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Georgetown College football coach Bill Cronin has not achieved 155 wins in 16 seasons resting on his laurels. The Tiger program has become on the of the premier football teams through hard work and dedication, which begins with recruiting.
"I'm extremely pleased with the signing class we have for 2013," Cronin said. "The staff I've put together bust their tails, makes sacrifices to ensure we have top level players every year. This year is no different."
GC signed 35 thus far with a few more on the horizon.
To the top notch defense, the Tigers have 11 new athletes to mold into shutdown specialists. This side of the ball has been stellar the past two seasons, part of the reason Georgetown has risen back up in the coaches' poll and gone 20-0 in the regular season.
Offensively, the Tigers will add 19 new faces to the high-scoring mix. Georgetown has been one of the nation's leaders in scoring behind junior-to-be Neal Pawsat and a bevy of talented wide receivers and running backs.
Cronin also needed to address the graduation of his punter and place kicker. He is bringing in four players on his special teams.
When summer camp opens, Georgetown will have at least 35 new players to start shaping into guiding this program over the next several seasons. Defensively will be: Jaylan Bailey, T.J. Broadus, Brian Evans, Dustin Haraway, Nick Johnson, Kody Kasey, Michael Morton, Jordan Nicholl, Cade O'Bryan, Connor Owens and Elliot Rust, who can also play offensive line. Offensively will be: Jettie "J.R." Bailey, Bobby Chan-Chan, Keileen Chapell, Marcus Cosby, Tyler Durham, Cody Elbert, Joe Ganci, Ian Gearhart, Tyler Gist, Chad Heineman, Blake Hinkle, JK Howard, Zane Moore, Ian Nadolny, Austin Rice, Jacob Stewart, Devon Turner, Mitchell Wessel, Kevin Wright and Cody Wolfe. Finally on the special teams will be: Thorrin Brant, Josh Depp, Hans Mikelsoo and Issac Wilkerson.
Jaylan Bailey DB 5-11/180 University Park, Ill.
Jettie "J.R." Bailey OLB 6-0/225 Middletown, Ohio
Thorrin Brant LS 5-11/225 Stamping Ground, Ky.
T.J. Broadus LB/SS/DE 6-1/200 Lexington, Ky.
Bobby Chan-Chan WR 6-0/175 Houston, Texas
Keileen Chapell RB/OLB 5-10/200 Henderson, Ky.
Marcus Cosby WR 6-0/175 Bardstown, Ky.
Josh Depp K/P 5-11/170 Springboro, Ohio
Tyler Durham QB 6-3/240 Alexandria, Ky.
Cody Elbert OLB 6-3/210 Goshen, Ky.
Brian Evans DL 5-11/220 Louisville, Ky.
Joe Ganci WR 5-8/160 Clearwater, Fla.
Ian Gearhart OGuard 6-2/266 Franklin, Ohio
Tyler Gist RB 5-9/195 Cincinnati, Ohio
Dustin Haraway SS 5-11/180 Madison, Ala.
Chad Heineman OL 6-3/290 Trenton, Ohio
Blake Hinkle WB 5-10/195 Nicholasville, Ky.
JK Howard OL 6-4/315 Danville, Ky.
Nicholas Johnson DL 6-2/275 Glen Ellyn, Ill.
Kody Kasey DB 5-8/165 Pickerington, Ohio
Hans Mikelsoo P 6-4/235 Flemingsburg, Ky.
Zane Moore WR 5-11/170 Xenia, Ohio
Michael Morton DB 5-11/175 Lexington, Ky.
Ian Nadolny OLB 6-2/200 Troy, Ohio
Jordan Nicoll LB 6-0/215 Springboro, Ohio
Cade O'Bryan DE 6-4/270 Ashland, Ky.
Connor Owens LB 6-1/205 Georgetown, Ky.
Austin Rice OL 6-4/275 Trenton, Ohio
Elliot Rust OL/DL 6-2/285 Alexandria, Ky.
Jacob Stewart OL 6-4/275 Louisville, Ky.
Devon Turner RB 5-10/180 Ashland, Ohio
Mitchell Wessel OL 6-4/250 Louisville, Ky.
Isaac Wilkerson K/P 6-0/160 Owensboro, Ky.
Kevin Wright RB 5-9/170 Madison, Ala.
Cody Wolfe QB 6-1/180 Louisville, Ky.
