2011 Football Signing Day with Coach Schnellenberger and FAU President Mary Jane Saunders Marcelo Bonani Photo Gallery
Feb. 2, 2011
BOCA RATON, FL - Florida Atlantic University's athletics department gathered today as FAU Football Head Coach Howard Schnellenberger announced the 24 member 2011 Signing Class.
Notes on Class:
- Will be the first class to play their entire career in the on-campus stadium
- 19 played in an All-Star game as a senior in high school
- 13 offensive, 10 defensive, 1 special teams
- 7 are from Miami
- 5 are linebackers
-2 are current high school teammates
- 1 played high school basketball with a current FAU basketball player
- Marcelo Bonani is the second kicker/punter to sign an NLI in the history of the Owls program.
- Quarterback Colton Kane is from Navarre, the same hometown as FAU graduating senior Jeff Van Camp
- All played their senior year in a Florida high school.
|Matt Chaney ||DL|
|Jacksonville, FL (Bolles)|
|Lake Wales, FL (HS)|
|Stephan Clark ||WR|
|Sebastian, FL (Sebastian River)|
|Vinny Davino ||OL|
|Sarasota, FL (Booker)|
|William Dukes ||WR|
|Fort Lauderdale, FL (Dillard)|
|Robinson Eugene ||DE|
|Miami, FL (North Miami)|
|Mohammad Farah ||OL|
|Estero, FL (Estero)|
|D.J. Frye-Smith ||DB|
|Miami, FL (American)|
|Jarvaris Giles ||RB|
|Port St. Lucie, FL (St. Lucie West Centennial)|
|Marcus Hagins ||LB|
|Ocala, FL (Vanguard)|
|Joe Henry ||DE|
|Miramar, FL (Everglades)|
|Hakeeme Ishmar ||WR|
|Dade City, FL (Pasco)|
|Conard Johnson ||LB|
|Pompano Beach, FL (Blanche Ely)|
|Colton Kane ||QB|
|Navarre, FL (Navarre)|
|Andrae Kirk ||LB|
|Miami, FL (Miami Central Senior High)|
|Diondre Lewis ||LB|
|Miami, FL (Miami Central Senior High)|
|Miami, FL (North Miami)|
|Mike Marsaille ||OL|
|Fort Pierce, FL (Fort Pierce Central)|
|Derek Moise ||WR|
|Miami, FL (Booker T. Washington)|
|Robert Nasiff ||OL|
|Wellington, FL (American Heritage)|
|Damian Parms ||S|
|Miami, FL (Monsignor Pace)|
|Stephen Schoewe ||OT|
|Niceville, FL (HS)|
|Antonio Washington ||RB|
|Arcadia, FL (DeSoto)|
|Cary White ||RB|
|Tampa, FL (Sickles)|
Lake Wales, FL
Lake Wales High School
High School: Played for Rod Shafer at Lake Wales High School where he was a first team All-County selection by the Lakeland Ledger...as a senior he recorded 13 punts for a 40 yards plus average...his longest was a 55-yard punt and he had seven that were downed inside the 20...had a total of 60 kick-offs for an average of 54 yards per kick, 45 were touchbacks, his longest was 64 yards...on the year he was 53 of 57 in PATs and 8 of 9 in field goals, his longest was 54 yards...selected to play in the Florida Athletic Coaches' Association North/South All-Star game...named Florida Athletic Coaches' Association first team and All-District...chose FAU over Nebraska and Wake Forest.
Personal: Son of Sidney and Marcia Bonani...born June 14, 1992 in Matao, Sao Paulo, Brazil...brother Maikon Bonani currently plays for USF.
Bolles High School
High School: Played for Corky Rogers at Bolles High School where as a senior he recorded 98 tackles, including a team leading eight sacks and a team leading 14 tackles for a loss despite missing three games due to an injury...earned a first team on the All-First Coast team and was named the position player of the year for the First Coast area...versus American Heritage, Chaney recorded 17 tackles, including 12 solo and two for a loss...earned second team all-academic honors and is a two-sport athlete (football and baseball).
Personal: Son of John and Amy Chaney...born September 13, 1992 in Jacksonville.
Sebastian River High School
High School: Played for Randy Bethel at Sebastian River High School where he accumulated 69 career receptions for 942 yards and eight touchdowns as well as one kick return and one punt return for a score...as a senior he caught 39 passes for 531 yards which ranked him No. 2 among Treasure Coast receivers...earned first team all-area for his senior season efforts...played in the Florida High School Coaches Association All-Star Game...two-sport athlete (football and track where he runs the 4X100 relay, the 4X400 relay and has a 6-foot-6-inch high jump).
