Personal -- Defensive back out of Cuthbertson High School in Waxhaw, N.C. ... two-time First Team All-County choice ... two-time First Team All-Conference selection ... led team in tackles and interceptions as a senior ... team captain ... coached by David Johnson.
Personal -- Defensive lineman out of Washington High School in Washington, Pa. ... 2015 Pennsylvania Football News All-State choice ... two-time All-WPIAL honoree ... two-time All-Conference selection ... 43 tackles, including 21 for a loss in 2015 ... three-year starter ... team was three-time conference champions ... son of former Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro, Hall of Famer Mel Blount ... coached by Mike Bosnic.
Personal -- Wide receiver out of Mount Saint Joseph High School in Baltimore, Md. ... First team All-State selection ... First Team All-Baltimore Metro honoree ... First Team All-Conference choice ... Big 33 Classic participant ... 3,000-plus all-purpose yards ... coached by Rich Holzer.
Personal -- Defensive back out of Hallandale High School in Miami, Fla. ... four-year starter and letterman ... freshman player of the year ... 328 career tackles ... 11 career interceptions, including two pick-six's ... led team to 2014 district championship and 2015 district and regional finals ... team was 2015 Battle of the Borders champions versus Georgia... coached by Dameon Jones.
Personal -- Placekicker out of Pine-Richland High School in Gibsonia, Pa. ... registered 61 career touchbacks ... team was 2015 conference champions and 2014 conference champions, WPIAL champions and state runners-up ... coached by Erik Kasperowicz.
Personal -- Offensive lineman out of Long Beach City College in Long Beach, Calif. ... Second Team All-SCFA ... played in three bowl games, making two starts ... made 10 starts and was named most improved offensive player ... team was SFCA National Central league champions ... team finished ranked third in the state of California ... coached at LBCC by Brett Peabody ... coached by Matt Howard at Paramount HS.
Personal -- Linebacker out of Pine-Richland High School in Gibsonia, Pa. ... three-time letterman ... led team in tackles in 2015 ... team was 2015 conference champions and 2014 conference champions, WPIAL champions and state runners-up ... coached by Erik Kasperowicz.
Personal -- Linebacker out of Madison High School in San Diego, Calif. ... two-time All-League selection ... had 71 tackles and led team with seven sacks as a senior ... finished career with 190 tackles and 18 tackles for a loss ...team was three-time undefeated league champions and San Diego CIF D1 runners-up ... coached by Rick Jackson.
Personal -- Tight end out of Seton La Salle High School in Pittsburgh, Pa. ... named First Team All-Conference at tight end and linebacker ... team captain ... caught 30 passes for 364 yards and two touchdowns ... coached by Damon Rosol
Personal -- Linebacker out of St. Edward High School in Lakewood, Ohio ... Ohio D1 Defensive Player of the Year ... First Team D1 All-Ohio ... team was two-time Ohio D1 state champions ... coached by Tom Lombardo.
Personal -- Offensive lineman out of McKeesport High School in McKeesport, Pa. ... Daily News Dynamic 33 All-Star ... All-Conference choice ... led team to playoffs every year ... coached by George Smith.
Personal -- Offensive lineman out of Tri-Valley High School in Zanesville, Ohio ... two-time AP First Team Ohio All-Eastern District ... First Team All-Region 5 ... All Muskingum Valley League ... two-time All-Ohio Honorable Mention ... team was four-time MVL champions ... coached by Justin Buttermore.
John Todd, Jr.
Personal -- Offensive lineman out of Parma High School in Cleveland, Ohio ... two-time All-Ohio selection ... two-time First Team All-District choice ... three-time First Team All-Conference ... two-time team MVP ... coached by Bruce Saban.
Personal -- Mid-year linebacker transfer from Eastern Michigan ... is eligible to practice with the Dukes this spring ... as a freshman at Eastern Michigan (2015): did not play ... High School: attended Central Catholic High School in Pittsburgh, Pa ... played under Head Coach Terry Totten as a Viking ... ranked as a two-star recruit by 247Sports ... 247Sports also had him listed as the 77th-best player in the state of Pennsylvania ... recognized on the 2014 "Best of the Batch" All-WPIAL Preseason Team, a list named after former Eastern Michigan and NFL quarterback Charlie Batch ... finished his senior year off with 115 total tackles for a team which went 11-2 ... named Northern 8 First Team as a linebacker ... received all-state honorable mention accolades ... also spent time as a running back, recording a pair of touchdowns during his senior season ... played in the Big 33 Classic along with the best players in Pennsylvania versus the best players from Maryland.