Jaylan Bailey (DB 5`11, 180, University Park, IL) was a four-year varsity letterman at Crete Monee HS. During senior year played QB was 161-248 and passed for 2545Yds 25TDs, and rushed for 800Yds, 8TDs. Earned All-Conference, All-Area, Offensive MVP, and 2-Time Chicago Sun-Times Player of the Week and Team Captain. Finished season with an 8-4 record and Lead Team to a Quarter Final appearance. Also was a 2-Year Letterman in Basketball in HS, was apart of the best basketball team in school history finished the season 25-4 where we fell short in the Quarterfinals. Earned All-Conference Honors at the College of Dupage where I was 3rd on the team in tackles (65) and Interceptions with (3), and 10 (PBUs) WATCH HIGHLIGHTS
Jettie "J.R." Bailey (OLB, 6-0, 225, Middletown, OH.) was a two-year starter at Middletown High School. During his senior season he had 34 solo tackles, 23 assists, 12 tackles for loss, two sacks, five forced fumbles and a fumble recovery for the Middies last season. And was named second team All-Conference. As a junior, he had 24 solo tackles, 44 assists, 6 tackles for loss, two sacks, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery for his junior year as a DE. WATCH HIGHLIGHTS
Thorrin Brant (LS 5'11 225, Stamping Ground, KY) Three year starter for Coach Jim McKee at Scott So. Started at OG and OT during career. Four year letterman as a Kick Snapper. Team went 26 – 3 in Junior and Senior seasons. Team won three district and four regional championships as well as playing for the 6A state Title in 2011. Team Captain. WATCH HIGHLIGHTS
T.J. Broadus (LB/SS/DE,6'1",200Lbs, Lexington, KY) Three year varsity starter for Lafayette HS. City champions all 4 years of highs school, and district champions his Junior and Senior season. Lead his team in tackles for loss and sacks his junior and senior season. Named all city his junior and senior season. WATCH HIGHLIGHTS
Bobby Chan-Chan (WR, 6'0" 175lbs, Houston, TX) 2 year letter winner at Cypress Creek High School in Houston, TX. First team unanimous all district 17-5A WR, and all district academic team. Won team MVP award and the first WR to be named MVP in history of his High School. Member of the 4x100 track team and 300 hurdler. WATCH HIGHLIGHTS
Marcus Cosby (WR 6'0 175, Bardstown KY) Bardstown High School. Four year starter for Coach David Clark. Played WR, FS on the football team and shooting guard on the basketball team. Named All District as a senior. Team went 10-2 as a senior. WATCH HIGHLIGHTS
Josh Depp (K/P, 5'11", 170lbs, Springboro, Ohio) was a two-year starter at Springboro High School. Depp finished his senior season ranked #1 overall in kicking, field goals, punting and scoring in the Greater Western Ohio Conference (GWOC). He was ranked 14th in scoring, among all scoring positions in the GWOC, and was the only kicker in the top 17. In 2012, his field goal accuracy was 100% and his extra point accuracy was 54/59 (92%). After completing an undefeated 10-0 regular season in 2012, Depp and his Springboro teammates were named GWOC South Champions and achieved a #2 post-season ranking in the Ohio Division I Playoffs. WATCH HIGHLIGHTS
Tyler Durham (QB, 6-3, 240, Alexandria, KY.) was a four-year starter at Campbell County High School. During his senior season had 1957 rushing yards and 27 rushing touchdowns at quarterback and threw for 1550 yards with fourteen touchdowns at to earn honorable mention All-State honors and 6A district 6 P.O.Y. As a junior, he had 1512 rushing yards with 15 touchdowns and 659 yards passing as he was named 6A district 6 P.O.Y. His freshman and sophomore years he started linebacker and totaled over 60 tackles and 4 sacks. He also started in the Best of the Bluegrass All-Star game in Louisville, KY. WATCH HIGHLIGHTS
Cody Elbert (OLB, 6-3, 210, Goshen, KY.) A three-year starter at North Oldham High School. During his senior season he had 95 tackles, 12 sacks with all district honors and played in the East vs West All Star Game. As a junior he had 70 tackles. He also ran track for four years and was a state champion his sophomore year winning the 4x400 meter relay, his team also took home the championship. WATCH HIGHLIGHTS
Brian Evans (DL, 5'11" 220, Louisville, KY) Played for State Runner Up Pleasure Ridge Park as a Defensive End. BJ was very instrumental for the success of the Pleasure Ridge Park High School defense. He was a defensive lineman that saw action at both the tackle and end position. BJ showed great leadership as a senior defensive lineman. He played a role in a defense that recorded several sacks and also forced several turnovers. The Panther defense scored in seven football games in the 2012 season. Overall the Panthers had 9 defensive touchdowns.
