ORONO, Maine-- University of Maine football head coach Jack Cosgrove is pleased to announce his 2011 National Letter of Intent signees.
"We are very pleased and excited to announce the commitment and signing of our 2011 'Black Bear' Football Recruiting Class," said Cosgrove. "Eighteen very talented young men will add to the quality and depth of our current Black Bear Football Team!"
"It is important to note the tremendous efforts of our coaching staff throughout this process. They identified, evaluated and pursued a very talented group of student-athletes! In addition, our current team members were great hosts and representatives of our program! We would also like to note and thank all of the administrators, faculty and staff from throughout our campus community who assisted us in promoting our program. Their effort on our behalf was a major reason for our success!"
***Brian Anthony - LB - 6-2 - 200 - Columbia, Md. - Atholton High School***
Played for coach Kyle Schmitt at Atholton High School...Named to the Baltimore County All-Star Team and Second Team All-County.
***Sherrod Baltimore - CB - 5-10 - 160 - Fort Washington, Md. - Friendly High School***
Captain for coach Peter Quaweay at Friendly High School...Named All-State, All-Met and All-County...Selected to play in the Crab Bowl and the Chick-Fil-A Bowl...A three-star recruit by Rivals...Also selected All-County and All-Met in basketball.
***Trevor Bates - DL - 6-2 - 220 - Westbrook, Maine - Westbrook High School***
Captain for coach Jeff Guerette at Westbrook High School...Named All-Conference...Finalist for the Outstanding Lineman Award...Also played basketball and baseball...An Honor Roll student.
***Aamad Bush - SS - 6-3 - 200 - Montclair, N.J. - Montclair High School***
Played for coach Joe Fiore at Montclair High School...Named All-County his junior and senior seasons...Also All-County in the high jump.
***Daniel Carriker - OL - 6-2 - 295 - Alexandria, Va. - West Potomac High School***
Captain for coach Eric Henderson at West Potomac High School...Named First Team Coaches All-Patriot District, First Team All-Northern Region, First Team Virginia Preps AAA All-State and Second Team Washington Post All-Met...Also All-District in the shot put.
***CJ Dawson - FB - 6-2 - 225 - New Hampton - Natick, Mass.***
Played for coach Ed Kiley at New Hampton...Named to the All-Evergreen League Team while at New Hampton...Played for coach Lamb at Natick High School and was named to the All-Bay State Conference Team.
***Najee Green - WR - 6-3 - 185 - Accokeek, Md. - Gwynn Park High School***
Captain for coach Danny Hayes at Gwynn Park High School...Named All-County...Selected for the Prince George's County Chick-Fil-A Bowl and the Maryland Crab Bowl.
***Josiah Hartley - TE - 6-4 - 230 - Bangor, Maine - Bangor High School***
Captain for coach Mark Hackett at Bangor High School...Named First Team All-State and First Team All-Conference...Also on the state champion 4X100 relay track team and the baseball Senior League World Series Runners-up.
***Chase Hoyt - OL - 6-4 - 275 - West Chester, Pa. - Bayard Rustin High School***
Played for coach Mike St. Clair at Bayard Rustin High School...All-Area Player of the Year...First Team All-Area, First Team All-Chesmont and First Team All-Southeastern Pennsylvania...Four-year starter.
***Bruce Johnson - OL - 6-3 - 265 - Rochester, N.Y. - Gates Chili High School***
Played for coach Jason Benham at Gates Chili High School...Two-time Lineman of the Year...Two-time All-Monroe County, an All-State selection and All-Greater Rochester honoree.
***Isaiah Jones - WR/RB - 6-0 - 175 - Orange, Mass. - Mahar Regional High School - ***
Captain for coach Jim Woodward at Mahar Regional...Named All-State...Three-time All-Western Massachusetts...Rushed for the fourth-most yards in Western Massachusetts history (5,208).
***Zedric Joseph - WR - 5-9 - 180 - West Palm Beach, Fla. - Erie Community College***
Played for coach Dennis Greene at Erie Community College...Named First Team All-Conference at running back and Second Team All-Conference at kick returner...Also set the school record in the 100 meter dash.
***Michael Kozlakowski - DE - 6-3 - 240 - Lynbrook, N.Y. - Lynbrook High School***
Captain for coach Stephen LoCicero at Lynbrook High School...Named First Team All-State and First Team All-Long Island...Nassau County Championship Defensive MVP, Long Island Championship MVP and a Thorp Award finalist.
***Matthew LeBlanc - LB - 6-2 - 220 - Holden, Mass. - Wachusett Regional High School***
Captain for coach Mike Dubzinski at Wachusett Regional High School...Named a Central Massachusetts All-Star, a Worcester Telegram and Gazette All-Star and to the Super 26 All-State Team...Also played baseball, basketball and track.
***John McCabe - LB - 6-0 - 215 - Winslow, Maine - Winslow High School***
Captain for coach Mike Siviski at Winslow High School...Named First Team All-Conference...Two-time Defensive Player of the Year while also earning Offensive Player of the Year accolades.
***Sam Shipley - LB - 6-2 - 235 - Santa Barbara, Calif. - Santa Barbara City College***
Captain for coach Craig Moropoulos at Santa Barbara City College...Named First Team All-Conference and Team Defensive MVP...Had the eighth-most tackles in the state with 102.
***Cody Simcox - FB - 6-2 - 235 - Sinking Spring, Pa. - Wilson Senior High School***
Captain for coach Doug Dahms at Wilson Senior High School...Named the Lancaster Lebanon League Linebacker of the Year...Selected First Team All-Lancaster Lebanon League at linebacker and tight end and First Team All-County...Also Second Team All-State at linebacker.
***Daniel Upson - WR - 6-2 - 180 - Montgomery Village, Md. - Watkins Mill High School***
Captain for coaches Joe Rydzewski and Paul Vance...Played in the Maryland Crab Bowl...Named First Team All-Conference...Also a standout at track.
***Malik Walker - CB - 5-11 - 175 - East Orange, N.J. - East Orange High School***
Captain for coach Marion Bell at East Orange High School...Named First Team All-State, First Team All-Area, Second Team All-Essex County...Also First Team All-Essex County in the high jump.
***Benedict Wezel - OL - 6-8 - 310 - Berlin, Germany - Salisbury School (Conn.)***
Played for coach Chris Phelps at the Salisbury School...Led team to the New England Championship at the Salisbury School...An honor roll student.
The eligibility of all student-athletes is contingent upon admission to the University of Maine and compliance with all NCAA rules, including registration with the NCAA Clearinghouse.