Surace Wraps Up Recruiting Video Series With Looks At LBs, DBs, Specialists
Now that Bob Surace has talked about some of the players you already knew, it's time for him to introduce you to 30 guys he can't wait for you to meet.
You can watch the two-part spring wrap-up using the links above, but the sixth-year Princeton head coach was excited to introduce the 30 newest members of the tradition-rich Tiger football program. You can read the bios below of each member, a group loaded with both individual honors and team titles, as well as countless accolades for work both on the field, in the classroom and in the community.
He wraps up his May video series by talking about the incoming linebackers and defensive backs, as well as two new members of the special teams unit (see link above). Based on the graduation of several key seniors in those areas, especially cornerback and placekicker, there will be several newcomers who could find themselves in competition for playing time early in their careers.
During the three-part series, all of which can be accessed above, Coach Surace will help you get an early feel for each young man by giving a comparable Tiger of either the present or recent past.
Without further ado, here is the Princeton Football Class of 2020.
WR/PR • 5-9, 185 • Lafayette, La.
St. Thomas More
Before Princeton — earned all-state honors by the Louisiana Coaches Association … member of the All-Acadiana Regional and All-District First Team by the Southwest Louisiana Regional newspaper … played wide receiver, quarterback, punt returner and defensive back … ranked second in single-season receptions and yards in school history despite missing two games; also ranked second in single-season all-purpose yards … one of three players in school history to win the “Silver Cougar” award three times (based on a collegiate level battery of tests that measure strength, agility and stamina … led team to three district titles and three state quarterfinals … selected as offensive MVP in all-star game (eight catches, 118 yds, TD) … also lettered in lacrosse and track … lacrosse team won one state title and reached three state semifinals … altar server … assisted with special needs students.
Personal — born Jan. 28, 1997 … son of Martin Bech and Michelle Voorhies Bech … has an older sister Virginia, a younger sister Sophie and a younger brother Jack … has two uncles who played football at LSU; Brett was the two-year receiving leader (1993-94), while Blain played wide receiver and was on the 2003 national championship team … enjoys hunting, fishing and traveling … plans to study in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and considering Economics, History and Writing.
OL • 6-4, 280 • Fleming Island, Fla.
Before Princeton — earned all-conference honors as an offensive tackle and guard … led team to district championship … served as captain during senior season … also lettered in weightlifting and track … qualified for states and won the district in the shot put … MVP of the throwing team … National Honor Society member.
Personal — born Sept. 17, 1997 … son of Johnny and Donna Broyles; father played college football at Southeastern Oklahoma State … has two older sisters, Hailey and Audrey … interests include guitar, computers and drones … considering studying computer science at Princeton.
DB • 5-11/195 • Plano, Texas
Before Princeton — earned Texas Coaches Association first-team Academic All-State honors in both football and baseball … all-district honoree at defensive back … rushed for 761 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior running back; led team in tackles and recorded two interceptions as a junior safety … led 2013 team to district championship … chosen for U.S. National Team Regional Development Camp by USA Football … team captain … three-year starter at catcher for the baseball team; hit .340 and stole nine bases as a senior … National Football Foundation Gridiron Club of Dallas Scholar-Area scholarship recipient … member of the National Honor Society and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes … two-time Top-4 placewinner in area high school computer code competition … member of the National Society of High School Scholars.
Personal — born Aug. 21, 1997 … son of Roger Campbell … enjoys fishing, programming and playing Xbox … considering studying computer science.
LB • 6-3, 195 • Geneva, Ill.
Before Princeton — earned all-conference honors at both the quarterback and safety positions … two-time all-area honoree … earned all-state special mention during senior season … United States Marine Corps Great American Rivalry Scholar-Athlete … earned Player of the Week honors for multiple publications … recorded more than 120 tackles and nearly 1,800 passing yards in career … team reached playoffs three times and reached state quarterfinals … lettered in basketball and track; led basketball team to state semifinal … two-time academic all-state honoree … three-time academic all-conference in football, two-time honoree in basketball and once in track … member of the National Honor Society … school ambassador.
Personal — born July 8, 1997 … son of Josh and Donna Chambers; father is a member of the Class of 1988 and played guard on the Princeton football team … has an older brother Tyler and two younger sisters, Kelsey and Emma … enjoys live action role-playing games … considering studying Operations Research and Financial Engineering.
QB • 6-4, 215 • Danville, Calif.
