June 12, 2003

Brown Football Class of 2007

June 12, 2003

Providence, RI - Brown football coach Phil Estes has announced the Brown football Class of 2007, who will join the Bears for the upcoming season. This year's class ranks as one of the best in the Ivy League and features 31 incoming freshmen.

BROWN FOOTBALL
Recruiting Class of 2007

Justin Amoah
Defensive Back / Wide Receiver
5'10 170
Mississauga, Ontario
( St Joseph C.S.S. ) 
Athletic: Team Ontario Captain... Canada Cup 2002 All- Defensive Team ... Mississauga Warriors Team Captain... St. Joseph's C.S.S. Athlete of the Year 2001,2002... St Joseph's C.S.S. Football MVP 2000,01,02...R.O.P.S.S.A.A. Football All-Star 2001,2002... Track MVP 2001,2002... Basketball MVP 2002... High School Football coach was John Simas Academic: St Joseph's C.S.S. Honor Roll... Ontario Scholar Athlete... St Joseph's C.S.S. Subject Achievement Award Personal:Justin was born Sept, 23 1983... is the son of Jerry and Jennifer Amoah

Thomas Balestracci
Wide Receiver / Defensive Back
6'1 185
New Bedford, MA.
( New Bedford HS ) 
Athletic: Team Captain... Boston Globe Div. 1 All- Star...All Big 3 Conference... Standard Times Super Team All- Star...Team MVP... Defensive Player of the Year... National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete... Two Way Starter for 3 Years... Otto Graham Award Finalist... Basketball- Team Captain... All Big 3 Conference... Standard Times All- Star... Dave Cowens Award Finalist... Led Team in rebounds/assists... 3 year Starter... Track- 3 year letter winner... Class A State Qualifier... High School Football coach was Wayne Hamlet Academic: National Honor Society 2 years... Honor Roll 4 years... Gold Certificate Award 4 years... Football GPA award winner Personal:Thomas was born January 3, 1985 ... is the son of Dante '75 and Judith Balestracci

R.Evan Barbosa
Offensive Line / Defensive Line
6'4 290
Oak Park, IL.
( Fenwick HS ) 
Athletic: All Conference- Chicago Metro Catholic League... All Area Honorable Mention- Chicago Tribune , Chicago Sun Times... All Area Oak Park , Oak Leaves, Wednesday Journal... 2 year letter winner... Wrestling- 2 year letter winner... Track- 3 year letter winner... High School Football coach was Paul Connor Academic: National Honor Society Spanish... Semifinalist for National Achievement Scholarship... Honorable Mention for National Hispanic Recognition Program Personal: Evan was born April 5, 1985... is the son of Raymond and Judith Barbosa

Mike Cholipski
Defensive Back / Wide Receiver
5'10 170
Mokena, IL.
( Lincoln- Way East HS ) 
Athletic: All- State... 2x All- Area... 2x All- Conference... Conference Defensive Player of the Year... All- Area Co- Defensive Player of the Year... Team MVP... Team Captain... Baseball- All- Conference Honorable Mention... Team Captain... High School Football coach was Rob Zvonar Academic: National Honor Society... Illinois State Scholar... Mu Alpha Theta Personal: Mike was born March 18, 1985... is the son of Jim and Michele Cholipski

Adam Cross
Offensive Line / Defensive Line
6'2 270
Grove City, OH.
( Grove City HS ) 
Athletic: All- Ohio capital conference... All- District... All- State... All Agonis Dispatch... Super 25 All- Star team... North- South All- Star team... also plays basketball and tennis... High School football coach was Brian Cross Academic: National Honor Society... Ohio capital conference All- Scholastic Athlete Personal: Adam was born May 18, 1984... is the son of Brian and Linda Cross

Brian Czekanski
Linebacker / Tight End
6'5 220
Mount Laurel, NJ.
( Lenape HS ) 
Athletic: Team Captain... 3 year letter winner... All- Olympic Football conference...2002 Prep- star All- American...Burlington County Times Football Spirit Award... Basketball- 2 year letter winner... Albert J. Carino unsung hero award... High School Football coach was Bucky Mitchell Academic: All- American Scholar Athlete Award... Burlington County Times All- Academic... National Honor Society Personal: Brian was born April 21, 1985... is the son of Richard and Kathleen Czekanski

