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SVSU Football Announces 2019 Recruiting Class

SVSU Football Announces 2019 Recruiting Class

UNIVERSITY CENTER -- Saginaw Valley State University head football coach Jim Collins and his staff have officially announced the addition of 27 student-athletes that will join the Cardinal football program, beginning in the fall of 2019. 

Collins shared his thoughts on his most recent recruiting class, which includes players from Michigan, Ohio, Florida, Illinois and Wisconsin.

"First of all, I would like to thank our coaching staff for all the hard work they put into making this recruiting class possible. The many hours of evaluation and the time spent building relationships with these student-athletes and their family members is what outstanding recruiting is all about. I also want to thank the entire campus community for all the contributions they make. We receive outstanding support from all of the great people in our admissions office who go the extra mile in making sure everyone who visits understands what SVSU is all about. I also thank the many faculty members and administrators who take time out of their day to sit down and talk about the outstanding programs we offer here academically. And last, but certainly not least, I want to acknowledge the great job that our players do in welcoming the prospective student-athletes into our program. 

Our goals with this recruiting class were the same as any other year; we look for outstanding student-athletes of character, who have the talent and work ethic to compete at a high level in the classroom and on the football field, and are passionate about our University and the football program. We feel very good about the men we have signed and look forward to working with them over the next 4-5 years."


2019 SVSU Football Schedule

Breakdown of recruits by State

Michigan - 19

Ohio - 4

Florida - 2

Illinois - 1

Wisconsin - 1


2019 SVSU Football National Signing Day Press Conference


2019 SVSU Football Recruiting Class - Click on player's name for bio information

Quarterback Height Weight Hometown Previous School
Mike O'Horo 6-0 195 Boardman, Ohio Boardman HS
Running Backs        
Dante Barthwell 5-10 175 Westland, Mich. Westland John Glenn HS
Caleb Oyster 5-9 190 Shelby Township, Mich. Eisenhower HS
Offensive Line        
Krzysztof Baran 6-4 240 Washington Township, Mich. Eisenhower HS
Jack Coisman 6-5 235 De Pere, Wis. De Pere HS
Avery Eastman 6-2 255 Galesburg, Mich.  Gull Lake HS
Zach Petkoff 6-2 285 Washington Township, Mich.  Eisenhower HS
Michael Sarabyn 6-6 280 Dowagiac, Mich.  Dowagiac HS
Joe Schnorberger 6-2 270 Monroe, Mich.  Monroe HS
Wide Receivers        
Martice Bunting  6-0 165 Clinton Township, Mich. Chippewa Valley HS
Devon Frenchko  5-11 167 St. Joseph, Mich. St. Joseph HS
KeOndre Glass 6-2 180 Battle Creek, Mich. Battle Creek Central HS
Jerry Tucker IV 5-8 160 Detroit, Mich. Martin Luther King HS
Norris Taylor  6-0 170 Sebring, Fla. Sebring HS
Defensive Line        
Azonte Burks 6-1  262 Flint, Mich.  Beecher HS
Andrew McClellan 6-0 196 Canton, Ohio  Canton McKinley HS
Victor Nelson 5-9 251 Detroit, Mich. Detroit Central HS
JaiJavante Reid 6-1 213 Shelby Township, Mich. Eisenhower HS
Defensive Backs        
Colton Alexander  6-2 186 Grand Blanc, Mich.  Grand Blanc HS
Josh Ohiku 6-1 187 Frankfort, Ill. Lincoln-Way East HS
Harold Sims III  5-10  154 Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Plantation HS
Tyler Tiggs 5-11  191 Cleveland, Ohio Mayfield HS
Micah Cretsinger 6-2 220 Jackson, Mich. Jackson HS
Alfred Dailey Jr. 6-1 200 Toldeo, Ohio Toledo Central Catholic HS
Leonard Henry 6-4 220 Grand Blanc, Mich. Grand Blanc HS
Chase Sager 6-1 200 Niles, Mich. Edwardsburg HS
Jackson Shreve 6-3 220 Millington, Mich. Millington HS