NMU Football Inks 26 in Ostrowsky??s Second Recruiting Class
By Donnie Dwyer
Wed, 06 Feb 2013 20:30:52 GMT — Northern Michigan University head football coach Chris Ostrowsky announces his second recruiting class today (Feb. 6) as 26 future NMU student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent on the first day of the signing period.??Signing day is the end of a long process for players, parents and coaches,?? Ostrowsky said. ??We have recruited some of the most celebrated players in Michigan, Florida and Illinois. We recruited high school team captains who are top academic students and have played for some of the premier programs in the nation like St. Thomas Aquinas and Cass Tech.??The class consists of players from Michigan (16), Florida (5) and Illinois (5). Kyle Root (Brimley, Mich./Sault Area) and Jared Vuksan (Gladstone, Mich./Gladstone) represent Upper Peninsula recruits.??As a staff, we have worked extremely hard day and night to accomplish our objective, which is to have one of the top recruiting classes in America on the Division II level,?? added Ostrowsky. ??We felt it was critical to follow last year??s class with another stellar group and believe we have done so when this group of players arrives on campus. Today is a great day to be a Wildcat.??NMU finished 4-7 overall and 3-7 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in 2012, winning three of its final five games. The Wildcats finished tied for 11th in the GLIAC and had 12 seniors end their football careers.Listed below are the individuals signed on the first day of the signing period. Name Pos. Height Weight Hometown / High School / Previous College or University Shaye Brown QB 6-4 205 Fenton, Mich. / Linden Deionte Bruton CB 5-10 170 Detroit, Mich. / Ecorse Josh Crim OL 6-6 290 Lansing, Mich. / Eastern Darius Danzy CB 5-10 175 Southfield, Mich. / Southfield Senior Jake Gierlak ATH 5-10 165 Algonquin, Ill. / Harry D. Jacobs Cornell Gilmore DT 6-0 260 Miami, Fla. / Miami Palmetto Dominick Hamilton DL 6-1 317 Detroit, Mich. / Cass Tech DeMarco Haynes WR 5-7 150 Hollywood, Fla. / Chaminade Madonna Sherman Hodges WR 6-2 168 Muskegon, Mich. / Muskegon Dan Hugan SR 5-11 175 Ann Arbor, Mich. / Huron Rodney Lamar DE 6-2 239 Pompano Beach, Fla. / Ely / Florida Atlantic University Marcus Lee LB 6-1 220 Bolingbrook, Ill. / Bolingbrook / College of DuPage John Oberheide K/P 5-9 200 Park Ridge, Ill. / Maine South Ross Querro LB 6-0 215 Armada, Mich. / Armada Kyle Root HB 6-0 210 Brimley, Mich. / Sault Area Patrick Ryan S 6-1 181 Linden, Mich. / Linden Connor Schrader RB 5-9 205 Lake Zurich, Ill. / Lake Zurich Senior Marcus Smith SR 5-9 175 Muskegon, Mich. / Muskegon Jalen Stovall SR 5-9 160 Kentwood, Mich. / East Kentwood Marcus Tucker WR 6-0 190 Flint, Mich. / Grand Blanc / Mott Community College Jared Vuksan DE 6-1 220 Gladstone, Mich. / Gladstone Area Mark Walker S 5-11 165 Delray Beach. Fla. / North Broward Cedric Washington DT 6-0 270 Flint, Mich. / Flint Southwestern Academy Chris Washington CB 6-0 190 Fort Lauderdale, Fla. / St. Thomas Aquinas JaMarco Willingham DL 6-2 245 Livonia, Mich. / Benjamin Franklin Shaye Brown | videoFenton, Mich.Linden High SchoolQuarterback6-4, 205-Team captain, all-state, all-conference, second team all-area, Tri-County player of the year Deionte Bruton | videoDetroit, Mich.Ecorse High SchoolCornerback5-10, 170-All-conference, all-metro Josh Crim | videoLansing, Mich.Eastern High SchoolOffensive Line6-6, 290-All-conference Darius Danzy | videoSouthfield, Mich.Southfield Senior High SchoolCornerback5-10, 175-All-conference, all-metro, honorable mention Detroit Free Press all-state Jake Gierlak | videoAlgonquin, Ill.Harry D. Jacobs High SchoolAthlete5-10, 165-Two-time all-conference, two-time all-area, team captain. Cornell Gilmore | videoMiami, Fla.Miami Palmetto Senior High SchoolDefensive Tackle6-0, 260 Dominick Hamilton | videoDetroit, Mich.Cass Tech High SchoolDefensive Line6-1, 317-First team all-metro DeMarco Haynes | videoHollywood, Fla.Chaminade MadonnaWide Receiver5-7, 150-All-Broward County honorable mention Sherman Hodges | videoMuskegon, Mich.Muskegon High SchoolWide Receiver6-2, 168-All-conference defensive back Dan Hugan | videoAnn Arbor, Mich.Huron High SchoolSlot Receiver5-11, 175-First team all-Southeastern Conference Red, first team all-county, first team All-Ann Arbor, team, MVP, all-Southeastern Conference third team Rodney Lamar | videoPompano Beach, Fla.Ely High SchoolFlorida Atlantic UniversityDefensive End6-2, 239-Played at Rochester Community and Technical College in 2010 and was a squad member at Florida Atlantic University Marcus Lee | videoBolingbrook, Ill.Bolingbrook High SchoolCollege of DuPageLinebacker6-1, 220-Played linebacker at the College of Dupage John Oberheide | videoPark Ridge, Ill.Maine South High SchoolKicker / Punter5-9, 200-All-conference Ross Querro | videoArmada, Mich.Armada High SchoolLinebacker6-0, 215-Second team all-county, first team all-conference Kyle Root | videoBrimley, Mich.Sault Area High SchoolHalfback6-0, 210-First team all-U.P. running back, team MVP Patrick Ryan | videoLinden, Mich.Linden High SchoolSafety6-1, 181-Two-time all-conference, two star Rivals rating Connor Schrader | videoLake Zurich, Ill.Lake Zurich Senior High SchoolRunning Back5-9, 205-All-state, all-area, all-conference Marcus Smith | videoMuskegon, Mich.Muskegon High SchoolSlot Receiver5-9, 175-University of Michigan football camp MVP, member of Midwest Elite 7 on 7 National Team, OK Black first team all-conference, Muskegon Chronicle second team all-area,LakeMichiganFootballReport.com second team, LocalSportsJournal.com first team Jalen Stovall | videoKentwood, Mich.East Kentwood High SchoolSlot Receiver5-9, 160-All-conference, all-state Marcus Tucker | videoFlint, Mich.Grand Blanc High SchoolMott Community CollegeWide Receiver6-0, 190 -Played basketball at Lake Michigan College in 2011-12 and club football at the University of Michigan-Flint Jared Vuksan | videoGladstone, Mich.Gladstone Area High SchoolDefensive End6-1, 220 Mark Walker | videoDelray Beach, Fla.North Broward High SchoolSafety5-11, 165-Team defensive player of the year Cedric Washington | videoFlint, Mich.Flint Southwestern AcademyDefensive Tackle6-0, 270-First team all-conference, first team all-city Chris Washington | videoFort Lauderdale, Fla.St. Thomas Aquinas High SchoolCornerback6-0, 190 JaMarco Willingham | videoLivonia, Mich.Benjamin Franklin High SchoolDefensive Line6-2, 245
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