Included in that class are 18 three-star or higher prospects, 19 two-sport athletes, 14 all-conference selections and seven state champions.
By position, the Broncos signed . . .
Joliet Catholic HS
Had two blocked punts and two sacks against Marist … Led Joliet Catholic to 10-2 record and share of the East Suburban Catholic Conference title in 2015 after going 8-3 in 2014 … Starter on defensive line since his freshman year … Rated two-star prospect by Rivals, Scout.com and 247sports.com and three-star by SigningDay.com … Ranked 45th overall prospect in Illinois by Rivals … Squats over 700 pounds.
De La Salle Collegiate HS
Rated three-star prospect by 247sports.com … Ranked top-50 prospect in Michigan by 247sports.com … Led De La Salle to a Division 2 state championship in 2014 … Named First-Team All-State by Detroit News … Earned all-county and all-league honors … Played both offensive and defensive line in high school … His brother Joe played basketball at Oakland University … Teammates with fellow signee Eric Rogers.
Neuqua Valley HS
Rated three-star prospect by 247sports.com and ESPN300 … Ranked as 41st prospect in Illinois by 247sports.com … Played both tight end and defensive end in high school … Had three catches for 90 yards and two TDs vs. Wheaton North … Named All-Conference both as a junior and senior … his mother, Diane, played volleyball at Eastern Illinois.
Martin Luther King HS
Led Martin Luther King HS to the Michigan Division 2 state championship … Team caught a hail mary on final play to win the state championship … Had 14 career interceptions … Caught five balls for 126 yards in the state championship game … Honored as First-Team All-State by Detroit News … Named Second-Team All-State by USA TODAY … Rated three-star prospect by Rivals, 247sports.com, Scout.com and ESPN300 … Ranked No. 29 overall prospect in Michigan by 247sports.com … Played both corner and wide receiver in high school.
Mona Shores HS
Four-sport athlete in HS … Hit a grand slam in 2015 district finals … Ranked three-star prospect by 247sports.com … Ranked as 42nd prospect overall in Michigan by 247sports.com and Scout.com … Played running back, receiver and defensive back in high school. Stepped in at quarterback against Caledonia … Named to MLive Muskegon Chronicle Dream Team as a defensive back … Finalist for MLive Football Player of the Year award … Selected First-Team All-State by USA TODAY as a defensive back.
Played both offensive line and defensive end … Rated as three-star prospect by Scout.com … Recorded interception vs. Hillsdale for a touchdown … Named to 2015 Associated Press and Detroit News Division 5-6 All-State football team … Selected to Lansing State Journal Dream Team … Led Portland to top-10 ranking in Division 5 … Helped pave the way for Raiders to average 40.4 points per game offensively.
Mayde Creek HS
Rated as a two-star prospect by Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247sports.com … Clocked at a 4.45 40-yard dash … Also played quarterback in addition to safety and linebacker … Named to 19-6A First-Team All-District both on offense and defense … Named a captain on his team.
Brookfield East HS
Rated a three-star prospect by ESPN300 … Earned All-Conference Scholar Athlete … Named Brookfield East MVP and team captain his senior year … Named 2015 Associated Press First-Team All-State … Honored as Greater Metro Conference Offensive Lineman of the Year … Ranked 11th overall prospect in the state of Wisconsin by ESPN300 …Led his team to a 10-2 record in 2015 and Level 3 playoffs … Has a 3.8 grade point average.
Clinton Township, Mich.
Chippewa Valley HS
Played both receiver and safety in high school … Rated as a three-star prospect by Rivals, 247sports.com and ESPN300 … Ranked as the 20th overall prospect in the state of Michigan by ESPN300 … Set a school record with 62 catches and more than 665 yards including seven touchdowns in 2015 … Defensively he had 79 tackles and four interceptions … Played all but one game in his four years … Tied school record with 101 career receptions … Returned interception for school-record 95 yards … He blocked 10 kicks in his career … Selected First-Team All-State by USA TODAY and the Associated Press as a defensive back … Named to Detroit News All-Metro East First-Team.