San Ramon Valley
Before Princeton — earned all-league honors … two-time NorCal Player of the Week … set single-game passing record by going 21 for 27 for 434 yards and six touchdowns … averaged 285 yards and five touchdowns per game with a 76% completion percentage junior season … led team to league title … played in the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl at Dallas Cowboys Stadium; completed 7 of 10 passes for 141 yards and a TD in the win … served as team captain for both football and basketball teams … earned Player of the Month honors in basketball.
Personal — born Aug. 1, 1997 … son of Rob and Jennifer Davidson … has an older brother Kurt and a younger brother Kyle … enjoys golf, art and Ford Mustangs … considering studying Economics.
OL • 6-1, 265 • Cincinnati, Ohio
Before Princeton — earned all-league and all-city honors while playing each position on the offensive line … led St. Xavier to the second round of the state playoffs … two-time team captain in football and one-time captain in lacrosse … led lacrosse team to 2015 state championship and named Defensive MVP of the state title game … all-state honoree in lacrosse … Cincinnati Chapter NFF Scholar-Athlete … National Honor Society member … Roger Grein Spirit of Philanthropy Award winner.
Personal — born Sept. 25, 1997 … son of Laurie and Bill Deters … has a younger brother Evan … cousin Matthew Deters played football at Dayton … interested in Latin and community service … considering studying Economics at Princeton.
DB • 5-11, 185 • Jacksonville, Fla.
Before Princeton — earned all-county honors while playing cornerback, safety, and running back … led team to state semifinal … recorded 279 tackles over three seasons and added 700 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns in only five games as a freshman … served as team captain … also lettered in weightlifting … member of the National Honor Society.
Personal — born July 30, 1998 … son of Todd and Sheri Floyd … has an older brother Taylor, a younger sister Tia, and a younger brother Trey … father and multiple extended family members played college football … enjoys music, hunting and fishing … considering studying business and engineering.
DB • 6-1, 180 • Forth Worth, Texas
Before Princeton — earned all-district honors while playing defensive back, wide receiver and running back … recorded 21 pass breakups, 25 solo tackles and six interceptions as a senior … team captain in both football and track … academic all-state honoree … two-time district runner-up in 200 meters … led track team to district title … also lettered in power lifting.
Personal — born Sept. 8, 1997 … son of Brad and Mary Ann Frost … has an older sister Kelsey, an older brother Bradleigh, and a younger brother Nathan … enjoys fishing … undecided on course of study at Princeton.
OL • 6-6, 290 • Yorba Linda, Calif.
Before Princeton — named a Top 25 Orange County Prospect and a Top 10 offensive lineman in the county … team captain … also lettered in basketball … Scholar-Athlete … National Honor Society member … member of the California Scholarship Federation.
Personal — born April 12, 1998 … son of Jeff and Becky Garfunkel … has an older brother Joey … interested in sports, movies and the stock market … considering studying economics and finance at Princeton.
WR • 6-0, 195 • Avon, Ind.
Before Princeton — earned all-state honors (IFCA Top 50, AP 6A First Team and Top 22 All-State) … selected to the 2015 Central Indiana All-USA Football Super Team … two-time all-conference honoree while playing both wide receiver and defensive back … caught 88 passes for 1,300 yards and 20 touchdowns as a senior … led team to conference, sectional and regional championships; team reached Indiana state semifinal … served as captain for football, basketball and baseball teams; lettered at least three times for each … recipient of the Blue Collar Award in basketball … baseball team won two county titles … earned Academic All-State honors in both football and basketball.
Personal — born Feb. 17, 1998 … son of Clark and Julie Griffin … has three older siblings: Katie, Kendall, and Rachel … great uncle John Lawrie was a member of the Princeton Class of 1971 … cousin Nate Lawrie played for Yale and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers … volunteered at the Peer Youth Group of St. Susanna Church … enjoys working sports camps … considering studying electrical and computer engineering.
OL • 6-3, 275 • Trafford, Pa.
Before Princeton — selected to the Tribune Review Terrific 22 as a member of both the offensive and defensive line, as well as tight end … led team to two conference championships … selected to the PSFCA East-West All-Star Game … team captain in both football and volleyball … lettered in both volleyball and wrestling … FBLA Vice-President … ACS officer … National Honor Society member … volunteered for Students Against Drunk Driving.
Personal — born Sept. 11, 1997 … son of Edward and Angela Guest … has two older brothers, Michael and Sean, as well as a younger brother Evan … interested in computer studies and science … considering studying chemical engineering at Princeton.
DL • 6-4, 240 • Pittsburgh, Pa.
