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Tradition • Character • Service

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Hillsdale Begins to Sign Recruits

Wednesday, February 2nd was the first day colleges could sign their recruits to scholarship offers. With only 8 scholarships to work with this season, Hillsdale coach Keith Otterbein and his staff were looking for quality over quantity. More information and more recruits will be signed in the coming months. Keep checking back and please feel free to send in your own recruiting information. Recruits, you are welcome to let us know your feelings about joining the Charger family.

Tom Korte, 6' 1", 220, RB, LB, Grand Rapids Catholic Central -From Jane Bos, Grand Rapids Press, Nov. 29, 2004, "A three-time member of the Dream Team and a repeat member of the Class B all-state team, Korte set a school record for career tackles (307). He had 46 solo tackles and 80 assists this season as the Cougars reached the second round of the Division 4 playoffs. Korte also totaled more than 2,000 yards rushing in his career. "I have been around Catholic Central football for close to 30 years," Catholic Central coach Tom Passinault said. "And as a two-way player, Tom is the most productive player I have ever been around. He is like having two all-state players on your team."

From, "When thinking of the perfect HS linebacker, it’s hard to not think of Korte. He spent most of last season living in opponents’ backfields, or knocking their safeties apart at FB. He’s a sure tackler and quick to the ball with a motor that never quits."

Jared Veldheer, 6'7", 275, OT, (Grand Rapids) Forest Hills Northern, From, "Coaches Comments -- 'Great feet for his size. Jared is 265-pounds but he looks about 220. Great feet for his size, a very good basketball player and he has the frame to carry 310-pounds.' Forest Hills Northern coach Brent Myers." Reported by GR Press

Nick Lewis, 6' 1", 201, RB, Dayton, OH, Oakwood HS, #4 leading scorer in entire state of Ohio in 2004, Rushed for 33 TDs and 1,870 yards on 212 carries. Southwest Buckeye League Offensive Back of the Year, Division IV All State. Photo from Dayton Daily News. Team website

Mark Yassay, 6'6", 260, OL, Northville, MI, Detroit Free Press, All West First Team, From "Was the leading blocker for Northville's running backs that averaged a school-record 6.75 yards a carry this season. Coach Clint Alexander: "He was so physical that he drove guys down the field, creating running lanes for our backs. He was a devastating run blocker. He was a big reason we set that record." Recruited by Division I and Ivy League colleges. 3.6 GPA."

Brian Hewitt, 6'1", 200, HB, Lake Orion, MI, All Oakland County as a tight end, From Oakland Press: " the three-year varsity performer finished with 26 receptions for 384 yards and seven touchdowns. 'He had the athleticism of a wide receiver and the body of a tight end,' (Lake Orion Coach Chris) Bell said. "He has great speed to exploit matchups and great knowledge of the game. He knows where to be and how to get open." Had a 60 yard punt return for a touchdown.

Greg Sparks, 6'3", 250, DT, Shaker Heights, OH, University School

Myles Fish Jr., 6'1", 175, DB, Grand Haven, MI From Grand Haven head coach Steve Horodyski, "We are excited for our players that get a chance play at the next level.  Myles was on a team that put 4 players into the Gliac and of all of our players Myles was the best All Round player on both sides of the ball.  He is much like some other players we have sent to Hillsdale (All time leading passer Bill Skelton, All GLIAC LB Rob North)... they work very hard, they are bright and put Team first."
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