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  Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown / High School
Brouse Noel Brouse DE 6'5 265 Slatington, Pa. / Parkland
Coyle Tyler Coyle S 6'2 195 Windsor, Conn. / Windsor
DeGeorge Cameron DeGeorge OL 6'5 260 Lynnfield, Mass / Lynnfield
Dixon Keyion Dixon WR 6'1 176 Glastonbury, Conn. / Glastonbury
Garson AJ Garson OLB 6'6 235 West Palm Beach, Fla. / Oxbridge Academy
Gilmartin Ryan Gilmartin ILB 6'1 230 Weddington, N.C. / Charlotte Christian School
Graham Brett Graham P 6'3 220 State College, Pa. / State College Area
Hahn Eddie Hahn S 6'3 190 Port Monmouth, N.H. / Red Bank Catholic
Herring Tahj Herring CB 6'1 188 Hartford, Conn. / Suffield Academy
Hopkins Nate Hopkins RB 6'0 212 Flower Mound, Texas / Marcus
Leone Nino Leone OL 6'5 335 South Hamilton, Mass. Pingree School
Rose Jay Rose F 6'4 225 Southington, Conn. / Southington
Skanes Qyayvon Skanes WR 5'10 175 Chicago, Ill. / Wendall Phillips Academy
Vickers Ja'Kaevious Vickers RB 5'11 198 Belle Glade, Fla. / Gales Central
Williams Donovan Williams QB 6'4 205 Woodbridge, Va. / C.D. Hylton
Zecchino Nick Zecchino LS-ATH 6'1 205 Cedar Grove, N.J. / Cedar Grove

2016 SIGNEE BIOS

Noel Brouse, 6-5, 265, DE, Slatington, Pa./Parkland HS
Brouse

Named to the 2015 Pennsylvania Football Writers' Class 4A all-state team as an offensive lineman... first team All-Eastern Pennsylvania Conference South Division on both sides of the bowl...named to the Class 4A All-EasternPAFootball.com team on the offensive line...in senior year, Parkland had a 14-2 overall record and played in PIAA Class 4A state championship game...played in the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl Game in Tampa on Jan. 9...earned all-area honors as a junior as team posted an 11-3 record...also played basketball...National Honor Society member.

Tyler Coyle, 6-2, 195, S, Windsor, CT/Windsor HS
Coyle

Named to the Walter Camp Football Foundation All-Connecticut team... First Team New Haven Register All-Star...named to the All-Hartford Courant team...caught 12 TD passes in senior year, including four in the postseason, as team posted a 10-1 record...team advanced to Class L semifinals...had 29 receptions for 741 yards as a senior in the regular season...as a junior, had 28 receptions for 700 yards and 11 TDs as team won Class L-Small state championship...in that title game, had two TDs receptions and an 89-yard fumble return for a TD...outstanding track performer has cleared 6 feet, 10 inches...won Class L high jump championship in spring 2015..was part of New England champion 4x100 relay team..also played basketball.

Cameron DeGeorge, 6-5, 260, OL, Lynnfield, Mass./Lynnfield HS
DeGeorge

As a senior, was named Lineman of the Year and First Team All-Cape Ann League Baker Division...was a Boston Globe All-Scholastic pick...team qualified for Division 4 playoffs in senior year and finished with an 8-3 record..team won Cape Ann League Baker Division in 2015...a varsity started since his freshman year, played in 2012 Eastern Mass Division 3A Super Bowl as a frosh...named first team All-Cape Ann League Baker Division as a junior as team advanced to state semifinals.

Keyion Dixon, 6-1, 176, WR, Glastonbury, Conn./Glastonbury HS
Dixon

Named to the 2015 Connecticut High School Coaches' Association all-state team, the Walter Camp Football Foundation All-Connecticut Team, the USA Today All-Connecticut team and the New Haven Register All-State team...named All-Central Connecticut Conference as a senior...played quarterback and defensive back as a junior, but saw some time as a wide receiver as a senior...rushed for 1,514 yards as a senior with 21 touchdowns...also passed for five TDs...had 38 tackles and four interceptions on the other side of the ball...team advanced to Class LL semifinals in senior year...had an 85-yard punt return for a TD in the state semis...in junior season, team advanced to Class LL semifinals and had an 8-4 record...had a 22-yard TD run in the semifinals with a total of 87 rushing yards...also takes part in track and won 300-meter hurdles title at Class LL meet as a junior.

AJ Garson, 6-6, 235, OLB, West Palm Beach, Fla./Oxbridge Academy
Garson

Projected to play linebacker at UConn...named Second Team All-Area by the Palm Beach Post...in senior year, had four receptions at tight end for 58 yards and a pair of TDs...at linebacker made 57 tackles with two sacks...team went 9-3 as a senior and advanced to regional finals of Class 3A tournament...as a junior, had 38 tackles with three sacks and caught four passes for 52 yards and a TD.

Ryan Gilmartin, 6-1, 230, ILB, Weddington, N.C./Charlotte Christian
Gilmartin

A starter in high school since his freshman year...earned North Carolina Independent Schools Association All-State honors as a junior and senior...named First Team Charlotte Independent School Athletic Association honors as a senior an all-conference a total of three times...team won three-straight NCISAA Division I state championships from freshman to junior seasons...also won four-straight conference championships...had 388 career tackles , which is second in school history...also played lacrosse and was four-year starter...three-time all-conference pick.

