March 26, 2008

Holy Cross Football Announces 2008 Incoming Class

March 26, 2008

WORCESTER, Mass. -- Holy Cross head football coach Tom Gilmore has announced the 2008 incoming class for the Crusaders. Twenty-two student-athletes will join the Holy Cross program for the 2008-2009 academic year.

"We are very excited about the quality of our incoming class," said Gilmore. "This is a smaller class, because we have a large number of returning players currently in the program, and did not have as many slots to fill. But that allowed us to be much more selective, and bring in high quality student-athletes."

The 22 players making up this year's class include 11 on offense, 10 on defense and one kicker. Holy Cross has added three wide receivers, three linemen, two running backs, two quarterbacks and one tight end on the offensive side of the ball, while bringing in four backs, three linebackers and three linemen for the defense.

Holy Cross returns 16 of 24 starters from its 2007 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 19, and will open the 2008 season against Massachusetts on Sept. 6.

A complete list of the 2008 Holy Cross football incoming freshman class follows. Click on a player's name below to view information on that player.

2008 HOLY CROSS FOOTBALL SIGNINGS

Name              Pos.    Ht.    Wt.   Hometown / High School
Brandon Bamberg   DL/TE   6-5    210   Bamberg, S.C. / Bamberg-Ehrhardt
Matt Bellomo      RB/WR   6-1    190   Holliston, Mass. / Holliston
Matt Bosnjak      WR      6-0    180   Sewell, N.J. / Washington Township
Francis Camara    RB      5-9    190   Reading, Pa. / Reading
Chandler Fenner   DB/WR   6-0    185   Virginia Beach, Va. / Frank W. Cox
Colby Husby       DB      6-0    195   Argyle, Texas / Argyle
Andrew Jameson    OL      6-4    295   Brockton, Mass. / Brockton
Cav Koch          DB      5-10   170   Dallas, Texas / Dallas Jesuit Prep
C.J. Martin       LB      5-11   225   Plano, Texas / Plano Senior
Charles McCall    WR      5-10   185   Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. / Los Osos
Ryan McGinn       DL      6-3    235   Philadelphia, Pa. / St. Joseph's Prep
Paul McKelvey     WR      6-3    185   Waite Hill, Ohio / University
Eric Oldiges      DL      6-3    265   Taylor Mill, Ky. / Holy Cross
Ricky Otis        LB      6-1    210   Cleves, Ohio / Elder
Corey Page        P       6-0    180   Tampa, Fla. / Sickles
Alex Schneider    TE      6-5    230   Inver Grove Heights, Minn. / St. Thomas Academy
Kyle Seddon       OL      6-4    300   Southington, Conn. / Southington
Clay Swigert      DB      6-0    190   Louisville, Ohio / Louisville
Jimmy Thomas      LB      6-3    200   Severn, Md. / Archbishop Spalding
Mark Tolzien      QB      6-1    180   Rolling Meadows, Ill. / Palatine Fremd
Kevin Watson      QB      6-3    195   Skillman, N.J. / Montgomery
Sean Whited       OL      6-2    265   Canton, Ohio / McKinley