Signing Day

NamePosHt/WtHometown/High School /Transfer
Zack BlystoneDL6-3/280Charleroi, Pa./Washington
Brett BrumbaughQB6-4/200McDonald, Pa./South Fayette
Ben CooperDL6-4/290Westerville, Ohio/Westerville
Nehari CrawfordWR5-11/175Fort Pierce, Fla./Fort Pierce Central
Chayse DillonDB6-0/200Pittsburgh, Pa/West Allegheny
Anthony DoughertyDB6-0/159Clinton, Md./Oxon Hill
P.J. FulmoreATH5-8/185Pittsburgh, Pa/North Catholic
Dre GastionATH6-0/170Pittsburgh, Pa/Pine-Richland
Troy GethersDB6-1/190Spring Valley, N.Y./St. Joseph Regional
Cory GriffithP/K6-2/205Cleveland Heights, Ohio/St. Ignatius
Terry Hughes, Jr.DB6-2/200Pahokee, Fla./Glades Day
Jonathant IstacheD/B5-10/167Belle Glade, Fla./Glades Central
Ricky MellickATH5-10/185Pittsburgh, Pa./Seton La Salle
Riley RedmanRB5-11/190Bethel Park, Pa./Pittsburgh Central Catholic
Zach RollmanO/L6-3/240Goldsboro, Pa./Red Land
Gabe SpurlockOL6-5/275Mars, Pa./Mars
Jaison YoungWR6-2/195Glenarden, Md./Riverdale Baptist
Mid-year signees
Carter HendersonLB6-0/212Murrysville, Pa./Franklin Regional/Penn State

A CLOSER LOOK AT THE 2015 DUQUESNE FOOTBALL RECRUITING CLASS

Zack Blystone
Personal -- Was an All-Conference honoree for Interstate Conference champion Washington ... was an Observer-Reporter All-District choice ... was a Tri-Coaches All-Star ... nominated for the Big 33 Game ... PA Football News Academic All-Star ... had 22 tackles for a loss during his senior season ... registered 41 total tackles with 6.5 sacks from his DL position ... had a 10 tackle, two sack performance versus Waynesburg ... team went 11-1 on the season ... coached by Mike Bosnic.

Brett Brumbaugh
Personal -- Pennsylvania's all-time leading passer with 11,084 career passing yards at South Fayette ... WPIAL touchdown leader with 127 career scoring strikes ... threw for 3,738 yards and 42 touchdowns as a senior and 3,917 yards and 41 touchdowns as a junior ... posted a 45-2 record as a starter ... two-time MaxPrep Second Team All-American ... two-time AA state Player of the Year ... two-time conference MVP ... three-time All-State and All-Conference ... two-time Observer-Reporter Player of the Year ... two-time Almanac MVP ... 2013 Post-Gazette Player of the Year ... threw for a WPIAL championship game record 352 yards and three TD's in a win over Aliquippa ... managed a WPIAL record 463 yards and three scores in a WPIAL quarterfinal win over Seton La Salle ... team went 16-0 in 2013 and 2014, winning WPIAL and state titles each year ... the Lions were three-time conference champions under his guidance ... played for coach Joe Rossi.

Ben Cooper
Personal -- Was a Second Team All-Central District choice at Westerville Central High School ... two-time Second Team All-Conference honoree ... All-Metro Honorable Mention ... made 40 tackles on the season from his DL position including five for a loss ... turned in four sacks ... team went 11-2 last season, including a 9-1 conference record ... two-time conference champions and 2014 regional semifinal runners-up ... coached by John Magistro.

Nehari Crawford
Personal -- Wide receiver out of Fort Pierce, Fla. ... First Team All-Area honoree ... First Team All-FACA ... had 36 receptions for 584 yards and four touchdowns as a senior ... in the first half against Port Saint Lucie, he had 100 yards receiving with a touchdown, 50 yards rushing and a punt return for a score ... was named the track team's Athlete of the Year ... high school coach at Fort Pierce Central was Joshua Shaffer.

Chayse Dillon
Personal -- Was named a Second team All-State honoree at linebacker for West Allegheny ... named a First Team All-Parkway Conference selection ... also a member of the Post-Gazette's Fabulous 22 ... rushed for 996 yards and 21 touchdowns as a senior ... scored three or more touchdowns in four separate games .. had over 4,000 career all-purpose yards and 47 touchdowns ... had over 100 total tackles ... team was two-time WPIAL AAA champions ... the Indians were Parkway Conference champions as well, posting an 11-2 record last year with an 8-1 conference mark ... team was coached by Bob Palko.

Anthony Dougherty
Personal -- Honored as a First Team All-County choice out of Oxon Hill High in Maryland ... was also voted to the Prince George's County All-Star team ... had 1303 passing yards and 10 passing touchdowns to go along with five rushing scores ... had 30 solo tackles and three interceptions as well ... coached by Craig Jeffries.

