Head Coach Kevin Kelly Announces 23 Student-Athlete Recruiting Class for Georgetown Football Program

May 2, 2013

WASHINGTON - Georgetown Football Head Coach Kevin Kellyhas announced the program's 23-student-athlete recruiting class set to arrive on campus in August to begin preparation for the 2013 football season. The Hoyas will add 13 players to the offense, six to the defense, and four special-teamers to the Class of 2017.

The Hoyas incoming freshman hail from 12 different states, including California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia.

"Our staff did a terrific job in bringing in this year's class and we're excited for them to arrive on campus this summer," Head Coach Kevin Kellysaid. "This is an excellent class and it will create much needed depth to supplement our eight returning starters on defense and seven returning starters on offense."


Tim Barnes QB 6-3 |190 Oradell, N.J. | River Dell Regional High School: A nine-time letterwinner, earning three in football, as a two-year starter at quarterback, three in baseball, two in basketball and one in swimming...Named captain of football, swimming and baseball team during his senior year...Selected first team all-league and third team all-county as a junior and honorable mention all-league as a senior...Selected first team all-league in basketball and second team all-league in baseball as a junior...Helped football team to a league championship in 2012...Coached by Donald Nimphius in football.


Joseph Bottari OL 6-6 | 275 Wakefield, Mass. | Malden Catholic High School: A one-year letterwinner in football, starting all 11 games during his senior season at left tackle... Allowed just one sack through the entire season...Received the Malden Catholic Model Congress Award and the Yale Model Congress Award...Was deemed an AP Scholar by the College Board.


Myles Braxton-Johnson WR 5-11 | 185 Bradenton, Fla./Southeast High School: A seven-time letterwinner, earning four in football, two in track and one in basketball...Played two seasons at safety, linebacker and receiver and two seasons at quarterback...Named football team captain for his senior season...Two-time all-area and 2012 All-State Honorable Mention...Selected Athlete of the Week by Channel 7 News...Selected to the 2012 PAL Bowl All-Star Game...Earned 2012 NCAA Award for highest grade point average on team...Helped team to district championship in 2010 and 2012...Tied school record with 62% completion percentage...Threw for 3,100 yards with 30 total touchdowns...A Wendy's High School Heisman, 2013 Foot Locker Scholar and Dartmouth Book Award winner...A member of the National Honor Society...Was coached by Paul Maechtle in football.


Matthew Buckman TE 6-3 | 220 Hasbrouck Heights, N.J. | Saint Joseph Regional High School: A three-year letterwinner in football, playing tight end, defensive end and outside linebacker...Selected as a team captain during his senior season...Played in 26 games, making 19 receptions for 352 yards and one touchdown on offense and 80 tackles and 10 sacks on defense...Was selected first team all-league, first team all-county and third-team All-State as a senior...Named second-team all-league in 2011...Helped team to No. 1 ranking in N.J. and Tri-State area, while capturing the 2012 State Championship...Member of the National Honor Society...Coached in football by Tony Karcich.


Henry Darmstadter K/P 5-7 | 160 Alexandria, Va. | George Mason High School: A six-time letterwinner, earning two in football as a kicker, punter and wide receiver and a two in soccer...Selected second team all-district as a punter in 2012 and second team all-district as a kicker in 2011...Named team's offensive MVP in 2011...Three-time Scholar Athlete...Coached in football by Tom Horn.


Patrick Finnegan QB 6-1 | 180 Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. | Loyola High School: Two-year letterwinner in football playing quarterback...Named football team captain during his senior season...Posted an 8-1 record in nine career starts at QB, passing for 786 yards with nine passing touchdowns and five rushing touchdowns...Helped team qualify for the 2011 CIF Pac-5 Playoffs...Selected to the CES All-Star Game following his senior season...A commended National Merit Scholar and Quill and Scroll Inductee...Sports Editor of school newpaper, The Loyalist for three-years...Coached by Mike Christensen in football.


Robert Hardaway II LB 6-0 | 215 Dalton, Ga. | Dalton High School: A seven-time varsity letterwinner, earning three in football, three in track & field and one in swimming...A three-year starter in football and 2012 team captain...Two-time first team all-area and two-time all-region in football... Selected to the 2012 Chattanooga Times Free Press "Best of Preps 2012 All-Star Team)...Named to the 2012 David L. Scott Coalition All-Star Game...Earned 2011 Charter Media Positive Influence Award and 2012 Judge Pruden Leadership Award...2012 Georgia High School Association Good Citizen Award...Helped team to state playoffs in three seasons, including advancing to the "Sweet Sixteen" in 2012...Recorded 23 tackles against Gilmer County in 2012...Posted 302 tackles, 20 sacks and four touchdowns during his career...Four-time scholar athlete and member of the National Honor Society...Coached by Matt Land in football.