Before Princeton — earned first-team all-state honors as both an offensive tackle and a defensive end … chosen to the Fab-22 in Pittsburgh … recorded 17 career sacks … won league titles in both junior and senior seasons and reached state finals both times … also lettered in wrestling … member of the Highest Honor Roll.
Personal — born March 22, 1998 … son of Patrick and Debi Hampson … has an older brother Patrick and a younger sister Lauren … enjoys playing the guitar and drums … considering studying finance at Princeton.
TE • 6-4, 245 • East Longmeadow, Mass.
Before Princeton — earned first-team All-Western Massachusetts and all-conference honors while playing tackle, tight end and defensive end … two-time selection to the MassLive Starting 24; chosen to the MassLive Super Seven as a senior … caught 41 passes for 837 yards and 10 touchdowns … led East Longmeadow to conference title as a senior captain … also served as captain for basketball and volleyball teams … won conference title in basketball and earned all-league and All-Western Massachusetts honors … scholar-athlete honoree … 2016 Archie Roberts Award winner four outstanding football scholar-athlete.
Personal — born Nov. 8, 1997 … son of Russell and Kathryn Held … has two younger siblings, Regan and Aidan … enjoys sports and making music … considering studying mechanical engineering at Princeton.
OL • 6-5, 240 • Chicago, Ill.
Before Princeton — earned all-conference honors while playing offensive line, defensive end and tight end … academic all-state honoree … led Marist to state championship game … team captain … member of the National Honor Society.
Personal — born Jan. 27, 1998 … son of Mark and Natalie Holder … has two older siblings, Ashley and Taylor … considering studying economics at Princeton.
QB • 6-5, 210 • Basking Ridge, N.J.
Seton Hall Prep
Before Princeton — earned Essex County Offensive MVP honors during senior season … two-time first-team all-conference and all-county honoree … named to the 2014 and 2015 All Non-Public Third Team in New Jersey … holds Seton Hall Prep records for completions (367) and passing yards (4,671) … led team to league title … selected to the Phil Simms NJ North-South All-Star Game … team captain in both football and basketball … led basketball team to two county titles and earned all-county honors … National Honor Society member … Knight of Setonia … News 12 Scholar-Athlete … recipient of the Mini Max Award, the Monsignor William Daly ’38 Award and the Monsignor Kelly Award for Character.
Personal — born March 1, 1998 … son of Jeffrey and Anita Keller … has an older sister Maggie and two younger siblings, Claire and Ben … considering studying economics at Princeton.
QB • 6-1, 200 • Clinton, La.
Before Princeton — selected as the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) Offensive Player of the Year in both the state and district … earned preseason all-state honors … selected to the Fab 15 in Mississippi … recorded 9,600 career yards and 96 touchdowns while playing quarterback and slot; also played strong safety … led team to state championship as a senior captain … chosen to the US Army Red Stick Bowl and the MAIS All-Star Game … also lettered in baseball and basketball … won a baseball state championship and earned two all-state honors as an outfielder … student body president … valedictorian … junior class president and student council president … National Honor Society member.
Personal — born Nov. 6, 1996 … son of Mike and Laura Kelly … has an older brother Cobb, who plays at Mississippi College … enjoys baseball, hunting and fishing … planning to study Operations Research and Financial Engineering at Princeton.
TE • 6-3, 225 • Summit, N.J.
Before Princeton — earned first-team All-Daily Record and All-Morris County honors while playing tight end and outside linebacker … Maxwell Award winner … member of the New Jersey Super 100 team … scored 12 touchdowns as a senior; also led team in interceptions as a junior … led Delbarton to three straight conference titles … senior captain … also lettered in lacrosse and helped team to 2014 state championship … member of the Headmaster’s List.
Personal — born Aug. 16, 1997 … son of Matt and Mary Beth Johnson; father played defensive tackle for the 1986 Penn State national championship team … has a younger sister Grace and a younger brother George … cousin Tom is a linebacker at Princeton and a member of the Class of 2019 … enjoys playing the guitar … considering studying business at Princeton.
LB • 6-0, 220 • Tampa, Fla.
Before Princeton — earned all-district and all-region honors while playing linebacker, safety and kicker … earned Top 10 Player of the Week honor … recorded 155 tackles and five interceptions as a four-year starter … led Sickles to two district titles and another district final … team captain … also lettered in soccer and helped team to district title … class president … National Honor Society member … National Football Foundation scholar-athlete … vice president of the Spanish Honor Society … member of the Key Club, the Principal’s Advisory Committee, and the Principal’s Discipline Committee … took part in the Sickles Mentor Program.
