Tradition • Character • Service

Tradition • Character • Service

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

An Early Look at Hillsdale Football Commitments has learned through a series of sources that following players have made commitments to play football at Hillsdale College.

Skill Players:

Anthony Mifsud, Dearborn, MI, QB, 6'4", 185 lb.,
Division II All-State (offensive captain), son of former record setting Charger receiver, 2 star prospect who was in the mix of possible D1 offers late in the process, Video

Corey Gilbert, Sandusky, OH, WR, 6'2", 180 lb.,

The definition of a playmaker, ran 4.44 40 yrd. dash at Ohio State camp, 1 star prospect, 38 catches for school record 10 tds., Division I All-Northwest District, Division I All-Ohio 1st team,video

Ben Karaba, Brunswick, OH, DB, 5'11", 170 lb.,

Division I All-Northwest Region, All-Ohio special mention, 5th longest TD reception in Ohio history (95 yards), 15 consecutive games with a reception

Cameron White, Forest Hills Central High School, Grand Rapids, MI, HB, 6'1", 215 lb., great possession receiver, had 130 yards receiving in opening season win at Coopersville, leader on FHC basketball team as well

Andrew Young, Oakland, Ore., WR/DB, 6'0", 155 lb.,

2A All-Oregon 1st team, Playing in Oregon East-West Shrine Game Aug. 2

Kevin Tabone, Churchill High School, Livonia, MI, TE, 6'3" 240 lb.,
3 Year starter, Ranked by recruiting expert Jim Stefani as the #4 TE in Michigan, 1st Team all conference, 2nd team Western Metro Detroit as defensive lineman

Nate Wade, Salem, IN Eastern HS, DB, 5'10", 190 lb.
2 way player at DB and QB led Eastern High into its first season of football, had a 60 yard run for a score against Brownstown Central


Zach Brown, Canal Winchester High School (Columbus area), OH, OL/DL, 6'2", 312 lb. This kid is a monster at center and defensive tackle. He has surprisingly quick and agile feet for such a big man. Brown plays with a real nasty streak but is a leader on and off of the field. He earned Division III All-Central region 1st team honors and All-Ohio special mention. Check out his video.

Trevor Putnam, Worthington Kilbourne High School (Columbus area), OH, OL, 6'5", 268 lb.

Division I All-Central region 1st team and All-Ohio special mention.

Kevin Cunningham, Olentangy (Columbus area), OH, DT, 6'2", 270 lb.,

Division I All-Central region 1st team and All-Ohio special mention.

D.J. Loy, Westerville Central (Columbus area), OH, OL, 6'4", 265 lb.
Division I All-Central region 2nd Team, All-Metro honorable mention,

Michael Kendrick, Maine Twnshp. South, Park Ridge, IL, 6'0", 256 lb.

selected to Illinois Coaches Association All-Star Game, 3 year varsity player

Jim Plaskey, Brother Rice HS, Birmingham, MI, DT, 6'4", 255 lb.,

Turned down offers from Air Force and Army. ranked him as a 2 star prospect and had this to say: "Plaskey has a big frame and a long wingspan, he also plays a mean and aggressive game and has Big Ten and MAC schools looking closer." Ranked as the 93rd senior prospect in MI.

Sam Holton, Howell, MI, OL/DT, 6'2" 280 lb.
Division I first-team all-state, Livingston Community News Lineman of the Year, Columnist Jason Deegan writes about Holton: "The senior tackle led a senior-laden offensive line that allowed the Highlander offense to roll up roughly 300 yards per game, including 200 on the ground."


Ryan Egnatuk, Rockford, MI, LB, 5'10", 195 lb.

Grand Rapids Press Dream Team, Detroit Free Press Dream Team, From "Ryan is one tough, hard-nosed, tenacious, competitive inside linebacker, who is simply passionate about football," Rockford coach Ralph Munger said. "He plays sideline-to-sideline and is a dynamite tackler. And on top of all that, he's a young man with a dynamic personality." Egnatuk totaled 118 tackles and had three sacks. The previous two years, he helped the Rams reach the state finals. Highlights: He had 118 tackles, three sacks and a fumble recovery. Played in state championship game as a sophomore and started the last two years as an inside linebacker.


Andrew Wilburn, Rockford, MI, P, 6'1", 187 lb.,

Division I All-State 1st team Linebacker, punted 3 times in 2006 state championship game for 104 yards

Just added: Nate Wade, DB Salem, IN Eastern HS

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