ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell Head Football Coach David Archer ’05 and his staff are excited to announce the newest members of the Big Red Football family. The Class of 2020, featuring 32 members (31 incoming freshman, one transfer), joins a Cornell football program building momentum.
Hailing from 20 states, the class of 2020 will attempt to help secure the Big Red’s first Ivy title on the gridiron since 1990. A class-high four recruits will attend Cornell from New York and three hail from Florida, Maryland and Pennsylvania. Connecticut, Michigan and Virginia will send two apiece and 13 other states send one player each. In all, 15 of the players will join the offense, 14 will aid the defense and three will concentrate on special teams.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Big Red brings in four defensive back/safeties, four linebackers and six defensive linemen, including two rush ends. Cornell went for plenty of skill players on the offense, bringing in three wide receivers, a running back, two quarterbacks and three tight ends. The offensive line will also be bolstered with the addition of six offensive linemen who average 6-5 and 273 pounds.
Click on the name for their bios, click on the video link for highlights.
Cornell will put the Class of 2020 to the test when fall practice begins in mid-August. The Big Red opens the 2016 season at Bucknell on Saturday, Sept. 17 in Lewisburg, Pa.
Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown Last School Video
Ethan Agritelley PK 5-10 175 Lake Oswego, Ore. Lake Oswego HS Link
Joe Albrecht OL 6-8 270 South Lake Tahoe, Calif. South Tahoe HS Link
William Baker DL 6-3 220 Kensington, N.H. Phillips Exeter Academy Link
Justin Bedard LB 6-1 220 Johnson City, Tenn. Science Hill HS Link
Ijhad Bonner LB 6-2 210 Pittsburgh, Pa. North Allegheny Senior HS Link
Mo Bradford LB 6-2 205 Hot Springs, Ark. Lakeside HS Link
Jacob Burley OL 6-4 285 Lancaster, Ohio William V. Fisher Catholic HS Link
Nic Canal TE 6-5 215 Hopkinton, Mass. Hopkinton HS Link
Mike Catanese QB 6-3 185 West Hempstead, N.Y. H. Frank Carey HS Link
Harold Coles RB 6-1 185 Erie, Pa. Fairview HS Link
Nesean Crofford WR 5-10 190 Alpharetta, Ga. Alpharetta HS/Syracuse University Link
John Fitzgerald TE 6-4 225 Baltimore, Md. The Gilman School Link
Michael Gillooley DL 6-4 250 Clifton Park, N.Y. Shenendehowa HS Link
Tom Hagen WR 5-11 175 Skaneateles, N.Y. Skaneateles HS Link
Cory Haslam DL 6-2 260 Trumbull, Conn. Trumbull HS Link
Jake Hogge OL 6-4 285 Midlothian, Va. Trinity Episcopal School Link
George L. Holm III OL 6-4 275 Richmond, Va. Freeman HS Link
David Jones DB 6-0 190 Sugar Land, Texas St. Thomas HS Link
Harley Kirsch QB 6-4 230 Redmond, Wash. Eastside Catholic HS Link
Jordan Landsman DL 6-3 250 Nanuet, N.Y. Nanuet Senior HS Link
Malik Leary DL 6-2 210 Shreveport, La. C.E. Byrd HS Link
Davy Lizana WR 6-4 210 Phoenix, Md. Boys Latin School Link
Tommy McIntyre TE 6-8 230 Florham Park, N.J. St. Peter’s Prep HS Link
Nickolas Null PK/P 5-11 175 Bradenton, Fla. Manatee HS Link
Frank O’Dowd LS 6-4 230 Plantation, Fla. St. Thomas Aquinas HS Link
Dylan Otolski DB 6-1 210 Grand Rapids, Mich. Forest Hills Central HS Link
Owen Peters DB 6-0 190 Rockville, Md. Our Lady of Good Counsel HS Link
John Christian Riffle OL 6-4 275 Weston, Fla. American Heritage School Link
Cameron Ryan LB 6-4 208 Milford, Conn. St. Joseph HS Link
Jelani Taylor DB 5-11 175 Mount Morris, Mich. Beecher HS Link
Nathaniel Weber DL 6-3 245 Reading, Pa. Exeter Township Senior HS Link
Matt Wells OL 6-6 250 Greenwood Village, Colo. Kent Denver School Link