Joe Ganci (WR, 5-8, 160, Clearwater, FL) was a 4 year letterman, 3 year starter at Countryside High School. During his senior year he had 873 receiving yards, averaging 87.3 yards per game, and having a 17.5 YAC per game. He also rushed for 428 yards in his senior year for a total of 1,301 all-purpose yards. He scored 9 receiving touchdowns in his senior year and 13 total in his career, including 2 punt returns. He was named first team All-Pinellas County, and was honorable mention all-state. His team record as a starter was 29-1, including back to back undefeated regular seasons. Joe also participated in varsity track and field, basketball, and soccer. He is a district champion in three sports participated, and regional champion in two (soccer, track and field). WATCH HIGHLIGHTS
Ian Gearhart (Offensive Guard 6'2 266) He attended Bishop Fenwick High School in Franklin Ohio where he was a 3 year starter at strong side guard. He had a total of 217 pancakes in his career at Bishop Fenwick. As a junior he was selected to 2nd Team Greater Catholic League and 2nd Team All District. As a senior he was voted captain by his teammates and was 1st Team GCL, 1st Team All District, 1st Team All Dayton Area, and Honorable Mention for the State Team. He was also elected Team Offensive Player of the year at the end of the season team banquet. As a senior, the Falcons swept the GCL North. The Falcons received their first playoff berth since '04. Ian was also a part of the Falcons Baseball team where he was a 2 year letterman. He was a part of the District Runner up squad. WATCH HIGHLIGHTS
Tyler Gist (RB, 5-9, 195, Cincinnati, OH) was a 3 year Varsity lettermen at Winton Woods in football, 2 year starter at Winton Woods, State champions in 2009. Senior captain led his team to an 8-4 record, second round loss in the playoffs. A 33-13 career record, slot wing junior year in a triple option offense, made a switch to fullback mid-senior year, accounting for 500 yards and 10 touchdowns. Also Four year varsity lettermen in track, member of the 4x100m relay state qualifying team, holds record for the 4x100m relay (42.4) Four year varsity lettermen in track, member of the 4x100m relay state qualifying team. WATCH HIGHLIGHTS
Dustin Haraway (SS, 5-11, 180, Madison, AL) was a two-year starter and three-year letterman at Bob Jones High School. During his junior season, he recorded 42 tackles and forced 3 fumbles. As a senior, and team captain, Dustin had 101 tackles, two interceptions, three sacks and five forced fumbles. He earned 6A All-Region 8 Honors and was also named to the Huntsville Times Elite team. Bob Jones advanced to the 2nd round of the 6A state playoffs in both his Junior and Senior season. In the last game of his high school career, Dustin had his best game in a 14-13 loss to Mountain Brook HS. Recorded 14 tackles and two interceptions earning him Huntsville Times Player of the Week honors. WATCH HIGHLIGHTS
Chad Heineman (OL, 6'3"/290. Trenton, OH) was a three year starter at Edgewood High School. He started 26 straight games at Left Tackle since his sophomore year allowing only 2 sacks. He served as Team Captain as a Senior. He was named First-Team ALL Conference his Junior and Senior year, First Team ALL-AREA as a Junior and Second Team ALL-AREA as a Senior, Second Team All-District as a Senior. He was named to the 2012 Preseason Tristatefootball.com Team. He was also selected as a NUC ALL-AMERICAN. He also received the Coach's Leadership Award as a Senior and was nominated for the Anthony Munoz Lineman of the Year. WATCH HIGHLIGHTS
JK Howard (OL 6'4" 315, Danville, KY) Played for Coach Sam Harp at Danville High School. A 4 year starter at OL (Garrad Co and Danville HS). Played both ways as a DL and OL. Played all three OL positions in HS, Concentrating at OC senior year. All District and All Region Sophomore, Junior and Senior. All State OL First Team and All State DL Second Team as Senior. Team went 9-4 as a senior, played in the Regional Championship. Member of the Best of the Bluegrass team. WATCH HIGHLIGHTS
