PRINCETON – The Princeton Football Team has announced the Class of 2027.
Clarendon Hills, Ill.
Nazareth Academy: All-conference in 2022 … Named captain of the offensive line … Team won the state title in 2022 and was a quarterfinalist in 2021 … Lettered in lacrosse … National Honor Society … Member of the Mu Alpha Theta … Honor Roll.
Personal: Son of Elizabeth and Brian Beargie … Has three sisters, Olivia, Ella and Annie.
Upper St. Clair
Upper St. Clair: Three-time all-conference (two years at wide receiver and one year at both wide receiver and defensive back) … First-Team All-State … Selected to Fabulous 22 All-Star Team and PA Big-33 All-Star Game … Trib-25 All-Star Team … Almanac’s Football MVP … Pittsburgh Union Press All-Star Team … Three-time first-team all-conference in lacrosse … First player in school history to record 150 points and a two-year lacrosse captain … Helped 4×100 relay team qualify for the WPIAL … Basketball team won the WPIAL and section titles as a sophomore … Named Upper St. Clair Most Outstanding Athlete Award in 2022-23 … Member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Son of Autumn and Bill Besselman … Has a sister, Sierra and brother, Tyler.
Denver South: Three-time captain who broke the school record in receiving yards (2,124), touchdowns (25+) and catches (70+) … Named No. 1 Wide Receiver in the state … First-Team All-State twice … Helped offense to 35+ points in every game … Three-time Team Offensive Player of the Year and was MVP as a junior … Lettered in baseball and track and field … Scholar Athlete Award winner … National Honor Society … Collected just one B entire high school career.
Personal: Raised by Mother, Lashawn Caldwell along with Uncle, Edward Martin and brother, Francis Kentris … Has four brothers and three sisters.
Holly Springs, N.C.
Holly Springs: Set school record with 407 career tackles including school-best 183 as a senior … Averaged 13.1 tackles per game for career … Three-time All-State, All-Conference and Team MVP … Led team to first playoff win in school history and helped squad to conference title … Lettered in lacrosse … Junior Marshall and Honor Roll … Led team in GPA three times.
Personal: Son of Deborah and Chase Christopher … Has a sister, Cassidy … Father, Chase, played football at Liberty.
West Deptford, N.J.
West Deptford: School record holder in punt average (44.6) in a season and longest punt in a game (69 yards) … Member of the 1,000 pound club (bench press, squad and dead lift) … Senior year saw him garner NJ.com All-State and All-Group II, NJ.com WJFL Constitution Division – First Team, Courier Post All-NJ Defensive First Team (punter), Courier Post All-South Jersey First Team (punter), South Jersey Sports Zone All-South Jersey First Team, South Jersey Times All-Area Team Defense (punter), NJ Gridiron All-State Defense Second Team (punter), a NJFCA Super 100 All-State selection, All-South Jersey Kicker from Touchdown Club of South Jersey … Named to the Phil Simms North-South All-Star Game and earn team MVP award … Earned Mid-Season Shoutout from NJ.com as the Top Special Teams Player … Junior campaign had Clark earn Courier Post All-South Jersey Second Team (punter), NJ.com West Jersey Football League All-Stars Colonial Division First Team (Kicker), NJ.com South Jersey All-Area Team Defense First Team (Punter), NJ.com All-State Second Team Group II (Kicker) … Courier Post All-South Jersey Second Team Defense (punter) as a sophomore … All-Academic Team from Touchdown Club of South Jersey … All-South Jersey Scholar Athlete from Touchdown Club of South Jersey … John Aventi and Dominic Antonini Special Team Player of the Year from Touchdown Club of South Jersey … Colonial Conference Scholar Athlete … Key Club … Foreign Language Honors Society … Dean’s List all four years of high school
Personal: Son of Shanda and Jason Clark … Has a sister, Jordan, and brother, Jackson.
Clarkston: Set the school record in touchdowns (72), rushing touchdowns (64), rushing yards (5,483) in a career, season (2,662) and a game (410) …. Detroit News First-Team Dream Team … State Champion Mr. Football Candidate … Won the Team MVP in 2021 and 2022 … Team won the OAA Red title in 2020 and 2022 and reached the State Semifinals in 2022 … Member of the Leadership Group.
Personal: Son of Alysia Walsh and John Clark … Has a brother, Nathan … Father, John, played football at Navy.
Saddle River, N.J.
Bergen Catholic: Senior captain that was All-League and All-County in 2022 … Team was a two-time state champion and ranked No. 3 in the nation in 2021 … Member of the Green Club … National Honor Society along with Math, English and History Honor Societies.
