Saint Francis (PA) Football Adds 10 More To 2012 Freshman Class
Loretto, PA -- The Saint Francis University football team added 10 more recruits to its 2012 rookie class Friday.
The Red Flash football program continued adding to its 2012 freshmen class Thursday with 10 more student-athletes signing their letter of intent to the Saint Francis football team in the fall of 2012.
2012 Recruits (New additions in Bold)
Player Pos. Ht. Wt. High School
Cory Allen OL/DL 6-4 265 Kiski Area
Myles Brooker WR/DB 6-0 175 Germantown
Brandon Calhoun OL/DL 5-10 260 West Philadelphia Catholic
Matt Camilletti WR 6-1 205 Pius X
Gage Clark QB/RB/DB 6-3 205 Highlands
Quinton Cooper RB/LB 6-0 194 Hughesville
Anthony Damiano RB/LB 6-1 215 Marian Catholic
Joshmere Dawson DE/LB 5-11 240 Akron East
Khairi Dickson RB/DB 6-0 180 Cleveland Central Catholic
Frank Failace TE 6-2 225 Don Bosco Prep
Abu Fofanah OL/DL 6-3 230 Westminster
Shane Fleegle DL/C/LS 6-2 208 Windber Area
Sean Gavin ATH 6-1 175 Shaler Area
Justin Gdula QB/SS 6-4 220 Forest Hills
Curtis Gibson LB 6-0 210 North Point
Roberto Harris-Barron OL/DL 5-9 240 Roman Catholic
Curtis Gibson LB 6-0 210 North Point
Ricky Jordan RB/CB 5-11 170 Linsly
Bryn Kaufman DL/OL 6-5 275 Wilmington Area
Blake Monroe ATH 5-10 180 North Point
Devin Moyer ATH 6-1 185 Northwood
Jeffrey “JJ” Paige QB 6-1 185 Spring-Ford Senior
Angelo Perrucci WR/DB 6-0 185 Wilson Area
Ter’Shaudney “Gator” Phillips ATH 5-11 170 Deland
Myles Pressey RB/LB 5-8 185 Holy Cross (HS)
Austin Reese K 6-1 205 Orchard Park
Charles Showers ATH 6-0 200 Valley Forge Military Academy
Capri Thompson QB/DB 5-11 145 Clairton
Joey Vodopivec RB/LB 6-0 175 Penns Manor
Erik Walker LB/OL 6-3 245 Clairton
Valshawn Wallace TE 6-5 210 Potomac
John Watson Jr. OL/DL 6-3 283 Calvary Christian Academy
Kalil Wynn WR/DB 5-11 175 J.P. Stevens
Nico Zahniser WR/DB 6-2 190 Greenville
FIRST ROUND OF 2012 RECRUITS
SECOND ROUND OF 2012 RECRUITS
|| Brandon Calhoun – OL/DL - 5-10 - 260 - West Philadelphia Catholic
Makes the journey to Loretto from West Philadelphia Catholic where he helped the Burrs to a 10-4 overall record in 2011 and to a final ranking of 33rd in the state of Pennsylvania. Under the direction of head coach Brian Fluck the Burrs posted a pair of wins in the state playoffs before falling to Lancaster Catholic. Calhoun helped the Burrs to four shutout wins and paved the wave for an offense that scored 28 points or more in 10 games in 2011.
Anthony Damiano - RB/LB - 6-1 - 215 - Marian Catholic
Posted 135 tackles in his senior season at Marian High School with 15 of his stops coming for a loss. Damiano helped Marian Catholic and head coach Stan Dakosty to a 5-5 record in 2011. Damiano led the Colts in both tackles and tackles for loss and earned Anthracite Football League first-team honors and TIMES NEW area first-team honors. He is not the only division I athlete in his family as his sister played softball at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Damiano is not the only member of the Colts headed to the Northeast Conference as his former teammate Paul Martin signed with Wagner. Damiano also excelled in the classroom with a grade point average of 3.95.
