SVU Football Adds More Recruits For 2010 Team

BUENA VISTA, Va. Southern Virginia Head Football Coach DeLane Fitzgerald has announced the signing of 22 football players for the 2010 team. The players inked by Fitzgerald are an addition to several players who are already here for the spring semester along with 22 recruits named earlier. The recruiting for the Knights is not finished, as coaches still have players targeted to sign over the coming weeks. As those players are signed they will be announced. The newest group of signings is as follows, with the previous signings below the newest signees.

Dakota Bartlett- 6-5 OL

Hometown: Hagerstown, MD. … High School: South Hagerstown… Parents are Charles Bartlett & Deborah Lanham… Lettered two years for Greg Kellick, and also lettered in baseball, and indoor and outdoor track… A four-sport letter winner in 10th grade, and a three-sport letter winner in 12th grade… All-MVAL Conference Linemen senior year… ESPN RISE MVAL Player to Watch…Family and Child Development major.

Stanley Bradford- 5-7 DB

Hometown: Ranson, W.V. … High School: Jefferson… Parents are Gregory & angela Bradford… Lettered one year for John Serian, and also lettered in track… A Biology major.

James Drasbek- 6-2 DE

Hometown: Great Falls, VA. … High School: Langley… Parents are Brad & Mary Margaret Drasbek… Lettered two years for Coach Howerton, and also lettered 4 years in wrestling and 2 years in Track& field… Team leader for football… team captain for wrestling… wrestling team was 4x district champions… was All-northern Wrestling Team member… An Eagle Scout and  President of Langley Outdoor Sportsmen Club.

Austin Dyer- 6-0 OL

Hometown: Rexburg, ID. … High School: Madison… Parents are Winston & Shirl Dyer… Lettered for Dale Anderson… Enjoys reading, board games, dirt biking, longboarding, snowboarding and bowling… Grandfather played football at Georgia Tech, while his other grandfather played at USC.

Shaun Fogleman- 5-10 OL

Hometown: Chico, CA. … High School: Pleasant Valley… Parents are Michael & Tanya Fogleman… Lettered two years for Sterling Jackson, and also lettered in track… Earned outstanding Athletic Achievement in 2008-2009 season… earned Scholastic Achievement Award and Academic Letter and Star… Enjoys Music and piano… Involved in Boy Scots of America

 Austin Fuller- 6-2 WR

Hometown: Muskegon, MI. … High School: Muskegon… Parents are Wayne & Leslie Fuller… enjoys Scouting, weightlifting and sports cars… Father played for University of Tampa Basketball.

Chris Harper- 5-8 WR

Hometown: Lynchburg, VA., ... High School: E.C. Glass... Parents are Ricky & Melinda Harper... Lettered two years for Richard Trent, and also lettered in track... Voted 2009 most improved player... Enjoys football and basketball... Collects football cards and shoes.

Fine Itaaehau- 6-1 DL

Hometown: Mesa, AZ. … High School: Mesquite… Parents are Fine & Echo Itaaehau… Lettered three years for Coach Reardon… Was named Central Region 1st team Defensive Line… Named honorable Mention All-State Defensive line… enjoys Weight lifting, playing the ukelele and singing.

Tanner Johnsen- 5-7 WR

Hometown: Bountiful, UT. … High School: Woods Cross… Parents are Eric & Robyn Johnsen/ Stepmother is Teresa Johnsen…Lettered three years for Fred Fernandes, and also lettered three years in baseball…2009 New Breed of Cat Award and Head, Heart Hands Award… Named Honorable Mention All-Region… Cousin played Baseball at LSU.

Trey Kennedy- 5-11 LB

Hometown: Lynchburg, VA. … High School: E.C. Glass… Parents are Michelle Cobbs and Rodney Kennedy… Lettered two years for Richard Trent…enjoys weightlifting and video games… Brother, Lakeem, played football DE and LB for Chowan, and was one of the team leaders in defense this past year.

Travis Luke- 5-10 LB

Hometown: Selah, WA. … High School: Selah… Parents are Steven & Melody-Ann Luke… Lettered three years for Jeff Jamieson, and also lettered four years in track… All-League Linebacker in 2009… Finished in 2nd place in the 4x100 relay at State meet… “A” Honor Roll member, Principal’s Honor Roll & Scholar Athlete Award… Enjoys running, reading, rafting and cooking… Cousin Jeff Pittard played basketball for BYU-H, cousins Jon and Mark Pittard played basketball at Big Bend Community College.

