"We are excited to welcome these hard working student-athletes to BGSU and the Falcon football family," Babers said about his signing class. "My staff has worked incredibly hard to recruit these young men, which Falcon fans will be proud of for years to come. We can't wait to get this class on campus and get to work with them."
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A three sport student-athlete at Worthington Kilbourne High School … lettered three times for head coach Vince Trombetti on the gridiron … was named All-OCC in back-to-back season and second team All-District following his senior season … led Wolves to combined 18-6 record over his final two seasons, including an Ohio Capitol Conference championship in 2013 … was a captain for football during his senior season … also played basketball and lacrosse … was named honorable mention OCC in basketball last season … ranked as a three-star by both Scout.com and ESPN.com … son of John and Theresa Bartok … born Nov. 19, 1996 … has two brothers – Keegan and Kyle … plans to major in construction management and technology.
Jamari Bozeman | 6-2 | 190 | DB | West Palm Beach, Fla. | Suncoast Community
A four-year letterwinner for both football and track & field at Suncoast Community High School … played for coach Jimmy Clark … expected to graduate in May … invited to U.S. Army All-American Combine … named Palm Beach Post All-Area … Sun Sentinel District 6A All-Conference … Rivals 2014 camp invitee … named Sun Sentinel Super 11 in 2014 … named Sun Sentinel first team defense in 2014 … ranked No. 15 in ESPN West Palm Top 63 … recorded 16 interceptions in career and 19 touchdowns … was a two-time captain for the Chargers … the son of Jarrod and Yulondo Bozeman … born Nov. 23, 1996 … has two brothers, Jarrod and Jordan, and one sister, Jazmine … plans to major in sport management.
Sam Crosa | 5-8 | 140 | PK | Columbus, Ohio | Dublin Scioto HS
A preferred walk-on at BGSU … lettered three times for coach Karl Johnson and the Dublin Scioto Irish … finished his career by making 30-of-36 field goal attempts … had a career-long of 49 yards … made 112-of-114 career extra points … was named All-Metro and All-District in each of his final two seasons … earned second team All-Ohio Capital Conference honors in 2013 and first team recognition following his senior season … was named All-Ohio second team in 2014 … set school record with 14 made field goals in 2014 … helped team advance to state quarterfinals for just the third time in school history … son of Fernando and Christina Crosa … father played soccer at Syracuse … born on Feb. 17, 1997 … has one brother – Griffin … plans to major in sport management.
Matt Domer | 5-11 | 190 | RB | Hazel Crest, Ill. | Mount Carmel
A 2013 graduate of Mount Carmel High School … was the 24th-ranked running back in the nation out of high school … was a top 25 player in the state of Illinois by both Scout and ESPN.com … led Mount Carmel to back-to-back state championships in both 2012 and 2013 … earned first team All-IHSFCA … was also named Northwest Indiana Times Offensive Player of the Year and Catholic League Blue Lawless Award Player of the Year … rushed for 1,467 yards and 16 touchdowns on 185 carrries (7.8 ypc) in 2013 … rushed for 1,380 yards in 2012 with 20 touchdowns … earned second team All-IHSFCA honors … also lettered in track & field … son of Michael Sr. and Deadre … born Sept. 22, 1995 … has two brothers and three sisters.
Michael DuVernois | 5-11 | 170 | P | Plantation, Fla. | St. Thomas Aquinas
A preferred walk-on for the Falcons … a two-time letterwinner for the Raiders and head coach George Smith … helped team to combined 25-3 two-year record … won Florida Class 7A State Championship in 2014 … recognized with the Marian C. Krutulis Scholar Athlete Memorial Award in 2014 … also earned the Great American Rivalry Series Student Athlete Award … a member of National Honor Society … son of Dennis and Michelle DuVernois … born Sept. 21, 1996 … has one brother – Justin – who played football at Illinois … plans to major in business.