|| Joshmere Dawson - DE/LB - 5-11 - 240 - Akron East
Joins the Red Flash from Akron East High School in Ohio after posting 62 tackles, 23 tackles for loss and five quarterback sacks. Prior to his senior season Dawson played mainly on the offensive side of the ball but excelled once moving to defense side of the ball to lead the team in tackles for loss. He earned first-team All-City Series on the defensive line.
|| Shane Fleegle - DL/C/LS - 6-2 - 208 - Windber Area
Stayed home to play for the Red Flash coming from local Windber High school where he helped the Ramblers to an 8-3 overall record in 2011. Fleegle posted 33 tackles and three sacks for the Ramblers and head coach Matt Grohal. Fleegle posted a19 solo tackles as a senior and recorded a single game season high of six tackles Nov. 12 against Northern Bedford County. Fleegle also fits a need for the Red Flash as a long snapper as former long snapper Ryan Zarnich graduated this past fall.
Sean Gavin - ATH - 6-1 - 175 - Shaler Area
An athlete from Shaler Area High School where he helped the Titans and head coach Neil Gordon to a 5-5 overall record. Gavin earned first-team all-conference honors as he helped the Titan offense score 21 points or more six times. Gavin’s talents are not limited to the football field as he also helped Shaler Area to a 25-4 record on the basketball floor.
|| Justin Gdula - QB/SS - 6-4 - 220 - Forest Hills
Stayed home to play for the Red Flash coming from local high school Forest Hills. The 6-4, 220 pound quarterback threw for 1,663 yards in 2011 and 19 touchdowns leading the Rangers to an 8-3 overall record. Gdula directed the Ranger offense to nine games in which they tallied more than 24 points. He posted six games in which he passed for more than 150-yards and tallied more than 200-yards through the air twice. Gdula played one of this games last season at DeGol Field against Bishop Carroll and went 4-of-5 through the air with two touchdowns and 126-yards. Justin Gdula joins his brother Colin, a starting offensive lineman for the Red Flash.
|| Roberto Harris-Barron - OL/DL - 5-9 - 240 - Roman Catholic
Joins the Red Flash from Roman Catholic High School in Philadelphia where he helped the Cahillite to an 8-4 record. The Cahillte finished the season ranked 16th in the state under the direction of head coach Joe McCourt. Harrison moved around the front seven for Cahilltes until settling on the interior of the line. Harris Barron served as a run stuffer while also utilizing his pass rushing skills to disrupt passing plays.
| Jeffrey “JJ” Paige - QB - 6-1 - 185 - Spring-Ford Senior
Posted a 10-2 overall record in his senior season as the quarterback for the Spring-Ford Rams. Paige led the Rams to a perfect 9-0 mark in conference play and posted the best game of the season against Owen J. Roberts going 15-for-23 with a pair of touchdowns with 212 yards through the air. Paige tossed just one interceptions in 2011while also rushing for more than 200 yards and five scores on the ground. He also displayed his flexibility catching five passing during the year.
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|| Angelo Perrucci - WR/DB - 6-0 - 185 - Wilson Area
Joins the Red Flash as an athlete who saw time at Wilson Area High School as wideout, cornerback, safety and kick returner. Perrucci helped the Warriors and head coach Bret Comp to eight wins in the past two seasons. Perrucci saw time all over the field with 93 rushing yards and 235 total receiving yards. He also tallied five total offensive touchdowns highlighted by a season long 73 scoring grab against Saucon Valley. Perrucci also tallied 57 total tackles and broke double figures in tackles in two games. He also recorded four total pass deflections and a forced fumble in 2011. In the return game, Perrucci averaged over 13 yards a return for the Warriors.
|| Austin Reese - K - 6-1 - 205 - Orchard Park
Comes to Loretto from the Orchard Park Quakers, who finished the 2011 season as the top ranked team in the state of New York. Reese, a kicker, helped the Quakers and head coach Gene Tundo to a perfect, 13-0 record a season ago. Reese, who handled both the punting and place kicking for the Quakers, earned First-Team Class AA South honors. Reese posted a season long last season of 37-yards as he picked up All-Section VI Class AA honor from MaxPreps.