Zachary DeOssie
Quarterback / Defensive Back
6'4 220
North Andover, MA.
( Phillips Academy ) 
Athletic: All New England Prep... Team Captain... 3 year letter winner... Eagle Tribune All- Star... Basketball- Team Captain... Eagle Tribune All- Star... High School Football coach was Leon Modeste Academic: Honor Roll Personal: Zachary was born May 24, 1984... is the son of Steve DeOssie( Dallas, New York Giants, New York Jets, NE Patriots ) Dianna DeOssie

Michael DiBartolo
Offensive Line / Defensive Line
6'1 255
Pittsburgh, PA.
( Peters Township HS ) 
Athletic: All- Conference... All- Area... Premier Pigskin Team... Tri- County All-Star...MVP offensive line award... 3 year letter winner... Team Captain... High School Football coach was Keith Hartbauer Academic: National Honor Society... Young leaders in Action finalist... Personal: Michael was born November 11, 1984... is the son of Gary and Rose Dibartolo

Joseph DiGiacomo
Quarterback / Defensive Back
6'3 205
Doylestown, PA.
( Central Bucks West / The Hill School ) 
Athletic: Prep- All- League... Top 20 Scholar Athletes...High School- All-League... Team MVP... Buck Club Player of the Year... 3 year letter winner... Basketball- 3 year letter winner... High School Football coach was Randy Cuthbert ... Prep coach was Tom Gizzi Academic: Philadelphia Scholastic Honor Roll... Who's Who in America's High School Personal: Joe was born October 30, 1983... is the son of Philip and Joann DiGiacomo

 Casey Dougan
Tight End / Defensive End
6'3 230
Allison Park, PA.
( Hampton HS ) 
Athletic: All- Section... Team Defensive MVP... Team Captain... 3 year letter winner... Selected to Pittsburgh All- Stars Dodge Classic... High School Football coach was Greg Mihalik Academic: Senior Scholar Athlete... High Honor Roll... School nominee Wendy's High School Heisman Personal: Casey was born November 7, 1984... is the son of Thomas and Marian Dougan

Alex Doty
Offensive Line / Defensive Line
6'3 240
Sacramento, CA.
( Rio Americano HS ) 
Athletic: First Team All- League... Honorable Mention All- City... Team Captain... Offensive Line MVP... Basketball- Team Captain... Volleyball- Team Captain... High School Football coach was Mike Smith Academic: National Honor Society... National Merit Scholar... 4x High School Academic Achievement Award winner Personal: Alex was born August 31, 1985... is the son of Robert and Deborah Doty

 W. Ted Edwards
Linebacker/ Fullback
6'2 225
Kelso, WA.
( Kelso HS ) 
Athletic: All- State... GSHL Co- MVP Defensive Player of the year... All- Area Defensive Player of the year... All- League... All- Area... Team Captain... Basketball- Team Captain... All- League...3 year letter winner... Track- Team Captain... 4 year letter winner...High School Football coach was Pat Hymes Academic: National Honor Society... " Who's Who" in America High School... 1st Team All- Academic 3 sports... Scholar Athlete 3 sports Personal: Ted was born March 31, 1985... is the son of Lewis and Lesa Edwards

Justin Gallagher
Wide Receiver / Defensive Back
6'0 200
Orefield, PA.
( Parkland HS / Phillips Academy ) 
Athletic: Prep- Athlete of the Fall... Varsity letter Football... High School- 2 year letter winner Football... Baseball- Team Captain... 2 year letter winner... All- Area... High School Football coach was Rob Melose... Prep coach was Leon Modeste Academic: National Honor Society... Dr. Lee Kreidler Scholarship Award winner Personal: Justin was born November 9, 1984... is the son of Pamela Gallagher

David Healy
Running Back / Linebacker
5'9 190
Reading, MA.
( Reading HS ) 
Athletic: All- League... Team MVP... National Football Foundation Hall of Fame... Ingersol Award... Carole Classic All- Star... Team Captain... 3 year letter winner... Track- All-League... Team Captain... 3 year letter winner... High school Football coach was Tom Kasprzak Academic: National Honor Society... Century Club... Who's Who among America's High Schools... Presidents' Award Personal: David was born May 12, 1985... is the son of Joseph and Gina Healy

