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Lafayette College 2014 recruiting class

Written by: on Sunday, February 9th, 2014. Follow David Mika on Twitter.


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 five from Eastern PA.

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.


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.


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
Nick Franzese  WR  6-0 175 Ridge
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
Rajhan Meriwether  TB  5-10 190 Basha
Matt Mrazek  WR  6-4 210 Lyons Township
Rocco Palumbo  WR  6-3 185 Mountain Vista
Phillip Parham  DB 5-10 180 Cass Technical
Collin Raysor  OL  6-7 300 Coatesville
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
Cam Smith  OL  6-5 295 Medway
Quinn Smith  TE 6-5 230 La Costa Canyon
Robert Speranza  TB  5-10 190 Chaminade
Matt Tuerk  WR  5-11 185 Nazareth
Dylan Wadsworth  TE 6-3 235 Brunswick School
Anders Warfel  OL  6-6 305 Central Bucks West

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