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Storm Football Announces 2016 Signing Day Class (w/video)

Storm Football Announces 2016 Signing Day Class (w/video)

 

PAINESVILLE, Ohio—The Lake Erie College football team announced the signing of 27 student-athletes Wednesday (Feb. 3) on National Signing Day.

The student-athletes will be joining the Storm in the fall.  They hail from Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Alabama.

The Storm opens the 2016 season on September 3rd against Northern Michigan University in Painesville at Jack Britt Memorial Stadium.

Below is a breakdown of the Storm signees.

Name

Hometown/High School

Position

Height

Weight

Tyler Berry

Fort Payne, Ala./Fort Payne

LB

6-1

200

Jason Blizzard

Mentor, Ohio/Mentor

Wing

5-7

170

Travis Bradley

Jefferson, Ohio/Jefferson Area

OL

6-4

285

Chris Collins

Euclid, Ohio/Euclid

TB

5-11

205

Joshua Collins

Strongsville, Ohio/Strongsville

Wing

5-11

170

Justin Collins

Strongsville, Ohio/Strongsville

WR

5-11

170

Jalen Davis

Beachwood, Ohio/Beachwood

WR

6-3

190

Carson Ernest

Bridgeport, Ohio/Saint Clairsville

DL

6-4

310

Nick Fitzgerald

Painesville, Ohio/Riverside

Wing

5-10

180

Marouf Hamade

Dearborne, Mich./Fordson

OL

6-3

260

Cody Howson

Orwell, Ohio/Grand Valley

LB

6-0

185

Nicholas Law

Madison, Ohio/Madison

CB

5-11

175

Tyler Loftus

Ashtabula/Lakeside/Wagner

ATH

6-1

180

Trey McFadgen

Huber Heights, Ohio/Wayne

S

5-11

180

Nic Melsop

Lewis Center, Ohio/Olentangy Orange

OL

6-6

240

Mario Monastero

Highland Heights, Ohio/Mayfield

QB

6-1

200

Dylan Mroczka

North Royalton, Ohio/Valley Forge

WR

5-11

185

Dominic Pantone

Hubbard, Ohio/Hubbard

OLB

6-2

210

Vincent Primer

Madison, Ohio/Madison

LB

6-2

195

Tim Roberts

Cleveland, Ohio/John Hay

TE

6-4

220

Zach Rodman

Highland Heights, Ohio/Mayfield

DL

6-2

260

Mathew Rush

Greensboro, Pa./Mapletown

LB

6-2

225

Michael Swanson

Sylvania, Ohio/Toledo St. Francis de Sales

TB

5-8

175

Jacob Turay

Twinsburg, Ohio/College of DuPage

OLB

6-0

215

Desmon Turner

Cedar Bluff, Ala./Fort Payne

TB

5-11

175

Josh Weaver

Hamilton, Ohio/Fairfield

OLB

5-9

185

David Wright

Euclid, Ohio/Euclid

WR

6-3

200

 

Tyler Berry

Fort Payne, Ala./Fort Payne

LB

6-1 200

Highlights

Coach's Comments: Athletic,  versatile, big body……Could contribute at LB or Nickel….Has ability to be great special teams player.

 

Jason Blizzard

Mentor, Ohio/Mentor

Wing

5-7 170

Highlights

Coach's Comments: Runs great routes…..Most productive in big games and big situations….Impact player......All Ohio…..Playing in North/South game…#KeepingTheGreatLocalTalentLocal

 

Travis Bradley

Jefferson, Ohio/Jefferson Area

OL

6-4 285

Highlights

Coach's Comments: Has great potential…..Adds immediate depth to young Storm Offensive Line……#KeepingTheGreatLocalTalentLocal

 

Chris Collins

Euclid, Ohio/Euclid

TB

5-11 205

Highlights

Coach's Comments: Great combination of power and speed…..his presence should be felt right away….a game breaker…….great production….1675 yards rushing, 16 TD's #KeepingTheGreatLocalTalentLocal

 

Joshua Collins

Strongsville, Ohio/Strongsville

Wing

5-11 170

Highlights

Coach's Comments: Smart and elusive with high football IQ…..knows how to get open……exceptional student…..has taken snaps as wildcat QB….exceptional playmaker

 

Justin Collins

Strongsville, Ohio/Strongsville

WR

5-11 170

Highlights

Coach's Comments: Outside threat….Has the speed  and size to get behind the coverage…..big play guy….Also is excellent return man in kicking game…..exceptional  student

 

Jalen Davis

Beachwood, Ohio/Beachwood

WR

6-3 190

Highlights

Coach's Comments: Makes the tough catch look easy…..go up and get it guy……..phenomenal athlete, all-star basketball player…..has played both in slot and out wide…….Playing in North/South game…….#KeepingTheGreatLocalTalentLocal

 

Carson Ernest

Bridgeport, Ohio/Saint Clairsville

DL

6-4 310

Highlights

Coach's Comments: Big, mobile and nasty………plays the game in the offensive backfield…..will add size and mean streak to D-line crew.

