Holy Cross Football Announces 2007 Incoming Class

March 19, 2007

WORCESTER, Mass. -- Holy Cross head football coach Tom Gilmore has announced the 2007 incoming class for the Crusaders. Twenty-eight student-athletes will join the Holy Cross program for the 2007-2008 academic year.

"We are very pleased with the outcome of our recruiting this year," said Gilmore. "We believe that the quality of our recruiting continues to improve each year, and we think that this incoming class will have a positive impact in our effort to capture a Patriot League championship."

The 28 players making up this year's class include 15 on offense, 11 on defense and two kickers. Holy Cross has added seven wide receivers, four linemen, two running backs and two quarterbacks on the offensive side of the ball, while bringing in five linemen, three linebackers and three backs for the defense.

Holy Cross returns 12 of 22 starters from its 2006 squad which finished with an overall record of 7-4 and a 4-2 mark in the Patriot League. The Crusaders are scheduled to play their annual spring game on Saturday, April 21, and will open the 2007 season at Massachusetts on Sept. 1.

A complete list of the 2007 Holy Cross football incoming freshman class follows. Click on a player's name below to view information on that player.

2007 HOLY CROSS FOOTBALL SIGNINGS

Name                  Pos.  Ht.    Wt.   Hometown / High School
Mike Bernazzani       OL    6-2    285   Whitman, Mass.. / Salisbury (Conn.) School
Luke Chmielinski      WR    5-10   175   Walpole, Mass. / Xaverian Brothers
Chris Coriasso        WR    6-2    190   Grand Blanc, Mich. / Grand Blanc
Anthony DiMichele     DB    5-9    180   McKees Rocks, Pa. / Sto-Rox
Rob Dornfried         PK    5-8    170   Berlin, Conn. / Northwest Catholic
Peter Early           WR    5-10   180   Ward Hill, Mass. / Haverhill
Graham Gawryszewski   OL    6-2    270   Garfield Heights, Ohio / St. Ignatius
Josh Jenkins          WR    5-7    160   Maywood, Ill. / Proviso East
Alex Johnson          DB    6-0    185   Indianapolis, Ind. / Perry Meridian
Rob Koster            QB    6-6    210   Bellerose, N.Y. / Chaminade
Don Lemieux           PK    5-10   175   Gardner, Mass. / Gardner
Brian Mauthe          LB    6-0    210   River Vale, N.J. / Pascack Valley
Mike McCabe           OL    6-5    280   Watertown, Conn. / Taft School
James McLaughlin      LB    6-2    215   Hammonton, N.J. / St. Joseph
Jo Jo Moore           RB    5-10   195   Moreno Valley, Calif. / Rancho Verde
Marcus Morgan         DL    6-3    220   Aurora, Colo. / Grandview
Mugiada Ohimor        DL    6-3    245   Stoughton, Mass. / Stoughton
Kevin Regan           DL    6-2    240   Newtown, Conn. / Newtown
Anthony Ruoti         DL    6-1    230   Newport, R.I. / Rogers
Nick Saraceni         WR    5-8    165   Longmont, Colo. / Niwot
Kyle Smith            DB    6-0    185   Andover, Mass. / Salisbury (Conn.) School
Rory Sullivan         DL    6-3    230   Rancho Sante Fe, Calif. / Sante Fe Christian
Ryan Taggart          QB    6-2    217   Bedford, Texas / Trinity
Perry Townsend        LB    6-0    210   Frankford, Del. / Indian River
Rob Turner            WR    6-5    215   North Easton, Mass. / Portsmouth (R.I.) Abbey
Karl Van Wygerden     WR    5-11   185   New Windsor, N.Y. / Cornwall Central
Drew Volkmann         RB    5-11   200   Pewaukee, Wis. / Arrowhead
Scott Wise            OL    6-4    255   Fort Thomas, Ky. / Highlands