Alter senior among 26 Dayton football recruits

Sixteen recruits were captains in high school


The Dayton Flyers football program announced its 2018 recruiting class Tuesday. The list includes 26 players. They come from as close as Alter High School and from as far away as Simi Valley, Calif.

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Of the 26 players, 16 were captains of their high school teams, and 21 received all-conference honors.

Here’s the full list:

• Jack Albers, QB, 6-0, 180, Louisville, Ky. (St. Xavier)

• Sam Broom, DB, 5-11, 170, Charlotte, N.C. (Charlotte Catholic)

• Jack Chisholm RB, 5-9, 185, Union, Ky. (Ryle)

• Michael Drobnick, WR, 6-0, 195, Valley View, Ohio (St. Ignatius)

• Joe Durham, DE, 6-3, 225, Cincinnati, Ohio (Fenwick)

• Grant Dyer, LB, 6-1, 215, Crescent Spring, Ky. (Covington Catholic)

• Kyle Finnick, DT, 6-2, 270, Simi Valley, Calif. (Bishop Alemany)

• Martin Geary, OL, 6-2, 270, Chicago, Ill. (Loyola Academy)

• Nathan Grey, OL, 6-4, 275, Dayton, Ohio (Alter)

• Jack Gewinner, DT, 6-2, 250, St. Louis, Mo. (DeSmet Jesuit)

• Logan Hannah, DE, 6-1, 240, Springboro, Ohio (Valley View)

• Khalis Hicks, DB, 5-8, 170, Mason, Ohio (Sycamore)

• Christian Kelly, DB, 5-8, 165, Cincinnati, Ohio (Sycamore)

• Cullen Krombach, OL, 6-1, 270, Westerville, Ohio (St. Francis de Sales)

• Jonny Krone, WR, 5-11, 180, Wentzville, Mo. (Francis Howell)

• Jake Lyons, DT, 6-2, 245, Springfield, Ohio (Catholic Central)

• Danny Meehan, LB, 6-2, 215, Orland Park, Ill. (Marist)

• Luke Ricobene, WR, 5-11, 170, Elmhurst, Ill. (Immaculate Conception)

• Zach Rumpke, LB, 6-0, 200, Cincinnati, Ohio (La Salle)

• Owen Smith, DB, 5-11, 185, Piqua, Ohio (Lehman Catholic)

• Michael Stodola, DT, 6-1, 245, Barrington, Ill. (Barrington)

• Josh Trautman, OL, 6-3, 285, Pittsburgh, Pa. (Central Catholic)

• Andrew Uhls, DE, 6-3, 240, Louisville, Ky. (St. Xavier)

• Joey Verdes, WR, 6-1, 175, Delaware, Ohio (Buckeye Valley)

• Matt Young, TE, 6-1, 220, Dearborn, Mich. (Detroit Central Catholic)

• Mason Ziegenfuss, DB, 6-2, 196, Chardon, Ohio (Chardon)


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