Brett Graham, 6-3, 220, P, State College, Pa./State College Area HS
Graham

Earned First Team All-Mid Penn Conference in senior year as a punter and tight end... also earned First Team All-Mid State as a tight end...averaged 34.0 yards per punt in senior year with a long of 46..team won conference division championship in senior year...in junior season, was first team all-conference as a punter and second team as a tight end...averaged 36.1 yards per punt as a junior with a long of 60...also had 75 career receptions as a tight end for 939 yards and six TDs...made 35 receptions for 370 yards as a senior...team advanced to PIAA AAA quarterfinals in junior and senior years...also plays baseball.

Eddie Hahn, 6-3, 190, S, Port Monmouth, N.H./Red Bank Catholic
hahn

Will play on defense at UConn after playing both quarterback and safety in high school...earned All-Shore Conference Second teams honors as a senior...team reached the semifinals of the Non-Public Group III playoffs...was also an All-Class A Central selection...made 26 tackles as a senior with 77 career tackles...had two interceptions in both junior and senior year...on offense at QB, had two games of over 300 yards of passing...earned all-conference first team honors in junior year..as a junior, team won the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Non-Public Group III title..threw for 234 yards and two TDs in state championship game... had 32 tackles as a junior with 12 pass break-ups and a pair of interceptions as junior...on offense as a junior, passed for 1,485 yards and 20 TDs while rushing for 531 yards and 12 TDs...was team's punter...also plays basketball.

Tahj Herring, 6-1, 188, CB, Hartford, Conn./Suffield Academy
Herring

Was named First Team All-State by USA Today...made 28 tackles as a senior with two interceptions...team had a final record of 7-2 and played in the Wayne Sanborn New England Championship Bowl...was named to the NEPSAC Class A All-Stars as a junior...had four interceptions with 28 tackles as a junior...also plays basketball and track.

Nate Hopkins, 6-0, 212, RB, Flower Mound, Texas/Marcus HS
Hopkins

Was unanimous pick for first team all-district in 6-6A...named team offensive MVP...rushed for 1,406 yards as a senior on 255 carries with 15 TDs...had 2,841 career rushing yards in high school with 26 TDs.

Nino Leone, 6-5, 335, OL, South Hamilton, Mass./Pingree
Leone

Was named Boston Globe Lineman of the Year for New England PSAC Class C...played guard in high school...team went 7-3 in senior season...also played basketball.

Jay Rose, 6-4, 225, F, Southington, Conn./Southington
Rose

Hartford Courant Offensive Player of the Year...First Team New Haven Register All-Star..named to the Walter Camp Football Foundation All-Connecticut team and was a finalist for state player of the year...Connecticut High School Coaches Association All-State...All-Central Connecticut Conference Division I West...led team to Class LL state championships in sophomore and junior seasons...was a quarterback in junior and senior seasons of high school...as a senior, passed for 2,636 yards and 39 touchdowns as Southing advanced to Class LL semifinals...passed for 3,190 yards and 47 TDs as a junior...played tight end his first two seasons of high school...made 45 receptions for seven TDs as a sophomore in 2013.

Quayvon Skanes, 5-10, 175, WR, Chicago, Ill./Wendall Phillips Academy
Skanes

Named to the 2015 Chicago Tribune All-State team...team won Illinois Class 4A championship as a senior becoming the first Public League team to win a state championship...was named the Chicago Tribune/WGN Athlete of the Month for November 2015...played quarterbacks his senior year...rushed for 141 yards in state title game with four touchdowns...also passed for 44 yards and a TD..rushed for 1,458 yards in senior years with 36 touchdowns...also had 504 passing yards for 13 TDs...caught 41 passes as a junior for 981 yards and 12 touchdowns...team was 12-2 in junior year and advanced to 4A title game...also on track and field team.

Ja'Kaevious Vickers, 5-11, 198, RB, Belle Glade, Fla./Gales Central HS
Vickers

Named First Team All-State Class 4A..named All-Palm Beach County for 4A...rushed for 1,423 yards and 18 TDs as a senior, while going for 1,041 yards and 11 TDs as a junior...team advanced to Class 4A regional finals in junior and senior year...team went 9-3 in senior season.

Donovan Williams, 6-4, 205, QB, Woodbridge, Va./Hylton HS
Williams

As a senior, passed for 1,343 yards and 18 TDs while rushing for 785 yards and nine TDs...team was 9-3 in senior season and advanced to second round of state playoffs...was named First Team 6A Conference 4 in senior year...as a junior, passed for 1,017 yards and five TDs while rushing for 718 yards and 18 TDs...in junior year, was named all-conference second team.

Nick Zecchino, 6-1, 205, LS-ATH, Cedar Grove, NJ/Cedar Grove HS
Zecchino

Was a long snapper as well as quarterback and defensive back in high school...passed for 1,370 yards as a senior with 16 TDs...led Super Essex-Colonial Conference in passing...also made 28 tackles...team was 9-3 in senior year and advanced to championship game of North 1 Group 1 playoffs...comes from same hometown as head coach Bob Diaco..father Nick played football at Tennessee as a center...also plays baseball.

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