Andre Majors- 5-5 WR

Hometown: Roanoke, VA. … High School: Northside…  Mother is Nancy Majors… Lettered three years for Burt Torrence, and also lettered two years in track& field… Member of the 4x200 relay champs at the VHS State Meet… Father played football at Concord University.

Boyd “Speedy” McCauley- 5-11 QB

Hometown: Charlottesville, VA. … High School: Blue Ridge School… Parents are Boyd & Michelle McCauley… Lettered three years for Del smith, also lettered three years in baseball… Named First Team All-Old Dominion… Named honorable Mention All-VIC… 1st Team All-State Division 2 VISAA… a business major.

Ben Neff- 6-0 WR

Hometown: Rexburg, ID. … High School: Madison… Parents are Rick & Taunya Neff… Played for Dale Anderson, also played JV baseball… Ranked #1 in high school class… Enjoys snowboarding, outdoors and scouting… Mother was a gymnast at Oregon State and was a diver at BYU.

Mark Newman- 5-11 S

Hometown: Modesto, CA. ... High School: Thomas Downey... Parents are Russell & June Newman... Lettered two years for Frank Bispo, and also lettered in wrestling and baseball... played at Modesto Junior College for Sam Young... Was 1st Team All-Conferecne at MJC... Named to 1st Team All-State at MJC... team won Golden Gate Conference ... served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints to Boston, MA.

Tyler Perdue- TE

Hometown: Roanoke, VA. … High School: Hidden Valley… Parents are Robert & Theresa Perdue… Played for J.R. Edwards… Enjoys Working out and football drills.

Darius Pettway- 6-2 WR

Hometown: Detroit, MI. … High School: Mt. Clemens… Mother is Tara Hunter… Lettered four years for Wayne Poole… Was named offensive MVP… Was named a captain during sophomore year… Enjoys basketball and spending time with family… a pre-law major.

Nathan Russell- 6-2 OL

Hometown: Tallahassee, FL. … High School: Godby…  Parents are Roy & Leslie Russell… Lettered two years for Jeff Martin… Team was 2008 state runner-up in Class 3A… Was a member of the school weightlifting team… a business administration major.

Zachary Shockey- 6-2 OL

Hometown: Willow Springs, MO. … High School: Willow Springs… Parents are Larry Shockey & Patty Goforth… Lettered three years for Nick Heggeman… Was named Honorable Mention SCA

Frank Skeen- 5-11 QB

Hometown: Nyssa, OR. … High School: Nyssa College: College of the Redwoods… Parents are Paul & Merlyn Skeen… Lettered three years for Larry Ramirez, and also lettered three years in baseball…  Played at COR for Dave Banducci…A 3rd Team All-State QB, and 1st Team All-Area… Team offensive MVP… COR was Bay Valley conference Champions… Athletic honor Roll at COR… high school team was Oregon State Champs in 2005… Named to Principal’s List, Honor Roll, Academic All-State and Honors Society… An Eagle Scout and holds a American Farmer Degree from FFA… Served a mission for the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints to Salta, Argentina… married to Alicia Skeen.

Garrett Sorensen- 6-3 DL

Hometown: Payson, UT. … High School: Payson… Parents are Todd & Lainie Sorensen… Lettered three years for Jeremy Chapman… A Liberal Arts Major

Daniel Teal- 6-1 DL

Hometown: Roanoke, VA. … High School: Hidden Valley… Parents are Jerry & Bonnie Teal… Lettered three years for Coach Weaer, and also lettered three years in wrestling… finished third at the state wrestling meet… an education major.

Ralph Bosolet- 5-10 RB/DB

Hometown: Bronx, N.Y. … High School: John F. Kennedy… Parents are Robert & Cathy Bosolet…Lettered four years in football for Alex Vega and two years in track and baseball… Named to the Honor Roll, Arista Honor Roll, and Spanish Honor Society…Recruited by Brigham Young University and Weber State… One of the three Bosolet triplets attending SVU.

Robert Bosolet- 5-10 WR/ SS

Hometown: Bronx, N.Y. … High School: John F. Kennedy… Parents are Robert & Cathy Bosolet… Lettered three years in football for Alex Vega and also lettered in baseball and basketball…Top 30 in high school, and named to Honor Roll… coaches a youth basketball team… Team went to semi-finals rookie year… One of the three Bosolet triplets attending SVU.