Personal: Son of Ann and Ed Comeau … Has a sister, Kelsey and two brothers, Christian and Daniel.
La Vernia, Texas
La Vernia HS
La Vernia: Two-year captain who allowed no sacks in three years as a starter … Two-time District 14-4A Offensive Lineman of the Year … District 15-4A First-Team All-District … Rivals/On3 Three-Star Recruit … SA All-Area Team … SA All-Star … Team Offensive Co-MVP … Lettered in Baseball and Basketball … National Honor Society … Academic All-State … Business Professionals of America.
Personal: Son of Michelle and Kevin Eddlemon … Has a brother, Derrick.
Walton: Three-time All-Region and two-time All-County in football … All-Region in shot put … Iron Raider Award … Hammer of the Week selection (wrestling) … Two-time State Sectional wrestling qualifier …. Qualified for the state sectional in shot put … Team reached the Sweet 16 twice …. Final Four in 20221 and Elite Eight in 2023 … Wrestling Dual Region Champion in 2023 … Team Council … Roswell Rebels … Academic Letter … Scholar Athlete.
Personal: Son of Abby and Phil Eichelzer … Has two sisters, Olivia and Gretchen.
Mendon: Registered over 1,800 yards and 17 touchdowns in two seasons while also being a 1,000-point scorer in basketball … NY All-State and All-Greater Rochester twice …. Football Team’s MVP twice … Three-time Basketball captain who three-time All-State … All-Greater Rochester in basketball four times …. All-Greater Rochester Basketball Player of the Year as a junior … All-County Player of the Year twice in basketball … Four-time basketball All-County … Section V Class A All-Tournament Team twice including MVP award as a junior … Three-time basketball team MVP … Basketball team won two Section V titles in 2021 and 2022 … Rochester Radio and Press Club Athlete of the Year … Also lettered in lacrosse … National Honor Society … Member of Model UN, Student Council, Interact Club … Urban League National Black Scholar Award … Section V Student Athlete Scholar.
Personal: Son of Adrienne and Andre Green … Has a sister, Lexi … Sister, Lexi, plays basketball at Cornell … Father, Andre, played football at Boston College.
Baylor School: Two-time All-Region and All-State … First-Team Chattanooga Best of Preps … Captain on the first state championship team in 50 years in 2023 … Lettered in basketball and track and field … Community Service Program … Student Admissions Ambassador.
Personal: Son of Takisha and Mario Haynie … Uncle, Ricky Thomas, played football at Alabama … Uncle, Andre Thomas, played football at Georgia Tech.
Ann Arbor, Mich.
Saline: Senior captain that recorded 130 catches for 1,747 yards for 13 touchdowns … First-Team All-SEC and First-Team All-Region twice …. Two-time All-State and Ann Arbor Dream Team …. First Team All-West … Team won SEC Red title three times …. Squad reached Division-I Elite Eight and Sweet Sixteen …. Won team MVP and Offensive Skill Plater of the Year … Lettered in baseball … Investment Club … High School Store … Scholar Athlete all four years.
Personal: Son of Bethany and Paul Laurio … Has a sister, Marie.
1st Team All SEC: (2022, 2023), 1st Team All Region: (2022, 2023), 2nd Team All-State (2022)
Honorable Mention All-State (2023), Ann Arbor Dream Team: (2022, 2023),
1st Team All West: (2022), Varsity Letter All Four Years
Creighton Prep: All-Metro in 2021 … All-State First Team in the preseason before injury …. Defensive and Offensive Player of the Week … Team won the District A-5 title in back-to-back years … Lettered in track … Operations Others … Spanish Honors Society … Student Council … Spelling Bee Champion … Finalist in the “Example of Moral Courage from the Holocaust” essay competition … Semifinalist in the Fr. Thomas W. Neitzke S.J. Leadership Award and Scholarship.
Personal: Son of Deanna and Sean Marcelino … Has two sisters, Mia and Sofia and a brother, Caetano … Uncle, Brett Casper, was an eighth round draft by pick by the San Francisco Giants.
St. Joseph’s: Senior captain who was First-Team All-County and All-League … Earned New York Jets’ Player of the Week (Offensive Line) … Team was state runner-up in 2019 and made the quarterfinals twice … Also lettered in lacrosse … National Honor Society … St. Joseph’s Honors Society.
Personal: Son of Holly and Joseph McAllen … Has two sisters, Kyra and Cali.
Lake Tapps, Wash.