Personal: Son of Courtney Clark...born February 8, 1992 in Vero Beach.
Booker High School
High School: Played for Fred Gilmore at Booker High School where he was named first team all-area (Sarasota/Bradenton) as a senior...also earned a spot on the District 12 team...the lineman participated in the FACA North/South All-Star Classic December 12, 2010...four-sport athlete (football, baseball, soccer and weightlifting)...chose FAU over Memphis and New Mexico.
Personal: Son of Joann and Mike Davino...born August 23, 1992 in Sarasota
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Dillard High School
High School: Played for Manny Martin at Dillard High School where as a senior he recorded 47 receptions for 876 yards and eight touchdowns, an accomplishment only magnified by the team's run-dominated attack...received North/South Broward as well as a Public versus Private all-star game invites...recorded four receptions for 75 yards in the North/South all-star game, including a 13-yard touchdown reception...highlighted by the Miami Herald...two-sport athlete (football and track: as a junior he ran the 110 high hurdles, the 300 IM hurdles and participated in the high jump)...his size and speed along with a 4.6 40 make Dukes a real threat which was also recognized by Western Kentucky, Western and Central Michigan as well as Minnesota.
Personal: Son of Willie and Stephanie Dukes...born April 24, 1992 in Fort Lauderdale.
North Miami High School
High School: Played for Coach Bethune at North Miami Senior High School where he recorded 50 tackles, including 10 sacks, three forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries as well as a punt block...played in the North/South All-Star Game and was the MVP of the Public versus Private All-Star Game...three-sport athlete (football, basketball and track)...played at the same high school as current FAU Owls Nexon Dorvillus and Randell Johnson...chose FAU over Memphis, Kansas and FIU.
Personal: Son of Charly and Marie Eugene...born September 18, 1992 in Miami
Estero High School
High School: Played for Rich Dombroski, who called Farah the best pass blocker at Estero High School where he was a three-year starter on both offense and defense, started his final two seasons at left tackle where he graded out above 85 percent...he allowed just three sacks in 311 pass attempts in 2010...the senior also had 29 pancake blocks...participated in the Florida Athletic Coaches Association/Reebok North/South All-Star Football Classic...he also played in the John Carrigan Rotary South All-Star Classic in Fort Myers...named Offensive Player of the Year at Estero High School...three-sport athlete (football, weightlifting where Dombroski called him the strongest player pound-for-pound in the county and wrestling where he competes in the heavy weight division, and holds a 15-2 record as of signing day)...was also recruited by Western Michigan and Bowling Green.
Personal: Born October 27, 1992
American High School
High School: Played for Chance Benton at American High School where he recorded 75 tackles, seven interceptions, recorded three forced fumbles, two touchdowns and 613 all-purpose yards as a senior on his way to a third team All-Dade County team selection...competed in the Dade vs. Broward All-Star game, a night that saw him grab two interceptions and three tackles in a performance that drew the attention from ESPN with comments like, "D.J. Fry locked up receivers on his way to recording two interceptions."...Rivals.com commented that "while there was a number of Division I players in the South Florida All-Star game, one of the top performances of the evening came from D.J. Frye." And Larry Bluestein has stated that "this kid could be in the mix as a freshman"...named to the All-Dade County team as a senior...as a junior he had 56 tackles and three interceptions...spent the 2010 summer elevating his game in 7-on-7 tournaments...two-sport athlete (football and track).
Personal: Son of Jason and Tosha Smith...born September 23, 1992 in Miami.
Port St. Lucie, FL
St Lucie West Centennial
High School: Played for Ron Parker at St. Lucie West Centennial High School where he recorded 104 carries for 620 yards, an average of 5.9 yards per carry with 12 touchdowns...playing on both sides of the ball, he also had 85 tackles and four fumble recoveries as a senior...his career efforts included 1,870 yards on 258 carries with 24 touchdowns and an average of seven yards per carry...earned first team All-Treasure Coast and played in the "Outback Bowl" All-Star Game...two-sport athlete (football and track where he runs the 100, 400 and 800).
Personal: Son of Russ Giles and Lisa Roberts...born February 27, 1993 in Fort Lauderdale ...Giles attended the FAU team camp and after three years of learning about FAU his decision was made...also had interest from Rutgers and Georgia Tech.