New Carlisle, Ind.
New Prairie HS
Played both linebacker and tight end in high school … Rated as two-star prospect by 247sports.com and Rivals … Ranked as 32nd best prospect overall in the state of Indiana by 247sports.com … Named All-Area and All-State in 2015 … Totaled 62 tackles, 10.0 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks his senior year … Helped his team to an overall record of 13-2 with 67 tackles and three interceptions in 2014 … Honored as Honorable Mention All-State by Associated Press in 2015.
D’Wayne “Dee” Eskridge
Rated as three-star prospect by 247sports.com and ESPN300 … Ranked as 23rd overall prospect in state of Indiana by247sports.com … Ran for 1,020 yards and 16 TDs in 2015 … Also played safety in high school … All-time leader at Bluffton in touchdowns … Two-sport athlete … Won 100m, 200m and long jump at the Marion boys track regional in 2015 … Also won 60-meter dash indoor in 2015 … Honored as 2015 Indiana All-State Honorable Mention byAssociated Press.
Ranked as No. 12 running back in the country by Rivals … Ranked as the 10th best overall prospect in the state of Michigan … Four-star recruit by Rivals … Totaled 1,100 yards of offense and 10 touchdowns in just six games in 2014 … Timed at having a 4.4 40-yard dash … Was a two-sport athlete, becoming a state qualifier in the 200-meter dash … Has also played linebacker and safety in his career.
Central Catholic HS
Rated as three-star recruit by 247sports.com … Timed as running a 4.60 40-yard dash … Ranked as top-50 overall prospect in the state of Pennsylvania by 247sports.com … Led Central Catholic High School to Pennsylvania State Championship … Finished with over 60 tackles in 2015 … Returned kickoff 75 yards for a touchdown in state semifinals … Two-sport athlete … Was 200-meter dash champion in 2014 … Holds school record with 200 meter time of 21.77 seconds.
Rated two-star recruit by Scout.com and Rivals … Ranked 52nd overall prospect in Michigan … Named to Detroit News All-Metro Second-Team as an athlete and an honorable mention as a receiver … Selected to All-Detroit Second Team as a Receiver by Detroit Free Press … Recorded three catches for 110 yards and a touchdown vs. Detroit Western … Timed as running a 4.4 40-yard dash … Two-sport athlete that won the Detroit Public School League 200-meter dash final … Finished third in the state last season.
Ben Davis HS
Rated as three-star recruit from 247sports.com … Ranked 17th overall prospect in the state of Indiana by247sports.com … Finished with 65 tackles, 5.0 sacks and a forced fumble in 2015 … Named Honorable Mention All-Marion County … Two-sport athlete in high school … Earned team award for Most Improved Defensive Player of the Year … Member of the team’s Hatchet Club.
Rated as two-star prospect by 247sports.com … Ranked as 52nd overall prospect in Michigan … Totaled 118 tackles, 16 TFL and forced five fumbles, recovering three … Also had three interceptions, returning one for a TD … Offensively he had 36 receptions for 730 yards and nine TDs, including a TD catch in every playoff game … Named to Detroit News Dream Team … Honored to Detroit News All-Metro East Team … Played both tight end and linebacker in high school … Two-sport athlete in high school … Led Romeo to state championship in 2015.
Rated as three-star prospect by 247sports.com and ESPN300 … Ranked 43rd overall prospect in state of Michigan … In 2014 and 2015 he was an All-State selection, Dream Team selection and All-Metro North selection … Ran for 1,061 yards and 23 touchdowns as a junior … Returned two kicks for TDs in 2014 and totaled 2,002 yards of total offense … Totaled 256 total yards in Novi’s first round playoff win in 2015 … Totaled 187 yards of offense in Novi’s second round playoff game including 16 catches for 117 yards … Named to USATODAY All-Michigan Second Team … Selected to 2015 Associated Press Division 1-2 All-State team … Honored as All-Area Player of the Year … Racked up 2,207 all-purpose yards and 27 touchdowns as a senior … Defensively had 41 tackles, one interception and five pass breakups in 2015.