Sumner High School
Sumner: Senior captain who was First-Team All-SPSL and First-Team All-Arera as a defensive back and also was the Special Teams Player of the Year … First-Team All-SPSL as defensive back and Second-Team All-SPSL as a returner in 2021 … Defensive MVP that recorded eight interceptions as a junior … Team won the 4A SPSL championship … Most Inspirational Award … Lettered in baseball … Full IB-Diploma Graduate.
Personal: Son of Rachelle and Justin Mentink … Has a sister, Taylor, and brother, Trey … Father, Justin, played baseball at Washington State … Aunt, Angie, played softball at Washington and played baseball for the Colorado Silver Bullets.
Fleming Island, Fla.
Bolles: Senior Captain … Set the track team record in the 100m, 200m, 400m and 4×1 … Team was the state runner up twice … AB Honor Roll.
Personal: Son of Yolanda Dawsey and Sedrick Miller … Has two sisters, Sophia and Rachel, and two brothers, Reese and Zach.
Lexington Christian Academy
Lexington Christian Academy: Senior Captain who led conference in sacks … Two-time All-State … Team won three consecutive district titles and was a two-time state runner-up … Beta Club … National Honor Society.
Personal: Son of Katie and Justin Morris … Has a brother, Tanner.
Choate Rosemary Hall
Choate Rosemary Hall: Senior captain who was First-Team All-Founders in 2023 after leading the conference in sacks … Team won the Founders League title … Lettered in track and field and soccer … The Fay School … Dean’s List three years.
Personal; Son of Uche and Clem Nwogbo … Has two brothers, Gozzy and Neto.
Archer: Two-year varsity starter … VTO All-American … Nominated GACA All-Star game … Team was among the top 16 during junior year … Squad also went to the Region Elite Eight in 2021 … Spanish Honor Society … Honor Roll all four years.
Personal: Son of Mindy and Barry Richardson … Has a sister, Makayla and two brothers, Nathan and Bentley … Mother, Mindy, played basketball at Iowa State and James Madison … Father, Barry, played baseball at the College of Charleston.
Winter Park: Senior captain who was a 24/7Sports three-star corner back … First-Team All-State, First Team All-Metro and First Team All-Area … Recorded 53 tackles with three picks and 11 pass break ups along with two defensive touchdowns and a blocked kick … Also caught 22 passes for 338 yards and six touchdowns and was All-Seminole County … Caught the longest touchdown pass in school history (94 yards) … Central Florida Super 60 … Citrus Gridiron First-Team Defense (Athlete) … Team won the district title and had the best record in the Metro/Orange Country … Lettered in track and basketball … District champion in the triple jump … National Honor Society … Leader of the CRU at Lake Howell and FCA … Super Scholar … North Orlando Kiwanis Scholarship … 2023 Merdian Club of Winter Park.
Personal: Son of Ursula and Ted Roberts … Has two brothers, Talen and Christion … Father, Ted, played football at Jacksonville State.
Jersey City, N.J.
St. Peter’s Prep
St. Peter’s Prep: Senior captain that finished second in school history in tackles for loss (40.5) and third in sacks (19) … Two-time All-Conference OLB/DE … All-State in 2022-23 … Finished with the most sacks in the conference (10) as a junior … Battle of The Beach MVP … Heart of a Giant Winner … NJ.com Player of the Week … SP Player of the Game … Prep Redzone Chaos Bringer … NJ.com mid-season award earner … Top 100 tackle leader … Team Defensive Player of the Year twice … NJ Academic All-American … Lettered in track … National German Honors Society … Honors every quarter of high school … Ignatian Scholar … Highest grade in religion department for sophomore class … Spelling and Geography Bee … Placed in Nation German Exam … Nation-wide poem contest … Multiple school-wide Word Masters.
Personal: Son of Joi Nicholson … Has a sister, Skii.
Yelm: Two-time captain who was three-time All-State as a defensive back and two-time All-State Wide Receiver … Won the League MVP twice and was the Offensive MVP as a senior … Decathlon All-American … Team won the state title in 2023 … Lettered in wrestling and track … National Honor Society … Two-time Student of the Month.
Personal: Son of Christine and Jason Ronquillo … Has two brothers, Jerid and Marcus.
Stillwater: SBLive Minnesota Second-Team All-State … Won Team Most Improved Offensive Player … National Honor Society … Member of the Basic Institute for Zonal African Advancement … Weighted Honor Roll … National African American Recognition Program in 11th grade.
