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Tradition • Character • Service

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Hillsdale Announces 2007 Recruiting Class

Blanchard and Riebold headline what is likely the most complete class of Otterbein era. 19 kids, 8 from Michigan, 4 from OH, 4 from IN, 1 from CA, 1 from WI, 1 from PA

Ron Bedway OL/DL 6-3 255 Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich. (North), recruited by in-state MAC schools and IVY League.

Bren Berquist TE 6-6 218 Davisburg, Mich. (Clarkston) Good possession TE, excellent BKB player

Mike Blanchard WR 5-10 179 Hillsdale, Mich. (Hillsdale) AP Class B 1st Team at QB, Threw for 1752 and ran for 1563, 45 touchdowns, had team one play away from Ford Field

Matt Bryan QB 6-4 192 Carrollton, Ohio (Carrollton) All East District in 2006, All-State HM in 2005, Ranked 8th in all of Ohio in 2005 throwing for 2240 yards. Big, prototypical passer, mobile too. [video ]

Nate English LB 6-1 195 Hillsdale, Mich. (Hillsdale) Detroit News Div. 5 Defensive Player of the Year, 189 tackles, highly pursued by Harvard and Yale

Aric Geerlings WR/DB 6-0 193 Norton Shores, Mich. (East Kentwood) had KO returns for TD in first 2 games of 2006, Played QB as junior, great hockey player as well

Cody Henderson DB 6-1 175 Arcadia, Ind. (Hamilton Heights) AP All-state, 46 catches for 852 yards, 77 tackles 2 interception

Nick Hixson DB 6-1 162 Remus, Mich. (Chippewa Hills) very quick, also started at QB, sprinter on track team, HM All-state BKB player

Adam Hutnick DB 5-10 169 Chesterton, Ind. (Chesterton) 2nd team All-state as junior, 1st team as a senior, led all of Indiana with 12 interceptions

Reid Meador TE 6-8 245 Whiteland, Ind. (Whiteland Community) very athletic big man, excellent bkb player as well

Jesse Norris LB 6-3 195 Lima, Ohio (Shawnee) set state record in 4x200m relay(1:29.46), 20’ long jumper, 14’ pole vaulter,

Ridge Riebold LB 6-0 200 Powell, Ohio (Olentangy Liberty)
[video: ] Quite possibly the biggest steal of the GLIAC and has potential to make big impact immediately at LB, 2 star, ranked by as 57th best LB in America, played in All-American Bowl in Louisiana this January, recruited by Illinois, Clemson, South Florida. Has 4.5 speed, 2x All-State, Central District Player of the Year, Capital Conference Player of the Year

Tyler Sandner DB 6-0 168 Grand Rapids, Mich. (Grand Rapids Catholic Central) Great athlete who led team to state finals as junior at QB, ran for 10 TD and threw for 11 as junior

Brad Spencer TB 5-11 185 Maumee, Ohio (Maumee) All NE District

Jason Statler H-back 5-9 200 Mechanicsburg, Pa. (Mechanicsburg)
Matt Terhune TE 6-5 200 Ossian, Ind. (Norwell) #1 TE in state of Indiana as voted by the media, 2x All-State, 32 catches for 572 yards in 2006

Brian Thompson TB 5-8 180 Wauwatosa, Wisc. (Wauwatosa East) Tom Swittel
Daniel Vakay WR 6-2 165 Lancaster, Cali. (Bethel Christian)

Ryon Wiska OL 6-1 274 Redford, Mich. (Detroit Catholic Central) Team Captain, Academic All-state HM

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