2016 Stony Brook Signees List
Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown Highlights
Sherman Alston Jr. WR 5-6 165 Clifton, N.J. Watch
Jordan Gowins RB 5-11 210 Bellport, N.Y. Watch
Elijah "EJ" Fineran LB 6-4 165 Bethlehem, Pa. Watch
Terrell "TJ" Morrison CB 5-11 175 White Plains, N.Y. Watch
Ian McLean OL 6-6 262 St. Augustine, Fla. Watch
Jordan Scarbrough DT 6-0 270 Pittsburgh, Pa. Watch
Tahriq Gordon DL 6-4 200 Brooklyn, N.Y. Watch
Tyquell Fields QB 6-3 190 White Plains, N.Y. Watch
Anthony Catapano OL 6-2 295 Franklin Square, N.Y. Watch
Sam Kamara DL 6-3 255 Carteret, N.J. Watch
Tyrek Graham LB 6-4 220 Williamsburg, Va. Watch
Ben Holmes QB 5-11 195 Orchard Park, N.Y. Watch
Augustus "Augie" Contressa DB 6-1 185 Commack, N.Y. Watch
Peterson Octavien DE 6-4 230 Naples, Fla. Watch


WR - Sherman Alston Jr. - 5-6 - 165 - Clifton, N.J. - Boston College/St. Joseph's HS  
Bio: Spent the 2014 and 2015 seasons at Boston College where he played in 24 games as a receiver, running back and kick returner for the Eagles...During his career at BC, Alston pulled down 23 receptions for 252 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He also recorded 47 carries for 388 yards and two touchdowns and returned 38 punts for an average of 8.1 yards per return...Graduated from St. Joseph's High School in 2014...Earned third team all-state honors, first team all-county recognition and first team All-Non-Public honors as a senior...Completed his high school career with 2,656 rushing yards and guided St. Joseph's to three state titles...Enrolled at Stony Brook in January and will be a junior next fall.
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RB - Jordan Gowins - 5-11 - 210 - Bellport, N.Y. - Boston College/St. Anthony's HS
Bio: Spent the 2015 season as a freshman at Boston College where he played in three games and recorded 15 carries for 43 yards for the Eagles...Played his high school football at St. Anthony's and earned first-team all-state honors, Daily News' CHSFL/Private League Player of the Year and the Hansen Award for the top player in Suffolk County in 2013...Gained over 2,000 yards as a junior, adding 117 receiving yards and scored 24 touchdowns...Rushed for 896 yards and 11 touchdowns on 101 carries and added 126 receiving yards and three touchdown receptions in six games as a senior...Enrolled at Stony Brook in January and will be a sophomore next fall.
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LB - Elijah "EJ" Fineran - 6-4 - 200 - Bethlehem, Pa. - Bethlehem Catholic High School
Bio:Led Bethlehem Catholic to a 9-2 mark, including an 8-0 league record as a LB on defense and a receiver on the offensive side of the ball as a senior...Recorded 31 receptions for 730 yards as a junior...Named first team All-EPC as a receiver and a DB...Also lettered in basketball and track.
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CB - Terrell "TJ" Morrison - 5-11 - 175 - White Plains, N.Y. - Archbishop Stepinac High School
Bio: Collected 131 total tackles, including 95 solo stops, and nine interceptions in three seasons at Archbishop Stepinac High School...Recorded 49 receptions for 797 yards and 15 touchdowns as a receiver on offense...Was named first team All-Metro, first team all-conference, first team All-Hudson Valley and the LoHud Player of the Year in 2015.
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OL - Ian McLean - 6-6 - 262 - St. Augustine, Fla. - Menendez High School
Bio: Bio: Was a two-time captain at Pedro Menendez High School...Helped the Falcons to the 2015 FHSAA playoffs...Earned first team 5A All-Conference, first team 5A All-District and was honorable mention 5A All-State...Played in the Florida Athletics Coaches Association All-Star game...Recorded 110 career pancakes, including 64 during his senior season...Also played some TE and DT...Also lettered in weightlifting and track.