Justin Hill WR 6-2 | 180 Pittsburgh, Pa. | Montour High School: A letterwinner in football and basketball...Selected as an all-conference defensive back and honorable mention wide receiver...Had 47 career catches, for 812 yards and six touchdowns...Helped team to two WPIAL Championships and two state finals appearances...Coached in football by Lou Cerro.


Derek Hunter TE 6-4 | 220 Portola Valley, Calif. | Sacred Heart Prep High School: A four-time letterwinner, earning two letters in football playing tight end, wide receiver, linebacker, and defensive line and two in basketball...Named a team captain for his senior season...Named First Team Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division, First Team All-Bay Area at tight end during his senior season...Had 18 receptions for 411 yards and four touchdowns, along with 47 tackles, one interception for a touchdown, three sacks, six TFL and a blocked field goal as a senior...Named honorable mention San Jose Mercury News All-Area tight end following his senior season...Helped lead school to PAL Bay Division Championship for first time in school history...Led Sacred Heart Prep to Central Coast Section Division IV Football Championship in 2012 and back-to-back CCS basketball championships in 2011 and 2012...Team earned CCS Highest Team Scholastic Achievement in 2012 for first time in program history...Coached in football by Matt Moran.


Porter Huntley CB 6-0 | 170 Dallas, Texas | Jesuit College Prep High School: A four-year letterwinner, earning one in football at The Lovett School, before transferring to Jesuit for his final two seasons, where he also earned one letter in wrestling...Played wide receiver and defensive back at Jesuit...Named second team all-district as a senior...In 23 games had two interceptions, three blocked field goals, 30 tackles, 12 pass breakups and two tackles for loss...Part of Jesuit's record-setting 4x200 meter relay team in 2012...Coached in football by Brandon Hickman.


Bryan Jefferson DL 6-2 | 260 Vienna, Va. | Annandale High School: A seven-time letterwinner, earning three in football as an offensive and defensive lineman, two in wrestling and two in track & field...Two year captain of both football and wrestling teams...Selected First Team All-Patriot District at offensive and defensive line and second team all-region on defensive line with 12 sacks and 34 tackles as a senior...Patriot District heavyweight champion in wrestling, finishing first in Nova Region Classic, third in regional tournament and fifth in the state...Coached in football by Mike Scott.


Tommy Jesson WR 6-1 | 175 Orlando, Fla. | East River High School: A nine-time letterwinner, earning four in football as a wide receiver, four in baseball and one in track & field...Selected team captain in football for his senior season...Had 30 receptions for 615 yards and nine touchdowns during his senior season, leading team in receiving TD's, yards, receptions and yards per catch (20.5) in 2012...Helped team to a Metro Conference Championship in 2011...Also a four-time National Champion in Tae Kwon Do...Member of the National Honor Society and National Technical Honor Society...Coached in football by Marc Rankin.


Joseph Ledford OL 6-3 | 265 Norcross, Ga. | Norcross High School: A three-year letterwinner in football, starting two seasons on the offensive line...A four-year member of the football leadership council...Four-time Gwinnett Daily Post Player of the Week...Selected Gwinnett Touchdown Club All-County, Atlanta Journal All-Area, Georgia Sports Writers Association All-State and the 2012 NHS Offensive Player of the Year during his senior season...Helped lead school to a 15-0 record, a Region 7 Championship and 6-A State Championship in 2012...Helped team to a 33-5 record in three seasons...Earned the 2013 Distinguished Athlete Award from the United States Marine Corps...Coached by Keith Maloof in football.


Robert Longwell Longsnapper 6-1 | 185 McLean, Va. | McLean High School: A four-time letterwinner, earning three in football, as a linebacker and longsnapper and one in lacrosse...Ranked No. 8 in the nation by Kohls Professional camps with an average snap speed of .67 seconds...Completed 100-percent of long and short snaps over three seasons...Three-time Scholar Athlete award winner...Coached in football by Jim Patrick.