Ryan Bosolet- 5-11 RB/WR

Hometown: Bronx, N.Y. … High School: John F. Kennedy… Parenst are Robert & Cathy Bosolet… Lettered four years in football for Alex Vega and also lettered in basketball… was Top 30 in high school, and named to the Honor Roll… named football captain his senior year… helped coach youth basketball and baseball… One of the three Bosolet triplets attending SVU.

Austin Cheney- 5-9 SS/RB

Hometown: Farmington, UT. … High School: Viewmont … Parents are Jim & Jana Cheney…Lettered three years in football for Brad Lloyd, and in baseball… Was named 1st Team All-Region senior year, was team MVP… was named Honorable Mention All-Region junior year… recruited by DePauw, Illinois College, Linfield, and Willamette… Was an Eagle Scout and was on Seminary Council… teammate Jeremy Lieber also signed for the Knights.

Dylan Dikes- 5-10 WR/ DB

Hometown: Prosser, WA. … High School: Hanford … Parents are Raymond & Michelle Aparicio… Lettered three years in football for Rob Oram and four years in track & field… was an honor student… team was a playoff team for two seasons… recruited by Pacific Lutheran University.

DeVante Dukes- 5-6 RB/LB

Hometown: Macon, GA. … High School: Rutland … Parents are Curtis & Loretta Dukes… Lettered two years in football for George Collins and also lettered in track… voted Best Two-Way Player… teammates Markese Farrar and Michael Johnson also signed with the Knights.

Markese Farrar- 5-11 FS

Hometown: Macon, GA. … High School: Rutland … Parents are Jasmine Brown… Lettered four years in football for George Collins, and four years in track & field… teammates DeVante Dukes and Michael Johnson also signed with the Knights.

 Brock Hayward- 5-11 FB

Hometown: Lakewood, CO. … High School: Green Mountain … Parents are Aaron & Heidi Hayward… Lettered two years in football for Von Davis, and one year in lacrosse… was VP of High School DECA.

Jake Larsen- 6-0 Safety

Hometown: Madison, AL. … High School: Bob Jones … Parents are Dave & Cathy Larsen… Lettered three years in football for Kevin Rose, and lettered in track & field…Won the Rotary Youth Leadership Award… Team placed 4th in Alabama senior year… Received the Drew McGammon Award from coaches senior year…Huntsville Times Elite Team Award 2009… Huntsville Times Athlete of the Week 1/10/10… recruited by Huntingdon, Birmingham Southern & Mississippi College… played lead in high school musical… an Eagle Scout.

Jeremy Lieber- 6-0 QB

Hometown: Farmington, UT. … High School: Viewmont … Lettered three years in football for Brad Lloyd, and one year in lacrosse and basketball… Won most Inspirational award in 2009… offensive leader in all-purpose yards… Named 1st Team All-Region Quarterback… teammate Austin Cheney also signed for the Knights.

Steven Scott- 5-9 DB/RB

Hometwon: Riverdale, UT. … High School: Bonneville … Parents are Chris & Stephani Scott… Lettered two years in football for Matt Williams, and also lettered three years in track… named to the All-Area and All-Region teams and was named Honorable Mention All-State.

Mitch Stevenson- 6-1 QB

Hometown: Muskogee, OK. … High School: Muskogee … Parents are Michael & Kelli Stevenson… Lettered three years in football for Matt Hennesey, and also lettered four years in baseball… Named 2009 All-Conference, 1st Team All-District. 2008-2009 Academic All-District… was 2009 Team Captain…2009 Coaches Aid Prime Time Player of the Weekin the state for weeks 4,8 & 9…2009 Gatorade Player of the Week for week 10… recruited by university of Dallas, Tabor College, Bellevue (NE), Saint Mary’s University, Saint Louis University & East Central University among seven other schools… Earned Duty to God award.

Tony Villagran- 5-7 K/P

Hometown: Miramar, FL. … High School: American Heritage … Parents are Patrick & Beatriz Villagran… Lettered two years in football for Byron Walker, and also lettered three years in soccer… Named Special Teams Player of the Year at American Heritage… Named 2nd Team All-County… played club soccer for Weston F.C. … member of the US Soccer Academy.

