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Spartan Football Announces First Wave of 2012 Recruiting Class

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CLEVELAND, Ohio – Case Western Reserve University Head Football Coach Greg Debeljak has announced the first wave of the Spartans' 2012 recruiting class. The 21 incoming players represent 10 different states from around the nation.

"Not only is this one of the largest classes we have had commit at this early of a date, it is also one of the most talented," said Debeljak. "We look forward to finishing strong and having one of our best recruiting classes in my time at Case."

The Spartans (9-1 in 2011) have won four of the past five University Athletic Association Championships with three-consecutive NCAA Playoff appearances from 2007 to 2009. Over the last five seasons, the Spartans boast an overall record of 48-6.

Incoming Players:

Ethan Albers (Oviedo, Fla.) – Defensive Back – Highlight Video
Bio to come...

Julio Ayala (Coral Gables, Fla.) – Fullback – Highlight Video
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Cullin Brown (Cumberland, Md.) - Kicker
Earned two varsity letters in football as well as three in soccer, one in track and one in tennis at Fort Hill High School…named 2011 Maryland Small School All-State First Team as a punter…also selected as an all-area kicker and punter as a senior…Area Co-Defensive Player of the Year for soccer in 2011…recipient of the Fort Hill High School AP Language, AP Calculus, AP Physics and AP Statistics Awards…named Cumberland Times-News Featured Student-Athlete of the Month...son of George and Karen Brown.

Alex Carson (Freeport, Pa.) – Defensive End
Earned three varsity letters in both football and basketball at Freeport High School…named first-team All-Allegheny Conference (AA) – WPIAL as both a tight end and a defensive end as a senior…2011 Allegheny Conference Scholar Athlete…Pennsylvania Football News All-Academic Gold Team member for three-consecutive seasons (2009-11)…member of the National Honor Society…brother of fellow incoming freshman Alex Carson…son of Mark and Melissa Carson.

Sean Carson (Freeport, Pa.) – Tight End
Earned three varsity letters in both football and basketball at Freeport High School…team captain for both teams as a senior…named first-team All-Allegheny Conference (AA) – WPIAL as both a center and a defensive end as a senior…2011 Allegheny Conference Scholar Athlete…Pennsylvania Football News All-Academic Gold Team member for three-consecutive seasons (2009-11)…member of the National Honor Society…brother of fellow incoming freshman Sean Carson…son of Mark and Melissa Carson.

Dan Cronin (Palos Hts., Ill.) – Wide Receiver – Highlight Video
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Chris DeVito (Bedminster, N.J.) - Linebacker
Earned three varsity letters in football and competed in baseball and basketball at Bernards High School…named 2011 first-team All-Mid-State 39 Hills Division…also tabbed second-team all-county and honorable mention all-area as a senior…member of the National Honor Society…AP Scholar with Distinction…BHS High Honor Roll and Scholar Athlete…son of Nick and Lori DeVito.

Bryan Erb (Charlotte, N.C.) – Wide Receiver – Highlight Video
Earned two varsity letters in both football and basketball at Charlotte Country Day School…named All-Charlotte, All-Charlotte Independent School Athletic Association and All South-Charlotte at wide receiver…invited to play in 2012 Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas…named to Head of Schools list…son of John and Monica Erb.

Kyle Graham (Brecksville, Ohio) - Linebacker
Earned three varsity letters in football as well as two in baseball at nearby Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School…named BBHHS Football MVP as a senior…tabbed to All-Southwestern Conference First Team in 2011…also chosen to Northeastern Lakes Division I All-District Third Team…team captain for football in 2011 and baseball in 2012...member of the National Honor Society…National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete Award Winner…OHSFCA Academic All-Ohio and a SWC Scholar Athlete…son of John and Karen Graham.

