Navy Announces Football Class of 2011

ANNAPOLIS-- Navy head football coach Paul Johnson released the names of the 2007 Navy football recruits on Wednesday evening as 47 prospects representing 20 states went through induction ceremonies and began plebe summer.

"I think this group has a chance to be pretty good for us down the road," said Johnson. "As always, we emphasized speed and athleticism and I think this class has that."

The state of Georgia produced the most prospects with seven, while North Carolina and Florida have five players each in the incoming class. There are four recruits hailing from Texas and three each from California and Pennsylvania.

Navy football season tickets are currently on sale at the Ricketts Hall Box Office, by calling 1-800-US4-NAVY, or by logging on to the web at www.navysports.com. Navy's home opener is Sept. 15 against Ball State in a 5 p.m. contest that will be televised nationally by CSTV.

John Angelo DB 5-9 180 Newport Beach, Calif./Santa Margarita

Andrew Barker OL 6-4 280 High Point, N.C./South West Guilford

Jeff Battipaglia OL 6-4 265 Newtown, Pa./St. Joseph's Prep

Shane Bothel DL 6-3 240 Marlton, N.J./Cherokee

Donnie Bowers OL 6-6 230 Louisville, Ky./St. Xavier

Julius Bratton SB 5-8 185 Woodlawn, Tenn./Northwest

Ryan Brown QB 6-4 200 Danbury, Conn./Joel Barlow

Joe Buckley K/P 5-9 170 Dowington, Pa./Malvern Prep

Chase Burge DL 6-4 240 Rushville, Ohio/Fairfield

Andre Byrd SB 5-7 165 Jacksonville, Fla./Bolles

Lee Calloway DL 5-11 240 Ft. Myers, Fla./Dunbar

Matt Cook OL 6-3 272 Little Rock, Ark./Central Christian

J.J. Cosh SB 5-9 175 Manhattan, Kan./Riley County

Jake Cross DL 6-2 275 Seffner, Fla./Armwood

Kori Cumberland DL 6-4 265 Jacksonville, N.C./Southwest-Onslow

Joe Davis CB 6-0 185 Olmsted Falls, Ohio/St. Edwards

Robby Davis QB 6-0 185 Peach Tree City, Ga./Starrs Mill

Kyle Delahooke K 6-1 185 Pasadena, Calif./Maranatha

Ricky Dobbs QB 6-1 190 Douglasvile, Ga./Douglas County

Kevin Edwards DB 6-2 175 Charlotte, N.C./Vance

Brian Gilbert DL 6-1 250 Panama City, Fla./Bay

Trey Grissom OLB 6-3 220 Garner, N.C./Garner

Taylor Hamilton DE 6-3 220 Leawood, Kan./Blue Valley North

Jerry Harburger LB 6-0 212 Baltimore, Md./Eastern Technical

Gregory Harrell WR 6-4 200 Plano, Texas/Plano

Wes Holland SB 5-11 197 Pelham, Ala./Pelham

James Howell DB 5-8 175 Fleming Island, Fla./Fleming Island

Greg Jones SB 5-10 180 San Antonio, Texas/Ronald Reagan

Kalin Krause LB 6-0 230 Mobile, Ala./St. Paul's Episcopal

Clyde Lydick DL 6-4 240 Dallas, Texas/Lake Highlands

Emmett Merchant DB 5-9 185 Riverdale, Ga./Riverdale

Wyatt Middleton DB 6-0 200 Norcross, Ga./Marist

Matt Malloy OL 6-3 243 Berlin, Md./Stephan Decatur

Vince Murray FB 6-1 205 Union, Ky./Ryle

Nick Peterson OLB 6-2 200 Annapolis, Md./Broadneck

John Ponce LB 5-9 180 Trabuco Canyon, Calif./Mission Viejo

Mike Schupp WR 5-10 165 Erie, Pa./Cathedral Prep

James Simien LB 6-1 210 Lawrenceville, Ga./Norcross

Tyler Simmons LB 6-3 208 Goldsby, Okla./Washington

Patrick Snow OL 6-1 248 Houston, Texas/Clear Lake

Travis Sudderth LB 6-2 215 Lilburn, Ga./Parkview

Michael Sweeney LB 6-3 215 Floral Park, N.Y./Kellenberg

Mario Washington WR 5-9 170 Boiling Springs, N.C./Crest

John White K/P 6-2 190 Atlanta, Ga./St. Pius X

Sean Williams DL 6-3 220 Beaverton, Ore./Jesuit


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