Owens Announces 2018 AU Football Signees, Transfers

Owens Announces 2018 AU Football Signees, Transfers

2018 ASHLAND UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL ADDITIONS LIST (46)

 

NAME

YR

POS

HT

WT

HOMETOWN/PREVIOUS SCHOOL(S)

Johnny Agresta

Fr.

DB

6-2

205

Steubenville, Ohio / Steubenville

Sterling Armstrong

So.

WR

6-2

205

Centerburg, Ohio / Centerburg / Alderson Broaddus

Nick Arnold

Fr.

FB-LB

6-0

195

Ontario, Ohio / Ontario

Billy Bahl

Sr.

QB

6-4

233

Woodstock, Ill. / Marian Central Catholic / Miami (Ohio)

Max Barber

Fr.

QB

6-0

170

Westerville, Ohio / Westerville South

Ryan Bevington

Fr.

RB

5-11

205

London, Ohio / Madison Plains

Sean Blue Jr.

Fr.

DB

5-10

180

Toledo, Ohio / Toledo Central Catholic

Carter Brooks

Fr.

DE

6-3

219

Shelby, Ohio / Shelby

Ralph Burdo

Fr.

DE

6-2

218

Waterville, Ohio / Anthony Wayne

Michael Cicolani

Fr.

DE

6-2

200

Wooster, Ohio / Wooster

Nick Cone

Fr.

DE

6-4

250

Columbus, Ohio / Bishop Hartley

Logan Cook

Fr.

OL

6-3

281

Johnstown, Ohio / New Albany

Luke Crabtree

Fr.

LB

6-2

225

Dublin, Ohio / Dublin Coffman

Drew Davies

Fr.

OL

6-3

290

Poland, Ohio / Poland Seminary

Chase Dinan

Fr.

K

5-10

170

Zanesville, Ohio / Tri-Valley

Jakob Hoschak

Fr.

OL-DL

6-1

285

Ada, Ohio / Ada

KeShun Jones

Fr.

DB

6-0

170

Bedford, Ohio / Bedford

Domonique Kimble

Fr.

DL

6-1

265

Toledo, Ohio / Toledo Central Catholic

Kevin Laming

Fr.

K

6-1

179

Powell, Ohio / Bishop Watterson

Ronald Lee

Fr.

RB

5-7

170

Euclid, Ohio / Euclid

Trey Madison

Fr.

OL

6-3

290

Pickerington, Ohio / Pickerington Central

Logan Mantz

Fr.

WR

6-0

170

Goshen, Ohio / Goshen

Dawson Martin

Fr.

DB

6-0

185

Dayton, Ohio / Dayton Belmont

Alex Maxin

Fr.

OL

6-3

280

Columbiana, Ohio / Youngstown Cardinal Mooney

Dugan May

Fr.

OL

6-4

285

New Philadelphia, Ohio / New Philadelphia

Will McDaniel

Fr.

ATH

5-10

175

Trotwood, Ohio / Trotwood-Madison

Dakota McPeak

Fr.

DB

6-3

175

Bellevue, Ohio / Bellevue

Kee-Shaun Merrill

Fr.

WR

6-1

190

Chagrin Falls, Ohio / Kenston

Justin Moore

Fr.

DB

6-0

184

Akron, Ohio / Firestone

Kyler Mueller

Fr.

DL

6-4

230

Mason, Ohio / Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy

Kendall Nesbitt

Fr.

DE

6-2

225

Columbus, Ohio / Whitehall-Yearling

Bobby Pillar

Fr.

DL

6-1

240

Cleveland, Ohio / John Hay

Gavin Posey

Fr.

OL

6-7

260

Newark, Ohio / Utica

Sam Puthoff

Fr.

OL

6-4

265

Fort Loramie, Ohio / Fort Loramie

Owen Ramm

Fr.

WR

6-0

195

Independence, Ohio / Independence

Zane Ries

Fr.

QB

6-1

175

Barberton, Ohio / Barberton

Dawson Riley

Fr.

DL

6-1

250

Ashland, Ohio / Ashland

Patrick Sheridan

Fr.

DL

6-5

270

Wickliffe, Ohio / Villa Angela-St. Joseph

Devin Snyder

Fr.

OL

6-2

260

Pickerington, Ohio / Pickerington North

Jared Stack

Fr.

