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KU Football Signs 32 in 2018 Recruiting Class

Jun 11, 2018 • by Kutztown University
Kutztown University Football

KUTZTOWN, Pa. – The Kutztown University football program is proud to welcome 32 new student-athletes as part of its 2018 recruiting class.

Each of the 32 players signed either a National Letter of Intent or an institutional letter with their commitment to attend and play for Kutztown University.

“We are really happy with the overall quality of the student-athletes that will be joining our program this fall,” fifth-year head coach Jim Clements said. “We look for guys that will fit the culture of our locker room, are good teammates, have an attitude and passion about the game, but we’re also looking for guys who can make plays.

“This class will help us continue to move the program forward and compete to win championships in the PSAC East.”

The recruiting class consists of 11 offensive players, 20 defensive players and one special teamer. 21-of-32 commits are from Pennsylvania while the remaining 11 hail from New Jersey.

Information on Kutztown’s signees can be found below.

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Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Hometown / High School

David Burns

K

6-4

185

Runnemede, N.J. / Triton

Jeremiah A. Bynum III

DL

6-4

245

Norristown, Pa. / Norristown

Nazir Chapman

DB

5-11

165

Egg Harbor City, N.J. / Cedar Creek

Darryl Davis-McNeil

RB

5-10

170

Abington, Pa. / Abington

Louis DiFrancesco

DL

6-0

290

Feasterville, Pa. / Neshaminy

Ryan Ford

DT

6-0

245

Philadelphia, Pa. / Simon Gratz

Albert Glasgow

OL

6-2

270

Warminster, Pa. / Archbishop Wood

Tom Griese

DL

6-2

235

Rockaway, N.J. / Morris Knolls

Michael Gulig

LB

6-0

205

Egg Harbor City, N.J. / Cedar Creek

Justin Harris

DB

5-9

170

Deptford, N.J. / Salem

Ryan Jennings Jr.

DB

5-10

170

Voorhees, N.J. / Eastern Regional

Antaun Lloyd

DB

5-7

160

Ambler, Pa. / Wissahickon

Caleb Mahalik

S

6-2

180

Media, Pa. / Penncrest

Jake Novak

WR

5-11

170

Manheim, Pa. / Manheim Central

Xavier Oliver

DL

5-10

260

Philadelphia, Pa. / Milton Hershey

Zion Parris

DE

6-0

230

Philadelphia, Pa. / Milton Hershey

Keith Parrish III

DB

5-10

165

Bensalem, Pa. / Bensalem

Austin Pedersen

OL

6-3

290

Sparta, N.J. / Pope John XXIII

Bradley Pietz

OL

6-3

290

Eatontown, N.J. / Monmouth Regional

Timothy Possenti

OL

6-2

295

Glen Mills, Pa. / Saint Joseph’s Prep

Taji Redd Jr.

DB

5-11

180

Abington, Pa. / Abington

Kyle Sapp

LB

5-11

225

Mount Holly, N.J. / Rancocas Valley Regional

Cody Scherer

DB

5-10

170

Lehighton, Pa. / Lehighton Area

Brandon Smith

WR

5-11

175

North Plainfield, N.J. / North Plainfield

Basheer Steed

LB

6-1

200

Philadelphia, Pa. / Central

Tim Sturgis

WR

6-1

160

York, Pa. / Central York

Brandon Unterkoefler

QB

6-0

205

Reading, Pa. / Exeter Township

Matt Wasco

TE

6-5

225

Philadelphia, Pa. / Lincoln

Tyler Whary

LB

6-1

210

Pennsburg, Pa. / Upper Perkiomen

Janssen Wilborn II

S

6-0

180

Wilkes-Barre, Pa. / E.L. Meyers

Nigel Wilson

LB

6-1

217

Bound Brook, N.J. / Bound Brook

Alstan Wolfe

WR

5-11

175

Hellertown, Pa. / Saucon Valley

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David Burns

Kicker | 6-4 | 184 lbs.

Runnemede, N.J. / Triton

2x All-Conference…All-South Jersey Team…South Jersey Special Teams Player of the Year…School-Record 48-yard field goal…school-record for career field goals…4x Honor Roll student…3.5 GPA…National English Honor Society…intends to major in sport management at KU.

