Courtesy of Wayne State Athletics
DETROIT - Wayne State University head football coach Paul Winters has announced his 2010 recruiting class, consisting of 17 incoming freshmen.
â€œWSU is proud to announce the signing of 17 student-athletes to NLIâ€™s,â€ stated Winters. â€œWe are very happy that this group of prospective student-athletes have chosen to pursue their college education at Wayne State. These are proud Warriors! Our coaching staff has worked very hard to bring in young men who will compete equally as hard to earn a degree as they will to win championships on the field! We searched the entire state and into Ohio to bring another outstanding class to Detroit, Michigan to represent Wayne State! We want to thank the Wayne State community, President Noren, the Deanâ€™s, Professors and our student-athletes for making our campus open and inviting to these young men.â€
Wayne State has added depth to the offensive line with five commitments: center Garrett Davis (Ypsilanti, Mich./Willow Run), guards Thom Box (Milan, Mich.) and Dan Gear (Southgate, Mich./Anderson), along with tackles Kevin Micheli (Powell, Ohio/Olentangy Liberty) and Ben Walker (Oxford, Mich./Lake Orion). In addition, Mike Komor (Whitmore Lake, Mich.) will be a long snapper and offensive/defensive lineman.
Also joining the Warrior offense will be tight end Joe Biernat (St. Clair Shore, Mich./De La Salle), quarterback Sean Guinane (St. Joseph, Mich.), wide receiver Charles Holmes (Rochester Hills, Mich./Rochester) and running back Desmond Martin (Redford, Mich./Thurston).
Wearing the Green and Gold on the defensive side of the ball will be safety David Churchwell (Muskegon, Mich.), cornerback Gerren Duhart (Toledo, Ohio/Central Catholic), linebackers Maurice Davenport (Southfield, Mich.) and Steve Oâ€™Shell (Sterling Hts., Mich./De La Salle) and defensive ends Sean McAuliffe (Westland, Mich./Livonia Franklin) and Colton Waterbury (Chelsea, Mich.). Stefan Terleckyj (Warren, Mich./Mott) is slated to take over place-kicking and punting duties.
Name Pos. Ht. Wgt. Hometown/High School
Joe Biernat TE 6-5 220 St. Clair Shores, Mich./De La Salle
G 6-2 280 Milan, Mich./Milan
S 6-0 187 Muskegon, Mich./Muskegon
LB 6-2 225 Southfield, Mich./Southfield
Garrett Davis C 6-3 285 Ypsilanti, Mich./Willow Run
CB 5-11 160 Toledo, Ohio/Central Catholic
G 6-2 285 Southgate, Mich./Southgate Anderson
QB 6-5 210 St. Joseph, Mich./St. Joseph
WR 6-4 205 Rochester Hills, Mich./Rochester
LS 6-1 250 Whitmore Lake, Mich./Whitmore Lake
RB 6-1 200 Redford, Mich./Redford Thurston
Sean McAuliffe DE 6-2 240 Westland, Mich./Livonia Franklin
T 6-3 290 Powell, Ohio/Olentangy Liberty
LB 6-0 220 Sterling Hts., Mich./De La Salle
PK/P 6-1 175 Warren, Mich./Warren Mott
T 6-3 275 Oxford, Mich./Lake Orion
DE 6-2 225 Chelsea, Mich./Chelsea