Jacob Lee- 6-4 OL

Hometown: Mt. Olive, N.C. … High School: East Duplin … Parents are Johnny & Lee Ann Lee… Lettered two years in football for Bryan Aldridge, and also lettered in track & field… Named Offensive Player of the Year for East Duplin HS in 2008… All-Area Honorable Mention 2006… All-Area First Team OL 2007… A National Tech Honor Society Member… is an Eagle Scout.

Bryan Lorenzen- 6-0 WR

Hometown: South Jordan, UT. … High School: Bingham … Parents are Mark & Trisha Lorenzen… Lettered two years in football for Dave Peck, and also lettered two years in track… Team was 2008 & 2009 Region Champs… Team was 2009 stats Champs, and 2008 Runner-Up.

Alex Martinez- 5-9 LB

Hometown: Mesa, AZ. … High School: Mountain View … Parents are Henry & Dana Martinez… Lettered two years in football for Tom Joseph, and also lettered in wrestling… Named 2nd Team All-Region Linebacker in 2009… Team was Region Champs in 2009 & 2008… 9th grade Wrestling MVP… J.V. Wrestling Region Champs 2007… J.V Football Region Champs 2007

Jace Peterson- 6-0 S

Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT. … High School: Olympus … Parents are Brad & Shona Peterson… Lettered three years in football, the last for Mike Smith, former SVU Head Coach, and also lettered in baseball… Was All-Region for Football… Was Freshman Student of the Year… Was an Eagle Scout, on the seminary council presidency, and student council… A 2008-2009 member of the National Rugby Champions highland Rugby team

 Vance Bynum- 5-7 CB/ WR

Hometown: Newark, N.J. … High School: Northern Nash & Rocky Mount College: Louisburg College … Parents are Rev. Robert & Theresa Bynum… Lettered in football for coaches Darrien Donaldson and B.W. Holt, and also lettered in wrestling… Made the Dean’s List at Louisburg… Speaks Spanish, and wrestles… recruited by Appalachian State and N.C. State for wrestling.

Tyler Bowen- 5-11 K

Hometown: Fruit Heights, UT. … High School: Davis … Parents are Travis & Janet Bowen… Lettered three years in football for Coach Bishop, and also lettered two years in baseball… Team was Region Champs in 2005 as well as State Champs… Named to High Honor Roll at Davis… Served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Richmond, VA… married to Caitlin Bowen.

Dallon Galeai- 6-2 LB/ DE

Hometown: Orlando, FL. … High School: Dr. Phillips College: Southern Tech… Parents are Duke & Kim Galeai… Lettered three years in football for Coach Salapa… Played at Southern Tech for Coach Henderson.

Stephen Jensen- 6-4 OL

Hometown: Wake Forest, N.C. … High School: Wake Forest- Rolesville … Parents are Mark & Julie Jensen… Lettered three years in football for Earl Smith… Was named Academic All-Conference… Was named All-Conference… Team was conference Champs… fluent in Spanish, was an Eagle Scout… served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Las Vegas, NV.

Anthony Knaperek- 5-11 WR/ CB

Hometown: Tempe, AZ. … High School: Marcos DeNiza … Parents are Robert & Laura Knaperek… Lettered three years in football for Roy Lopez, and also lettered a year in track… Was named honorable Mention… holds school total offense record, and most points scored… A member of DECA… An Eagle Scout.

Brandon McDonald- 5-11 RB

Hometown: Rocky Mount, N.C. … High School: Rocky Mount … College: College of the Canyons… Mother is Margarita McDonald… Lettered three years in football for B.W. holt and Coach Schock, and also lettered in wrestling and track… Was 4th in State Wrestling at 189lbs… Played for Garret Tujague at COC… Won the Yogi Award for Special teams at College of the Canyons.

Mark Stopczynski- 6-0 RB

Hometown: Boise, ID. … High School: Centennial … Parents are Ken & Sally Stopczynski… Lettered two years in football for Lee Newman… Was named Southern Idaho Conference Player of the Year, and State 5A Player of the Year.

David Viel- 5-11 QB

Hometown: Tempe, AZ. … High School: Marcos DeNiza … Parents are David & Christie Viel… Lettered three years in football for Roy Lopez, and three years in basketball… Named All-City Tempe QB… 2nd Team All-Region QB 2006 & 2007… 1st Team QB East Valley Tribune… holds school passing records for season passing, career passing, season TD passes, career TD passes 7 most TD passes in a game… Recruited by Colorado, University of San Diego, Cal Lutheran, Redlands 7 New Mexico Highlands.