WILLIAMSPORT — After reaching the postseason for the first time in 11 years in 2018, the Lycoming College football team will look to continue to build with an incoming recruiting class that features six all-state selections and 40 members, 12th-year head coach Mike Clark announced on Friday.
The Warriors welcome four all-state players on defense, led by two-time selection — defensive lineman David Tomb of Jersey Shore High School — and defensive end Zac Cost from Lackawanna Trail. Austin Rowley from Perkiomen Valley also joins the team after earning all-state accolades as a senior after leading the state with 158 tackles, which also ranked seventh in the country, and Nathan Reedy from Schuylkill Haven was a second-team all-state pick as a junior.
On the offensive side, running back Hunter Budman from Montgomery High will join the Warrior backfield after earning all-state honors as a returner as a senior. From New Jersey, tight end Matt Jaeger earned Third Team All-Group 4 honors as a defender. Honorable mention all-state quarterback Dylan Paul also joins the team from Indiana.
Kicker Cameron Griffin, a fellow Jersey Shore product, also earned all-state accolades.
In total, the incoming class features eight offensive linemen, five wide receivers, four running backs, two fullbacks, two tight ends and one quarterback. On the defensive side, the team welcomes 11 linemen, three defensive backs and five linebackers. A punter and a kicker are also included in the mix.
The Warriors finished 5-6 overall and 4-4 in the MAC, finishing fourth, to earn a berth in the Centennial-MAC Bowl series under Coach Mike Clark. The team opens the 2019 season on Saturday, September 7 when they head to Susquehanna University for a non-conference game at Amos Alonzo Stagg Field.
Here is a look at the 2019 recruiting class for Lycoming: Abubakar Audu, DL, 6-1, 265, Potomoc, Md.; Dan Beckley, DL, 6-0, 200, Montgomery H.S.; Nick Breiner, RB, 5-10, 200, Tamaqua H.S.; Austin Breon, DB, 6-3, 174, Jersey Shore H.S.; Domir Brown, DL, 5-10, 200, Coatesville/Malvern Prep H.S.; Hunter Budman, RB, 5-9, 175, Montgomery H.S.; Anthony Cerruti, OL, 5-11, 285, Philadelphia/St. Joseph’s Prep; Mike Coe, P, 6-1, 210, Pittston/Pittston Area H.S.; Zac Cost, DL, 6-2, 220, Dalton/Lackawanna Trail H.S.; Ryan DeSomma, WR, 5-10, 160, Mahwah, N.J.; Brian Dziczek, OL, 5-11, 235, Frackville/North Schuylkill H.S.; Jared Everett, OL, 5-11, 240, Northampton/Northampton H.S.; Taytdum Fortson, LB, 5-10, 194, Lewistown/Mifflin County H.S.; Tyler Foster, FB, 5-11, 200, Feasterville-Trevose/Neshaminy H.S.; Paden Frey, OL, 6-5, 270, Cogan Station/Montoursville Area H.S.; Preston Gehring, DB, 5-7, 152, Schuylkill Haven/Schuylkill Haven H.S./Lebanon Valley College; Nasir Green, WR, 6-1, 200, Phoenixville/Phoenixville H.S./University of Mount Union; Cameron Griffin, K, 5-6, 140, Jersey Shore H.S.; Joey Guida, RB, 5-6, 180, Allentown/Parkland H.S.
Also, Joey Gusler, OL, 6-1, 265, Middletown/Middletown Area H.S.; Steven Hankey, DL, 6-2, 300, Frederick, Md.; Dakota Hiester, DL, 6-1, 220, Lehighton/Lehighton Area H.S.; Matt Jaeger, TE, 6-5, 230, Woodland Park, N.J.; Dan Jennings, DL, 5-11, 270, Allentown/Salisbury Township H.S.; Brady McClintock, WR, 6-2, 200, Littlestown/Littlestown H.S.; Brent Newton, OL, 6-2, 270, Middletown/Middletown H.S./Millersville University; Patrick O’Reilly, OL, 6-3, 250, Ridgefield Park, N.J.; Dylan Paul, QB, 5-10, 185, Crown Point, Ind.; Elijah Palmer, WR, 5-7, 140, Frederick, Md.; Stephon Payne, LB, 5-11, 180, Bronx, N.Y.; Kyle Powell, RB, 5-10, 200, Philadelphia/Lincoln H.S.; Nathan Reedy, DL, 6-1, 220, Schuylkill Haven/Schuylkill Haven H.S.; Jon Riley, LB, 5-11, 185, Old Tappan, N.J.; Ramessis Rolon, LB, 6-0, 198, Bensalem/Bensalem H.S.; Austin Rowley, DB, 5-11, 150, Schwenksville/Perkiomen Valley H.S.; Gerald Smith, DL, 5-8, 200, Lansdale/Monsignor Bonner H.S.; David Tomb, DL, 6-0, 200, Jersey Shore H.S.; Colby Tracy, DL, 6-2, 250, Shippensburg/Shippensburg Area H.S.; Shawn Truhe, LB, 6-0, 220, Lehighton/Lehighton Area H.S.; Nick Turner, WR, 5-8, 150, Julian/Bald Eagle Area H.S.; Amarae Witter, FB, 5-10, 190, Montclair, N.J.; Aaron Wolcott, TE, 6-4, 205, Woodbine, Md.; L.J. Woodward, OL, 6-1, 280, Bloomsburg/Central Columbia H.S.