Matthew Finkler | 6-2 | 234 | LB | Kirtland, Ohio | Kirtland
A three-sport athlete at Kirtland High School … played for coach Tiger Laverde … lettered four years for the Hornets … expected to graduate in June … had a four-year record of 58-2, making the state championship in all four seasons … won two state championships, making 407 tackles over his final three seasons … All-Ohio Division VI Defensive Player of the Year in 2013 and 2014 … All-District, All-Chagrin Valley Conference … Lake County Defensive MVP … also lettered in basketball and baseball … was a football captain in 2014 … son of Brian and Kathleen Finkler … born on Jan. 5, 1997 … has one brother – Jake.
Brandon Harris | 6-3 | 205 | ATH | East Cleveland, Ohio | Shaw
Expected to graduate in June from Shaw High School … played four years for head coach Rodney Brown … also lettered in track & field … Was a captain in football during his senior season … played linebacker and wide receiver during his senior season … recorded 120 tackles and 15 sacks in 2014 … forced 10 fumbles and had two interceptions … also had 40 receptions for 2,250 yards and 14 touchdowns … was named first team All-Lake Erie League following his senior season … earned Defensive Player of the Year … a three-star according to ESPN.com … born on April 6, 1997 … has three siblings – Carlos, Deonti, and Shawnti … plans to major in sport management.
Tyler Horstman | 6-4 | 230 | DL | Vero Beach, Fla. | Vero Beach
Expected to graduate from Vero Beach High School on June 6, 2015 … played for head coach Jankowski … lettered three times on varsity football for the Indians … also lettered in track and field … named Associated Press second team All-State for Class 8A … was third team All-State by the AP in 2013 … Scripps Super 11 honoree … played in the 2014 FACA North-South All-Star Game … son of Ron and Kristina Horstman … born Aug. 31, 1996 … has two brothers – Cody and Reese … plans to major in criminal justice.
Robert Jackson Jr. | 5-11 | 168 | DB | Ft. Washington, Md. | Bishop McNamara
A two-time letterwinner for coach Keith Goganious and the Mustangs at Bishop McNamara on the football field … served as a captain during the 2014 season … recorded 147 tackles and two interceptions during his senior season … had three fumble recoveries and two touchdowns … was named second team All-Washington Catholic Athletic Conference in 2014 and honorable mention All-WCAC in 2013 … also lettered in track … ranked as a three-star on ESPN.com … son of Robert Sr. and Melissa … born Dec. 11, 1997 … has one sister – Romeika … cousin Cornell Green played in the NFL for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers … plans to major in computer science.
Bobo Jones | 6-1 | 181 | DB | Xenia, Ohio | Xenia
Expected to graduate in May from Xenia High School … played for three seasons under coach Bob Delong … lettered in football, basketball, and track & field for the Buccaneers … was named two-time All-Division, All-GWOC, All-Southwest … also named All-Ohio for Division II in 2014 … a three-star according to Scout.com and ESPN.com … sixth-ranked in the state of Ohio at his position by Scout.com … son of Tiffany Harris … born Dec. 15, 1996 … has two siblings – Tenia and Travis … plans to major in education.
Kyle Junior | 6-3 | 245 | DL | Middletown, Ohio | Middletown
Played at Middletown High School for coach Chris Wells … recorded 53 tackles as a senior with six tackles for loss … added three sacks … forced two fumbles and had two fumble recoveries … one fumble recovery went for 78-yard touchdown … named All-District special mention in 2014 … also named All-Conference … invited to North/South Ohio All-Star game … son of E.J. and Yolanda Junior … father played football for Alabama and was drafted in the first round of the 1981 NFL Draft … played 13 seasons in the NFL for five different teams.