DL

6-0

245

Medina, Ohio / Medina

Caleb Stevens

Fr.

WR

5-9

180

Quincy, Ohio / Riverside

Nick Tarabrella

Fr.

K/P

6-4

185

Irwin, Pa. / Penn Trafford

Anthony Terry

Fr.

QB-TE

6-4

245

Sheffield Village, Ohio / Lorain Clearview

Garrett Turnbaugh

Fr.

WR

6-2

190

Barberton, Ohio / Barberton

Ryan Watt

Fr.

LB

6-0

205

Monroeville, Ohio / Monroeville

Bryke Williams

Fr.

WR

5-8

160

Ashland, Ohio / Ashland

 

2018 ASHLAND UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL ADDITIONS' BIOS

Johnny Agresta, DB, Steubenville – Won an Ohio state championship as a senior…Two-time state finalist in football...Program was 41-3 in prep career…Team's leading receiver and second-leading tackler…Prep honors include third-team All-Ohio and first-team All-Ohio Valley Athletic Conference…A three-year varsity letter winner in football and baseball, and one-year varsity letter winner in swimming.

Sterling Armstrong, WR, Centerburg / Alderson Broaddus – A transfer from Alderson Broaddus after playing in eight games and catching two passes for 13 yards as a freshman in 2017… In prep career, played wide receiver, cornerback, punter and kicker…Earned All-Ohio honors...A four-year letter winner.

Nick Arnold, FB-LB, Ontario – As a senior, was named first-team All-Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference and second-team All-Northwest District…Was tied for the MOAC lead in tackles in 2017 (126)…Was special mention All-Ohio as a junior…Was Northern Ohio League's top tackler in 2016 (111) and 2015 (101)…Three-time varsity football letter winner and a one-time baseball varsity letter winner.

Billy Bahl, QB, Marian Central Catholic / Miami (Ohio) – A transfer from Miami (Ohio) who started 15 games and played in 20 over three seasons (2015-17)…In 2017, played in four games (three starts), setting single-game collegiate highs in completions (28), attempts (51), touchdown passes (three) and passing yards (350) at Ohio on Halloween…Was starter to begin 2016 season before injury…As a true freshman in 2015, played in 11 games (seven starts), and threw for 1,409 yards and eight touchdowns…In high school, advanced to state quarterfinals during senior season…Earned honorable mention all-state honors as both junior and senior...Earned first-team all-area…Threw for 2,080 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior.

Max Barber, QB, Westerville South – Threw for 1,400 yards as a senior…Earned all-district and All-Ohio Capital Conference laurels…Varsity letter winner in football and basketball.

Ryan Bevington, RB, Madison Plains – As a senior, compiled 1,440 rushing yards, 1,560 all-purpose yards and 19 touchdowns…Also in 2017, earned All-Ohio honorable mention, first-team all-district and first-team All-Ohio Heritage Conference honors…Earned six varsity letters in football, wrestling and track.

Sean Blue Jr., DB, Toledo Central Catholic – Recorded five interceptions, three for touchdowns…Won two district and regional championships…Named honorable mention All-Ohio, first-team all-district and first-team All-Three Rivers Athletic Conference…Earned varsity letters in football and track.

Carter Brooks, DE, Shelby – On offense, was school's all-time leading receiver with 2,200 yards in prep career and 18 touchdowns in a season…Scored five touchdowns in one game…Won a Sandusky Bay Conference football title…Earned first-team All-Ohio, first-team All-SBC and Mansfield News Journal Defensive Player of the Year honors…Earned four varsity letters each in football and baseball, and two in basketball.

Ralph Burdo, DE, Anthony Wayne – Prep statistics include 62 catches for 630 yards and eight touchdowns on offense, and 103 tackles (22 for loss) and eight sacks on defense…Won the Northern Lakes League title in 2017, and a regional championship in 2016…As a senior, was honorable mention All-Ohio, first-team all-district, special mention All-Toledo Blade and first-team All-NLL as both a tight end and defensive end…Earned three varsity football letters.

Michael Cicolani, DE, Wooster – Collected 321 tackles, 31 sacks and 63 tackles for loss in prep career…Member of three Ohio Cardinal Conference title teams, as well as playoff squads in 2014 and 2015…Landed second-team and honorable-mention All-Ohio, two first-team all-district, two first-team All-OCC and Wooster Daily Record Player of the Year honors…A three-time varsity football letter winner and two-time varsity baseball letter winner.