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DT - Jordan Scarbrough - 6-0 - 270 - Pittsburgh, Pa. - Central Catholic High School
Bio:Played three seasons at Pittsburgh Central Catholic and led team to 11-2 record and trip to 4A state playoffs...Was ranked a Top 20 player in Western Pennsylvania in his junior season...Transferred to Woodland Hills High School for his senior year but missed entire season with injury.
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DL - Tahriq Gordon - 6-4 - 200 - Brooklyn, N.Y. - Nazareth High School
Bio: Recorded a combined 77 total tackles, including 43 solo stops, and 7.0 sacks in eight games as a junior and senior...Also had 10 receptions for 291 yards and four touchdowns as a receiver...Received All-New York City honorable mention in 2015.
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QB - Tyquell Fields - 6-3 - 190 - White Plains, N.Y. - Archbishop Stepinac High School
Bio: Threw for 2,268 yards with 24 touchdowns and ran for 435 yards and five touchdowns in 2015...Helped Stepinac claim the 2015 CHSFL AAA title...Named the 2015 CHSFL AAA Offensive Player of the Year... Threw for 630 yards and 10 touchdowns and rushed for 369 yards and three scores while in 2014 while splitting time at QB.
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OL - Anthony Catapano - 6-2 - 295 - Franklin Square, N.Y. - Carey High School
Bio: Was a three-year starter at H Frank Carey High School...Earned the Martine Award as Nassau County's top lineman...Named first team All-Long Island by MSG Varsity...Also played on the defensive line for the Seahawks that claimed the 2013 and 2014 Nassau County and Long Island titles.
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DL - Sam Kamara - 6-3 - 255 - Carteret, N.J. - Carteret High School
Bio: Played three seasons for coach Matt Yascko at Carteret High School...Anchored the defensive line for the Ramblers...Received first team Great Middlesex Conference honors in 2015...Earned the 2015 Mini Max honor in New Jersey...Also lined up as a fullback on the offensive side of the ball and recorded seven touchdowns.
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LB - Tyrek Graham - 6-4 - 220 - Williamsburg, Va. - Lafayette High School
Bio: Pulled down 20 passes for 393 yards and five touchdowns as a receiver while leading Lafayette High School to a 12-1 record in 2015...Earned All-district, second team All-Conference 19 honors on offense...Split time between LB and S on defense and recorded 31 tackles and four interceptions with one returned for a touchdown.
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QB - Ben Holmes - 5-11 - 195 - Orchard Park, N.Y. - Nassau CC/Orchard Park HS
Bio: Spent the past two years as the quarterback for Nassau C.C....Threw for 1,479 yards and 14 touchdowns in eight games in 2015...Completed 53.3 percent of his passes...Rushed for 234 yards...Earned second team All-Northeast Conference in 2015...Led Nassau CC to the Northeast Football Conference title in 2014 and a perfect 9-0 record that included a win over Scottsdale CC in the Valley of the Sun Bowl...Completed 57.9 percent of his passes for 1,234 yards and 15 touchdowns in nine games...Rushed for 1612 yards...Named the 2014 Northeast Conference Offensive Player of the Year and first team All-Northeast Conference...Will be a junior for the Seawolves in the fall.
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DB - Augustus "Augie" Contressa - 6-1 - 185 - Commack, N.Y. - Commack High School
Bio: Was a two-time captain at Commack High School...Named All-County, All-Long Island and was a third team All-State selection...Also played lacrosse and ran track for the Cougars.
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DE - Peterson Octavien - 6-4 - 230 - Naples, Fla. - Golden Gate High School
Bio: Collected 51 total tackles in 10 games as a junior...Recorded 34 total tackles with a sack and a forced fumble in 10 games as a sophomore.
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