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Jeremiah A. Bynum III

Defensive Line | 6-4 | 245 lbs.

Norristown, Pa. / Norristown

7th Congressional District of PA Scholar-Athlete Award…intends to major in music education at KU.

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Nazir Chapman

Defensive Back | 5-11 | 165 lbs.

Egg Harbor City, N.J. / Cedar Creek

State Champion…2x All-Conference…All-State Second Team…intends to major in psychology at KU.

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Darryl Davis-McNeil

Running Back | 5-10 | 170 lbs.

Abington, Pa. / Abington

All-State Running Back.

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Louis DiFrancesco

Defensive Line | 6-0 | 290 lbs.

Feasterville, Pa. / Neshaminy

All-State Honorable Mention…First Team All-League…First Team All-Area…Suburban One League Champions…Team’s Most Valuable Defensive Lineman…intends to major in secondary education at KU.

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Ryan Ford

Defensive Tackle | 6-0 | 245 lbs.

Philadelphia, Pa. / Simon Gratz

Intends to major in business administration at KU.

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Albert Glasgow

Offensive Line | 6-2 | 270 lbs.

Warminster, Pa. / Archbishop Wood

2x State Champion…2x All-Catholic League…2017 All-State…3.5 GPA…intends to major in physical therapy at KU.

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Tom Griese

Defensive Line | 6-2 | 235 lbs.

Rockaway, N.J. / Morris Knolls

First Team All-County and All-Conference…4x varsity letterwinner…intends to major in physics at KU.

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Michael Gulig

Linebacker | 6-0 | 205 lbs.

Egg Harbor City, N.J. / Cedar Creek

All-South Jersey…2x All-Conference…State Champions.

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Justin Harris

Defensive Back | 5-9 | 170 lbs.

Deptford, N.J. / Salem

All-Conference First Team…2016 Group 1 Finalists…2x 4×1 State Champs…7x Honor Roll student…intends to major in business administration at KU.

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Ryan Jennings Jr.

Defensive Back | 5-10 | 170 lbs.

Voorhees, N.J. / Eastern Regional

2x All-Conference…3x varsity letterwinner…South Jersey All-Academic Team…intends to major in business administration.

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Antaun Lloyd

Defensive Back | 5-7 | 160 lbs.

Ambler, Pa. / Wissahickon

3x All-Suburban One League…2015 Rookie of the Year…2x Team Defensive MVP…Team Captain…Mini-Maxwell Honorable Mention…intends to major in sport management at KU.

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Caleb Mahalik

Safety | 6-2 | 180 lbs.

Media, Pa. / Penncrest

First Team All-Central…Richard H. Smith Award (Penncrest Outstanding Male Athlete)…also First Team All-Central in baseball…Honor Roll.

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Jake Novak

Wide Receiver | 5-11 | 170 lbs.

Manheim, Pa. / Manheim Central

2x All-State WR, 1x All-State DB…Maxwell Award winner…2x All-Lancaster-Lebanon League First Team (WR/DB)…2017 District 3 Champions…4x Honor Roll…3.5 GPA…intends to major in education at KU.

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Xavier Oliver

Defensive Line | 5-10 | 260 lbs.

Philadelphia, Pa. / Milton Hershey

3x Mid-Penn All-Star…All-State Honorable Mention…Senior year: 70+ tackles, 11 sacks, 6 FF, 2 FR.

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Zion Parris

Defensive End | 6-0 | 230 lbs.

Philadelphia, Pa. / Milton Hershey

All-Mid-Penn First Team (OL and LB)…66 tackles in 2017, 13 solo, and a fumble recovery…Junior year in 2016, 26.5 tackles and three fumble recoveries…one defensive TD…intends to major in business administration at KU.

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Keith Parrish III

Defensive Back | 5-10 | 165 lbs.

Bensalem, Pa. / Bensalem

All-State Class 6A…2x All-Conference First Team (DB)…All-Conference First Team (RB)…Maxwell Award…Honor Roll student…intends to major in sport management at KU.