Tyler Hamilton (Wyandotte, Mich.) – Defensive End – Highlight Video
Earned two varsity letters in football as well as three in track and two in basketball at Theodore Roosevelt High School… captain for Downriver League and District Championship team…named 2011 All-Detroit Metro West Honorable Mention…also selected to Downriver League and All-Area Dream Team…2010 All-Area and All-League as a member of the 4x800-meter relay team…ranks in top-10 of senior class…2011 Honorable Mention All-Michigan Academic for football…member of the National Honor Society…son of Barry and Diane Hamilton.

Adam Hochman (Austin, Texas) – Fullback – Highlight Video
Earned three varsity letters in football as well as four in lacrosse at Anderson High School…named first-team all-district at running back in 2011 and second-team all-district in 2010…Academic All-Texas…academic all-district in both football and lacrosse…member of the National Honor Society...son of Kelly Martinez.

Matt Holmes (Frisco, Texas) – Offensive Tackle – Highlight Video
Earned two varsity letters in football as well as one in powerlifting at Centennial High School…named all-district at offensive line in 2011…selected to 2012 Dallas/Fort Worth All-Star Team...leader on a 2011 team that posted an undefeated regular season with District and 4A Area Championships…Academic All-Texas…AP Scholar…National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete…son of Chris and Traci Holmes.

Seamus McDonald (Medina, Ohio) – Guard – Highlight Video
Earned three varsity letters in football and two more in baseball at Medina High School…named MHS Outstanding Offensive Lineman in 2011…also tabbed All-Ohio Special Mention, All-Northeast Inland District First Team and All-Northeast Ohio Conference First Team as a senior captain…named to All-Medina County Gazette First Team twice in 2010 and 2011 as well as All-Sun Newspapers South/Central Team as a senior…2010 All-District and All-NOC Special Mention…All-NOC Academic in both 2010 and 2011…invited to play in Northeast Ohio Thanksgiving All-Star Classic…honor roll and merit roll student…qualified for National Society for High School Scholars…son of Thomas and Elizabeth McDonald.

Greg Ott (Sewickley, Pa.) – Linebacker – Highlight Video
Earned four varsity letters in football as well as three in basketball and volleyball at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart…named honorable-mention All-WPIAL for football in both 2010 and 2011…WPIAL Scholar Athlete…named All-WPIAL and all-section for volleyball in 2011…President of the National Honor Society…Highest Honors student all four years…recipient of the Kodak Eastman Leadership Award and the Saint Timothy Award…son of Michael and Diane Ott.

Cody Powell (Clayton, N.C.) – Guard – Highlight Video
Bio to come...

Josh Rogers (Oak Brook, Ill.) – Defensive Lineman
Earned three varsity letters in football at Montini Catholic High School…also played one year of basketball and baseball…2011 team captain and a member of three 5A Illinois State Championship teams (2009, 2010, 2011)…selected as All-Area as a senior…three-time Suburban Christian Blue All-Academic (2009-11)…Academic All-Illinois candidate in 2011…Illinois State Scholar…member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society and National Society of High School Scholars…son of David and Paula Rogers.

Chris Sanders (Ravenna, Ohio) – Tight End – Highlight Video
Bio to come...

Taylor Scott (Tallahassee, Fla.) – Quarterback – Highlight Video
Earned four varsity letters in football as well as one in basketball and lacrosse at Leon High School…three-year captain…named LHS Offensive Back of the Year in 2011 and Offensive MVP in 2010...honor roll student…son of Mark and Betsy Scott.

Tap Tasker (East Aurora, N.Y.) - Safety
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Aaron Weisberg (Plantation, Fla.) – Linebacker – Highlight Video
Earned two varsity letters in football as well as four in wrestling, lacrosse and weightlifting at College Preparatory School American Heritage...earned Football Patriot Award in both 2010 and 2011 as well as being tabbed team's Defensive MVP as a senior…nominated for the Brian Piccolo Scholar-Athlete Award…named honorable-mention all-country for wrestling by the Miami Herald in 2011 and the Sun Sentinel in 2012…member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish Honor Society…AP Scholar…National Merit Scholar Commended Student…son of Alan and Jenna Weisberg.

Brendan Werley (Pittsburgh, Pa.) - Center
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