Jack Kramer | 6-3 | 295 | DL | Plainfield, Ill. | Plainfield North
A three year letterwinner at Plainfield North High School … played for coach Tim Kane … was a three-sport student-athlete for the Tigers … expected to graduate in May … was named All-Area and All-SPC in 2014 after earning honorable mention in 2013 … served as a captain for the 2014 Tigers who finished second place in the SPC … also plays basketball and baseball at Plainfield North … member of National Honor Society and Link Crew Leader … a three-star by Scout … ranked as the 40th best player in state of Illinois … the son of Scott and Leslie Kramer … born on April 1, 1997 … has one sister, Erica … plans to major in sport management at BGSU.
Nico Lautanen | 6-3 | 270 | DL | Mentor, Ohio | Mentor
A four-year player for coach Steve Trivisonno at Mentor High School … lettered three times … had a combined varsity record of 36-6 in three years … expected to graduate in May … was a captain in 2014 … named Northeast Ohio Conference Defensive Player of the Year … named to North/South All-Star game and Ohio/Michigan All-Star game … two-time All-NOC … two-time All-News Herald and Lake County … two-time All-Ohio … Cardinals team finished as 2014 Division I State runners up … a three-star according to Scout.com … the ninth-ranked defensive tackle in the state of Ohio … son of Tim Lautanen and Orietta Mikulandra … born Oct. 21, 1996 … has one brother, Anthony … plans to major in criminal justice.
Charles Lamar | 6-0 | 204 | RB | Lake Mary, Fla. | Lake Mary
A four-year letterwinner at Lake Mary High School … played for coach Scott Perry and the Rams … was a captain in 2014 … named first team All-Conference … named second team All-State for Florida's Class 8A … led team to back-to-back 11-1 seasons and a conference and district championship … son of Charles Lamar and Marcia King … born June 15, 1995 … has three siblings – Jadarius, Shanequia, and Dezzeray … plans to major in business.
Derek Lee | 6-4 | 255 | FB/TE | Wichita, Kan. | Maize / North Dakota State/Butler CC
A graduate of Maize High School in Wichita, Kan. … originally played at North Dakota State University where he was a two-time National Champion in the Football Championship Subdivision … played the 2014 season at Butler Community College … earned first team All-Jayhawk Conference in 2014 at fullback … was the only player at Butler to record a passing, receiving and rushing touchdown … had seven touchdowns … son of David and Donna Lee … born May 21, 1993 … has one brother, Alex.
Blake Lucky | 6-3 | 210 | LB | Hobe Sound, Fla. | South Fork
A three-sport athlete at South Fork High School … played three years for head coach Denis Lavelle and the Bulldogs … led his team in all three seasons in tackling, combining for a three-year total of 449 … was named All-Area in all three seasons and named Class 6A first team All-State in each of his final two seasons … also lettered in basketball and weightlifting … was a three-time captain for the basketball team … son of Thomas and Shari Lucky … born on Dec. 8, 1996 … has one brother – Devin … plans to major in exercise science.
Scott Miller | 5-10 | 163 | WR | Barrington, Ill. | Barrington
Expected to graduate in May from Barrington High School … a three-year varsity player for head coach Joe Sanchez and the Broncos … also lettered in track, earning six total letters … played free safety during his sophomore season before playing both ways during his junior and senior seasons … won the Mid-Suburban League in 2013 before finishing as runners-up in 2014 … finished with 1,500 receiving yards in his final two seasons … had 28 touchdowns during his final two seasons, including one via kick return, punt return, interception return … was a two-time All-Conference player and two-time All-Area … was a captain in 2014 … son of Scott and Kristen Miller … born July 31, 1997 … has three sisters – Megan, Abby, Kelsey.