Vanguard High School
High School: Played for Alex Casteneda at Vanguard High School where he was named the State Banner defensive player of the year as a senior after leading the county with 156 tackles...Vanguard, led by Hagins' efforts, recorded seven shutouts on the season and reached the Class 3A region finals, something that had not been accomplished since 1994 and a team led by future college and NFL star Daunte Culpepper...Hagins did not play football until his junior year of high school and fell in love with the game in his first outing...had previously concentrated on basketball for a high school that is known for producing outstanding collegiate hoopsters...has outstanding athlete ability with 4.5 speed plays two-sports (football and basketball, a sport that he nearly averages a double-double in points and rebounds 16.7 points and nine rebounds per game, respectively)...projected to graduate with high honors...as a junior, he recorded 66 tackles in 12 games ... the school's homecoming king was also recruited by Middle Tennessee and Bethune-Cookman.
Personal: Son of Bridgitte Hagins...born December 18, 1992 in Ocala.
Everglades High School
High School: Played for Josh Shapiro, who describes Henry as a "Paul Bunyan-looking kid that is relentless against the run and pass," at Everglades High School where he recorded 59 tackles, including 14 tackles for a loss and eight quarterback sacks...Henry also forced four fumbles and recovered two as a senior...earned spots on both the Dade/Broward and the North/South All-Star Games...he is considered a strong defensive lineman whose strength is against the run but who has the speed and quickness to be a good pass rusher as well...two-sport athlete (football and track and field where he specializes in the shot put and discus)...chose FAU after interest from both Central and Western Michigan.
Personal: Born November 25, 1992 in Haiti and lives with his uncle and aunt, Rich and Gina Henry.
Dade City, FL
Pasco High School
High School: Played for Tom McHugh at Pasco High School where the team advanced deep into the playoffs with an 11-1 record, their only loss came in the Class 3A region semifinals...two-way player that earned first team all-county honors as a tight end by the Tampa Tribune, second team honors North Suncoast defensive recognition and first team North Suncoast as a wide receiver...as a senior he tallied 10 carries for 107 yards, recorded 12 receptions for 192 yards and had 17 tackles, including three sacks...as a junior he had 21 catches for 400 yards (19.05 per catch), with four touchdowns while guiding the Pirates to a 9-2 record...four-sport athlete (football, basketball, weightlifting and track)...as a senior round baller he averages 13.2 points a game and 10.3 rebounds per game...he also received interest from Georgia Southern University, Youngstown State University and Texas Tech, all at wide receiver while he is expected to see action at tight end for the Owls.
Personal: Born November 12, 1991 in Brooksville...son of June Harrington and Clarence Coward.
Pompano Beach, FL
Blanche Ely High School
High School: Played for Rodney Gray at Blanche Ely High School where he collected 100 solo tackles, 10 sacks, forced six fumbles, recovered four and grabbed and an interception for a score...helped lead Ely to a 9-3 record and advanced to the 5A regional semifinals...earned a spot in the Nike South Florida All-Star Football Game...he was rated a three-star linebacker by Rivals.com...chose FAU over UConn, Tulsa, Eastern Michigan and Memphis.
Personal: February 6, 1993
Navarre High School
High School: Played for Chad Lashley at Navarre High School where the dual threat rushed for 946 yards and nine touchdowns, and threw for 1,622 yards and 15 touchdowns...captured Pensacola News Journal's First Team All-Area honors... named All-Area MVP and was a PSA All-Star...named Northwest Florida Offensive Player of the Year and first team All-Area, all as a senior...played in the PSA All-Star game...three-sport athlete (football, baseball and track)...academically he is a member of the A/B honor roll and has received the GPA Academic Award with a 3.58 GPA...chose FAU over Memphis.
Personal: Son of Jeff and Lisa Kane...born June 12, 1993 in Holland, Michigan.
Miami Central Senior High
High School: Played for Telly Lockette at Miami Central Senior High School which recorded five 2010 shutouts ...recorded 103 tackles, including eight sacks and forced a fumble...also had one interception for a score on a team that advanced to the State 6A Champions...earned second team All-Dade honors...teammate of Diondre Lewis...recruited by FIU, Western Kentucky, Memphis and most recently Southern Cal.
Personal: Son of Serretta Mike Kirk...born August 27, 1993.
Miami Central Senior High
High School: Played for Telly Lockette at Miami Central Senior High School which recorded five 2010 shutouts enroute to a 6A Championship...had 93 tackles and eight sacks to earn Honorable Mention All-Dade honors...played in the Public versus Private All-Star game...teammate of Andrae Kirk...recruited by FIU, Western Kentucky and most recently Southern Cal.
Personal: Son of Shanita Miller and Bruce Lewis...born December 4, 1992 in Miami.
North Miami High School
High School: Played for Darryel Bethune at North Miami High School...recorded 92 tackles and six sacks as a senior to earn All-Dade honors...played in the North vs. South All-Star game...two-sport athlete (football and track where he runs the 100m in 10.58, the 200m in 22.72 and the 400m in 47.72)... shined during his senior combine with a 31.5-inch vertical, 9-foot-7-inch broad jump, 4.49 40, 4.41 shuttle and 18 reps of 155-pounds.
