class include 10 on offense, 13 on defense and one specialist. Holy Cross has added four wide receivers, two running backs, two quarterbacks, one lineman and one tight end on the offensive side of the ball, while bringing in six linemen, four backs and three linebackers for the defense.
Holy Cross returns 12 of 22 starters from its 2013 squad which went 3-9 and 1-4 in the Patriot League. The Crusaders are scheduled to open spring practice on Saturday, March 15. The annual spring game is set for Saturday, April 12.
A complete list of the 2014 Holy Cross football incoming freshman class follows. To view biographical information on each player, click on his name below.
|2014 HOLY CROSS FOOTBALL SIGNINGS|
|Name||Pos.||Ht.||Wt.||Hometown / High School|
|Blaise Bell||QB||6-3||190||Aurora, Ill. / Metea Valley|
|Daniel Bernard||DT||6-3||315||Coral Springs, Fla. / North Broward Prep|
|Bradni Black||DT||6-4||260||Ridgewood, N.J. / Bergen Catholic|
|Andre Harton||WR||5-10||165||Alpharetta, Ga. / Alpharetta|
|Jordan Kupec||DT||6-4||256||Yardville, N.J. / Steinert|
|Jack Kutschke||DE||6-5||250||Lake Forest, Ill. / Lake Forest|
|Darrius Lacy||WR||5-11||170||St. Petersburg, Fla. / Northeast|
|Brett Laurie||DB||5-11||185||Glenview, Ill. / Glenbrook South|
|Nick McBeath||LB||6-1||210||Miami, Fla. / Christopher Columbus|
|Mike McCaffrey||DB||5-9||185||Winchester, Mass. / Buckingham Browne & Nichols|
|Will McGrail||P||6-5||215||Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J. / Don Bosco Prep|
|James McHale||QB||6-3||205||Buchanan, N.Y. / Fordham Prep|
|Matt Millett||WR||6-2||195||Marblehead, Mass. / Marblehead|
|Alim Muhammad||DB||5-10||160||St. Louis, Mo. / Mary Institute & St. Louis Country Day|
|Dan Proano||LB||6-2||220||Chicago, Ill. / Notre Dame College Prep|
|Jayke Simsheuser||TE||6-4||250||Lee's Summit, Mo. / Rockhurst|
|Tim Smith||HB||6-2||225||Dartmouth, Mass. / Dartmouth|
|Charlie Steele||OL||6-8||295||Melrose, Mass. / Melrose|
|Patrick Stewart||DL||6-0||250||Potomac, Md. / Georgetown Prep|
|Chase Stratton||DB||5-11||185||Alpharetta, Ga. / Alpharetta|
|Ahmad Tyler||WR||6-3||180||Kansas City, Kan. / Rockhurst (Mo.)|
|Diquan Walker||RB||5-10||180||Clearwater, Fla. / Clearwater Central Catholic|
|Lawton Ward||LB||5-11||190||Marietta, Ga. / Marietta|
|Phil Zobrest||DE||6-5||235||Alden, N.Y. / Alden|