2019 NLI Day
|Jackson Ambush||Linebacker||5'11"||208||Linganore||New Market, MD|
|Elijah Ayers||Cornerback||6'1"||175||Springfield Central||Springfield, MA|
|Garrett Bledsoe||Linebacker||5'10"||200||La Salle||Cincinnati, OH|
|Jalahn Dabney||Running back||6'1"||200||Somerville||Somerville, NJ|
|Shawn Evans||Safety||5'10"||185||St. Frances Academy||Accokeek, MD|
|Darren Fields||Cornerback||6'3"||185||Irvington||Irvington, NJ|
|Rickey Gamble||Wide Receiver||5'9"||170||Joseph C. Wilson Magnet||Rochester, NY|
|Joe Greaney||Linebacker||6'4"||235||Arlington Catholic|
|Jordan Irizarry||Wide Receiver||6'0"||175||NSU University||Pembroke Pines, FL|
|Rushawn Lawrence||Defensive Line||6'4"||240||Monsignor Bonner/Archbishop||Philadelphia, PA|
|Christian Lewis||Running Back||5'11"||185||Farrell||Farrell, PA|
|Liam Maloney||Offensive Line||6'8"||265||Notre Dame Bishop Gibbons||Schenectady, NY|
|Shane McLaughlin||Quarterback||6'0"||190||Lackawanna CC||West Grove, PA|
|Joey Mitchell||Kicker/Punter||6'1"||195||Dublin Coffman||Dublin, OH|
|Jonny Moore||Offensive Line||6'5"||320||Erie||Erie, PA|
|Kevin Singer||Offensive Line||6'6"||285||Columbine||Littleton, CO|
|Jared Verse||Defensive Line||6'4"||215||Central Columbia||Berwick, PA|
|Larry Walker, Jr.||Safety||5'11"||182||Aliquippa||Aliquippa, PA|
Accolades: First-Team All-County and team captain as a senior. … Compiled 110 tackles and six sacks during his career.
Gattuso’s take: “Jackson’s a physical, hard-nosed inside linebacker. He may not be the biggest guy, but he runs really well. He fits our style of defense.”
Accolades: Led Springfield Central to Massachusetts Division III state championship. … Team captain. … MassLive Student-Athlete of the Week. … Student body president.
Gattuso’s take: “A big, tall corner who fills a big need for us, getting bigger in our secondary. I think he’s got the ability to be a lockdown corner as he progresses.”
Accolades: First-Team Greater Catholic League South, First-Team All-District and All-State at linebacker. … Recipient of LaSalle’s David Kaiser Award in 2018. … Senior captain. … Twice was Defensive Player of the Game in state title games. … Posted 75 tackles in 2018. … Had 345 tackles in his career.
Gattuso’s take: “Garrett played with a lot of good players in high school. He’s another very athletic, fast linebacker.”
Accolades: Jersey Sports Zone Player of the Year. … USA Today All-New Jersey First Team. … Rushed for 1,623 yards with 28 touchdowns. … As a quarterback, completed 111 of 170 passes for 1,821 yards and 27 TDs.
Gattuso’s take: “Jalahn is an extremely good athlete. He won Player of the Year awards all around. He’s going to be a quarterback/running back/athlete in our offense.”
Accolades: All-WCAC Second Team and All-Conference defensive back. … Five-time Player of the Game. … Totaled 202 tackles, eight tackles for loss, seven pass break-ups, a sack, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. … Also returned an interception 107 yards for a touchdown.
Gattuso’s take: “Shawn comes from a great program at St. Frances. He’s a physical, tough safety who has cover skills.”
Accolades: 2018 Team captain. … Two-time First-Team All-Conference player and one-time All-County honoree. … Helped lead his team to its first sectional title game appearance in 12 years.
Gattuso's take: “We’re excited about Darren. He’s a jersey guy, a big corner who also can play safety. He’s been very good at both positions. We’re trying to get bigger at corner, and we think he’ll be a great fit for us.”
Accolades: Three-time First-Team All-League, two-time First-Team All-Rochester Area and one-time All-State. … Team captain. … Led team to first Section V championship in 2017. ... Over the past two seasons compiled 56 catches for 1,070 yards with 27 touchdowns. Also intercepted 10 passes.