Keith Heyward
Wide Receiver / Defensive Back
6'1 205
Huntington Beach, CA.
( Marina HS ) 
Athletic: All- League... 2 year MVP... 3 year letter winner... CIF Scholar Athlete... Soccer- All-League... 2 year letter winner... CIF All- Star Team... CIF Scholar Athlete...Track- 3 year letter winner... High School Football coach was Mike Dodd Academic: National Honor Roll... Who's Who among America's High Schools... Governor's Scholar Award Personal: Keith was born October 30, 1984... is the son of Jim and Margaret Heyward

Gregory Hill
Quarterback / Defensive Back
5'10 175
Barnstable, MA
( Barnstable HS ) 
Athletic: All-League... Boston Globe All- Scholastic... Boston Herald All- Scholastic... League Player of the Year... Shriner's All- Star... National Football Foundation Hall of Fame... Team Captain... All Cape and Islands... High School Football coach was Paul Demanche Academic: National Honor Society... French National Honor Society Personal: Gregory was born June 6, 1985... is the son of Raymond and Deborah Hill

Joshua Hill
Tight End / Defensive Line
6'3 220
Lake City, Fla.
( Columbia HS ) 
Athletic: All Area... All State... 3 year varsity letter winner... Team MVP...High School Football coach was Danny Green Academic: Josh will graduate with an Associate Degree in Arts from Lakeland Community College Personal: Joshua was born on April 28, 1985... is the son of Jeff and Linda Hill

Matthew Krevis
Tight End / Defensive Line
6'5 260
Northbridge, MA.
( Northbridge HS ) 
Athletic: All- League... All Division... All Super Team Telegram and Gazette... Milford Daily News All- Star... Shriner's All- Star... Basketball- All-League... High School Football coach was Ken Lachapelle Academic: Northbridge Honor Student Personal: Matthew was born February 23, 1985... is the son of Albert ( Cincinnati, New York Jets ) and Paula McMillan / Sam McMillan

Gavin Logan
Running Back / Defensive Back
5'8 170
South Kingstown, RI.
( South Kingstown HS ) 
Athletic: All- Division... All- State... 4 year letter winner... State All- Star Team... Track- All- League... 4 year letter winner... Basketball- All- Division... High School Football coach was Bruce Tardiff Academic: Rhode Island Golden Dozen... National Honor Society... State Honor Society Personal: Gavin was born October 14, 1984... is the son of Wilburn and Yvette Harps- Logan

Jeffrey Malone
Offensive Line / Defensive Line
6'6 275
Laconia, NH.
( Laconia HS ) 
Athletic: All- State... All- Region... Team Captain... 3 year letter winner... National Football Foundation Hall of Fame ... Basketball- 3 year letter winner... High School Football coach was Craig Kozens Academic: National Merit Scholar... National Honor Society... Academic All- State Football and Basketball...State Scholar Athlete... Who's Who among America's High Schools Personal: Jeffrey was born August 13, 1985... is the son of Kenneth and Gail Malone

Brandon Markey
Running Back / Defensive Back
6'0 205
Seattle, WA
( O'Dea HS ) 
Athletic: All- Metro... All- Metro MVP... All- Area... All- State... East/West All- Star... Seattle Times Male Athlete of the year ( city ) 3 sport captain (Football, Basketball, Baseball) Baseball- All- Metro... High School Football coach was Monte Kohler Academic: Team GPA Award... High School Honor Roll Personal: Brandon was born September 14, 1984... is the son of Donald and Debra Markey

Adam Muzika
Offensive Line / Linebacker
6'2 255
Uniontown, PA.
( Uniontown HS ) 
Athletic: AP All- State... AAA All- State... All- Conference... All- County... Team Captain... 4 year letter winner... Track- 3 year letter winner... Team Throwing MVP... High School Football coach was John Fortungna Academic: PA Football News All- Academic... National Honor Society... Class Vice President... Wendy' s High School Heisman Nominee Personal: Adam was born October 20, 1984... is the son of Ted and Karen Muzika

