University of Delaware celebrates new recruits on signing day

Ten new recruits and two transfers will join the Blue Hens this fall.

University of Delaware head football coach K.C. Keeler described this year’s class as “a special group.”  Keeler says the coaches got who they wanted in terms of position players.  “There’s an old saying, ‘It’s not the ones you lose in the recruiting process, it’s the ones you take that can’t either play for you or don’t fit in your locker room,’ that really can cause you to lose football games, and there was no stretches on this class, not as players or as people.”

The biggest addition could be sophomore quarterback Trent Hurley, who is transferring to UD from Bowling Green.  Hurley has three years of eligibility left starting in the fall after playing two seasons at Bowling Green.  He has been taking winter session classes at UD and has had some time to get to know his new teammates.  

Keeler says he tried to recruit Hurley to come to UD out of high school, so he’s familiar to coaches.  “We knew a lot about him.  He’s been on our campus before, in person, so there wasn’t a lot of mystery.  As soon as we found out that he was available, we went really hard after him.”  Hurley will compete for the starting quarterback spot with returning players Tim Donnelly, Trevor Sasek, and Justin Burns.

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The other transfer is offensive lineman Sam Collura who comes to UD from the University of Pittsburgh.  He did not get any playing time as a true freshman last year at Pitt, but is expected to play at the guard position for the Hens.  Collura is expected to fill some of the gap in UD’s offensive line unit, which graduated four starters last year.

Here’s a look at the rest of the newest Blue Hens.

Connor Bozick – OL – 6’5″, 300 lbs. from DeMatha Catholic High School, lives in Severn, MD-rated as the number 45 top high school player in Maryland

Craig Brodsky – DB – 5’11”, 195 lbs. from Fleming Island High School, lives in Orange Park, FL-intercepted 12 passes in last two seasons, returning five for touchdowns

Mark Doe- WR – 5’9″, 165 lbs. from Academy Park High School, lives in Collingdale, PA-runs the 40-yard dash in 4.43 seconds and also competes in track and field

Eric Enderson- K/P – 6’1″, 185 lbs. from Phoebus High School, lives in Hampton VA-played as placekicker, punter, and quarterback in Virginia

Simba Gwashavanhu – WR – 6’1″, 180 lbs. from Gaithersburg High School, lives in Gaithersburg, MD-runs the 40-yard dash in 4.55 seconds, born in Zimbabwe

Vince Hollerman – DL – 6’2″, 235 lbs. from Camden County High School, lives in Woodbine, GA-two-time region Defensive Player of the Year

Will Lewis- OL – 6’3″, 265 lbs. from Bishop Kenny High School, lives in Jacksonville, FL- rated as number 28 offensive tackle in Florida by

Andrew Peterson – WR – 6’3″, 185 lbs. from Charter School of Wilmington, lives in Newark, DE-only Delawarean in 2012 recruit class, caught 45 passes for 586 yards and 8 TDs last year

Josh Plummer – DL – 6’2″, 300 lbs. from Camden County High School, lives in Saint Mary’s, GA-joins fellow recruit from Camden County Vincent Hollerman, 39 tackles and 18 sacks in last two years.

Jalen Randolph- RB – 6’1″, 230 lbs. from Ridley High School, lives in Ridley Park, PA-rushed for 1,250 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior

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