Football Brings in 35 For Class of 2018

Football Brings in 35 For Class of 2018

(NORTH CANTON, Ohio) – It's an exciting day in the Walsh Cavalier football offices as new Head Coach John Fankhauser announced the addition of 35 players. The Class of 2018 is one of the strongest in program history and features many players from northeast Ohio. The 34 is by far the largest for the Maroon and Gold since joining the NCAA.

Of the incoming class, all but six come from the state of Ohio. Four come from the Keystone State of Pennsylvania, another will make the trek north from Florida, and another transfers in from the state of Michigan.

"I would like to thank our football staff for their hard work and dedication to the program. They have done an awesome job," said Coach Fankhauser. "I would also like to thank Rebecca Coneglio and the admissions staff for their support as we welcome this initial class of 34 recruits. Our staff filled our needs with a very talented group of student athletes on the field. We also believe that these young men have great character as well. The grade point average of this group is 3.12. We feel these recruits will ultimately do well in the classroom. I welcome them into the Cavalier football family, and look forward to getting them on campus."

Walsh opens the season on Thursday, Aug. 30, at former conference foe Wayne State.

NAME POSITION WEIGHT HEIGHT HIGH SCHOOL
Derrian Anderson DL 260 6-2 Taft (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Zach Beaulieu WR 195 5-11 Jackon (Massillon, Ohio)
Alexander Blackmon LB 220 5-11 Bishop Hartley (Columbus, Ohio)
Xavier Burns Rock 205 6-3 Coral Gables (Coral Gables, Fla.)
Alex Clark RB 190 5-9 Brookfield (Brookefield, Ohio)
Brayden Dauberman LB 175 6-0 Coventry (Coventry, Ohio)
Alijah Demitras OL 255 6-3 Steubenville (Steubenville, Ohio)
JaJuan Forte WR 170 6-1 Boardman (Boardman, Ohio)
Paul Francisco OL 260 6-4 Clear Fork (Bellville, Ohio)
Xavier Grant RB 175 5-8 Claymont (Uhrichsville, Ohio)
Marlyn Hill CB 180 5-10 Pickerington North (Pickerington, Ohio)
Holden Jones TE 215 6-4 Bishop Watterson (Columbus, Ohio)
Devin Kenerly RB 215 5-11 Northmont (Clayton, Ohio)
Steven Locher QB 188 6-0 Coventry (Coventry, Ohio)
Chad Mirolo K 184 5-9 Little Miami (Morrow, Ohio)
Quentin Moore DL 220 6-2 Steubenville (Steubenville, Ohio)
Logan Pfrogner WR 185 6-2 Belle Vernon (Belle Vernon, Pa.)
Trevon Pittman OLB 165 5-8 Marion-Franklin (Columbus, Ohio)
Mark Primer DE 225 6-4 Madison (Madison, Ohio)
Tyler Schonauer OL 270 5-11 Mentor (Mentor, Ohio)
Marcus Shellenbarger DT 230 6-2 Mount Vernon (Mount Vernon, Ohio)
Nick Simcak WR 165 5-11 Lake Catholic (Mentor, Ohio)
Nate Skaggs WR 175 5-10 Coventry (Coventry, Ohio)
Tadas Tatarunas QB 215 6-4 Mentor (Mentor, Ohio)
Dylan Tennant OL 290 6-0 Coventry (Coventry, Ohio)
Derek Thomas H 225 6-2 Belle Vernon (Belle Vernon, Pa.)
Justin Vigna RB 195 5-9 Thomas Jefferson (Clairton, Pa.)
Donovan Warfield WR 170 6-0 Elyria Catholic (Elyria, Ohio)
De'Shon Webb FS 170 6-0 McKeesport (McKeesport, Pa.)
Thomas Wilks RB 175 5-8 Solon (Solon, Ohio)
Lonnie Wyse Jr. WR 175 5-10 St. Francis de Sales (Toledo, Ohio)

 

TRANSFERS

NAME POSITION WEIGHT HEIGHT PREVIOUS SCHOOL / HIGH SCHOOL
Dom Davis QB 190 6-1 Mount Union / St. Vincent-St. Mary
Evan Cruz TE 200 6-3 Bowling Green / Elyria Catholic
Jeb Palka WR 165 5-11 Michigan Tech / Saline (Mich.)
Joe Ciazza S 180 6-0 Navy / McKinley