Here are the 2009 Villanova Wildcat Recruits

RONNIE AKINS (DB, 5-11, 185, Lansdale, Pa/North Penn HS )

** 3 year starter
** 1st team all SOL Continental WR
** 1st Team all-area Philadelphia Inquirer ATH
** 1st team all-state ATH
** 2009 Big 33 Selection
** SOL Continental Conference Player of the Year
** North Penn Reporter Football Player of the Year
** Rushed for 925 yds 11yards /carry
** 975 yards receiving 17yds/reception

JOSH BUCCI (OL, 6-6, 315, Beaver, Pa./Beaver Area H.S)

** 2009 Big 33 All-Star Game
** 2008 All-Conference Offensive Line
** 2007, 2008 All-Conference Defensive Line
** Led team in sacks
** Lettered in track
** Weightlifting - Member of 5 man conference championship team
** Team - 2007 Conference Champions, 2008 WPIAL Quarterfinalists

DEVON BRIDGES (LB, 6-1, 215, Upper Marlboro, Md./Fredrick Douglas HS)

** Two-Time First Team All County Linebacker 2007-2008, 2008-2009
** Two-Time All-Met Honorable Mention 2007-2008, 2008-2009
** Small School All-State Linebacker

RAKIM COX (DE, 6-4, 240, San Diego, Calif./ San Diego High School)

** 2007 & 2008: 2 Time All League Player
** Two-Time San Diego Union Tribune Athletic Achievement Award (GPA above 3.6 while competing in sports)
** 2008: Team Captain
** Invited to play in the Southern California All-Star Bowl
** CIF Finalists in Shot Put
** Two-Time San Diego High School Athlete of the Month

BRENNAN ERBEZNIK (TE, 6-6, 240, Santa Monica, Calif./Santa Monica HS)

Athletics:
** All Ocean League TE 2008
** Ranked as 5th Best TE by Los Angeles Times

Academics:
** National Honor Society
** Cited for Outstanding Academics Achievement - Sophomore and Junior Years

MIKE GIRESI (DB, 5-11, 185, Westerville, Ohio/Westerville Central HS)

** All Ohio Capital Conference
** All Central District
** Kroger Player of the Week (3 Times)
** Ohio Varsity Top 15 Safeties in the State
** 80 Tackles, INT, 3 FF's

PATRICK HAGGERTY (LB, 6-0, 215, Shillington, Pa./Governor Mifflin HS )

** Berks County Player of the Year
** 1st Team All-Berks Linebacker
** 1st Team Berks LC Linebacker and Running Back
** Berks LC Linebacker of the Year
** 91 Solo 57 ast. 148 Total Tackles
** 11 Tackles Per Game
** 4.5 Sacks
** 2 INT one returned for a TD
** 8 Rushing TD 2 Receiving TD
** 828 Rushing Yards
** Co-Captain of Team

ERIC LOPER (DB, 6-0, 190, Sicklerville, N.J./Timber Creek HS)

2007 (Junior):
** Led team in interceptions and receptions
** All Olympic-Burlington Conference @DB
** Team MVP

2008 (Senior):
**Team Captain; Team MVP
** 1st Team All-Olympic-Burlington Conference @DB
** 1st Team All-Group 3 of Southern New Jersey
** 2nd Team All-Southern New Jersey (Courier Post and Philadelphia Inquirer)
** Old Spice Red Zone Player of the Year
** Selected to play in the New Jersey versus the Northeast Classic at Rutgers University

KENNY MILES (WR, 6-1, 190 lbs., Buena, N.J./Buena)
** 1st Team All-South Jersey WR (Brooks Irvine Club & Philadelphia Inquirer)
** 1st Team All-Cape Atlantic League WR
** 1st Team All-Area WR (Atlantic City Press & Vineland Daily Journal)
** 2nd Team All-State WR (Newark Star Ledger)
Records Set
South Jersey
- Season: Points scored by a WR (149)
Cape Atlantic League
- Season: TD receptions (17)
- Career: TD receptions (24)
Buena Regional High School
- Season: Receptions (45), TD receptions (17), receiving yards (981)
- Career: Receptions (72), TD receptions (24), receiving yards (1,518)
- Game: Receptions (8), TD receptions (4), receiving yards (211), points (27)
2008 Football Season
- Led Cape-Atlantic League in Scoring (149) & Receiving Yards (981)
- 45 receptions, 981 yards (21.8), 17 TDs - 79t long
- 18 rushing attempts, 93 yards (5.2), 2 TDs - 31 long
- 3 interceptions, 130 yards (43.3) - 1 TD - 94t long
- 51 tackles (11 for loss), 3 fumbles forced, sack, 7 passes defended
- 20 total TDs, 3 two-point conversions, 23-33 PATs, 149 Points
- 28 punts, 979 yards (35.0)
- 11 kickoff returns, 282 yards (25.2) - 75 long
- Co-Captain for south Jersey Group II semi-finalists
Other Accomplishments
- 2nd Team 2008 All-South Jersey Baseball (Philadelphia Inquirer)
- 1st Team 2008 All-Cape Atlantic League Baseball
- 1st Team 2008 All-Area Baseball (Atlantic City Press & Vineland Daily Journal)
- Centerfielder - .449 Batting Average, 44 runs scored, 24 for 25 stolen base in 2008 for south Jersey Group II champions

JOE PRICE (WR, 6-3, 185, Havertown, PA/Malvern Prep)

** 2008 Team Captain
** First Team All-Inter-Ac
** 2008 First Team Philadelphia Daily News All-City
** 2008 First Team Philadelphia Inquirer All-Southeastern Pennsylvania
** 2008 First Team All-Main Line
** 2008 First Team All-Main Line Life
** 2008 First Team Scout.com All-Philly
** 2008 Set School & League Record for most receiving yards in a season (939)
** 2007 First Team All-Inter-Ac
** 2007 First Team All-Main Line Life

DANIEL SHIREY (OL, 6-2, 280, Feasterville, Pa./Neshaminy HS)

** All-State Class AAAA 1st team Defensive Line
** Big 33 Game participant
** 1st team Pennsylvania Football News Defensive Line
** 1st team Eastern Pa. com Defensive line
** 1st team All South East Pa Defensive line
** 1st team All League Offensive and Defensive Line
** Two-time 1st team Trentonian Offensive line
** Team Co-Captain
** Lettered 3 yrs Football
** Selected as Defensive Most Valuable Player for his team
** Suburban One League National Champions 2008

TAMAI YOUNG (DL, 6-3, 260, Ewing, N.J./Lawrence High School 07-08/Peddie School 08-09)

Lawrence High School 07-08:
** Starting Varsity Center
** 1st team All-County, All-Area, All-C.V.C.
** 1st team All-State (South Jersey)
** Fuzzy Falzone " All county Linemen of the Year winner"

Peddie School 08-09:
** All-M.A.P.L. Honorable Mention
** NJ times 2nd Team All-State




VILLANOVA, Pa. - Villanova University head football coach Andy Talley today announced the signing of 12 recruits to National Letters of Intent. The 12 newcomers will enroll at Villanova in the fall and be members of the 2009 Wildcat team.

"With 17 starters returning from a quarterfinal playoff team, this incoming class will have time to grow and mature. Signing three Big 33 players indicates that we are recruiting at the highest level in the state of Pennsylvania," said Talley. "We believe that this recruiting class has quality depth from top to bottom. We fully expect all of these recruits to be significant contributors to our program."