EL’s Hartley Among 16 Sign To Play For Bears
UMaine football coach Joe Harasymiak has received 16 National Letters of Intent (NLI) and puts the total number of new players coming to Orono at 24.
The 16 players signing today, along with six early signees and two transfers.
Among the 16 signing letters, Edward Little High School quarterback Grant Hartley. The 6-foot-3 220-pound QB was a Class A North All-Conference player and a Fitzpatrick Trophy Award semi-finalist.
Check out the full list of recruits...
Shawn Bowman | TE | 6-6 | 230 | Bear, DE (Howard HS)
Highlights: Shawn Bowman
First-Team All-State and First-Team All-Conference (2017) ... Second-Team All-State, First-Team All-Conference (2016) ... Second-Team All-Conference (2015) ... Team captain in 2016 and 2017 ... Allstate Academic Award (2016 & 2017) ... led team to 2015 Flight B State Title and 2017 Flight B Division Championship.
Dymir Cave | DB | 6-2 | 180 | Phildadelphia, PA (Ss. Neumann and Goretti)
Highlights: Dymir Cave
Team-captain ... led team to championship ... honor roll.
Alphonso Foray | WR | 6-1 | 196 lbs | Germantown, MD (Northwest HS)
Highlights: Alphonso Foray
2017 All-County Wide Receiver ... 2017 Team Defensive MVP ... Led team to Division Championship and 2014 4A State Title ... team captain.
Tyrie Francois | OL | 6-6 | 339 lbs | Auburndale, FL (Auburndale)
Highlights: Tyrie Francois
Three-year starter ... Team captain (2016-17) ... All-Polk County Team (2016-17), All-District Team 2017 ... NUC Best Offensive Lineman Award winner ... AHS Top Offensive Lineman ... top student of senior class.
David Gelb | K/P | 6-0 | 183 | Manalapan, N.J. (Manalapan)
Highlights: David Gelb
First-Team All-Shore ... All-New Jersey team ... Northeast Kicker of the Year (2018) ... Special Teams award recipient ... honor roll.
Michael Gerace | OL | 6-4 | 300 lbs | Bel Air, MD (John Carroll)
Highlights: Michael Gerace
Three-year varsity starter ... two-way starter ... two-year captain ... BTC Super 22 All-State Game nominee ... Maryland Crab Bowl X, Two-time First-Team All-County, All-Conference.
Grant Hartley | QB | 6-3 | 220 lbs | Auburn, ME (Edward Little)
Highlights: Grant Hartley
2017 Class A North First-Team All-Star ... Fitzpatrick Award semifinalist, award presented to the top senior high school football player in the state of Maine.
Jalik Heyward | DE | 6-4 | 230 lbs | Wilmington, DE (Hodgson Vo-Tech)
Highlights: Jalik Heyward
Named top defensive lineman in Delaware (2017) ... 2017 Hodgson Vo-Tech Player and Defensive Player of the Year ... All-State.
Donnell Henriquez | DB | 5-10 | 180 | Harrisburg, PA (Harrisburg)
Highlights: Donnell Henriquez
First-Team All-Defense ... Second-Team Offense ... Academic First Honors.
Kevin Jones | OL | 6-7 | 290 lbs | Coatesville, PA (Bishop Shanahan)
Highlights: Kevin Jones
All-Chesmont Offensive Lineman (2017) ... Two-year starter ... helped lead team to District 1 SA playoffs three out of his four years.
TJ Jones | LB | 6-1 | 197 lbs | Rochester, N.Y. (Aquinas Institute)
Highlights: TJ Jones
First-Team All-State Class AA ... First-Team All-Greater Rochester ... MVP of Section V Class AA final ... Team MVP.
Darius Minor | DB | 6-0 | 170 lbs | Locust Grove, VA (Orange County)
Highlights: Darius Minor
First-Team All-State ... All-Conference ... All-Region ... Honorable mention all-state as CB and WR ... four-year varsity starter ... led team to playoff appearance in three-straight seasons ... team captain.
