COLUMBUS, Ohio – Coming off of an 8-3 season, Ohio Dominican's football team signed 16 student-athletes to letters of intent on Wednesday, head coach Bill Conley announced today.
"We are extremely excited about the 2013 Ohio Dominican Panther football class," said Conley, who wrapped up his third season at the helm of ODU's program. "These student-athletes are exceptionally talented in terms of their football skills and are of the highest character off the field. We are elated that these fine young men and their families are now a part of the Panther football family. All of the outstanding student-athletes that signed with Ohio Dominican today are high achievers with lofty goals and will be major contributors to the success of our program in the near future."
Ohio Dominican, in its third year of GLIAC and NCAA Division II play, won its last five games of the 2012 season and tied for second in the GLIAC standings with a 7-3 conference record. Since the program started in 2004, Ohio Dominican has enjoyed six winning seasons, including a 15-7 mark in the past two years.
Below is the full list of signees. To read their full bios, click their name or scroll to the bottom.
|Tyler Edwards-Frick||OL||6-4||265||Nashport, Ohio/Tri-Valley||Highlights|
|Austin Ernst||QB||6-1||190||Cincinnati, Ohio/McNicholas||Highlights|
|Aaron Everson||RB||6-0||195||Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett||Highlights|
|O'Sha Jackson||DB||6-0||170||Warren, Ohio/Warren Harding||Highlights|
|Sean Jetter||WR||6-2||180||Cincinnati, Ohio/Winton Woods||Highlights|
|Darryl Johnson||RB||5-11||195||Mason, Ohio/Mason||Highlights|
|Cameron Kohl||LB||6-1||230||Hilliard, Ohio/Hilliard Darby||Highlights|
|Melran Leach||WR/DB||6-0||170||Shaker Heights, Ohio/Shaker Heights||Highlights|
|Andrew Lorenz||OL||6-3||285||Dublin, Ohio/Bishop Watterson||Highlights|
|DJ Perdue||DL||6-1||285||Indianapolis, Ind./Brebeuf Jesuit||Highlights|
|Ethan Quinn||OL||6-7||275||Jackson, Ohio/Jackson||Highlights|
|Mason Sawicki||DL||6-2||275||Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Scioto||Highlights|
|Aaron Stephens||TE||6-3||215||Ironton, Ohio/Ironton||Highlights|
|Cole Tameris||OL||6-3||290||Cincinnati, Ohio/Sycamore||Highlights|
|Marquise Tyus||DB||5-10||165||Lakewood, Ohio/Lakewood||Highlights|
|Zack Williams||OL||6-3||250||Hilliard, Ohio/Hilliard Darby||Highlights|
OL, 6-4, 265
Intended Major: Undecided
High School Coach: Justin Buttermore
High School: Special Mention All-Ohio selection…Also picked up First Team All-Eastern District accolades and First Team All-MVL…Tallied 39 tackles (9.5 TFL) and two interceptions, one which he returned for a touchdown…Also a member of Tri-Valley wrestling team.
Personal: Son of Marcy Edwards and Matt Frick…Has three siblings: Alysa Edwards-Frick, Walker Dupler and Landan Frick…Enjoys all sports, coaching little league, and four-wheelers…Picked ODU "because I felt at home on the campus and with the football program."
High School: Earned four varsity letters…As senior, threw for 2,819 yards and 26 touchdowns…Also ran for 491 yards and nine scores…Cincinnati Enquirer Player of the Year…First Team All-GCL selection…Named to All-Southwest Ohio and all-city team…GCL Central Division Player of the Year…U.S. Army Ohio National Guard Player of the Year nominee…Also earned All-GCL accolades in basketball…Three-year letterwinner in hoops.
Personal: Son of Eric and Tina Ernst…Has a brother, Eric, who plays football at Cincinnati…Great Uncle Willy Ernst played baseball in Cleveland Indians organization…National Art Honor Society student…Enjoys all sporting events, music, art and spending time with family and friends…Chose ODU because it is a Catholic institution with "outstanding academic opportunities, the coaching staff is unbelievable, and a great school filled with great people in a great city that is close to home for me."
High School: Rushed for 1,984 yards and 26 touchdowns as senior…Averaged 7.4 yards per carry and 180.4 yards per game…Courier News Player of the Year…IHSA All-State pick…Upstate 8 All-Conference selection…Helped lead Hawks to playoff berth as senior…Also runs track and won 100 meter dash in conference meet.
Personal: Son of Earl Everson and Debbie Clement…Has one sibling, Justin…Enjoys running track and working out…Picked ODU because "it's an up and coming football program and I felt the coaches were looking out for my best interests."
High School: All-Northeast Ohio First Team selection…Honorable mention all-district…Registered five interceptions and one defensive touchdown as senior…Also plays basketball.
Personal: Son of Tina Jackson…Enjoys basketball and drawing…Picked ODU because it felt like the right fit for him.
High School: Tallied 350 receiving yards and two touchdowns…Team captain…Earned Warrior Award and Coaches Award…Hauled in an 80-yard touchdown against Huber Heights Wayne…Also a member of the track and field team.