Nicholes Johnson (DE,6-2,250 Schererville IN) was four-year starter at Lake Central High School, and a two year starter at College of Dupage junior college in IL. In high school I was named pre-season all American, Defensive lineman of the year, Times and Post Tribune first team All-Conference, Times and Post Tribune 1st team All Area, Team Captain. A standout in baseball lettering two years at Lake Central High School. At College Of Dupage , Nick was team captain, named "Hardest Working Player of the Year", and was Non-Scholarship National Champion. WATCH HIGHLIGHTS
Kody Kasey (DB 5'8 165, Pickerington, OH) 2 year football letterman and 4 year track letterman for Pickerington North HS in Columbus, OH. Kody was the third leading tackler senior year with 84 tackles. Named second team OCC. Hold school record of 2 blocked punts in a game. Team made it to state semis senior year, ending the season with a 12-2 record. Team was OCC, District and Regional champions. As a member of the track team, made it to the district finals in the 300 Hurdles and a state runner up in 2012. WATCH HIGHLIGHTS
Hans Mikelsoo (P, 6-4, 235, Flemingsburg, Ky) was a 3 year starter for the Fleming County Panthers. During senior season, he broke the school record for longest punt with a 67 yarder. He averaged 42.4 net yards per punt. He received Special Teams MVP for his school his sophomore and senior year. He made the All-EKC 2nd team and AP All State Second Team. Senior year he averaging over 50 yards per punt in 2 games of their 7-5 season. WATCH HIGHLIGHTS
Zane Moore ( WR, 5'11" 170, Xenia, OH ) 2 year starter at Xenia High School. As a Senior had 19 catches, 328 yards, 17.8 average, and 4 TD's. On defense he recorded 44 tackles, 1 FF, 1 scoop and score, and 1 INT playing strong safety. As a Junior had 16 catches, 301 yards, 18.4 average and 3TD's. Made ALL-GWOC South, Second Team Junior and Senior year. WATCH HIGHLIGHTS
Michael Morton (DB, 5-11, 175, Lexington KY) Lettered all 4 years, and a 3 year starter at Bryan Station High School. Was 2nd on team in tackles senior year with 68.5 tackles, was a state leader in forced fumbles with 8 forced fumbles. Awarded Ihigh game MVP. First team all-state academic award. He also has played baseball all 4 years as a center fielder. WATCH HIGHLIGHTS
Ian Nadolny (OLB, 6-2,200, Troy, OH) 3 years starter at Troy High School. During his senior season Ian had 78 tackles as an outside linebacker finishing 17th in his conference and had 4 receptions for 52 yards and a touchdown as Tight End earning him GWOC second team. As a junior Ian had 45 tackles and received GWOC second team. As a sophomore he had 30 tackles. He finished his High school career with 153 career tackles, 1 FF, 3 FR, 2 INT, and 4.5 sacks. Ian also has played 3 years of varsity baseball.
Jordan Nicoll (LB,6-0,215,Springboro, OH) A two year starter at Springboro High school. Led the team in tackles both years. As a Junior he had 79 tackles and was 1st team all-conference. As a Senior he had a 103 tackles, 3 sacks, and 3 forced fumbles. He was elected 1st team all-conference, 2nd team all tri-state , and honorable mention all-state. Senior year his team went 10-0 and was the first team in Springboro school history to go to the playoffs in Division 1. WATCH HIGHLIGHTS
Cade O'Bryan (DE 6'4" 270, Ashland, KY) 3 year letterman for Ashland Blazer High School. Had 140 total tackles in two years on playing varsity. Recorded 17 sacks in two years and scored 3 defensive touchdowns. Made honorable mention all-state as junior. Name All Area Player of the Year by unanimous decision. Chosen as team MVP . First Team All-State. Team record of 9-3. Also plays baseball, where he is all region and all district the last two years. WATCH HIGHLIGHTS
Connor Owens (LB 6'1 205, Georgetown, KY) Played at Scott County High School. Two year starter for Coach Jim McKee. Played OG as a Junior and ILB as a senior. Four year letterman as a Kick Snapper. Team went 26 – 3 in Junior and Senior seasons. Team won three district and four regional championships as well as playing for the 6A state Title in 2011. WATCH HIGHLIGHTS
Austin Rice (OL 6'4", 275, Trenton OH), 3 year letterman at Edgewood High School. Austin started 30 games in his varsity career. Was named JJHUDDLE 2nd team Preseason All-State, 1st team all-league (SWOC),His team went 8-3, playing in the quarterfinals of the State playoffs. WATCH HIGHLIGHTS
