Stony Brook head football coach Chuck Priore announced the Seawolves' 2014 recruiting class on Wednesday.
In all, the class includes 16 high school student-athletes who signed National Letters of Intent, two Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) transfers and a junior-college transfer.
The class also includes players from seven different states, including Marc Nolan, who only is the third player from the state of Georgia (Alex Waitkus, 2002-03; Armand Poole, 2010) to play for Stony Brook.
All five of the Seawolves' Long Island recruits were first team All-Long Island selections.
"I'm really pleased with the balance of this year's class," Priore said. "Our staff did a great job identifying and recruiting quality student-athletes. I'm really looking forward to spring practice and the start of our second year in the CAA."
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* Enrolled in 2014 spring semester
^ Will enroll in the summer of 2014
PLAYERS BY STATE
California (4): McGinty, Washington, Wolfe, Wright
Connecticut (2): Carbone, Daniels
Georgia (1): Nolan
New Jersey (2): Lawless, Wingate
New York (7): Bedell, Carlock, Jones, Kinder, Mrkulic, Peart, Valentin
Pennsylvania (2): Hudak, Irwin
Texas (1): Luster
PLAYERS BY POSITION
Defensive Back (3): Carlock, Luster, Peart
Defensive Line (1): Jones
Linebacker (2): Lawless, McGinty
Offensive Line (3): Hudak, Mrkulic, Wolfe
Quarterback (3): Carbone, Irwin, Kinder
Punter (1): Nolan
Running Back (1): Bedell
Tight End (3): Daniels, Valentin, Wright
Wide Receiver (2): Washington, Wingate
Before Stony Brook: Spent two seasons at the University of Massachusetts ... played in two games as a true freshman before suffering a season-ending injury in 2012 ... 301 rushing yards and a touchdown in 2013 ... totaled 81 yards and a TD at Kansas State and 70 yards vs. Wisconsin.
High School: A 2012 graduate of William Floyd High School ... co-Hansen Award winner, given to Suffolk County's Most Outstanding Player ... first team All-Suffolk County, All-Long Island and All-State as a senior ... rushed for 2,562 yards, the fifth most in Long Island history, and 39 touchdowns as a senior ... 412 yards and four touchdowns in the Long Island Championship game vs. East Meadow.
Priore on Bedell: "Stacey brings a speed element to the tailback position. He brings success from the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) and will add depth to one of our skill positions."
VIDEO: Bedell's Highlights
High School: Attends Xavier High School ... first team All-Southern Connecticut Conference Division I ... second team All-Area by the New Haven Register ... Larry McHugh Senior Leadership Award ... passed for 1,046 yards and seven touchdowns and ran for 1,050 yards and 17 touchdowns ... 131 yards and two touchdowns vs. Amity ... part of a state championship as a sophomore and junior.
Priore on Carbone: "Joe is a big, strong, versatile athlete who started one year at quarterback for his high school team. We really love his arm strength."
VIDEO: Carbone's Highlights
High School: Attends Babylon High School ... New York State Class C Co-Player of the Year ... first team All-Long Island and All-Metro ... All-State by USA Today ... earned Rob Burnett Award (top defensive player) and Tom Cassese Award (top defensive back) ... Hansen Award finalist ... helped Babylon to back-to-back Long Island Class IV Championships ... 19 career interceptions, including nine as a senior ... Long Island's leader in total touchdowns (21) ... set a Long Island Championship-record with 10 receptions against Roosevelt ... 51 catches for 921 yards.
Priore on Carlock: "Jake is an all-purpose athlete who has the ability to play a number of different positions for us as his career is just getting started."
VIDEO: Carlock's Highlights
High School: Attends Bethel High School ... first team All-State Class M on defense ... two-time All-South West Conference selection ... three-year varsity player ... led Bethel to a 9-3 record ... made 25 receptions for 318 yards and three touchdowns as a senior ... 83 tackles and nine sacks ... caught 42 passes for 481 yards and seven touchdowns, and made 65 tackles and recorded an interception as a junior ... all-conference in basketball.