Luxemburg Casco HS
Rated as three-star prospect by Rivals.com … Ranked as third best prospect in state of Wisconsin by Rivals.com … Ranked as 49th best tackle in the country by Rivals.com … Two-sport player in high school … His brother Evan was coached by Bronco offensive line coach Brian Callahan at Eastern Illinois … Named to Associated Press All-Wisconsin Second Team … Selected to 2015 Wisconsin Football Coaches Associated All-State First Team … Lead Luxemburg to 374.9 yards per game on offense.
Detroit Consortium HS
Rated as two-star prospect by 247sports.com and Rivals … Played offensive and defensive line in high school in addition to tight end … Two-sport athlete in high school … Named to Detroit News All-Metro Second Team … Named to SooDetroit Magazine Preseason 2015 top-31 prospect list … Listed as a 2015 Preseason Top Player to Watch by Detroit Free Press.
Mount Pleasant, Mich.
Mount Pleasant HS
Four-sport athlete … Rated as a three-star prospect by 247sports.com … Ranked as 25th overall prospect in Michigan by 247sports.com … Broke a 31-year school record with a 6-7 inch high jump … Became first player from his high school in nearly 20 years to sign an NLI with an FBS team … Played quarterback and receiver in high school … Named to Detroit News Division 3-4 First Team … Selected as Honorable Mention to 2015 Associated Press Division 3-4 All-State Team.
De La Salle Collegiate HS
Rated three-star prospect by 247sports.com, Rivals.com, ESPN300 … Ranked 26th overall prospect in state of Michigan by 247sports.com … Ranked second-best inside linebacker in the state of Michigan by Rivals.com … Helped De La Salle to State Championship game in 2014 … Made 118 tackles, 2.5 sacks and had three interceptions as a junior … Earned All-State honors … Timed at 4.75 in the 40-yard dash … Two-sport athlete in high school … Named to MCWCA All-County Wrestling Team in 2014 … Ranked No. 217 on ESPN300 top recruits in the country … Teammates with fellow signee Jordan Asbury.
Rated as a three-star prospect by Scout.com … Ranked as the fourth-best receiver in Michigan according to Scout … Timed at 4.45 seconds in the 40-yard dash … Accounted for over 1,700 all- purpose yards and 25 touchdowns in 2015 … Had 51 tackles, 26 pass breakups and two interceptions including a pick-six for 13-1 Bulldogs … Led Romeo to the 2015 state title … Rushed for 130 yards in the state championship game … Named to Detroit News top-15 Blue Chip recruits … Earned a spot on Detroit News Dream Team … Selected to 2015 USATODAY All-Michigan Second Team … Named Macomb County Player of the Year … Two-sport athlete … Owns school record in the long jump … Teammates with fellow signee Mitchell Heimbuch.
Rated as a five-star kicker according to Chris Sailer Kicking … Ranked as three-star prospect according to ESPN300 … Listed as 17th overall prospect in the state of Oklahoma according to ESPN300 … Was 2015 FBU Dallas High School MVP … Was 2015 FBU Dallas Kickoff Champion … Was 2015 FBU Dallas Field Goal Champion … Earned 2015 Honorable Mention All-State by the Oklahoman.
Evanston Township HS
Rated as a three-star prospect according to Scout.com, 247sports.com and Rivals.com … Ranked as 25th overall prospect in Illinois according to Rivals.com … Ranked as No. 2 QB in Illinois according to Scout.com … Timed as a 4.70 40-yard dash … Named a 2015 Player to Watch by Chicago Tribune … Grandfather is Minnie Minoso a former Chicago White Sox player.
Rated as three-star prospect according to 247sports.com, Scout.com, Rivals.com and ESPN300 … Timed as running a 4.65 40-yard dash … Ranked as fourth overall prospect in state of Wisconsin according to Rivals.com … Had over 100 tackles as a junior … Selected First Team All-State by the Associated Press as a junior … Two-sport athlete.