Storm Announces 2015 Signees (w/ video)

Storm Announces 2015 Signees (w/ video)

PAINESVILLE, Ohio—The Lake Erie College football team announced the signing of 26 student-athletes Wednesday (Feb. 4) on National Signing Day.  They will be joining Storm football this fall.

"Storm football is proud to present or most recent recruiting class," said Storm Head Coach Mark McNellie.

"We feel that we have been able to sign a group of outstanding players from of the best high schools in Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Maryland that will address some need areas and bolster our team across the board," continued McNellie. "We couldn't be any more excited about our class of student athletes."

The Storm opens the season on September 5th at Jack Britt Memorial Stadium in Painesville against Ashland University. 

Below is a breakdown of all the Storm signees. 

FIRST NAME

LAST NAME

HOMETOWN

HIGH SCHOOL

HEIGHT

WEIGHT

Austin

Baker

Clyde

Clyde

6-0

185

Tyler

Carrier

Highland

Milford

6-0

180

Blake

Darland

West Chester

Lakota West

   

Corey

Davis

Mentor

Lake Catholic

6-0

225

Andrew

D'Eusanio

Willoughby

Willoughby South

5-11

215

Keith

Dewberry

Southfield

Southfield

6-2

210

Corey

Fisher

Erie

Cathedral Prep

6-5

 

Dylan

Gardner

Mentor

Lake Catholic

6-2

260

Terrell

Griffin

Detroit

River Rouge

6-4

290

Nathan

Hamilton

Beachwood

Beachwood

5-11 180

Antwan

Harris

Youngstown

Austintown Fitch

5-11

210

John

Junker

Cincinnati

La Salle

6-2  220 

Evan

Kennaley

Dayton

Huber Hts. Wayne

6-4

295

Collin

Koscielniak

Macomb

Eisenhower

6-1

225

Shane

Maxey

Grove City

Central Crossing

6-3  255 

Brandon

Murwawa

Lapeer

Lapeer

6-4

310

Brenden

Parker

Mentor

Mentor

5-10  175 

Will

Rikard

Sandusky

Perkins

6-4

240

Jason

Rogers

Laurel

DeMatha

6-4

224

Keegan

Sauer

Westerville

Westerville Central

6-3  275 

Tyler

Schulte

Willoughby

Willoughby South

5-11

210

Zach

Serzo

Lake Orion

Lake Orion

5-10

180

Javarian

Smith

Pontiac

Oakland Christian

6-2  190 

Andrew

Turner

Mayfield Hts.

Saint Edward

6-4

290

Mike

Warden

Huber Heights

Huber Hts. Wayne

6-0  185 

Mike

Williams

Alliance

Alliance

6-4

290

 

Austin Baker

Clyde, Ohio/Clyde

6-0, 185

Coach's Comments: "Unique athlete… had huge numbers as a high school quarterback, but wants to concentrate on being a college kicker… an outstanding student… three sport athlete at Clyde High School"

 

Tyler Carrier

Milford, Mich./Highland

6-0, 180

Coach's Comments: "Game changer… great balance and vision… a threat to go the distance every time he touches the ball… could line up in multiple skill positions… adds another dimension to already talented skill group."

 

Blake Darland

West Chester, Ohio/Lakota West 

Coach's Comments: "Athletic quarterback from a top program in Cincinnati area… dynamic runner and thrower… perfect fit for our spread offense."

 

Corey Davis

Mentor, Ohio/Lake Catholic

6-0, 225

Coach's Comments: "A technician with a mean streak… great blocker at the second level… loves to finish blocks… was a standout player at Lake Catholic High School."

 

Andrew D'Eusanio

Willoughby, Ohio/Willoughby South

5-11, 215

Coach's Comments: "Throw back middle linebacker… plays physical and downhill… great work ethic and leadership qualities… was glue in the middle of Willoughby South playoff team's defense."

 

Keith Dewberry

Southfield, Mich./Southfield

6-2, 210

Coach's Comments: "Outstanding linebacker prospect… runs and makes plays… has ability to play either inside or outside…. comes from one of Michigan's top high school programs… has the skill set and talent to make an immediate impact."

Corey Fisher

Erie, Pa./Cathedral Prep

6-5

Coach's Comments: "Quality offensive Lineman from Pennsylvania power Erie Cathedral Prep… has shown the ability to be a dominating force on the O-line... has all the tools to be a big piece of the O-line picture… still getting better, possesses great potential."