Personal: Son of JoAnna Lozandier...born in Miami.
Fort Pierce, FL
Fort Pierce Central
High School: Played for Chris Hutchings at Fort Pierce Central High School where he held a preseason ranking in the top-25 for Florida offensive linemen...as a senior he was a two-time player of the week and earned first team All-Treasure Coast and All-Area honors...three-sport athlete (football and wrestling where he holds a 10-2 record on signing day...he is ranked No. 3 in the state for wrestling and he finished his 2010 weightlifting season as a state qualifier and third in his region.)...played in the "Outback Bowl" all-star game.
Personal: Son of Vosainc and Licelimene Marsaille...born August 17, 1993 in Fort Pierce.
Booker T. Washington High School
High School: Played for Earl Tillman at Booker T. Washington Senior High School where he recorded 33 receptions for 610 yards, an average of 18.5 yards per catch, and seven scores...known for being a big play wide receiver, he earned a spot in the North/South All-Star Game...named first-team All-Dade County as a senior...had a career game versus Miami Killian with four receptions for 138 yards and a touchdown...two-sport athlete (football and track)...recipient of the scholar athlete award...also recruited by FIU and Middle Tennessee State University.
Personal: Son of Toralin Pringle and Arthur Moise, relative of Torrance Moise who played at Western Illinois University...born July 31, 1993 in Miami.
High School: Played for Doug Socha at American Heritage in Delray...recorded 40 pancake blocks and was named first team All-Palm Beach County by the Sun-Sentinel, and was listed by the Palm Beach Post among the county's top-35 players in the spring of 2010...also named first team by the Palm Beach Post following his 2010 season....named first team All-District by Florida High School Coaches Association...played in the "Outback Bowl" and the "Broward Bowl"...rated the 49th best prospect by PBG Game time...saw action on both offense and defense as a senior...selected FAU over Navy.
Personal: Son of Juan and Wendy Nasiff...born January 30, 1993 in Hollywood...brother Chris plays for FIU.
Monsignor Pace High School
High School: Played for Alvin Slaughter at Monsignor Pace High School where he tallied 77 tackles, two sacks, one interception and three deflections as a senior...earned third-team All-Dade honors...played in the North/South Dade County all-star game, the Optional All-Star Game and the Private versus Pubic All-Star Game... Slaughter called Parms an impact player...Larry Bluestein called Parms a "big time get"...named second-team All-Academic...two-sport athlete who runs a 4.5 40 (football and basketball, high school teammate of current FAU hoopster Ray Taylor)...chose FAU over Memphis and FIU.
Personal: Son of Dana and Jhan Thompson...father played for Shaw...born October 28, 1992.
Niceville High School
High School: Played for John Hicks at Niceville High School where he was an All-Area player in both 2010 and 2011...member of the Pensacola All-Star team..guided his team to the Class 4A regional finals played in the 2011 PSA All-Star Game as an East team member and participated in the Maxxx Scout All-Star Game...was a member of the 11th grade JUC Schuman's Outstanding Performance List and was named to the national underclassmen all-combine team, held in Mobile, Alabama, where he was an offensive lineman MVP...heading into his senior campaign he was selected to the Ultimate 100 Combine held in Atlanta, Georgia...has bench-pressed 185 pounds 20 times...chose FAU over both Air Force and Navy
Personal: Son of Debbie and Charles Schoewe...born December 18, 1992 at Eglin Air Force Base.
DeSoto High School
High School: Played for Matt Eggloff at DeSoto High School where he recorded 1,798 yards and 17 touchdowns in a career that was shortened due to injury...also had 150 receiving yards with one score...two-sport athlete (football and baseball)...also recruited by Western Kentucky, Memphis and Kentucky.
Personal: Son of Sherry Townsend and Purcell Washington...born August 10, 1992 in Arcadia.
Sickles High School
High School: Played for Brian Turner at Sickles High School where he was the team's all-time single-season rusher, recorded more than 3,000 career-rushing yards and is the school's record-holder for most touchdowns scored...as a senior he earned second team All-Hillsborough County honors, and first team all-western conference honors...as a junior he was first team all-Hillsborough County and a first team honoree by both the St. Petersburg Times and Tampa Tribune...played in the 2010 Hillsborough County East/West All-Star Game...four-year academic scholar holding above a 3.0 g.p.a and is a member of the National Honor Society...selected FAU over Western Kentucky and FIU.
Personal: Son of Valerie Burns and Cary White...born November 11, 1992 in Minneapolis, Minnesota...cousin Giorgio Newberry has committed to FSU in this year's class.