Nick Cone, DE, Bishop Hartley – Won a pair of Ohio Division IV state championships (2015-16)…Team won three regional championships, made the state playoffs all four seasons and earned two Central Catholic League titles (2014, 2017)…Was named second-team All-Ohio, first-team all-district and first-team All-CCL.

Logan Cook, OL, New Albany – Member of regional runner-up and Ohio Capital Conference-championship teams as a junior and senior…As a senior, was first-team All-OCC and first-team all-district…Earned three varsity letters in football, two in wrestling and one in track and field.

Luke Crabtree, LB, Dublin Coffman – Recorded 90 tackles (seven for loss), forced a fumble, recovered two fumbles and scored two touchdowns as a senior…Won an Ohio Capital Conference championship as a senior…Earned third-team All-Ohio, first-team all-district and first-team All-OCC honors…Three-time varsity football letter winner and earned one varsity letter in track and field.

Drew Davies, OL, Poland Seminary – As a senior, was third-team All-Ohio…Named first-team All-All-American Conference twice and first-team All-Northeast Inland District twice…Member of Ohio state playoff teams as a senior and sophomore…Earned varsity letters in football (three) and track and field (one).

Chase Dinan, K, Tri-Valley – Named Muskingum Valley League Kicker of the Year, All-Ohio, first-team All-Eastern District and first-team All-MVL as a defensive back…Won four MVL titles, and was part of an Ohio state runner-up team as a senior…Earned four varsity letters in football.

Jakob Hoschak, OL-DL, Ada – Program made Ohio state playoffs in three of four seasons of prep career…Was named all-district offensive lineman, as well as All-Northwest Conference offensive and defensive lineman…Earned four varsity letters in football, and one each in basketball, wrestling and baseball.

KeShun Jones, DB, Bedford – As a senior, recorded 50 tackles and six interceptions…Team advanced to second round of Ohio state playoffs…Varsity letter winner in football, basketball and track and field.

Domonique Kimble, DL, Toledo Central Catholic – Recorded 20 sacks in a season…Was two-time first-team All-Three Rivers Athletic Conference…Team made Ohio state championship game…Earned two varsity letters.

Kevin Laming, K, Bishop Watterson – Made a 43-yard field goal as a senior…Earned honorable mention All-Ohio honors as a senior…A six-time varsity letter winner between football and soccer.

Ronald Lee, RB, Euclid – Euclid's single-season and single-game rushing record holder…Earned first-team honors on All-Ohio, All-Northeast Ohio and All-Greater Cleveland Conference lists…Was a varsity letter winner in football and track.

Trey Madison, OL, Pickerington Central – A three-year varsity football letter winner.

Logan Mantz, WR, Goshen – Was second-team all-district as a senior…Earned two varsity letters each in football and baseball.

Dawson Martin, DB, Dayton Belmont – Earned four varsity letters in football and two in basketball.

Alex Maxin, OL, Youngstown Cardinal Mooney – Member of Ohio state playoff team as a senior…Earned three varsity letters in football.

Dugan May, OL, New Philadelphia – Member of East Central Ohio League-winning teams in 2015 and 2017…Played in Ohio state playoffs all four years, with two playoff wins in 2016…Team was 34-12 during prep career…Was first-team All-Ohio, ECOL Lineman of the Year, first-team All-Eastern District and first-team all-region…Earned three varsity football letters.

Will McDaniel, ATH, Trotwood-Madison – Won an Ohio state championship in 2017...Totaled 294 yards and three touchdowns in the state title game…Prep statistics include 1,598 yards and 17 touchdowns…Earned varsity letters in football and track and field.

Dakota McPeak, DB, Bellevue – Was two-time All-Ohio as a wide receiver…Set school record in 200-meter dash (21.94 seconds)…Earned nine combined varsity letters in basketball, football and track.

Kee-Shaun Merrill, WR, Kenston – Had 35 catches for more than 1,000 yards and 11 touchdowns…Was honorable mention All-Ohio and first-team All-Western Reserve Conference…Earned three varsity football letters and two varsity letters each in basketball and track.

Justin Moore, DB, Firestone – A four-year varsity football letter winner and three-year basketball letter winner.