Harrison Noffs
Tight End / Defensive Line
6'3 230
Elmhurst, IL.
( York HS ) 
Athletic: All- State... Chicago Sun Times Top 100 players... All- Conference... All- Area... 2 year letter winner... Wrestling- All-State... All- Time Pin record holder (season, career)... High School Football coach was Terry Grider Academic: National Honor Society... Illinois State Scholar... All - State Academic... 4 year Honor Roll Personal: Harrison was born November 19, 1984... is the son of David and Laurie Noffs

Patrick Norman
Offensive Line / Defensive Line
6'3 295
Tampa, Fla.
( Berkeley Preparatory ) 
Athletic: All- County... 3 year letter winner... Track... Weightlifting- holds school record for bench press and squat... High School Football coach was Frank Sullivan Academic: 3 years Dean's List Personal: Patrick was born November 7, 1984... is the son of Bill and Lili Norman

Adjatay Nyadjroh
Wide Receiver / Defensive Back
6'1 195
Somerville , MA.
( Phillips Academy )
Athletic: 3 year letter winner... pre- season All- State and All- American... Baseball- Team Captain... All- Conference... 4 year letter winner... USA Junior Nationals... Basketball- 3 year letter winner... High School Football coach was Leon Modeste Academic: Who's Who among America's High Schools Personal: Adjatay was born September 26, 1985... is the son of Adjatay Nyadjroh and Cecilia Chi

Akinbounle Oyalowo
Running Back / Line Backer
6'0 205
Bowie, MD.
( Woodberry Forest School ) 
Athletic: All- Prep... All- State... All- Central Virginia... Team MVP... Offense MVP... Lacrosse- Team Captain... High School Football coach was Bill Davis Academic: Who's Who among America's High School... Woodberry Forest Perfect Board Award... Venture Scholar Personal: Akinbounle was born August 8, 1985... is the son of Tunde and Marie Oyalowo

Tyler Rowley
Running back / Linebacker
5'11 210
Narragansett, RI.
( Bishop Hendricken HS / Williston Northampton Prep ) 
Athletic: All- City... All- Division... All- State... Team MVP... Team Captain... Prep School Champions... High School coach was Ron Mosca... Prep School coach was Mark Conroy Academic: All- Academic...Rhode Island Golden Dozen Personal: Tyler was born September 15, 1982... is the son of James and Deborah Rowley

Shane Sabine
Quarterback / Defensive Back
6'4 190
Bridgewater, MA
( Thayer Academy ) 
Athletic: All League... All New England... Team Most Valuable Back... Track- Team Captain... All League... All New England... School Record Holder ( 4x400 )... Basketball- 2 year letter winner... High School Coach was George McCartin Academic: Senior Class President... Member of the Cum Laude Society... Personal : Shane was born August 27, 1984... is the son Greg '71 and Sheila Sabine

Chris Skeffington
Quarterback / Defensive Back
6'0 195
Woburn, MA.
( Woburn HS ) 
Athletic: All-League... Boston Globe All Scholastic... Boston Herald All Scholastic... Woburn Daily Times Defensive Player of the Year... Shriner's All- Star... National Football Foundation Hall of Fame ... Team Captain... 3 year letter winner... Basketball- All-League... Team Captain... 3 year letter winner... High School Football coach was Rocky Nelson Academic: National Honor Society... Columbia Book Award Personal: Chris was born October 13, 1984... is the son of Dick and Marcia Skeffington

Blake Trocki
Offensive Line / Defensive Line
6'3 265
Ipswich, MA.
( St John's Preparatory ) 
Athletic: All- League... 3 year letter winner... Boston Herald All Scholastic... Track- 2 year letter winner... High School Football coach was Jim O'Leary Personal: Blake was born November 28, 1984... is the son of Kenneth and Mary Trocki

Anthony Vita
Quarterback / Defensive back
6'3 200
West Babylon, NY.
( West Babylon Senior HS ) 
Athletic: All- County... All Division... Team MVP... Team Captain... 4 year letter winner... Baseball- All- League... All- County... 4 year letter winner... Basketball- 2 year letter winner... High School Football coach was Ron Langella Academic: National Honor Society... Principal's Award of Excellence Personal: Anthony was born July 4, 1985... is the son of Anthony and Deborah Vita