Football Inks 31 In 2016 Recruiting Class

Photo by Shara Perry
Photo by Shara Perry

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Head coach Kelly Cummings welcomed 31 student-athletes into his first recruiting class, he announced today.

"The important part of this class is that they are great young men of high character and high academics who come from great families," Cummings said. "We were able to bring a group of young men from around the state and outside of Ohio, but we also have a tremendous group from Central Ohio as well. We really focused on bringing in impact players on our offensive and defensive lines, and we wanted to build depth at our skill positions. I think we did a great job in doing that and I want to thank my staff for their efforts in identifying and recruiting these student-athletes."

Ohio Dominican concluded the 2016 season with an 8-3 record, with all three losses coming to top 25 opponents. The Panthers have won seven or more games in each of the last five seasons, including a GLIAC title in 2013 and playoff appearances in 2013 and 2014.

 

Name

Hometown/High School (Previous School)

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Highlights

James Abrams 

Clayton, OH/Northmont

DL

6-5

270

Abrams

Owen Adams

Crestline, OH/Colonel Crawford

DB

6-1

170

Adams

Alessio Amato 

Zanesville, OH/Zanesville

WR

5-10

190

Amato

Ephram Averhart 

Springfield, OH/Springfield

OL

6-4

265

Averhart

Noah Burk 

Pickerington, OH/Pickerington Central

RB

5-10

175

Burk

Tavian Butts 

Zanesville, OH/Zanesville

OL

6-5

275

Butts

Cameron Christian 

Pataskala, OH/Licking Heights

K

5-11

145

Christian

Ryan Cooper 

Grove City, OH/Grove City

DE

6-3

210

Cooper

Leo Crosby 

Zanesville, OH/Zanesville

LB

6-1

222

Crosby

Jayden Davis 

Springfield, OH/Kenton Ridge

DB/RB

5-11

193

Davis

Tate Duarte

Poland, OH/Poland Seminary (St. Francis – Pa.)

TE

6-6

255

Duarte

Jake Garrison 

Clarksville, OH/Clinton Massie

OL

6-3

290

Garrison

Andrew Greenspan 

Beavercreek, OH/Beavercreek

OL

6-4

260

Greenspan

Jamaal Hunter 

Middletown, OH/Middletown Christian

DB

5-10

185

Hunter

Ben Kaufman 

Zanesville, OH/Zanesville

WR/DB

5-9

160

Kaufman

Ryan Louallen 

Seymour, TN/Seymour

DL

6-1

230

Louallen

Da'Quan Mayle 

Columbus, OH/Groveport Madison

LB

6-0

200

Mayle

Isaac McKinney 

Dublin, OH/Dublin Coffman

OLB

6-0

190

McKinney

Kirk Morrow 

Cheshire, OH/River Valley

WR/DB

5-9

165

Morrow

Shaq Perry 

Canton, OH/Canton McKinley

WR

5-10

170

Perry

Niko Petrides

Steubenville, Ohio/Steubenville

WR

6-2

185

Petrides 

Julian Riley 

Rochester, NY/Webster Thomas

RB

5-8

180

Riley

David Rucker 

Westerville, OH/Westerville Central

WR/DB

5-7

155

Rucker

Isaiah Smith 

Logan, OH/Logan

WR

6-3

185

Smith

Jarret Sullivan 

Parma, OH/Valley Forge

LB

6-1

205

Sullivan

David Turner 

Fort Wayne, IN/Snider

WR

5-9

170

Turner

Vinny Verbiar 

Aurora, OH/Aurora

OL

6-3

290

Verbiar

Nick Vernon 

Gahanna, OH/Gahanna Lincoln

OL

6-4

310

Vernon

Chris Wall

Hilliard, OH/Hilliard Bradley

LB

5-10

205

Wall

Danny Welsh 

Springboro, OH/Springboro

DL

6-3

230

Welsh

Mark Wray 

Bidwell, OH/River Valley

RB/WR

6-1

205

Wray

Contact: Scott Miles
miless@ohiodominican.edu