P.J. Fulmore
Personal -- Mid-year enrollee - eligible to participate in spring ball ... tallied over 1,500 yards rushing and rushed for 22 touchdowns as a senior ... also scored six receiving touchdowns ... has over 4,600 career rushing yards with 61 touchdowns ... was an All-State honoree and member of the Post-Gazette Fabulous 22 ... was also named the conference MVP ... had five touchdowns in the first half versus Avella ... scored three times in the first quarter against Shenango ... scored the winning TD and two-point conversion in the state championship game ... led North Catholic to an 11-1 record and a 7-0 conference slate ... team won a state championship, a WPIAL title and three conference crowns during his career and also had an undefeated season ... the Trojans were coached by Bob Ravenstahl.

Dre Gastion
Personal -- All-Conference honoree who had 63 receptions for 1,214 yards and 16 touchdowns for 15-1 Pine-Richland ... also had three interceptions and a touchdown defensively ... scored two touchdowns and added a pick-six in a game versus Fox Chapel ... team was conference champions, WPIAL AAAA champions and state runners-up ... coached by Eric Kasperowicz.

Troy Gethers
Personal -- Was a First Team All-Big North New Jersey selection ... had 65 tackles on the season in addition to four sacks ... also returned a fumble for a touchdown ... offensively, he tallied six rushing touchdowns and added one receiving score ... scored twice in a game versus Bergen Catholic ... his St. Joseph Regional team was 8-3 on the season and 3-1 in conference play ... team coach was Augie Hoffman.

Cory Griffith
Personal -- An All-District kicker for St. Ignatius High School ... was also a member of the Cleveland All-Star team, All-State Honorable Mention and his team's special teams MVP ... was 12-16 on field goal attempts (2-2 from 20-29, 4-4 from 30-39, 5-8 from 40-49 and 1-2 from 50 plus) ... connected on a 52-yard field goal in a game versus Mentor ... team was 8-4 ... coached by Chuck Kyle.

Terry Hughes, Jr.
Personal -- First Team All-State choice ... First Team All-County ... had 59 tackles, 13 pass break-ups a forced fumble and a blocked field goal ... had five tackles a forced fumble and a kick returned for a touchdown against Summit ... managed six tackles and three pass break-ups versus Village ... his Glades Day team went 12-3 on the season and 4-0 in conference play ... the team was district and regional champions as well as a state semifinalist ... coached by Eric Pitts.

Jonathant Istache
Personal -- First Team Sun Sentinel All-County honoree ... had 43 tackles and four interceptions, including one ran back for a touchdown ... added 432 yards rushing and seven rushing touchdowns ... his Glades Central team went 9-3 and was district champions ... coached by Rick Casko.

Ricky Mellick
Personal -- Was a Second Team All-State choice ... also an All-WPIAL and All-Conference selection ... was a two-time Post-Gazette South Fabulous 22 pick ... ran for 1,118 yards and 13 touchdowns for Seton La Salle ... registered 15 sacks on defense ... had 171 yards rushing and two touchdowns in the first half in a game against Keystone Oaks ... his team, which was 10-2 overall and 8-2 in conference action, advanced to the WPIAL quarterfinals all four years ... coached by Damon Rosol.

Riley Redman
Personal -- Rushed for over 1,100 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior in leading his Central Catholic team to a 15-1 record ... that team won a WPIAL championship and was state runners-up ... competed as a diver for the swimming team for three years ... was not eligible to play football as a senior.

Zach Rollman
Personal -- Two-time All-Conference on offense and once on defense ... started 29 straight games on the offensive line for Red Land High since becoming a starter his sophomore year ... started all 13 games at defensive end as a senior, making 46 tackles ... also added four sacks, three blocked passes, 1 fumble recovery and one caused fumble ... team went 9-4 overall and was District 3 semifinalists ... coached by Chad Weaver.

Gabe Spurlock
Personal -- Was a Second Team All-State selection and a First Team All-Conference choice ... blocked for a 1,000-yard rusher three straight seasons at Mars High School ... team was 7-4 his senior year and were conference champions twice ... coached by Scott Heinauer.

Jasion Young
Personal -- Was chosen Second Team Private School All-State ... was Second Team All-Prince George's County ... named Second Team All-DMV Elite ... was a Maryland Crab Bowl All-Star ... was named First Team All-CAFC Conference ... had 31 receptions for 755 yards and 10 touchdowns ... defensively contributed 38 tackles, three interceptions, a sack and 14 pass-break-ups ... his Riverdale Baptist team was two-time CAFC Conference champions ... team went 9-2 overall and 5-0 in conference action in 2014 ... coached by Caesar Nettles.

Mid-Year Transfer

Carter Henderson
Personal -- Mid-year transfer from Penn State University ... is eligible to practice with the Dukes this spring ... as a redshirt freshman at Penn State (2014): did not see any action ... as a freshman at Penn State (2013): Redshirted ... High School: excelled at linebacker at Franklin Regional High School for head coach Greg Botta ... lettered three times and was selected a team captain during his senior season ... graduated as the school's career tackles record-holder with 291 ... earned first-team all-state and All-Keystone Conference honors and was a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fabulous 22 selection after making 145 tackles, with seven sacks, as a senior ... also was first-team all-conference after making 109 stops with four sacks and two fumble recoveries during his junior season for the Panthers ... once had 22 tackles in a game versus Hollidaysburg.
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