Leo Loughrey LB 6-2 | 220 Glenshaw, Pa. | Central Catholic High School: A three-year letterwinner in football, playing middle linebacker...A two-time Northern Eight All-Conference selection...Selected Post-Gazette All-East Team and North Fab 22...Selected for the Pennsylvania East vs. West Shrine Game in 2012...Helped Central Catholic go 30-5 during his career, winning conference championships during his sophomore and junior seasons...Posted 117 tackles and 12 sacks as a junior...Coached in football by Terry Totten.


Hugh Masterson DE 6-4 | 240 Invernees, Ill. |Saint Viator High School: An eight-time letterwinner, earning four letters and starting for four years in football at offensive tackle and defensive end and four years in basketball...Named captain of football team during his senior season...An All-State, all-conference and all-area selection and team co-MVP as a senior...Helped lead the team to the state playoffs in 2012...Registered 39 tackles, 5.5 sacks and three forced fumbles in 2012...Coached in football by Brandon New.


Harry McCollum P 6-3 | 190 Arlington Heights, Ill. | Saint Viator High School: A four-time letterwinner, earning two letters in football as a punter, kicker, tight end and two in baseball...Recorded the longest punt in Saint Viator history, 65 yards...Averaged 39.8 yards per punt and went 4-for-4 on field goals during his senior season...An IHSA Scholar Athlete in football and baseball...President of Student Council...Member of the National Honor Society...Coached in football by Brandon New.


Phil Novacki LB 6-3 | 220 Great Falls, Va. | Langley High School: A five-time letterwinner, earning three in football and two in basketball...Selected captain of both football and basketball team for his senior season...Selected first team all-district as a wide receiver and linebacker and second team all-region at wide receiver and linebacker in 2012...Scored 12 total touchdowns during his senior season to help Langley to its best record in 12 years...Earned the Scholar Athlete Award...Coached in football by John Howerton.


Ben Priddy K 6-0 | 180 Davidsonville, Md. | Severn High School: A three-year letterwinner in football, playing kicker, punter, quarterback and safety...Selected as team captain for his senior season...Two-time All-MIAA and All-Anne Arundel County selection...2011 First Team All-State (small schools)...2012 First Team All-Metro (Baltimore)...Helped Severn to the MIAA Championship Game in 2012 and to a regular season MIAA Championship in 2011...In 2012 made an MIAA Championship Game record 50 yard field goal...Made 18-of-23 field goals and 95-of-98 PAT's in two seasons with 26 touchbacks...At QB, threw 35 touchdown passes and eight rushing touchdowns in two seasons...Member of the Cum Laude Society, National Honor Society and National Spanish Honor Society...Coached in football by Chris Kirchenheiter.


Matt Tormey WR 6-4 | 200 New York, N.Y. | Bronxville High School: An eight-time letterwinner, earning three in football, four in basketball and one in track & field...Captain of football and basketball team during his senior season...A 2012 All-State selection in football...Three-time all-league, two-two all-section selection in football and 2011 all-league selection in basketball...Helped lead Bronxville to 2010 State Championship and 2011 league championship...Westchester Chapter National Football Foundation Academic Honorable Mention and 2012 Scholar Athlete award...Participated in Habitat for Humanity...Coached by Jeff Napolitano in football.


Mandy Williams QB 5-11 | 185 Hitchcock, Texas | LaMarque | Loomis Chaffee High School: Eight-time letterwinner, receiving five in football and three in basketball...Named a football team captain during his senior season...A first-team all-district and all-county selection in 2011...Helped lead school to Texas 4A Division II State Championship Game...Set career record for passing yards at LaMarque High School...Earned the National Honor Society Presidents Award...Coached by Chuck Reid at Loomis Chaffee and Darrell Jordan at LaMarque.


Tyrell Williams RB 6-0 | 200 Gaithersburg, Md. | Quince Orchard High School: An eight-time letterwinner, earning three in football, four in track and one in basketball...Selected team captain of football team during his senior season...Selected football team's offensive MVP as a junior and team's best offensive back as a senior...Helped football to back-to-back state championship games...Finished career with 175 carries for 1,386 yards (7.92/carry) with 16 rushing touchdowns and 42 receptions, 624 yards and eight touchdowns...Coached in football by Dave Mencarini.


Chappy Wingo OL | DL 6-4 | 260 Avon, Conn. | Avon High School: A three-year letterwinner in football, playing defensive tackle and on the offense line...Started 24 games through three seasons...A four-time Scholar Athlete...Helped Avon to a 10-0 regular season record and 2012 league championship...Helped Avon to a 2010 league championship...Coached by Brett Quinion in football.


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