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Austin Pedersen

Offensive Line | 6-3 | 290 lbs.

Sparta, N.J. / Pope John XXIII

First Team All-Conference…All-State Second Team…intends to major in criminal justice at KU.

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Bradley Pietz

Offensive Line | 6-3 | 290 lbs.

Eatontown, N.J. / Monmouth Regional

Team Captain…All-State, All-Division lineman…Monmouth County Lombardi Award winner…also team captain on wrestling team…Honor Roll student…intends to major in Pre-Med at KU.

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Timothy Possenti

Offensive Line | 6-2 | 295 lbs.

Glen Mills, Pa. / Saint Joseph’s Prep

2016 State Champions.

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Taji Redd Jr.

Defensive Back | 5-11 | 180 lbs.

Abington, Pa. / Abington

All-Conference Second Team.

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Kyle Sapp

Linebacker | 5-11 | 225 lbs.

Mount Holly, N.J. / Rancocas Valley Regional

First Team All-South Jersey…First Team All-County…First Team All-Conference…Honor Roll student…3.8 GPA…intends to major in secondary education at KU.

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Cody Scherer

Defensive Back | 5-10 | 170 lbs.

Lehighton, Pa. / Lehighton Area

4x letterwinner…All-State…Times News Player of the Year…Morning Call Offensive Co-Player of the Year…2x Schuylkill League Champions…2x District Runner-Up…1,584 rushing yards, 24 TD…1,438 passing yards, 20 TDs…22 2XP (only player in District XI history to have 20+ in all three)…wrestling: 2x placewinner and regional qualifier in senior year…intends to major in business administration at KU.

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Brandon Smith

Wide Receiver | 5-11 | 175 lbs.

North Plainfield, N.J. / North Plainfield

2x All-Conference…Second Team All-Area…intends to major in exploratory studies at KU.

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Basheer Steed

Linebacker | 6-1 | 200 lbs.

Philadelphia, Pa. / Central

2x All-Public League.

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Tim Sturgis

Wide Receiver | 6-1 | 160 lbs.

York, Pa. / Central York

2x First Team…Team Captain…Honor Roll student…intends to major in criminal justice at KU.

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Brandon Unterkoefler

Quarterback | 6-0 | 205 lbs.

Reading, Pa. / Exeter Township

All-State Honorable Mention…2x All-County First Team…First player in Berks County history to pass and run for 1,000 yards in two consecutive seasons…County Champion…School-Record 3,775 passing yards and 41 TDs…2,521 rushing yards and 30 TDs…Team Captain…2x Mr. PA Football nominee…4x All-Academic honors…4x football letterwinner…2x basketball letterwinnner…3x track & field letterwinner…intends to major in criminal justice at KU.

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Matt Wasco

Tight End | 6-5 | 225 lbs.

Philadelphia, Pa. / Lincoln

2x All-Public…All-City Tight End…intends to major in exploratory studies at KU.

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Tyler Whary

Linebacker | 6-1 | 210 lbs.

Pennsburg, Pa. / Upper Perkiomen

PAC 2-Way Player of the Year…All-Area and All-League (LB/RB)…Mini Maxwell Award winner…Team MVP…Academic High Honors…intends to major in exploratory studies at KU.

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Janssen Wilborn II

Safety | 6-0 | 180 lbs.

Wilkes-Barre, Pa. / E.L. Meyers

All-State Second Team…2017 WVC Small-School Offensive Player of the Year…Class 3A All-Eastern PA Honorable Mention…intends to major in psychology and secondary education at KU.

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Nigel Wilson

Linebacker | 6-1 | 217 lbs.

Bound Brook, N.J. / Bound Brook

Two-Time All-Area (2017 First Team)…All-Conference First Team…intends to major in biology at KU.

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Alstan Wolfe

Wide Receiver | 5-11 | 175 lbs.

Hellertown, Pa. / Saucon Valley

2x All-League (DB/WR)…All-Area (DB)…All-State Honorable Mention Class 4A…4x District Finalist…3x League Champions…2015 State Semifinalist…school-record 15 career interceptions…Mini Maxwell Award nominee…4x Honor Roll student…intends to major in criminal justice at KU.

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