DaeJuan Sanders | RB | 6-0 | 206 lbs | Blackwood, N.J. (Highland)
Highlights: DaeJuan Sanders
Rushed for 1,114-yards and eight touchdowns during his junior season, leading Highland to its first-ever playoff victory ...
Vincent Schell | OL | 6-4 | 290 | Oceanside, N.Y. (Oceanside)
Highlights: Vincent Schell
All-State Third-Team ... All-County ... News 12 Varsity All-Metro (NY, NJ, CT) ... Newsday All-Long Island Second Football Team ... News 12 Varsity First Football Team ... Won National Football Foundation's Nassau County Golden 11.
Matthias Staalsoe | OL | 6-3, | 295 | Copenhagen, Denmark (The Taft School - Conn.)
Highlights: Matthias Staalsoe
All-Erikson ... NEPSAC All-New England ... All-USA Today team ... All-Connecticut.
Ryan Walsh | QB | 6-3 | 200 lbs | Northport, N.Y. (Northport)
Highlights: Ryan Walsh
Boomer Esiason Award Winner ... All-Division ... All-County ... All-Long Island ... All-State ... led team to Big Four Championship.
*Early Signees - Dec. 20, 2017*
Katley Joseph | DB | 5'11" | 180 lbs | Ottawa, Ontario (Canada Prep Academy)
Highlights: Katley Joseph
Four-time MVP at St. Matthew Catholic Secondary ... Four-time NCAFA Eastern All-Star Team selection ... Two-time OVFL Wettges All-Star selection.
Joshua Lezin | DL | 6-1 | 261 lbs | Jackson, N.J. (Lakewood HS)
Highlights: Joshua Lezin
Two-time All-State ... Three-time All B South selection ... Three-time All-Shore selection, two-time First-Team All-Shore ... Two-time B South Defensive Player of the Year ... Guided Lakewood High School to four state playoff appearances and a B South Championship in 2015.
Nah'Sir 'Flash' Morgan | WR | 6'4" | 190 lbs | Atlantic City, N.J. (Atlantic City HS)
Highlights: Flash Morgan
Two-time All-Conference selection ... 2017 Press Player All-Star ... High School football MVP.
Adrian Otero | LB | 6-1 | 223 lbs | Hazleton, Pa. (Hazleton Area HS)
Highlights: Adrian Otero
Pennsylvania Football Writers 6A All-State ... 2017 District 2 Defensive Player of the Year and Wyoming Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year ... All-Area Standard Speaker, Citizens Voice, Times' Leader First Team LB ... Guided team to PIAA District 2/4 Subregion Championship in 2017.
Justin Sambu | DE | 6-4 | 250 lbs | Rocky View, Alberta, Canada (Clarkson North)
Highlights: Justin Sambu
Named to Team Canada (2016) ... 8th ranked player in Canada (2016) and second ranked defensive end in Canada (2016).
Jonathan Smith-Cobb | DE | 6-3 | 223 lbs | Townsend, Del. (Middletown HS)
Highlights: Jonathan Smith-Cobb
Two-time Second Team All-State ... Two-time First-Team All-Conference ... Guided Middletown High School to a pair of State Championship Runner-Up showings and a pair of Flight A Conference Championships.
Highlights: Brian Dolan
First Team All-Conference and Honorable Mention All-State in high school ... Morris Sussex Wide Receiver of the Year ... All-Conference in Track & Field ... Academic Honor Roll ... while at Pace, appeared in 10 games with eight receptions.Tyler Royal | OL | 6-3 | 335 lbs | Raleigh, N.C. (Millbrook HS/Cheyney University)
Highlights: Tyler Royal
Academic All-Conference junior and senior years at Millbrook.The eligibility of all student-athletes is contingent upon admission to the University of Maine and compliance with all NCAA rules, including registration with the NCAA Clearinghouse.