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