March 19, 2007
WORCESTER, Mass. -- Holy Cross head football coach Tom Gilmore has announced the 2007 incoming class for the Crusaders. Twenty-eight student-athletes will join the Holy Cross program for the 2007-2008 academic year.
"We are very pleased with the outcome of our recruiting this year," said Gilmore. "We believe that the quality of our recruiting continues to improve each year, and we think that this incoming class will have a positive impact in our effort to capture a Patriot League championship."
The 28 players making up this year's class include 15 on offense, 11 on defense and two kickers. Holy Cross has added seven wide receivers, four linemen, two running backs and two quarterbacks on the offensive side of the ball, while bringing in five linemen, three linebackers and three backs for the defense.
Holy Cross returns 12 of 22 starters from its 2006 squad which finished with an overall record of 7-4 and a 4-2 mark in the Patriot League. The Crusaders are scheduled to play their annual spring game on Saturday, April 21, and will open the 2007 season at Massachusetts on Sept. 1.
A complete list of the 2007 Holy Cross football incoming freshman class follows. Click on a player's name below to view information on that player.
2007 HOLY CROSS FOOTBALL SIGNINGS
Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown / High School Mike Bernazzani OL 6-2 285 Whitman, Mass.. / Salisbury (Conn.) School Luke Chmielinski WR 5-10 175 Walpole, Mass. / Xaverian Brothers Chris Coriasso WR 6-2 190 Grand Blanc, Mich. / Grand Blanc Anthony DiMichele DB 5-9 180 McKees Rocks, Pa. / Sto-Rox Rob Dornfried PK 5-8 170 Berlin, Conn. / Northwest Catholic Peter Early WR 5-10 180 Ward Hill, Mass. / Haverhill Graham Gawryszewski OL 6-2 270 Garfield Heights, Ohio / St. Ignatius Josh Jenkins WR 5-7 160 Maywood, Ill. / Proviso East Alex Johnson DB 6-0 185 Indianapolis, Ind. / Perry Meridian Rob Koster QB 6-6 210 Bellerose, N.Y. / Chaminade Don Lemieux PK 5-10 175 Gardner, Mass. / Gardner Brian Mauthe LB 6-0 210 River Vale, N.J. / Pascack Valley Mike McCabe OL 6-5 280 Watertown, Conn. / Taft School James McLaughlin LB 6-2 215 Hammonton, N.J. / St. Joseph Jo Jo Moore RB 5-10 195 Moreno Valley, Calif. / Rancho Verde Marcus Morgan DL 6-3 220 Aurora, Colo. / Grandview Mugiada Ohimor DL 6-3 245 Stoughton, Mass. / Stoughton Kevin Regan DL 6-2 240 Newtown, Conn. / Newtown Anthony Ruoti DL 6-1 230 Newport, R.I. / Rogers Nick Saraceni WR 5-8 165 Longmont, Colo. / Niwot Kyle Smith DB 6-0 185 Andover, Mass. / Salisbury (Conn.) School Rory Sullivan DL 6-3 230 Rancho Sante Fe, Calif. / Sante Fe Christian Ryan Taggart QB 6-2 217 Bedford, Texas / Trinity Perry Townsend LB 6-0 210 Frankford, Del. / Indian River Rob Turner WR 6-5 215 North Easton, Mass. / Portsmouth (R.I.) Abbey Karl Van Wygerden WR 5-11 185 New Windsor, N.Y. / Cornwall Central Drew Volkmann RB 5-11 200 Pewaukee, Wis. / Arrowhead Scott Wise OL 6-4 255 Fort Thomas, Ky. / Highlands