Personal: Son of David and Tiffany Jetter…Has two siblings, Dana and Justin…Enjoys drawing and painting…Picked ODU because "I felt at home when I first stepped foot on campus, and I said to my dad this is where I wanted to spend the next four years of my career."
High School: Two-time First Team All-GMC pick…Special mention all-state honoree…As two-year starter for the Comets, ran for 2,995 yards and 35 touchdowns while tallying 22 receptions for 362 yards and three scores…Beacon MVP Award winner…Team captain…Also runs track.
Personal: Son of Darryl and Jackie Johnson…Has one sibling, Tiffany…Enjoys playing basketball…Chose ODU because of the strong academics, tradition of winning, and competing in the GLIAC.
LB, 6-1, 230
Hilliard, Ohio/Hilliard Darby
Intended Major: Education
High School Coach: John Santagata
High School: Finished prep career as Darby's all-time leading tackler (376 tackles)…Made 148 tackles (23 TFL) and five sacks as senior…Three-time all-conference selection…Honorable Mention All-Ohio pick as senior…Named first team all-district and second team all-metro as senior as well…Second team all-district pick as junior…Also plays basketball.
Personal: Son of Keith and Maria Kohl…Has three siblings: Nathan, Brayden and Keegan…Enjoys working out…Chose ODU because of the "opportunity to play early and the chance to win a national championship."
High School: Finished with nine touchdowns on offense and pair of interceptions on defense for Red Raiders…Named to 2012 Sun News All-Sun football team…Cleveland Call and Post All-Star…WKYC Student Athlete of the Week…Also plays basketball.
Personal: Son of Melran Leach, Sr., and Deshawn Jones…Relative of former Ohio State basketball player Jim Cleamons…Chose ODU because "it provided the best fit for me academically, athletically and socially."
High School: All-Ohio selection…Helped lead Eagles to Division III state championship in 2010…Also picked up all-district and All-CCL honors.
Personal: Son of Dan and Missy Lorenz…Has three siblings: Emily, Nicole and Jon…Jon plays football at Ohio State…Chose ODU because "it was the best fit for me academically and athletically."
High School: Earned three Varsity Player of the Year awards for the Braves…Totaled 18 rushing touchdowns…Also plays basketball.
Personal: Son of Annette and Darren Perdue…Has one sibling, Jalen Perdue Bowler…Relative of former Atlanta Hawks star and NBA Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Derrick Brooks…Enjoys playing video games, sports and spending time with family and friends…Chose ODU because "Columbus is like home to me, the coaches are all great people, the campus is nice and there are great academics."
OL, 6-7, 275
Intended Major: Undecided
High School Coach: Andy Hall
High School: Did not allow a sack as a junior or senior…Honorable mention all-conference pick…Helped Ironmen finish regular season undefeated as junior…Also plays basketball.
Personal: Son of Aaron and Lovel Quinn…Has one sibling, Madeline…Chose ODU because of the coaching staff, location, the opportunity for playing time and because it "felt like home."
High School: Honorable Mention All-Ohio as senior…Also named first team all-district and all-conference…Two-time team MVP and team captain…Finished with 104 tackles (12 TFL) and eight sacks…Earned three letters…Second team all-district and second team all-conference as junior…Also a member of wrestling team.
Personal: Son of Tim and Melissa Sawicki…Tim played football for Ohio State and the Detroit Lions…Has one sibling, Brennen…Works as a Special Olympic volunteer coach…Chose ODU because of the 4+1 MBA program and the coaching staff.
High School: First team all-state selection…District Defensive Player of the Year…Set school records for most catches in a season, touchdown receptions in a game, and catches in a game…Also plays basketball and baseball.
Personal: Son of Clark and Tammy Stephens…Has one sibling, Lexi…Enjoys playing Xbox.
OL, 6-3, 290
Intended Major: Business
High School Coach: Scott Dattilo
High School: Helped Aviators to consecutive playoff berths…First Team All-GMC selection…Team captain…Selected to North vs. South All-Star Game…Also a member of the wrestling and track and field teams.
Personal: Son of Gary and Heidi Tameris…Has three siblings: Jaclyn, Heath and Jenna…Jaclyn and Jenna are both members of the Indiana water polo team and Heath swims for Indiana…Enjoys bowling…Chose ODU because of the coaching staff and the education.
High School: Earned three varsity letters…Finished career with 122 tackles, six interceptions (one return for touchdowns) and six forced fumbles…All-conference selection…Earned invitation to National Guard NFL 7-on-7 Tournament…Also plays baseball.
Personal: Son of Etoi Shaquilla Hodge and Vernon Tyus…Has two siblings, Vontez and Kiara Tyus…Enjoys fishing, working out and hanging out with friends…Chose ODU because of the "great coaching staff, the team's success and direction, the unity and family feel, and because it felt like home."
High School: Earned first team all-metro and First Team All-OCC accolades…Named second team all-district…Also a member of basketball team.
Personal: Son of Mark and Jenny Williams…Has three siblings: Emily, Sophie and Andrew…Picked ODU because he "felt at home."
Contact: Scott Miles