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Stony Brook has local flavor on signing day

Stony Brook University is becoming a desirable destination for Long Island high school football teams. The demise of Hofstra’s football program combined with the continued improvement at Stony Brook has created a perfect storm of opportunity for the Seawolves, who Wednesday signed five L.I. players on National Signing Day.

JeVahn Cruz of Half Hollow Hills West, the little quarterback who guided the Colts to the Class III Long Island Championship and shared the Hansen Award, is the headline local recruit for Stony Brook. Cruz expects to be utilized as an all-purpose back, running the ball, catching passes and returning kicks.

Joining Cruz at SBU next fall are defensive end Kevin Hauter of Floyd, running back Davon Lawrence of Sachem North, linebacker Jawara Dudley of Roosevelt and offensive lineman Cody Precht of Harborfield.

Stony Brook also signed three L.I. transfers from Hofstra – running back Miguel Maysonet of Riverhead, running back/wide receiver Brock Jackolski of Floyd and defensive lineman Andrew Nelson of Uniondale.

Stony Brook 2010 Football Signing Class

Name        Pos.        Ht.        Wt.        Hometown (High School/Previous School)
Sheldon Armstrong*        DB        5-11        180        Long Beach, Calif. (Long Beach Polytechnic/Utah State)
JeVahn Cruz        QB/DB        5-8        165        Wheatley Heights, N.Y. (Half Hollow Hills West)
Jawara Dudley        LB        6-0        195        Queens, N.Y. (Roosevelt)
Kyle Essington*        QB        6-2        185        Chino Hills, Calif. (Brea Olinda/Fullerton Coll.)
Kevin Hauter        DL        6-3        220        Moriches, N.Y. (William Floyd)
Al-Majid Hutchins*        DB        5-11        185        Newark, N.J. (East Orange/Rutgers)
Brock Jackolski*        RB/WR        5-10        200        Shirley, N.Y. (William Floyd/Hofstra)
Roosevelt Kirk*        DL        6-3        260        Oakland, Calif. (Bishop O’Dowd/Laney Coll.)
Davon Lawrence        RB        6-0        195        Central Islip, N.Y. (Sachem North)
Dominick Maddox*        DB        5-11        205        Converse, Texas (Converse Judson/Navarro Coll.)
Bryant McAdoo        WR        6-5        185        New York, N.Y. (Cardinal Hayes)
Miguel Maysonet*        RB        5-10        200        Riverhead, N.Y. (Riverhead/Hofstra)
Nicholas Moody        QB        6-1        180        Carrollton, Texas (Creekview)
Grant Nakwaasah        LB        6-0        200        Dallas, Texas (Berkner)
Tanner Nehls        TE        6-2        230        Houston, Texas (William B. Travis)
Andrew Nelson        DL        6-4        300        Uniondale, N.Y. (Uniondale/Hofstra)
Cody Precht        OL        6-3        280        Centerport N.Y. (Harborfields)
Andres Trujillo*        LB        6-0        220        Miami, Fla. (American)
Devante Wheeler        QB/CB        6-0        180        Staten Island, N.Y. (Poly Prep)
* Enrolled at Stony Brook Spring 2010

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