Personal — born Aug. 13, 1997 … son of Karen and John Mulroe; father played football at Manhattan College … has an older brother Michael and a younger sister Megan … enjoys boating, waterskiing and fishing … considering studying Economics at Princeton.
LB • 6-2, 220 • Nashville, Tenn.
Christ Presbyterian Academy
Before Princeton — earned all-district, all-region and all-state honors while playing linebacker and fullback … recorded 118 tackles and nine touchdowns as a senior … led team to three state finals and one state championship; team went 42-3 over those three seasons … served as captain of both the football and baseball teams … led baseball to state championship … class president … academic all-state honoree … National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete award winner … National Honor Society member.
Personal — born Dec. 17, 1997 … son of Jeff and Lori Orr … has an older brother Jeff and two older sisters, Elizabeth and Emily … grandfather Don Orr played quarterback at Vanderbilt and worked as an NFL official for 30 years … enjoys golf … considering studying engineering at Princeton.
RB • 5-11, 195 • Lansdale, Pa.
Before Princeton — two-time MVP of the Philadelphia Catholic League while playing running back, free/strong safety, wide receiver and kick/punt returner … two-time first-team All-Catholic League selection at running back and defensive back … selected to the All-Southeastern Pennsylvania Team … Lansdale Catholic Player of the Year … Times Herald Defensive Player of the Year … earned all-league and all-city honors … rushed for 34 touchdowns (scored 47 overall) … led Lansdale Catholic to the Philadelphia Catholic League championship game … competing in a Public League-Catholic League all-star game … served as team captain multiple years for football, baseball and basketball.
Personal — born May 21, 1998 … son of Kelley and Paul Quigley … has two younger siblings, Kyle and Regan … enjoys snowboarding, following sports and swimming … considering studying economics and pursuing a certificate in finance.
OL • 6-4, 260 • Manalapan, N.J.
Before Princeton — selected to the New Jersey Football Coaches Association Super 100 team … Mini-Maxwell Award winner … member of the Academic All-Shore team … selected to multiple all-star games while playing on both lines, as well as tight end … earned Team MVP honors … all-conference, all-district and all-shore honoree by multiple publications … Curahee Award recipient for most dedicated and hard-working player … led team to one state title and two state finals … team captain … one of six winners of the Citizenship Award in a class of 700 … National Honor Society member … Academic All-Shore honoree … member of the High Honor Roll.
Personal — born March 19, 1998 … son of Brad and Teri Radosevich … has a twin brother Trevor and two younger siblings, Ava and Evan … enjoys coaching youth football … considering studying history at Princeton.
LB • 6-2, 225 • Cincinnati, Ohio
Before Princeton — earned first-team all-district, all-city and All-Ohio honors while playing both inside and outside linebacker … member of the Top 200 by Scouting Ohio … recorded 125 tackles, 19 tackles for loss, and 6.5 sacks over his career and started 24 straight games … won one state championship and reached another semifinal … team captain … earned team’s 2015 Man of Moeller Award … mentor group captain … student government member.
Personal — born Dec. 29, 1997 … son of Tom and Jean Raga; father played football at Cornell … has an older sister Colleen … interested in reading, politics and government … enjoys fishing, golf and skeet shooting … considering studying mechanical engineering, with a minor in finance.
PK • 6-3, 190 • Miami, Fla.
Belen Jesuit Prep
Before Princeton — earned first-team all-district and all-county honors … named a five-star kicker by Kohls Kicking, Chris Sailed Kicking, One on One Kicking, and Kornblue Kicking … recorded career-long 45-yard field goal and had 25 touchbacks during senior year … won two district championships … played in the North-South and Private vs. Public All-Star Games … led Belen Jesuit Prep soccer team to No. 7 national ranking and undefeated state championship season as a senior … member of the Olympic Development Program in soccer and competed at several major national competitions … National Honor Society, National English Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society member; served as vice president of the Spanish National Honor Society … Mu Alpha Theta … co-founder and vice president of the Belen Jesuit Investment Club … National Science Honor Society … AP Scholar with Distinction … recipient of the NSLI-Y Scholarship.
Personal — born Sept. 7, 1997 … son of Douglas Rice and Joanna Golden … has four siblings: Sloane, Javan, Breton and Bhoghan … enjoys fishing and hiking … considering studying economics at Princeton.
DL • 6-3, 240 • Atlanta, Ga.
