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UChicago Football Announces Incoming Class of 2023

UChicago Football Announces Incoming Class of 2023

CHICAGO – University of Chicago Head Football Coach Chris Wilkerson announced the team's 30 incoming recruits for the 2019 season on Monday.

The class represents 15 different states, with eight players from California; four from Texas; three from Massachusetts; two from Georgia; two from Maryland; two from Virginia; one from Connecticut; one from Illinois; one from Louisiana; one from North Carolina; one from New Jersey; one from New York; one from Ohio; and one from Oklahoma.

The 2019 season will UChicago's third in the Midwest Conference and first in the MWC South Division. The Maroons concluded last year with a 7-3 record and a second-place showing in the North Division. They begin 2019 by hosting rival Washington University - St. Louis on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 6:00 PM.

"We are thrilled about the class of 2023," Wilkerson said. "We have several players coming in from championship programs from all over the country. The incoming group is well represented nationally with players from 15 different states. We addressed our needs from a size, speed and skill standpoint. We continue to attract some of the best scholars, players and leaders nationally. We believe the quality of depth they add as a group will help us continue grow as we move forward. They will be a great addition to our UChicago Football family and community. We couldn't be more excited about them joining our family and the future of Maroon Football."


Name Position Height Weight Hometown (High School) Highlight Videos
Greg Asare RB/LB 6-1 215 Worcester, Mass. (Abby Kelley Foster) Highlights
Ardo Ba DL 6-4 215 Germantown, Md. (Northwest) Highlights
Aidan Campbell WR 5-11 165 Middletown, N.J. (Middletown North) Highlights
Griffen Clements OL 6-3 270 Mandeville, La. (Fontainebleau) Highlights
Paul Game OL 6-3 285 Thomasville, N.C. (High Point Christian Academy) Highlights
Jack Goodkin LB/RB 5-11 210 Briarcliff Manor, N.Y. (Fordham Prep) Highlights
Wesley Gow QB 6-2 205 Houston, Texas (Saint John's) Highlights
Yale Hardberger OL 6-2 255 Oklahoma City, Okla. (Choate Rosemary Hall) Highlights
Walker Haynes LB 5-10 170 McLean, Va. (Thomas Jefferson Science & Tech) Highlights
Jason Heine S 5-11 165 San Diego, Calif. (Torrey Pines) Highlights
Michael Janis WR/QB 5-10 165 Potomac, Md. (Winston Churchill) Highlights
DJ Jelin OL 6-0 280 Concord, Mass. (Concord-Carlisle) Highlights
Braedon Junker S 6-4 198 Liberty Township, Ohio (Moeller) Highlights
Seth Kim CB 5-11 180 Greenwich, Conn. (St. Luke's) Highlights
Roman Lewis DL/OL 6-0 300 Houston, Texas (St. John's) Highlights
Nicholas Limon OL 6-2 230 Houston, Texas (Kinkaid School) Highlights
Giovanni Longo OL 6-4 250 Auburn, Mass. (Auburn) Highlights
Jake Low RB 5-10 205 Virginia Beach, Va. (Bishop Sullivan Catholic) Highlights
Matt Lynch LB 5-10 205 Coto de Caza, Calif. (Santa Margarita Catholic) Highlights
Frank Martin OL 6-4 300 Geneva, Ill. (Geneva) Highlights
Matt Martinez DL/OL 6-4 270 Upland, Calif. (Webb School) Highlights
Daniel Mirzai K 5-10 170 Houston, Texas (St. Paul's) Highlights
James Mott QB 6-0 195 Laguna Beach, Calif. (St. Margaret's Episcopal) Highlights
Banks Platford TE 6-5 225 Atlanta, Ga. (The Westminster Schools of Atlanta) Highlights
Logan Pridgen OL 6-2 270 Fayetteville, Ga. (Whitewater) Highlights
Brandon Schillig OL 6-5 265 Lake Forest, Calif. (Santa Margarita Catholic) Highlights
Gabe Solis WR/CB 5-10 165 La Jolla, Calif. (La Jolla) Highlights
Leo Speidel DL 5-10 255 San Diego, Calif. (Torrey Pines) Highlights
Naim Wright OL 6-2 285 Los Angeles, Calif. (Westchester) Highlights
Terry Xiao DL 6-2 260 Montreal, Quebec, Canada (Lower Canada College) Highlights