 

Nick Fitzgerald

Painesville, Ohio/Riverside

Wing

5-10 180

Highlights

Coach's Comments: Can play multiple positions…..magician with the ball in his hands…..Can throw it, run it and punt it…..not a matter of if he will play just a matter of which position…..#KeepingTheGreatLocalTalentLocal

 

Marouf Hamade

Dearborne, Mich./Fordson

OL

6-3 260

Highlights

Coach's Comments: Plays with great technique and attitude…….Finishes every play…..Has a mean streak…….Tremendous work ethic and attitude......Has great highlights on both sides of ball

 

Cody Howson

Orwell, Ohio/Grand Valley

LB

6-0 185

Highlights

Coach's Comments: Will make the transition from DL to LB at the college level…..high energy guy…..should be great special team player

 

Nicholas Law

Madison, Ohio/Madison

CB

5-11 175

Highlights

Coach's Comments: the complete package at corner…..plays both man and zone concepts with great technique…..great top end speed…….will come up and hit you in the run game…..great football family…..has been our radar screen for several years…..#KeepingTheGreatTalentLocal

 

Tyler Loftus

Ashtabula/Lakeside/Wagner

ATH

6-1 180

Highlights

Coach's Comments: Transfer from Wagner University…..will have shot to play QB in Spring…….Can play defense as well……Smart FB player

 

Trey McFadgen

Huber Heights, Ohio/Wayne

S

5-11 180

Highlights

Coach's Comments: Plays down hill……..Comfortable playing in box as well as coming off the hash……Great open field tackler

 

Nic Melsop

Lewis Center, Ohio/Olentangy Orange

OL

6-6 240

Highlights

Coach's Comments: Long and rangy……Going to be an enormous young man…..Plays well behind his hands….Very aggressive……Finishes blocks!!

 

Mario Monastero

Highland Heights, Ohio/Mayfield

QB

6-1 200

Highlights

Coach's Comments: 26 Passing TD's…..8 Rushing TD's……2,221 yards passing…….perfect fit for Storm Offense…..Described "as a magician with a football, by rival coach"….#KeepingTheGreatLocalTalentLocal

 

Dylan Mroczka

North Royalton, Ohio/Valley Forge

WR

5-11 185

Highlights

Coach's Comments: Solid hands……makes the tough catches…..another great addition to the WR corps

 

Dominic Pantone

Hubbard, Ohio/Hubbard

OLB

6-2 210

Highlights

Coach's Comments: Loves contact……natural hitter….loves to play special teams….keep your head on a swivel

 

Vincent Primer

Madison, Ohio/Madison

LB

6-2 195

Highlights

Coach's Comments: Lake County Player of the year….Playing in North/South Game……Loves the weight room…….Natural Athlete that will compete at LB 1st…..#KeepingTheGreatLocalTalentLocal

 

Tim Roberts

Cleveland, Ohio/John Hay

TE

6-4 220

Highlights

Coach's Comments: Very productive in short stint at Tight End……Played QB, when his team was in need of one…….Great size and speed……Lot's of room to grow into frame….huge potential

 

Zach Rodman

Highland Heights, Ohio/Mayfield

DL

6-2 260

Highlights

Coach's Comments: All State……..Big play machine…….makes plays all over the field……has tremendous motor….relentless……D-line Coaches Dream……#KeepingTheGreatLocalTalentLocal

 

Mathew Rush

Greensboro, Pa./Mapletown

LB

6-2 225

Highlights

Coach's Comments: Son of a Coach………Great mix of size, speed and smarts………Phenomenal Student………….gives immediate depth to LB Corp

 

Michael Swanson

Sylvania, Ohio/Toledo St. Francis de Sales

TB

5-8 175

Highlights

Coach's Comments: Quick and elusive……….excellent vision……very productive……played for Former Storm Assistant Scott Knisely

 

Jacob Turay

Twinsburg, Ohio/College of DuPage

OLB

6-0 215

Highlights

Coach's Comments: Can play inside or outside……Very explosive….Brings some maturity to LB corps…….Loves contact

 

Desmon Turner

Cedar Bluff, Ala./Fort Payne

TB

5-11 175

Highlights

Coach's Comments: Electricity in a bottle…….a threat to go the distance every time he touches ball……Elusive…..could pop up all over the offensive backfield

 

Josh Weaver

Hamilton, Ohio/Fairfield

OLB

5-9 185

Highlights

Coach's Comments: Aggressive……Great blitzer…….lives in offensive backfield……Will probably start out at Nickel……..Should be big factor on special teams

 

David Wright

Euclid, Ohio/Euclid

WR

6-3 200

Highlights

Coach's Comments: Big time player…….Can make all the catches……Excellent hands and speed…..The complete package at WR…..Go up and get it!!!....#KeepingTheGreatLocalTalentLocal

 

2016 Storm Football Schedule

Date

Opponent

Sept. 3

NORTHERN MICHIGAN *

Sept. 10

Grand Valley State *

Sept. 17

Wayne State *

Sept. 24

FINDLAY *

Oct. 1

Northwood *

Oct. 8

OHIO DOMINICAN *

Oct. 15

ASHLAND *

Oct. 22

Ferris State *

Oct. 29

Saginaw Valley *

Nov. 5

TIFFIN *

Nov. 12

Hillsdale *

 
HOME GAMES IN BOLD CAPS
*Denotes GLIAC Game
-LEC-