Clarion U. Football Inks 26 in Class of 2019

| February 7, 2019


CLARION, Pa. – Clarion head football coach Chris Weibel announced today the addition of 26 student-athletes to the Golden Eagle football program for the 2019 season.

(Photo: Clarion’s Bowman Hartley is one of the 26 new recruits for Clarion University football. Photo by Kyle Yates www.facebook.com/YatesPhoto)

The group includes high school seniors that will come to Clarion as freshmen, as well as a number of transfers from other institutions.

“I want to thank our coaching staff, who has worked tirelessly to bring in the recruiting class of 2019,” Weibel said. “I believe we have identified exceptional talent that fits our schemes as well as our program values. ”

The roster additions include 22 players coming to Clarion as freshmen, as well as four talented transfers that will try to make an immediate impact. They include a pair of transfers from PSAC rival Seton Hill in quarterback Michael Proios and offensive lineman Jake Lindner, Erie Community College (N.Y.) defensive lineman Mark Lanier, and Ocean County College (N.J.) offensive lineman Joe MacAvoy.

Here is a list of the newest members of the Golden Eagle program. Video highlights can be found on the full release on the Clarion athletics page.

John Aliberti
OL
6-3, 285
Mepham H.S. (N.Y.)

Richard Banks
WR
5-9, 170
Our Lady of Sacred Heart H.S.

Darius Barrett
DL
5-11, 295
Thomas Jefferson H.S.

Bailey Barton
DL
6-0, 240
Armstrong H.S.

Bradon Bastian
OL
6-4, 275
Karns City H.S.

Brandon Brooks
LB
6-0, 210
McKeesport H.S.

Seth Cohen
WR
6-2, 190
Highlands H.S.

Rob Corrado
OL
6-4, 315
Peters Township H.S.

Josh Dozier
DB
5-10, 180
North Allegheny H.S.

Taylor Eggers
QB
6-4, 225
Trinity Episcopal H.S.

Kareem Hamdan
LB
5-7, 200
Boardman H.S. (Ohio)

Bowman Hartley
OL
6-3, 260
Clarion Area H.S

Mark Lanier

DL

5-10, 270

Akron, Ohio / Garfield (Erie C.C.)

Jayden Lenore
DB
5-9, 170
Hayfield (Va.)

Jake Lindner

OL

6-5, 280

Altoona, Pa./Altoona

Joe MacAvoy
OL
6-4, 315
Ocean County College (N.J.)

Nigel Okunubi
WR
6-3, 185
Hayfield H.S. (Va.)

Dante Presutti
LB
5-11, 205
Montour H.S.

Michael Proios

QB

6-1, 180

Bellmore, N.Y. / Mepham

Justin Salmon
OL
6-1, 310
Allderdice H.S.

Regan Schleicher
WR
6-0, 160
Cathedral Prep

Vincent Schmitt
RB
5-11, 175
Hampton H.S

Bryant Speck
OL
6-2, 270
Bishop Guilfoyle H.S.

Tyler Sweeney
LB
6-1, 205
West Shamokin H.S.

Ervin Williams
DB
5-9, 170
Cathedral Prep

Quinn Zinobile
WR/ATH
6-4, 215
Juniata Valley H.S.


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