Lafayette College 2014 recruiting class
Written by: WesternPAFootball Staff on Sunday, February 9th, 2014
On National Signing day the Leopards announced twenty-six student-athletes joining Lafayette’s football program this fall.
Lafayette won the Patriot League title last year.
The incoming group features eight players from Pennsylvania, including three from Western PA.
Chestnut Ridge’s Beau Bosch helped lead his team to a District 5 championship in 2012 and 2013. His senior season he passed for 521 yards and rushed for 882 yards. He had 20 total touchdowns.
He finished his career with 2,296 yards rushing and 37 touchdowns and passed for 1,247 yards and 12 touchdowns.
On defense he had 12 solo tackles, 42 total tackles, six sacks and three fumble recoveries. He had 17.5 sacks in his career.
North Catholic’s Jarred Fragapane was named Associated Press and Football Writers first team selection at defensive end and helped his team to a 16-0 record and a 2013 Class A state title.
He played at Deer Lake (2010-11) and North Catholic.
Upper Saint Clair’s J.J. Conn helped his team to an 11-1 record in 2013. Conn played multiple positions (Strong Safety, Outside Linebacker, tight end and quarterback) for the Panthers. He was selected All-Southeastern and South Hills Almanac All-Star in 2013.
His senior year he had 16 solo tackles, 43 total tackles, five tackles for loss and one fumble recovery.
In two seasons he had over 100 tackles and returned a fumble for a touchdown.
His team had a record of 22-3 in two-seasons.
Central Bucks West’s Anders Warfel was a two-year starter and was named All-Suburban One league honorable mention.
Coatesville’s Collin Raysor was a starter on the 2012 Class 4A Eastern PA championship team. He’s a two-year letter winner.
His team in three years had a 31-8 record. He was listed in the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Top 30 recruits of 2014.
Milton Hershey’s T.J. Jones missed his senior year due to a knee injury.
His junior year he had 19 solo tackles, 61 total tackles, three interceptions and forced a fumble. He was named All Mid-Penn Conference first-team at defensive back.
Nazareth Area’s Matt Tuerk caught 57 passes for 748 yards and three scores. He was selected as a Lehigh Valley Conference All-star.
He set a school record against Easton in 2013. He caught eight passes for a record 214 yards and one touchdown. He broke the previous record of 184-yards held by Andrew Bridgeforth against Liberty in 2011.
Pen Argyl’s Mike DePaolo was named first-team Express-Times All-Area and All-Colonial league second-team honors at linebacker and punter.
On offense he rushed for 765 yards and 11 touchdowns. He caught six passes for 50 yards.
On defense he had 27 solo tackles, 70 total tackles, eight tackles for loss and one fumble recovery.
He averaged 36.39 yards per punt and had seven punts inside the 20.
Lafayette Football Class of 2018
|Name||Pos.||Ht.||Wt.||High School/Prep School|
|Beau Bosch||DE||6-5||215||Chestnut Ridge|
|DeSean Brown||TB||5-11||195||Naperville North|
|Brandon Bryant||LB||5-11||205||Cherry Hill East|
|J.J. Conn||LB||6-1||210||Upper Saint Clair|
|Josh Davis||QB||6-0||190||St. Margaret’s|
|Mike DePaolo||LB||6-1||220||Pen Argyl|
|Mike Donnelly||OL||6-4||285||New Canaan|
|Jarred Fragapane||DE||6-2||230||North Catholic|
|Connor Goss||WR||6-3||190||Kellenberg Memorial|
|Rob Hinchen||LB||6-2||205||Northern Highlands|
|T.J. Jones||DB||6-2||185||Milton Hershey|
|Matt Mrazek||WR||6-4||210||Lyons Township|
|Rocco Palumbo||WR||6-3||185||Mountain Vista|
|Phillip Parham||DB||5-10||180||Cass Technical|
|Michael Root||LB||6-1||215||New Canaan|
|Michael Shiffert||LS||6-1||227||Blair Academy|
|Parish Simmons||DB||6-0||185||Nazareth/Avon Old Farms|
|Quinn Smith||TE||6-5||230||La Costa Canyon|
|Dylan Wadsworth||TE||6-3||235||Brunswick School|
|Anders Warfel||OL||6-6||305||Central Bucks West|
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