Holy Innocents’ Episcopal
Before Princeton — two-time first-team all-region honoree … chosen to the Northside Neighbor Super 7; also named Northside Neighbor Player of the Week … three-time team recipient of the Most Valuable Offensive Lineman … played all positions on the offensive line, as well as defensive end/tackle, middle linebacker, long snapper and punter … regional champion … played in the North-South All-Star Game … four-year starter and team captain … also lettered in lacrosse, track and soccer … regional placewinner in the discus … National Honor Society member.
Personal — born Nov. 20, 1997 … son of Clay and Karen Rolader; father played football at Harvard … has an older sister Lily and two younger siblings, Emma and Lee … uncles played football for USC and Notre Dame … enjoys fly fishing, camping and working out … considering studying computer science at Princeton.
LS • 6-2, 225 • Oradell, N.J.
Before Princeton — ranked as a 5-star long-snapping prospect by OneOnOne Kicking; also ranked as a 4.5-star prospect by Kohl’s Kicking … NUC All-America honoree … played both tight end and long snapper to one state final and multiple league titles … played in the 2014 NUC All-American Game in Myrtle Beach, the 2015 NUC All-South Classic in Oviedo, Fla., and the 2015 New Jersey vs. New York All-Star Game … two-year letterman on the ski team … two-year Spanish Honor Society member.
Personal — born Oct. 2, 1997 … son of Osman and Annmarie Sayan; father is a member of the Princeton Class of 1987; uncle Ahmet Sayan is Princeton Class of 1989 … has a younger brother Alexander … enjoys traveling, skiing and sports … considering studying in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
DB • 6-0, 195 • Marietta, Ga.
Before Princeton — earned all-region honorable mention while playing quarterback, wide receiver, cornerback and safety … two-time County Defensive Player of the Week … selected to the Senior Bowl … led team to a 9-2 record as senior captain … received his Service Chord for more than 220 hours of community service … member of the National Honor Society … Scholar-Athlete honoree.
Personal — born Dec. 3, 1997 … son of Casey and Angel Sullivan … has a younger brother Liam … enjoys hunting, fishing and off-roading … considering studying economics and finance.
WR • 6-5, 195 • Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Our Lady of Lourdes
Before Princeton — two-time all-state and all-section honoree while playing wide receiver and cornerback … earned All-Metro honors … set state record with 1,640 receiving yards … caught state-record 18 passes in state final … recorded 15 touchdowns and 10 interceptions … won two section championships and reached one state final … served as team captain in both football and basketball … earned all-section honors in basketball.
Personal — born June 18, 1998 … son of Fred and Lisa Timm; father played football at Boston University … has a younger sister Caroline and a younger brother Nicholas … enjoys reading … may study Economics at Princeton.
DL • 6-3, 235 • Farmingdale, N.Y.
Before Princeton — earned first-team all-state, All-Long Island and all-county honors while playing defensive end and tight end … recorded 108 tackles (69 solo), 17 sacks, 20 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries … led Farmingdale to Nassau County championship … selected for the Empire Challenge … Rutgers Cup champion … team captain … AP Scholar-Athlete and New York State Scholar-Athlete … National Honor Society member.
Before Princeton — born June 9, 1998 … son of Philip and Debra Tomassetti … has two older brothers, Brandon and Chad … undecided on course of study at Princeton.
DL • 6-2, 210 • Detroit, Mich.
Detroit Country Day
Before Princeton — earned first-team all-state honors while playing defensive end, outside linebacker, running back and fullback … member of the Detroit Dream Team … recorded 203 tackles, 24.5 sacks, 30 tackles for loss, 10 deflections and five forced fumbles over last two seasons … led Detroit Country Day to both district and regional titles … two-time captain for both football and baseball teams … led baseball team to district title … also lettered in basketball.
Personal —born Dec. 12, 1997 … son of Gerald and Marjorie Tyler … has two older siblings, Gerald and Gaylin … enjoys singing, video games and movies … interested in studying sports law.
LB • 6-0, 200 • Atlanta, Ga.
The Westminster Schools
Before Princeton — earned all-region honors while playing outside linebacker/strong safety and running back … recorded 91 tackles, 13 for loss, and four sacks as a senior … led team to 2015 3A state championship … team captain … also lettered in lacrosse, track and wrestling … won two state championships in lacrosse and received all-state and All-America lacrosse … placed fourth in Georgia state wrestling championships … National Honor Society member.
Personal — both March 31, 1998 … son of Ron and Sarah Williams … has three younger siblings: Aspen, Paris and Austin … both great grandfather and great uncle went to Princeton … cousin played football at Clemson … enjoys playing video games … considering studying economics.