Personal: Son of Annie and Francis Porbeni …. Has a sister, Oyinpreye and a brother, Oyindoubra … Cousin, Olakemfa, ran track at St. Peters’ … Mother, Annie, was on the Nigerian junior handball team.
Blessed Trinity Catholic
Blessed Trinity Catholic: GHSA 5A First-Team All-Region and All-State twice … 2021 GHSA 5A Region Seven Defensive Player of the Year … Squad won the 2019 GHSA 4A state title … Team Defensive MVP twice … St. Sebastian Award … Lettered in wrestling … 2019 GHSA 5A fifth place at states at 182 pounds, highest rank for a freshman … Wrestling team was third in the state in 2019 … Leadership Award from the Rotary Club of Roswell … Spanish National Honor Society … Summa Cum Laude three times.
Personal: Son of Lisa and Roger Torrico … Has a sister, Felicia and brother, Dylan.
St. Joseph’s: Two-time All-County and All-Conference … Super Football Conference “Man of the Year” … Jersey Sports Zone Player of the Week … Maxwell Award winner … Team was top five in the state every year … Member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Son of Suzanne and Geard Tucci … Has a sister, Ava.
Fort Worth, Texas
All Saints Episcopal
All Saints Episcopal: Ranked as a three-star recruit by 24/7 Sports … Ranked 96th overall linebacker in the nation … Invited to Ray Lewis’ Under Armor Top 100 Linebacker Camp … Earned 28 Division-I scholarships from Arizona, Washington State, Memphis, Tulane, Navy, Army, Air Force, etc., … Had 220 career tackles including 128 solo stops with 33.5 tackles for loss and 20 sacks … Two-time First Team All-State for Defensive End and Linebacker … 2022 TAPPS Division II Defensive Player of the Year … Texas Padilla Coaches’ Poll First-Team All-State … Lettered in track and field … Competed on the 4×1 Relay Team … Ran an 11.2 in the 100M … Camp Counsellor at the Como Community Center … President of Young Men’s Service League of the Fort Worth Texas Branch.
Personal: Son of Suzanne and Travis Sanders … Has two sisters, Virginia and Caroline (twin sister) and a brother, Charles … Father, Travis, played football at UT-Arlington … Cousin, Jouques Gulliot, played football at TCU.
Eureka: Senior captain who broke the school record for rushing yards in a season with over 2,300 yards … Missouri Football All-State twice and All-Metro in 2022 … Team won the Suburban Yellow Conference in 2023 … Discus All-State and set the school record in discus record … Lettered in wrestling, track and field and water polo … Heart of a Wildcat, Leadership and Lineman of the Year awards … National Honor Society … Student Council … Link Crew … Glory of Missouri Award … National Merit Finalist.
Personal: Son of Stacy and Craig Selbert … Has a sister, Jenna.
Colleyville Heritage: First-Team All-District … First-Team All-Area … Honor All-State … Offensive MVP … National Honor Society.
Personal: Son of Kristen and Bill Smith … Has a sister, Macy … Cousin, Zach Shalcross, played football at Cal Poly.
Saint Xavier HS
Saint Xavier: First Team All-GCL in 2022 … Big Skill Player of the Year in 2022 …. Team won state title in 2020 and was GCL champions in 2021 and 2022 … Played basketball sophomore and junior year … National Honor Society … Member of Big Brothers … Part of the Canned Food Drive, Homeroom Leader and Senior Class Chairman … First Honors every quarter from freshman to senior year … Freshman Scriptures Student of the Year … English II Student of the Year … Spanish National Honor Society Member.
Personal: Son of Annette and Dave … Has a sister, Samantha and four brothers, David, Jackson, Jacob and Josh … Brother, David, played basketball at Northern Kentucky … Brother, Jackson, plays football at Youngstown State.
Georgetown Prep: Junior All-State in football … Two-time All-Metro Area Track and Field selection … Discus state champion … All-State Shot putter … Four-time shot put conference champion and three-time discus conference champion … IAC Track MVP … No. 2 all-time discus throw in school history … Team was the 2021 IAC Champion … Two-time Dean’s List … Three-time First Honor Roll.
Personal: Son of Mary and Raphael Udeogu … Has three brothers, Oge, Ugo and Chinedu … Brother, Oge, played football at Iowa State and Central Michigan … Brother, Chinedu, played football at Cal … Brother, Ugo, played football at Butler.
San Antonio, Texas
Reagan High School
Reagan: Senior captain who was an All-District Defensive End … Team won district champions in 2022 … National Honor Society … Summa Cum Laude.
Personal: Son of Michelle and Todd Wright …. Has a sister, Jordan.