SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Bryant University football head coach James Perry has announced the first 10 members of the Class of 2022 that will join the Bulldogs next fall.
The Class of 2022 includes student-athletes from four different states, the first Canadian recruit in program history and six from New England. There is one running back, one wide receiver, three offensive linemen, one linebacker and four defensive backs in the class.
"We are excited about this early signing period and the terrific players that we are adding to the mix," Perry said. "We feel that we have some of the best student-athletes in the country coming to play for us, and this group reflects exactly what we are working towards in becoming the best program in the FCS."
|Daniel Adeboboye||RB|5-11|210||Toronto, Ont.|The Hill School (Pa.)|
|Tyler Allen||CB|5-11|175||Hartford, Conn.|Rockville High School|
|Jesse Cohen||OL|6-3|251||Pittsburgh, Pa.|Fox Chapel High School|
|Daniel Daley||OL|6-5|265||Bridgeport, Conn.|Bridgeport Military Academy|
|Payton Heidtke||OL|6-2|250||Andover, Mass.|Andover High School|
|Ronell Joseph||CB/WR|5-10|175||Rochester, N.Y.|Greece Odyssey Academy|
|Jarrett Martin||DB|6-3|190||Franklin, Mass.|Catholic Memorial|
|Jack McNeil||LB|5-11|195||Marshfield, Mass.|Marshfield High School|
|Dy-Jae Pearson||DB|6-0|185||New York City, N.Y.|Frederick Douglass Academy (Blair Academy)|
|David Zorrilla||WR|6-1|193||Everett, Mass.|Everett High School|
Daniel Adeboboye | RB | 5-11 | 210 | Toronto, Ont. | The Hill School (Pa.)
Adeboboye played four seasons at The Hill School in Pottstown, Pa. … Team MVP as a freshman and a sophomore … Sophomore Athlete of the Year … Selected to the all-star game as a junior and named game MVP … All-league honors as a senior.
Personal: The son of Marian and Dr. Tai Adeboboye … Has two brothers and a sister.
Tyler Allen | CB | 5-11 | 175 | Hartford, Conn. | Rockville High School
Allen was a four-year varsity letterwinner for head coach AJ Taddio at Rockville High … Tied the school record for the longest touchdown reception … Earned all-conference honors … Also a three-year letterwinner in outdoor track and field.
Personal: The son of Tommy Allen and Shonrecca Foy.
Jesse Cohen | OL | 6-3 | 251 | Pittsburgh, Pa. | Fox Chapel High School
Cohen was a three-year starter at left tackle for head coach Tom Loughran at Fox Chapel High … Helped his team to the playoffs for the first time in three seasons as a senior … First-team all-conference offensive lineman as a senior … Honorable mention all-conference as a junior … High Honors student.
Personal: The son of Laura and Dan Cohen.
Daniel Daley | OL | 6-5 | 265 | Bridgeport, Conn. | Bridgeport Military Academy
Played his football at Harding High School in Bridgeport … First athlete from Bridgeport Military Academy to play at the Division I level … Captain as a senior … Played on both the offensive and defensive line … Posted 47 tackles, 12 tackles for a loss, four sacks, 10 QB hurries, two forced fumbles and recovered a fumble for a touchdown … Two-time offensive lineman of the year at Harding … Outstanding Cadet Award … Platoon leader.
Personal: The son of Hyron Daley and Marvia Brown … Has three sisters.
Payton Heidtke | OL | 6-2 | 250 | Andover, Mass. | Andover High School
Heidtke was a three-year varsity letterwinner and a two-year starter for EJ Perry at Andover High … Blind side offensive tackle for three playoff-qualifying teams and a state semi-final team … Two-time All-Merrimack Valley selection … Two-time Eagle Tribune All-Star, Boston Herald All-Star and Boston Globe All-Star … Also earned four varsity letters in wrestling and was a state place winner in heavyweight … Four-year member of the club rugby team … Honor Roll student.
Personal: The son of Heather and Brett Heidtke … Has one brother.
Ronell Joseph | CB/WR | 5-10 | 175 | Rochester, N.Y. | Greece Odyssey Academy
Three-year varsity letterwinner for Greece Olympia/Greece Odyssey … Starting quarterback as a sophomore and also started at running back and wide receiver … Three-year team captain … Also captain of the basketball team … Led his team in touchdowns, interceptions, receiving yards, return yards and rushing yards … Holds Section V record for most receiving yards in a game … Averaged 90 yards per game and 23.6 yards per catch as a senior … Posted 223 receiving yards and two touchdowns to set school record … Also posted longest play (91 yards) in school history … Member of Black Scholars Program.
Personal: The son of Antoinette and Robbie Joseph ... Has one sister.
Jarrett Martin | DB | 6-3 | 190 | Franklin, Mass. | Catholic Memorial
A two-year varsity letterwinner for head coach Brent Williams at Catholic Memorial … Catholic Conference All-Star … Team MVP … Boston Herald All-Scholastic … Caught 30 passes for 494 yards and three touchdowns as a senior … Posted five interceptions, five pass breakups and two fumble recoveries on defense as a senior … Helped team to a victory in the 2016 Pumpkin Bowl … Honor Roll student.
Personal: The son of Kerri and Joaquin Martin … Has two sisters … Sister, Lexi, plays college basketball at Merrimack College.
Jack McNeil | LB | 5-11 | 195 | Marshfield, Mass. | Marshfield High School
Played two seasons at Catholic Memorial before playing his final two seasons at Marshfield … Posted 59 tackles as a senior … Made 74 tackles and intercepted three passes as a junior … Rushed for 1,016 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior and 482 yards and five scores as a senior … USA Today First Team All-USA Massachusetts … Mass Prep Stars First Team All-State … Boston Globe All-Scholastic … Boston Herald All-Scholastic … Two-time Patriot Ledger All-Scholastic … EMASS All-Star … Two-time ACL All-Star … Catholic Conference All-Star at Catholic Memorial … Also lettered in lacrosse, earning ACL All-Lacrosse honors … ITHMA Pre-season Super 26 team … Honor Roll student … National Honor Society member.
Personal: The son of Kim and Brian McNeil … Has three sisters.
Dy-Jae Pearson | DB | 6-0 | 185 | New York City, N.Y. | Frederick Douglass Academy (Blair Academy)
Played a season of football at Frederick Douglass Academy in New York City before playing a PG year at Blair Academy … Helped his FDA team go 9-0 … Saw time at cornerback and wide receiver on a Blair Academy team that went 6-2 … Second Team All-MAPL at Blair Academy … Averaged eight yards per carry as a senior at Frederick Douglass Academy … Also a standout lacrosse player that was a four-year member of the varsity team at FDA before playing a PG year at Blair … Has helped his FDA lacrosse team go 31-1 over the last two seasons.
Personal: The son of Tamieka Pearson … Has one sister.
David Zorrilla | WR | 6-1 | 193 | Everett, Mass. | Everett High School
Zorrilla was a three-year varsity letterwinner for head coach John DiBiaso at Everett High … Helped team go 10-0 and win a state championship as a senior.
Personal: The son of Nurth Cordero … Has one brother.