Personal -- Mid-year wide receiver transfer from Connecticut ... is eligible to practice with the Dukes this spring ... as a sophomore at Connecticut (2015): played in eight contests, including four starts at wide receiver ... hauled in seven catches for 83 yards on the season ... had a season-high three receptions for 24 yards at Missouri ... posted two grabs for 42 yards, including a 34-yarder versus Army ... as a redshirt freshman at Connecticut (2014): played in 11 contests, including two starts at wide receiver ... finished the year with nine receptions for 122 yards ... caught five balls for 35 yards vs. Boise State ... recorded two catches for 80 yards, including a season-high 43-yard grab, at No. 18 East Carolina ... posted two catches at Army ... as a freshman at Connecticut (2013): did not play ... High School: played in Maryland Crab Bowl game ... was named second team All-Montgomery County 4-A as a senior ... had 57 tackles and two interceptions as a junior ... team went 9-2 in junior season and earned a Maryland 4A North playoff berth.
Personal -- Fall 2015 fullback transfer from California (Pa.) ... is eligible to practice with the Dukes this spring ... High School: All-State selection ... Black Hills Conference defensive MVP ... three-time All-Conference linebacker ... three-year letterman ... coached by Mike Kellar at California ... coached by Andy Pacak at Monessen.
Personal -- Mid-year defensive lineman transfer from Stetson ... is eligible to practice with the Dukes this spring ... as a freshman at Stetson (2015): played in one contest for the Hatters ... High School: was a four-year letter winner for coach Drew Gordon at LaSalle College HS as a defensive lineman ... was selected to the Philadelphia All-Catholic team and to play in the Pennsylvania East-West All-Star game ... as a senior he was credited with 58 total tackles, including 19 tackles for loss with 8.5 sacks and two pass break ups ... as a junior he was credited with 58 tackles, with 26 for loss and 8.5 sacks to go with two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery plus two pass break ups ... helped his team to the Philadelphia Catholic League title in 2011 and 2012 ... also competed on the track & field team for four years in the shot and discus, earning Philadelphia All-Catholic honors three times ... helped win District indoor track titles in 2013 and 2015 and outdoor titles in 2012 and 2013.
Personal -- Mid-year linebacker transfer from Penn State ... is eligible to practice with the Dukes this spring ... as a junior at Penn State (2015): played in seven games ... had seven tackles (3 solo), including a tackle for a loss of two yards ... posted a season-high three stops versus Temple ... as a sophomore at Penn State (2014): appeared in 11 games ... saw action on defense and special teams ... made his first career start against Michigan State ... logged 12 tackles (five solo) with 1.5 tackles for loss ... as a redshirt freshman at Penn State (2013): appeared in 10 games ... saw time on defense and special teams ... made his collegiate debut against Eastern Michigan, finishing with six tackles (three solo) ... as a freshman at Penn State (2012): did not play ... High School: a two-year letterman for head coach Marc Berman at Hialeah Senior High School ... recorded 88 tackles and 10 sacks during his senior season ... made 60 tackles with five sacks as a junior ... selected a team captain twice ... also lettered in track and field ... was a member of the school's Honor Roll.
Personal -- Mid-year defensive back transfer from Penn State ... is eligible to practice with the Dukes this spring ... as a redshirt freshman at Penn State (2015): played in five contests for PSU, including the final three of the season ... as a freshman at Penn State (2014): did not play ... High School: a three-year letterman as a two-way standout for head coach Matt Ortega at Coatesville High School ... earned Philadelphia Inquirer first-team All-Southeastern Pennsylvania on the defensive side of the ball as a senior ... also rushed for 1,246 yards on 130 carries with 11 touchdowns ... helped lead the Red Raiders to the PIAA Class AAAA State Championship game as a junior ... rushed for 1,779 yards with 20 touchdowns, while making 45 tackles and three interceptions as a junior ... rated as a three-star prospect by all four major recruiting services ... was a Top 25 recruit in the state of Pennsylvania according to ESPN, Rivals.com and 247Sports.com ... ranked as a Top 50 defensive back by three of the four recruiting services ... also lettered in track and field.