Kyler Mueller, DL, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy – Earned first-team All-Miami Valley Conference honors…Went to Ohio state playoffs all four years and won four MVC championships…Team was 43-7 in prep career…Earned three varsity letters each in football and hockey.

Kendall Nesbitt, DE, Whitehall-Yearling – Senior-year statistics include 46 total tackles (12 for loss), two pass breakups and eight sacks…Made Ohio state playoffs as a junior and senior…Honors include second-team All-Ohio, first-team All-Central District and first-team All-Mid-State League…Four-year varsity football letter winner.

Gavin Posey, OL, Utica – As a senior, landed honorable mention All-Licking County League and All-Central District honors…Was second-team all-district as a junior…A four-year varsity letter winner in football and two-year varsity letter winner in basketball.

Sam Puthoff, OL, Fort Loramie – Named third-team All-Ohio, all-district and all-conference as a senior…Also third-team All-Ohio and all-conference as a junior…Earned varsity letters in both football and track.

Owen Ramm, WR, Independence – Prep totals include 414 receiving yards, 71 rushing yards, 647 all-purpose yards and six touchdowns…Named honorable mention All-Ohio, first-team all-division and first-team All-Cuyahoga Valley Conference…Earned six total letters in football and baseball.

Zane Ries, QB, Barberton – Suburban League American Conference Offensive Player of the Year as a senior…Two-time SLAC first-team selection (junior and senior year)…Four-year varsity letter winner in football and basketball.

Dawson Riley, DL, Ashland – Recorded 49 tackles, 10 for loss…Played in three Ohio playoffs and won three straight Ohio Cardinal Conference championships…Landed second-team all-district and first-team All-OCC honors as a senior, second-team All-OCC recognition as a junior and honorable mention All-OCC laurels as a sophomore…Three-time varsity football letter winner.

Patrick Sheridan, DL, Villa Angela-St. Joseph – Recorded 77 tackles (eight for loss) and three sacks as a senior…Landed All-Ohio honorable mention, first-team All-Northeast Lakes District and first-team All-North Coast League honors…Three-time varsity letter winner in football, track and wrestling.

Devin Snyder, OL, Pickerington North – Two-time Ohio state playoffs participant (2016-17), and part of a regional runner-up squad as a senior...Named All-Ohio Capital Conference twice and all-district once…Earned varsity letters in football and track and field.

Jared Stack, DL, Medina – During senior campaign, made 60 tackles (six for loss), including a 12-tackle game vs. Brunswick…Played in Ohio state playoffs as a junior…Earned one varsity football letter.

Caleb Stevens, WR, Riverside – Had more than 1,500 rushing yards, more than 1,000 receiving and return yards and 45 touchdowns in prep career…Earned four varsity letters each in football, track and baseball, and one varsity letter in wrestling.

Anthony Terry, QB-TE, Lorain Clearview – Threw for 1,924 yards and 23 touchdowns…Won the Patriot Athletic Conference championship as a senior…Named first-team All-PAC and first-team all-county…Earned two varsity letters in football and one each in basketball and track and field.

Nick Tarabrella, K-P, Penn Trafford – In prep career, made 161-of-169 extra points and 17 field goals, while sporting a 40-yard punting average...Set school record for single-season PATs (77), PATs in a game (nine), career field goals and career PATs...Won conference championships three times...Named first-team all-conference once and second-time all-conference twice...Three-year varsity starter in football, soccer and volleyball.

Garrett Turnbaugh, WR, Barberton – Earned first-team All-Ohio on the defensive side of the ball…Was varsity letter winner in both football and basketball.

Ryan Watt, LB, Monroeville – Recorded 215 tackles, six interceptions and two fumble recoveries in prep career…Earned second-team All-Ohio, first-team all-district and both first- and second-team All-Firelands Conference honors as a senior…Was first-team All-FC and honorable-mention all-district as a junior...A four-year varsity football letter winner and one-year varsity track letter winner.

Bryke Williams, WR, Ashland – Prep statistics include 72 catches for 803 yards and seven touchdowns, 33 carries for 253 yards and a score and 23 kickoff returns for 461 yards…Member of three Ohio Cardinal Conference-championship teams…Was named first-team OCC and NCOFCA, and second-team All-Northwest District…Earned three varsity letters in football, two in track and one each in swimming and baseball.

 

 

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