The Class of 2015
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Our incoming freshman football class, (with one transfer with sophomore status) is below:
Colton Bishop DB 5-9 175 lbs. Chaparral HS Scottsdale, AZ
Augie Braddock WR 6-0 195 lbs. Saint Thomas Academy Mendota Heights, MN
John Brady LB 6-1 220 lbs. Lakota East HS Liberty Township, OH
Tom Callahan OT 6-5 290 lbs. Lyons Township HS LaGrange Park, IL
Wells Childress* DE 6-4 270 lbs. Kinkaid HS Houston, TX
Sean Coffinger TE 6-4 225 lbs. Desert Vista HS Phoenix, AZ
Garrett DeMuth TE 6-3 245 lbs. Whitefish Bay HS, Whitefish, WI
Alec Fisher RB 5-10 195 lbs. Bishop’s HS La Jolla, CA
Ryan Flannery WR 6-2 185 lbs. North Attleborough HS North Attleborough, MA
Percee Goings QB 6-0 190 lbs. Friendship Collegiate HS Washington, DC
Tyler Hamblin CB 5-11 185 lbs. Cretin-Durham Hall Eden Prairie, MN
John Keefe WR 6-1 200 lbs. Choctawhatchee HS Ft. Walton Beach, FL
Josh Keiles 6-3 OL 290 lbs. Lakewood HS Lakewood, CA
Hunter Little DL 6-3 220 lbs. The Webb School Knoxville, TN
Connor Nelligan WR 6-1 190 lbs. Benet Academy Lisle, IL
EJ Odigwe LB 6-0 220 lbs. Chandler HS Chandler, AZ
Carey Parker OL 6-6 285 lbs. Central Catholic HS San Antonio, TX
Ray Pesanello LB 6-1 225 lbs. Mahwah HS, Mahwah, NJ
Kal Prince QB 6-2 195 lbs. Owensboro HS Owensboro, KY
Chris Proctor OL 6-6 255 lbs. Pine Crest HS Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Vinny Pugliese LB 6-1 205 lbs. Walsh Jesuit HS Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Roy Schwartz DL 6-2 230 lbs. Westlake HS Austin, TX
Mike Skalitzky DB 6-0 175 lbs. Marist High School Chicago, IL
Steve Silvio FB 5-11 235 lbs. Spain Park HS Hoover, AL
Dan Slivka WR 6-3 205 lbs. North Allegheny HS Wexford, PA
Eric Stock DL 6-1 270 lbs. Pingry School Short Hills, NJ
Malcolm Thaxton CB 5-10 186 lbs. Fuquay-Varina HS Fuquay-Varina, NC
Ryan Thomas OL 6-3 270 lbs. Buchholz HS Gainesville, FL
Chad Washington DL 6-3 227 lbs. Bishop O'Dowd Oakland, CA
*=transfer from Texas A&M
The only two names I didn’t catch before today were Eric Stock and Garrett DeMuth.
Stock is a DL from the Pingry School. There isn’t a lot of info out there about him other than the fact that he also excelled as an offensive lineman.
Pingry was where Columbia snagged our fine captain Chris Carey ’04.
Stock seems to fit the bill for the big-sized interior defensive linemen so many Lions fans have been clamoring for lately.
DeMuth’s very personable highlight reel, (where he introduces himself on camera off the top… a VERY good idea), is here.
DeMuth is listed for us as a TE, but he may be coming here for long snapping especially.
Some other changes and questions answered:
-Transfer Wells Childress is indeed another large-sized body coming in. He’s listed at 270 lbs. There had been some speculation that he was more like 230 lbs.
-Sean Coffinger is coming in slotted as a TE, not a DL.
-Kal Prince is listed as 6-2, not 6-4. That’s a big difference in college football. You don’t see too many QB’s taller than 6-3 in the Ivies. Of course, that doesn’t mean he won’t be a great player for us.
-Ijeoma Odigwe goes by the name “EJ.”
-16 of the 29 incoming players are the FIRST documented freshmen to come to Columbia football from their respective high schools. They are Colton Bishop, John Brady, Wells Childress, Sean Coffinger, Garrett DeMuth, Alec Fisher, Percee Goings, John Keefe, Josh Keiles, Ej Odigwe, Carey Parker, Kal Prince, Roy Schwartz, Michael Skalitzky, Malcon Thaxton, and Ryan Thomas.
You can now also check my Columbia Football high school feeders list for the updates connected with this class. See if how your alma mater stacks up!