Gattuso’s take: “I was really impressed with Rickey in camps. He’s very quick, very athletic. He really knows how to run a route. He’s going to help us not only in our offense, but also in our return game.”
Accolades: Three touchdowns and two PATs as a senior. ... Boston Herald Catholic Central League Football All-Star selection for three straight years from 2016 to 2018.
Gattuso's take: "Joseph Greaney really stood out in his senior year. He is a big and physical middle linebacker in our system. His brother, Thomas, is on our team as well."
Accolades: All-County Selection. … Senior captain. … Caught 98 passes in his career for 1,622 yards and 17 touchdowns.
Gattuso’s take: “Jordan impressed us early. He’s another good route runner, good hands, and he comes from a really strong program. He’s got all the intangibles we’re looking for in a student-athlete.”
Accolades: Posted 76 tackles, including 20 for a loss, with 17 sacks, two forced fumbles a pass break up and an interception.
Gattuso’s take: “Rushawn is a pass-rushing defensive lineman who has good size and good length. He’s a great athlete.”
Accolades: Two-time team captain helped Farrell to a PIAA 1A state championship. … D10 Player of the Year. … Rushed for 2,470 yards as a senior, the third-most in state history. … Set nine school records. … Scored 38 touchdowns.
Gattuso’s take: “Christian is another multi-talented player who can play on either side of the ball. He scored 38 touchdowns as a running back. Very dynamic. He’s different than the guys in our group right now in that he’s more of a slasher, speed guy at the tailback position.”
Accolades: Five-year starter was a three-time First-Team All-Section II player and two-time All-State player. … Was a two-time First-Team All-Star for both the Times Union and Daily Gazette.
Gattuso’s take: “Liam is 6-8, 275 pounds right now. He’s grown immensely over the last six months. We see massive upside with Liam and, as he develops, eventually becoming a left tackle and anchoring our offensive line.”
Accolades: Threw for 1,856 yards and 22 touchdowns at Lackawanna Community College, leading the team to its first 11-0 season and an El Toro Bowl victory. … First-Team All-Conference. … Finished fifth in NJCAA in passing touchdowns and sixth in passing efficiency.
Gattuso’s take: “Shane was a very successful quarterback at Lackawanna. He had a great year. He’s a lefty and a pure pocket-passer. He’s got a strong arm and is just a natural quarterback.”
Accolades: Averaged 40-plus yards per punt. ... Chris Sailer Kicking/Punting Champion. ... Ohio All-Central District First-Team Selection.
Gattuso's take: "Joey Mitchell is an outstanding punter. In high school, he showed the ability to kick deep, kick to targets and roll back. We also believe he has great potential as a kickoff specialist. He comes from a great family and program. We are excited for his arrival."
Accolades: Team captain. … Two-time First-Team All-Region and two-time First-Team All-Big School. … First-Team All-Academic. … 2017 Western Pennsylvania Second Team.
Gattuso’s take: “Jonny is a big human being. He’s going to play offensive line, but he was a tight end in high school. He’s a big, athletic project at tackle. He hasn’t played much offensive line, but we think he’s going to fit in really well there.
Accolades: Named to Denver Post’s 2017 All-Colorado Team. … All-Colorado Offensive Lineman MVP in 2017. … 2017 CHSAA 5A All-Star.
Gattuso's take: "He was a young man from prep school. To get him here mid-year to compete on the offensive line is great. He’s going to be out there all Spring getting some reps to help give him a chance to compete as a freshman."
Accolades: Team captain. … Two-time All-PHAC First Team and one-time All-PHAC Second Team.
Gattuso’s take: “He’s a big, tall, long athlete. We brought him in as a pass-rusher at defensive end, but he’s also a heck of a tight end and H-back. So we see him as a multi-purpose guy. Ultimately, we think he’s going to be a big pass-rusher.”
Gattuso’s take: “Larry is just an overall impressive young man. He’s an Aliquippa, Pa., kid who comes from a program with a great tradition. He’s just a very impressive young man and a heck of a football player.”
Accolades: Recorded 56 tackles, including three for a loss, with six interceptions, a forced fumble and a sack.