Priore on Daniels: "Cal is a skilled athlete at more than 250 pounds. He'll be able to set the edge for us blocking as well as athletic enough to help in the passing game."
VIDEO: Daniels' Highlights
High School: Attends Freedom High School ... second team All-Area by the Lehigh Valley Express-Times ... also plays baseball.
Priore on Hudak: "Bryce is exactly what we look for in a Stony Brook offensive lineman - A big, strong, athletic kid."
VIDEO: Hudak's Highlights
High School: Attends State College High School ... first team Mid-Penn Commonwealth ... honorable mention All-Western Pa. Class 4A-3A ... helped Little Lions advance to District 6-9 Class 4A playoffs ... passed for 1,461 yards and nine touchdowns and rushed for 902 yards and 13 touchdowns ... totaled 175 yards and three touchdowns vs. Carlisle ... accounted for more than 1,900 yards of total offense and 22 touchdowns as a junior.
Priore on Irwin: "Patrick is an athletic quarterback who throws the ball well on the run. I think he also adds the ability to make plays with his legs."
VIDEO: Irwin's Highlights
High School: Attends Roosevelt High School ... first team All-Long Island and All-State ... second team All-Metro ... All-Nassau County ... 50 tackles and 20 sacks (led Long Island) ... called the "most dominant pass rusher on Long Island" by Newsday ... had a 79-yard touchdown in Long Island Championship vs. Babylon ... 68 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and 11 sacks as a junior ... won 1-A 110-meter hurdles.
Priore on Jones: "Raymond is an athletic defensive who has the ability to make an immediate impact as a pash rusher."
VIDEO: Jones' Highlights
Before Stony Brook: A 2014 graduate of Syracuse University ... will have one year of eligibility left as he redshirted in 2010 ... played two seasons at quarterback and one at wide receiver ... saw action in four games.
High School: A 2010 graduate of Lawrence High School ... 2009 New York State Class A Player of the Year ... posted more than 5,000 yards and 110 touchdowns in high school career ... first team All-Long Island ... earned Snyder Award, given to the most outstanding quarterback in Nassau County ... totaled more than 2,000 yards and 36 touchdowns as a senior.
Priore on Kinder: "John is an accomplished quarterback who will be able to translate what he learned at Syracuse to our team."
VIDEO: Kinder's Highlights
High School: Attends Moorestown High School ... two-time first team All-West Jersey Football League Constitution Division ... third team All-Group 4 ... All-Burlington County ... made 86 tackles, including 13 for loss, and recorded 7.5 sacks ... had two interceptions ... blocked a punt vs. Timber Creek ... scored a touchdown vs. Camden ... earned three varsity letters in volleyball.
Priore on Lawless: "Shayne is a tall, lean athletic linebacker who can run and make plays from sideline to sideline."
VIDEO: Lawless' Highlights
High School: Attends Cedar Hill High School ... District 7-5A first-team defense at safety ... helped team to top-30 ranking in the country ... helped team to a state championship over Katy at Cowboys Stadium ... 81 tackles, 9 pass defended and one interception as a senior.
Priore on Luster: "Tadarrian played for one of the top high school programs in Texas. He's a physical cornerback with the ability to cover."
VIDEO: Luster's Highlights
High School: Attends Carlsbad High School ... first team All-Avocado West League ... conference's leader in tackles with 115, including 30 tackles for loss ... team's defensive MVP ... made a season-high 11 tackles vs. La Costa Canyon ... helped team to a 9-4 record ... three-year starter ... 100 tackles as a junior.
Priore on McGinty: "Noah is a weight-trained high school linebacker who has been very well coached. He also has excellent fundamentals."
VIDEO: McGinty's Highlights
Before Stony Brook: A transfer from Nassau Community College ... second team All-Northeast Football ... No. 16 interior lineman by JCGridiron ... starter at center ... helped Nassau CC to league's top rushing offense (236 yards per game).
