Football Announces Class of 2015

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Harvard's cheerleaders take to the pushups following a Crimson score during Harvard's 28-21 win over Yale on Nov. 20, 2010 (Gil Talbot/ Harvard Athletics)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Tim Murphy, the Thomas Stephenson Family Head Coach for Harvard Football, has announced the names of 32 recruited student-athletes who have accepted offers of admission to Harvard University for the 2011-12 academic year.

A total of 16 states were represented in this year's class after Harvard saw 15 states represented a year ago and 14 states represented the previous season. It is a diverse class with no more than four players represented from any one state. Florida and Georgia each had four players while California, Massachusetts and New York all had three.

Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio and Texas each had two selections. The remaining seven players are from Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, New Jersey, North Carolina, Washington, D.C. and Wisconsin.

The Crimson's preseason roster for 2011-12 is available by following the "Roster" link at the top of the page. Below are the names of the 32 recruited student-athletes.

Nick Allain Fr. LB 6-2 200 Orlando, Fla. Bishop Moore

David Bicknell Fr. P/K 6-2 195 Boca Raton, Fla. Boca Raton

Zach Boden Fr. RB 5-11 195 Atlanta, Ga. Lovett School

Nick Burrello Fr. WR 5-11 185 Glen Ellyn, Ill. Glenbard West

Andrew Casten Fr. RB 6-0 205 Red Bank, N.J. Red Bank Catholic

Ryan Delisle Fr. TE 6-2 240 Marblehead, Mass. St. John's Prep.

Anthony Fabiano Fr. OL 6-5 260 Wakefield, Mass. Wakefield

Ben Falloon Fr. K 5-11 180 Orland Park, Ill. Marist

Jason Floyd Fr. DB 6-1 190 Carlsbad, Calif. Carlsbad

Joshua Giardini Fr. TE 6-4 250 Torrance, Calif. West

Tyler Hamblin Fr. QB 6-3 215 Syracuse, N.Y. Christian Brothers Academy

Norman Hayes Fr. DB 5-10 175 Tucker, Ga. Tucker

Conner Hempel Fr. QB 6-2 215 Union, Ky. Ryle

Zach Hodges Fr. DE 6-3 220 Atlanta, Ga. Exeter School

Jason Holdway Fr. DB 6-0 190 Woodstock, Ga. Etowah

Ryan Jones Fr. DB 6-0 175 San Antonio, Texas Clark

Jacob Lindsey Fr. LB 6-2 210 Cleves, Ohio Elder

Michael Mancinelli Fr. OL 6-4 285 Denver, Colo. J.K. Mullen

Malcolm Mason-Rodriguez Fr. DB 5-10 170 New York, N.Y. Phillips Andover (Mass.)

Dan Melow Fr. WR 6-1 190 Miami, Fla. Gulliver Prep.

Obum Obukwelu Fr. DT 6-2 265 Brockton, Mass. Boston College High School

Ben Rasmussen Fr. DE 6-4 235 Hayward, Wisc. Hayward

Adam Redmond Fr. OL 6-6 245 Strongsville, Ohio Walsh Jesuit

Connor Sheehan Fr. LB 5-10 195 Autin, Texas Anderson

Ryan Simpson Fr. WR 6-3 205 Washington, D.C. Maret School

Seitu Smith Fr. WR 5-11 195 Deerfield Beach, Fla. Deerfield Beach

Brent Spisak Fr. DE 6-2 240 Charlotte, N.C. Mallard Creek

Andrew Strange Fr. OL 6-5 270 San Clemente, Calif. San Clemente

Niv Sultan Fr. DL 6-4 250 Hewlett, N.Y. G.W. Hewlett

Chris Valenti Fr. OL 6-3 285 Bethel, Conn. Bethel

Nate Wall Fr. LB 6-2 215 Pocatello, Idaho Century

Will Whitman Fr. OT 6-6 260 Lexington, Ky. Lexington Catholic