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