February 6, 2003

Wildcats Sign Football Recruits

NORTHEN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

MARQUETTE, Mich. â€Ã‚“ Doug Sams the head football coach at Northern Michigan University has announced that the following student-athletes have signed a National Letter of Intent to attend NMU and play football for the Wildcats.  â€Ã‚œThe class has good numbers and the emphasis was on size and speed.  We added depth and competition to our roster,â€Ã‚ Sams said.  â€Ã‚œI think that they are a good fit for Northern Michigan University and what we are all striving for both academically and athletically.  The biggest emphasis was that we want student-athletes who wanted to be here. The coaching staff did a great job in signing this class.â€Ã‚

NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

2003 FOOTBALL RECRUITS

Name Ã‚ 
  Pos.
  Ht. 
Wt.
Hometown/High School/Junior College
Dion Brown
RB/DB 
5-10
190
Bloomington, Ill./Bloomington/Harper J.C.
James Couretas
LB
6-0
215
Oxford, Mich./Lake Orion
Nick Craft
WR
6-3
185
Romeo, Mich./Romeo
Shane Crottie
DE
6-2
225
Shelby Twp., Mich./Utica Eisenhower
Steve Darby
DB
5-9
180
Wixom, Mich./Walled Lake Western
Gavin Ray
LB
6-2
220
Grass Valley, Calif./Sierra J.C.
Archie Heath
WR
6-1
190 
Kenosha, Wis./Tremper
Neal Koch
WR 
6-1 
190 Ã‚ 
Burlington, Wis./Burlington
Tyler Larson Ã‚ 
LB
6-2 
205 
Calumet, Mich./Calumet
Jarrett Lassa 
OL
6-5 
290
Lisle, Ill./Naperville North
Ryan Martinac
QB/DB
5-10 
160
Ishpeming, Mich./Ishpeming
Craig McConnell 
DB 
5-10
175
Massillon, Ohio/Washington
Reggie McCullough 
OL
6-0
275
Massillon, Ohio/Washington
Chris McDaniel
WR
6-1 
190
Los Angeles, Calif./Sierra J.C.
Clinton Miller 
WR
6-2 Ã‚ 
185 

Clinton Twp., Mich./Chippewa Valley

Jeremy Nelson Ã‚ 
FS Ã‚ 
5-11 Ã‚ ÃƒÃ‚‚ ÃƒÃ‚‚ 
190 
Ishpeming, Mich./Ishpeming
Steve Rathje
OL
6-3 
265 Ã‚ 
Bay Port, Mich./Lakers
Daniel Ryan
OL/DL
6-4
310
Munising, Mich./Munising
Dâ€Ã‚™London Smith 
DL
6-3
250 
Peoria, Ill./Joliet J.C.
John Sowders
TE
6-3 
210
Novi, Mich./Walled Lake Western
Deshaun Thompkins
FS/RB
5-10
186
Battle Creek, Mich./Central
Peter Tuccini 
FS Ã‚ 
6-1
180
Marquette, Mich./Senior
Darryl Tucker
RB/DB
6-0 
180
Lansing, Mich./Everett
Corbin Walker
DB
5-10
170
Bridgeport, Mich./Bridgeport
Troy Ware 
WR
6-1
185 
Bridgeport, Mich./Bridgeport
Brent Watson 
LB
6-3
227
Gladstone, Mich./Gladstone
Luke Whitson
DE
6-1
250 
Bloomington, Ill./Hamilton Southeastern/Harper J.C.
Zachery Zanotti
LB
6-2 
210 
Bay City, Mich./Central

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