Elliot Rust (OL, DL, 6'2, 285, Alexandria, KY) was a three-year starter for Newport Central Catholic High School. As a team captain, he helped lead the team to a 2012 state title (11-4) and was recognized as First Team All Northern Kentucky, Kentucky All State-Honorable Mention, The Enquirer's Football All-Star 2nd Team, Northern Ky Athletic Conference All-Star Team, Academic All-State Honorable Mention and Team Offensive Lineman of the Year. He recorded 15 Tackles for Loss, 2 Fumbles Caused, 3 Quarterback Sacks and 66 Tackles. His junior year he was awarded Northern Kentucky Football Coaches Association All-Star Team, Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference All-Star Team, Academic All-State Honorable Mention and Team Offensive Lineman of the Year. He recorded a total of 81 Tackles, 14 tackles in one game, 9 Tackles for Loss, 2 Quarterback Sacks, 2 Blocked Kicks, 2 Broken up Passes and a FR Touch Down. His sophomore year, a starting DL, he helped the team to a 2010 state title (13-2) and was recognized as Most Improved Defense. Also, played 2 seasons of bowling and 1 season of baseball. WATCH HIGHLIGHTS
Jacob Stewart (OL, 6' 4", 275, Louisville, KY) two year starter for Eastern High School. 2012 district honorable mention, 2011 all-district. Won regional championship senior year. Semi state runner ups. 2011 district champs. WATCH HIGHLIGHTS
Devon Turner (RB, 5'10" 180, Ashland, OH) Leading rusher on the state runner up Fairview football team. Played both ways as a RB and DB. WATCH HIGHLIGHTS
Mitchell Wessel (OL, 6'4, 250, Louisville, Ky) One year starter at Trinity High School. Three time State Championship winner. One time National Champion.
Isaac Wilkerson (K/P, 6'0" 160, Owensboro KY) Two year starter for Coach John Edge at Owensboro Catholic HS. All conference, all county, all region Punter and Kicker. Two time Conference and regional champion. WATCH HIGHLIGHTS
Kevin Wright (RB, 5-9, 170, Madison, Al) Was a two-year Varsity football starter for Coach Kevin Rose and a three-year Varsity letterman at Bob Jones High School. During his Junior season, he had over 1200 all purpose yards with 14 touchdowns. As a senior he had over 1000 rushing yards and over 600 receiving yards with 22 total touchdowns. He earned 6A all-Region 8 honors his junior and senior season. Voted Huntsville Times Metro Player Of The Week, noting the top performance in Madison County for the first round of the High School football playoffs (2012). Named the team's OFFENSIVE MVP 2012. Name player of the week three times as a senior and once as a junior. Earned 6A All-Region 8 Honors and was also named to the Huntsville Times Elite team. Among ASWA playoff honorees in the 2012 playoff. He played three years of Varsity Basketball at point guard and was averaging 12 points and 8 assist per game.Kevin Wright (RB, 5-9, 170, Madison, Al) Was a two-year Varsity football starter for Coach Kevin Rose and a three-year Varsity letterman at Bob Jones High School. During his Junior season, he had over 1200 all purpose yards with 14 touchdowns. As a senior he had over 1000 rushing yards and over 600 receiving yards with 22 total touchdowns. He earned 6A all-Region 8 honors his junior and senior season. Voted Huntsville Times Metro Player Of The Week, noting the top performance in Madison County for the first round of the High School football playoffs (2012). Named the team's OFFENSIVE MVP 2012. Name player of the week three times as a senior and once as a junior. Earned 6A All-Region 8 Honors and was also named to the Huntsville Times Elite team. Among ASWA playoff honorees in the 2012 playoff. He played three years of Varsity Basketball at point guard and was averaging 12 points and 8 assist per game. WATCH HIGHLIGHTS
Cody Wolfe (QB, 6'1", 180, Louisville, KY.) As a Senior, Cody led the Eastern Eagles to a Regional Championship and the State Semi-finals finishing the season 11-3 (most wins in School history). Cody threw for 2,936 yards with 29 passing TD's and 14 rushing TD's. Cody was the District 5, Class 6A Player of the Year, First Team All-District, All-State Honorable Mention, Wave3 Player of the Week, Insight CN2 Player of the Week, Fayette County Football Frenzy MVP, Team Captain, and Team MVP. He also won the Eagle weightlifting competition. Cody also lettered all 4 Years in Varsity Lacrosse and was also Team Captain at Eastern his senior season. WATCH HIGHLIGHTS