 

Dylan Gardner

Mentor, Ohio/Lake Catholic

6-0, 260

Coach's Comments: "Well coached technician on the offensive line… has played with and against great players at Lake Catholic High school… has the feet and skill set to excel in our zone blocking schemes."

 

Terrell Griffin

Detroit, Mich./River Rouge

6-4, 290

Coach's Comments: "Standout offensive line prospect… moves extremely well for a big person… should excel as zone blocker in our system… provides quality depth to O-line right now." 

 

Nathan Hamilton

Beachwood, Ohio/Beachwood

5-11, 180

Coach's Comments: "Top running back prospect… great speed and vision make him a big play machine… has size and hands to also be a factor as a receiver… has the skill set to be a factor in the offense right away."

 

Antwan Harris

Youngstown, Ohio/Austintown Fitch

5'11, 210

Coach's Comments: "Outstanding athlete from Austintown Fitch High School… dual threat quarterback who could be a factor at a number of offensive skill positions… finds a way to get the ball in his hands."

 

John Junker

Cincinnati, Ohio/La Salle

6-2, 220

Coach's Comments: "Dominating player from one of Ohio's premier high school programs… runs to the football… makes plays from sideline to sideline… jumps off the high-light reel… impact player for the Storm defense."

 

Evan Kannaley

Dayton, Ohio/Huber Heights Wayne

6-4, 295

Coach's Comments: "Combines great strength and size… had outstanding senior year at Huber Heights Wayne… best football is still to come… great student… has potential to be a force at offensive line."

 

Collin Koscielniak

Macomb, Mich./Eisenhower

6-1, 225

Coach's Comments: "Defensive end with great motor… was selected to Michigan Dream Team… loves to rush the quarterback… finds the ball, he will be nearby."

 

Shane Maxey

Grove City, Ohio/Central Crossing

6-3, 255

Coach's Comments: "Versatile defensive lineman… can play tackle or end… makes plays all over the field… versatility makes him an impact guy right now."

 

Brandon Murwawa

Lapeer, Mich./Lapeer East

6'4, 310

Coach's Comments: "Dominating offensive lineman… moves extremely well in space for big man… outstanding student… huge asset on the offensive line."

 

Brenden Parker

Mentor, Ohio/Mentor

5-10, 175

Coach's Comments: "Outstanding local defensive back from powerhouse Mentor High School… has experience playing both corner and nickel… adds immediate quality depth to secondary right now."

 

Will Rikard

Sandusky, Ohio/Perkins

6-4, 240

Coach's Comments: "Long and athletic offensive lineman with superior feet… will grow into dominating run and pass blocker… made transition from tight end to offensive line his senior year… improved every snap he took… huge up side and potential."

 

Jason Rogers

Laurel, Md./DeMatha

6'4, 224

Coach's Comments: "Long and Rangy defensive player from one of Maryland's elite programs, Dematha High School… will play linebacker, but has unique pass rushing skills… instantly improves size and athleticism of Storm defense."

 

Keegan Sauer

Westerville, Ohio/Westerville Central

6-3, 275

Coach's Comments: "Mean and nasty… physical player with an attitude… plugs in to the interior of the offensive line."

 

Tyler Schulte

Willoughby, Ohio/Willoughby South

5-11, 210

Coach's Comments: "Has a great motor, loves to play defense… standout for local power Willoughby South High School…. has shown the ability to play both defensive end and linebacker."

 

Zach Serzo

Lake Orion, Mich./Lake Orion

5-10, 180

Coach's Comments: "Skilled athlete… fits our system perfectly… will be called on to play wing initially…. outstanding runner with great ball skills."

 

Javarian Smith

Pontiac, Mich./Oakland Christian

6-2, 190

Coach's Comments:  "Detroit area standout quarterback… has shown unique ability to dominate as a runner and a passer… fun to watch… just makes plays… has all the skills to lead the high powered Storm offense."

 

Andrew Turner

Mayfield Heights, Ohio/Saint Edward

6-4, 290

Coach's Comments: "Versatile offensive Lineman from Division-I State Champion St. Ed's… has shown the ability to play all three positions on the offensive line vs. the best competition… big time competitor with all the tools to be a factor right away."

 

Mike Warden

Huber Heights, Ohio/Huber Heights Wayne

6-0, 185

Coach's Comments: "Outstanding safety from premier a high school program… plays big in big games… has the ability to excel in coverage and in run support."

 

Mike Williams

Alliance, Ohio/Alliance

6-4, 290

Coach's Comments: "Gifted with great size and ability… standout player at Alliance High School… can dominate the game from anywhere on the defensive line… has the ability to be an impact player."