Post 637 – Team Preview: St. Augustine Hermits

St. Augustine Hermits 

2020: 

  • 4-3
  • 141 points scored; 20.15 average 
  • 90 points allowed; 12.86 average 
  • Wins: Hammonton, Williamstown, Lenape, Mainland 
  • Losses: Holy Spirit, Millville, Williamstown  

Graduation:  

  • T Jake Ketschek – Vanderbilt 
  • LB Angelo Vokolos – Marist 
  • DT Brandon Jones – Gettysburg 
  • C Nick Meduri – Wilkes 
  • LS Pat Coyle – Towson 
  • P Chase Hickey – St. Anselm 

2021 Captains:  

  • Not named 

Offense:  

  • Formation: Multiple Spread 
  • Returning Starters: 7 

Quarterback: 

  • Trey McLeer, Senior, 5-10, 170 – returning starter 
  • Ryan Gambill, Sophomore, 6-3, 175 – will see snaps  

Running Back: 

  • Kanye Udoh, Senior, 6-0, 210 – 3-year starter 
  • Franklin Simms, Senior, 6-2, 225 – saw action and will this year in 1-and-2-back sets 

Wide Receiver: 

  • Nasir Hill, Senior, 6-0, 195 – 4-year starter 
  • Kenny Selby, Senior, 5-10, 170 – 3-year starter 
  • Riley Lisgar, Senior, 5-9, 170 – competing 
  • Shaq Johnson, Senior, 6-0, 175 – competing 
  • Shamir Johnson, Sophomore, 6-0, 175 – competing 
  • Connor Hughes, Junior, 6-0, 170 – competing 
  • Elijah Brown, Sophomore, 6-3, 180 – competing 

Tight End: 

  • Denis Jaquez, Senior, 6-3, 260 – 3-year starter 
  • Torrin Walker, Junior, 6-3, 190 – will be the second tight end 

Offensive Line: 

  • Gavin Kennedy, Senior, 6-5, 300 – 3-year starter at right tackle 
  • Brady Small, Senior, 6-2, 275 – returning starter at guard 
  • Noah Cressman, Junior, 6-5, 290 – competing at left tackle 
  • Kevin Quinn, Sophomore, 6-5, 290 – competing at left tackle 
  • Vince Isom, Sophomore, 6-1, 250 – projected starter at guard
  • Michael Rolando, Senior, 6-2, 250 – competing at guard and center 
  • Mike Torowus, 5-11, 225 – competing at guard and center 
  • Matt Maimone, Senior, 5-9, 210 – competing at guard and center 

Defense:  

  • Formation: Multiple 4-and-3-man fronts 
  • Returning Starters: 8 

Defensive Line: 

  • Denis Jaquez, Senior, 6-3, 260 – 3-year starter at end 
  • Brady Small, Senior, 6-2, 275 – 3-year starter at end 
  • Rob Adamson, Junior, 6-2, 290 – returning starter at nose guard 
  • Franklin Simms, Senior, 6-2, 225 – competing at tackle 
  • Torrin Walker, Junior, 6-3, 190 – competing at tackle 
  • Zeke Ramirez, Sophomore, 5-11, 260 – part of rotation 
  • Rob Papadeas, Senior, 6-2, 225 – part of rotation 

Linebacker: 

  • Asher Jenkins, Junior, 6-0, 190 – returning starter 
  • Dennis Virelli, Junior, 5-9, 185 – competing for opposite spot 
  • Christian Collot, Junior, 6-2, 200 – competing for opposite spot
  • Eddie Vincent, Sophomore, 6-2, 200 – competing for opposite spot
  • Gavin Curran, Junior, 5-10, 185 – competing for opposite spot 

Secondary: 

  • Bradley Pao, Senior, 5-11, 175 – 3-year starter at cornerback 
  • Kenny Selby, Senior, 5-10, 170 – 3-year starter at cornerback 
  • Nasir Hill, Senior, 6-0, 195 – 4-year starter at safety 
  • Trey McLeer, Senior, 5-10, 170 – 3-year starter at safety 
  • Elijah Brown, Sophomore, 6-3, 180 – competing at the rover 
  • Riley Lisgar, Senior, 5-9, 170 – competing at the rover 
  • Tristan McLeer, Sophomore, 5-9, 170 – competing at the rover 
  • Connor Hughes, Junior, 6-0, 170 – competing at the rover 

Special Teams: 

  • Junior Brandon Bispo is the frontrunner at kicker and punter will decided in camp 
  • Senior Doug Sabol is the long snapper 
  • Pao, Selby, and Hill are in the running to be the return men 

Schedule: 

  • Friday, 8/27, at Archbishop Spalding (Md.) 
  • Friday, 9/3, Notre Dame at home 
  • Friday, 9/10, Williamstown at home 
  • Friday, 9/17, St. Joe’s (Hammonton) at home 
  • Friday, 9/24, at Millville 
  • Friday, 10/1, Lenape at home 
  • Friday, 10/8, at Holy Spirit 
  • Friday, 10/15, at Vineland 
  • Friday, 10/22, at Shawnee 
  • 10/29-30, Bye Week 

Concerns:  

  • Punter 
  • Depth on the lines 
  • Tough schedule 

Recruiting:  

  • Jaquez verballed to Northwestern 
  • Kennedy verballed to Bucknell
  • Pao verballed to Bucknell 
  • Udoh has offers from Nebraska, West Virginia, Delaware, and UMass 
  • Small has offers from Army, Navy, Villanova, Kent state, and others 
  • Hill has offers from Princeton, Holy Cross, Buffalo, and others 
  • Pao has Georgetown and Bucknell offers 
  • Selby has a Sacred Heart offer 
  • Simms and McLeer could be as high as 1-AA 
  • Others could go D3 or higher 
  • Underclassmen: 
  • Adamson has received interest from schools 
  • Others need good years 
  • The sophomore class is very talented and several will eventually receive offers  

Coach’s Comments:  

“We’re excited to get back to normal and we have a good group coming back. We have a tough schedule and we can’t wait.” – Head Coach Pete Lancetta 

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