High School: A 2012 graduate of Flushing High School ... selected to Boomer Esiason's NYC vs. LI All-Star Game.
Priore on Mrkulic: "Haris brings game experience from Nassau where he was a two-year starter."
VIDEO: Mrkulic's Highlights
High School: Attends Blessed Trinity Catholic High School ... honorable mention All-Georgia Class AAA ... Kohl's Professional Camps No. 14 punter ... 247sports.com's No. 20 kicker ... ESPN's No. 36 punter ... season average of 46 yards per punt ... 44 touchbacks ... 38 of 39 on PATs ... 11 of 15 on FGs ... tied school record with 52-yard field goal against averaged more than 47 yards on six punts vs. Westminster.
Priore on Nolan: "Marc has field-changing ability as one of the top rated punters in the country."
VIDEO: Nolan's Highlights
High School: Attends Erasmus Hall ... one of the top defensive backs in New York City ... MSGVarsity's No. 3 player in NYC ... 247sports.com's No. 13 player in the state of New York ... honorable mention All-PSAL by the Daily News ... honorable mention All-Metro ... helped lead Tigers to shutouts over Boys & Girls, Campus Magnet and Lehman ... 32 tackles and five interceptions as a senior ... four of seven catches on offense went for touchdowns ... MVP of the NUC 5-Star Camp among DBs.
Priore on Peart: "Darin is an athletic cover corner who has the ability to contribute early in his college career."
VIDEO: Peart's Highlights
High School: Attends Commack High School ... first team All-Long Island ... All-League II and All-Suffolk County ... helped Cougars to first 8-0 regular season in school history ... average 12 tackles per game ... 15 tackles vs. Sachem East.
Priore on Valentin: "Josh is very athletic for his size. He's another player who has the ability to set the edge but also can be effective in the passing game."
VIDEO: Valentin's Highlights
High School: Attends Charter Oak High School ... Sierra League Co-Player of the Year ... first team All-San Gabriel Valley Tribune on defense and first team All-CIF Inland Valley ... caught 93 passes for 1,570 yards and 12 touchdowns ... five games with 10 or more receptions and three games with more than 200 yards receiving ... recorded 215 yards and four touchdowns vs. Roosevelt ... had a 71-yard touchdown in SoCal vs. Arizona All-Star Game ... five INTs ... San Gabriel Valley Tribune calls him "one of the most complete players in the area".
Priore on Washington: "Donavin is a dynamic player with the ball in his hands as evident by his speed and ability in space."
VIDEO: Washington's Highlights
High School: Attends Dwight Morrow High School ... three-star recruit ... ESPN's No. 108 athlete and No. 30 player in the state of New Jersey ... 247sports.com No. 25 player in N.J. ... 26 catches for 475 yards and eight touchdowns ... season-high 166 yards vs. Sparta ... made 48 tackles, including 3.0 for loss, and had two interceptions ... invited to New York vs. New Jersey All-Star Game.
Priore on Wingate: "Julius is a tall and physical receiver who should help us stretch the field."
VIDEO: Wingate's Highlights
High School: Attends JSerra Catholic High School ... played two seasons at tight end before spending last two on the offensive line ... Alll-Trinity League ... Orange County top-ten lineman ... preseason No. 75 on OCVarsity's Hot 150 ... Nike SPARQ Los Angeles All-Combine Team ... led team to No. 15 ranking in the state.
Priore on Wolfe: "Jakob is a prototypical tackle who's athletic and can play well in space."
VIDEO: Wolfe's Highlights
High School: Attends San Clemente High School ... three-year varsity member ... starter at linebacker and tight end ... first team All-South Coast ... 31 catches for 314 yards and three touchdowns ... voted team's most valuable offensive player ... also threw the shot put and played rugby.
Priore on Wright: "Jason is an athletic tight end who will help us in our different offensive schemes."
VIDEO: Wright's Highlights