Archive for Thursday, May 27, 2004

BU’s Grossner signs 40 players

May 27, 2004

Baker University head football coach Mike Grossner has announced his first 40 signings. Grossner was hired as head coach on Jan. 22 and has assembled a staff of nine assistant coaches.

Thirteen players have committed to play defense for first-year coordinator Brian Boyle. This will be Boyle's eighth year as a Baker coach. The class includes six defensive backs, six linemen and a linebacker.

The recruits are: safety Brandon Bell (6-1, 190) of Mesa Community College in California; cornerback Andrew Blaes (5-8, 180) of Cherryvale; cornerback DJ Carter (5-7, 175) of Houston; lineman Justin Cavner (6-1, 235) of Hockley, Texas; cornerback Raymond Davis (5-8, 165) of Wichita; lineman Elliot Gonzalez (6-1, 210) of Hollywood, Fla.; lineman Alex McWhorter (6-2, 245) of Plantation, Fla.; defensive back Jordan Olsen (6-0, 165) of Larned; cornerback Brad Page (5-11, 186) of Wellsville; linebacker Nate Payne (5-10, 185) of Paola; lineman Alex Reister (6-2, 220) of Lansing, Mo.; lineman John Roberts (6-3, 265) of Hockley, Texas; and lineman Jose Serpa (6-3, 215) of Miami.

Twenty-seven of the recruits are expected to play offense. The offense will be led by Grossner and assistant head coach Marc Bergan. Baker signed three quarterbacks, eight wide receivers, six running backs, 10 offensive lineman and a tight end.

The recruits include: quarterback Kendall Bradley (6-5, 215) of Rogersville, Mo.; kicker Hans Broers (5-9, 165) of Baldwin City; wide receiver Josh Brouhard (5-10, 190) of Eudora; running back Ben Clerkley (5-10, 220) of Cisco Community College in Texas; wide receiver Clintay Demps (5-9, 170) of Miami; fullback Pete Diaz (5-10, 230) of Glendale Community College in Arizona; lineman Kevin Dugan (6-4, 290) of Butler County Community College; lineman Matt Hiss (6-2, 260) of Great Bend; wide receiver Shaun Hughes (5-10, 170) of Spring Hill; lineman Jeff Juiliano (6-2, 255) of Kansas City; wide receiver Mark Kabbany (5-8, 165) of San Diego; wide receiver Clayton Kellerman (5-11, 175) of Lawrence; running back Brandon Knox (5-9, 220) of Sacramento, Calif.; lineman Nick Lamb (6-4, 280) of St. Joseph, Mo.; quarterback Tyler Lane (5-11, 160) of Gardner; running back Micah Mason (5-11, 225) of Baldwin City; lineman Andrew McKay (6-1, 245) of Clearwater, Fla.; kicker Michael Megraw (6-3, 185) of Lawson, Mo.; lineman Andy Pinnell (6-0, 265) of Coffeyville Community College; lineman Aaron Plattner (6-4, 270) of Malta Bend, Mo.; lineman Steven Rodgers (6-2, 280) of Covina, Calif.; tight end David Shobe (6-5, 230) of Hurdland, Mo.; quarterback Brian Sheppard (6-0, 180) of New Orleans; running back Beau Smith (5-6, 175) of San Diego; running back Martell Smith (5-10, 235) of Minnesota West Community College; lineman Nicholas Strembel (6-3, 325) of Daytona Beach, Fla.; and wide receiver Alphonso Williams of Los Angeles Harbor Community College.

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