James Morgan | 6-4 | 215 | QB | Green Bay, Wisc. | Ashwaubenon
A standout at Ashwaubenon High School for head coach Mark Jonas … expected to graduate in June … was named Fox River Classic Conference Offensive Player of the Year in both 2013 and 2014 … named first team All-FRCC in both 2013 and 2014 … also earned honorable mention All-State in both seasons … led his team to conference championship in 2013 … was 19-3 over his last two seasons at AHS … passed for 5,964 yards during his junior and senior seasons combined … passed for 60 touchdowns … was a captain for football in both 2013 and 2014 … also lettered in basketball … a four-star according to ESPN.com and 247 … three-star according to both Rivals and Scout … ranked as a top 25 quarterback in the nation by all four major sites … ranked first or second in the state of Wisconsin by all major sites … son of Brian and Jackie Morgan … born Feb. 28, 1997 … has one brother, Christopher and one sister, Katelyn … plans to major in pre-law at BGSU.
Shemar Moss | 6-1 | 240 | DL | Columbus, Ohio | Marion-Franklin HS
A preferred walk-on for the Falcons … lettered four times on the gridiron for head coach Brian Haffele … also lettered in track & field … was named All-Columbus City League in each of his final three seasons … an All-District player following both his junior and senior seasons … a two-time captain for the Red Devils … son of Serena Moss … born on Dec. 8, 1996 … has three siblings – Jawann, Sierra, and Shade … plans to major in communications.
Deric Phouthavong | 6-3 | 205 | WR | Columbus, Ohio | Hamilton Township
Expected to graduate in May from Hamilton Township High School … played for three seasons under coaches Nathan Hillerich and Matt Lowe … also lettered in track & field … had 66 catches for 1,051 yards and 10 touchdowns … was named first team All-Mid State League in both 2013 and 2014 … was named first team All-Ohio … was a captain in 2014 for football … qualified for the regionals in the 4x200 … a three-star according to Scout.com … ranked as the ninth-best wide receiver in the state of Ohio according to Scout … born on April 7, 1997 … plans to major in sport medicine.
Janarvis Pough | 6-1 | 175 | WR | Hollywood, Fla. | American Heritage Plantation
A three-year letterwinner at American Heritage Plantation for head coach Mike Rump … was a captain … was named All-County at wide receiver for the Florida Class 5A State Champions … is expected to graduate in May … son of Michael Matthews and Veronica Gidron … born on Sept. 6, 1996 … has three brothers – Michael, Sean, and Rodney … plans to major in sport management at BGSU.
Harrison Roberts | 6-1 | 220 | LB | Euclid, Ohio | Euclid
Expected to graduate from Euclid High School in June … a three-year letterwinner for the Panthers … played for coaches Tom Gibbons and Mac Stephens … also lettered in track … was named All-Lake Erie League in each of his three seasons … was named three-time All-District player … honorable mention All-Ohio in 2014 … recorded 27.5 sacks in three seasons for the Panthers … a 2014 football captain … a three-star player according to Scout.com … also ranked as a top 100 player in the state of Ohio by Scout … named a recipient of the scholar-athlete award by the NE Ohio Chapter of the National Football Foundation … son of Comaster IV and Heather Roberts … born June 7, 1997 … has four siblings – Spencer, Cordell, Comaster V, and Comyah … plans to major in film and media.
Zack Sharp | 6-8 | 320 | OL | Lake Mary, Fla. | Lake Mary
Expected to graduate from Lake Mary High School in May … played for coach Scott Perry … earned two varsity letters in both football and weightlifting … was a captain during the 2014 season for the Rams … led his team to back-to-back 11-1 records in his final two seasons, playing in Florida's class 8A … was named first team All-State in 2014 … son of Harold Sharp … born July 29, 1997.
Antonyo Sotolongo | 6-0 | 200 | DB | Miami, Fla. | Gulliver Prep
Expected to graduate in May from Gulliver Prep … played four seasons on varsity for coach Earl Sims … was a captain for the Raiders in both his junior and senior seasons … recorded 15 career interceptions … was named to Miami Dade's All-County team in both 2013 and 2014 … a three-star rating by all four major recruiting sites … son of Armando and Denyse Sotolongo … born on Sept. 6, 1996 … has two siblings – Deanna and Aaron … plans to major in forensic psychology.