Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Charlotte Catholic lineman named to Under 19 U.S. National Team

Offensive linemen J.J. DENMAN of Fairless Hills (Pa.) Pennsbury High School, BOONE FELDT of Buda (Texas) Hayes High School, MARK HARRELL of Charlotte (N.C.) Catholic High School, TREY KEENAN of Argyle (Texas) High School, CALEB STACY of Cincinnati Oak Hills High School, SPENCER STANLEY of Fort Worth (Texas) Trinity Valley School and MAX TUERK of Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) Catholic High School have been selected to play for the 2012 U.S. Under-19 National Team, assembled by USA Football.

The team will compete Feb. 1 – National Signing Day – in the third annual International Bowl, formerly Team USA vs. The World.

The International Bowl is sanctioned by International Federation of American Football. IFAF is composed of 62 nations spanning six continents that possess a national federation dedicated solely to American football.

The U.S. Under-19 National Team, comprised of high school athletes, will face an IFAF World Team of top players age 19-and-under from outside the United States. Both teams will field a roster of 50 players. Team USA’s players and coaches are selected by USA Football.

The 2012 International Bowl will be played at The Palace at Round Rock in Austin, Texas.
A four-year starter at Fairless Hills, Denman has played center and tackle. His strength and ability to move defenders out of running lanes have him projected as a right tackle in college.  After receiving offers from 25 schools, the 6-foot-7, 305-pound lineman has committed to Wisconsin.

Feldt helped Pilot Point (Texas) High School win the 2009 Class AA state title as a sophomore before transferring to Buda Hays, where his father is the head coach. He has verbally committed to play at North Texas, where he will join his brother, Cam. The 6-3, 280-pound Feldt was an all-state selection last season.

Harrell anchored a Charlotte Catholic line that went 14-1 in 2010, reaching the North Carolina Division 3AA semifinals. Catholic’s offensive line blocked for an offense that averaged 8.5 yards per carry and rushed for more than 4,600 yards. The 6-5, 270-pound lineman has verbally committed to Notre Dame.

The 6-6, 275-pound Keenan is verbally committed to play at Texas Tech. He was an integral part in Argyle High School’s 13-1 season in 2010, which culminated in a quarterfinals appearance in the Texas 3A Division 2 playoffs. He also participates in shot put and discus at Argyle.

Stacy is a big, powerful blocker at 6-4, 275 pounds who plays left tackle at Oak Hills but is projected to play guard in college. He has the ability to get out to pull and trap along with the footwork to take on smaller, quicker pass rushers.

A two-way lineman at Trinity Valley, Stanley has a combination of strength and agility in his 6-4, 275-pound frame. Playing both nose tackle and defensive end he finished 2010 with 42 tackles, 6? sacks, three forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries and an interception he returned for a touchdown during his junior year. Staley has committed to play on the offensive line at Rice.

In addition to his exceptional high school football achievements, Stanley earned a Team USA roster spot by virtue of his strong display of skills at the U.S. Under-19 National Team Trials in Marietta, Ga., in May. Nearly 200 high school football players from 32 states competed for a Team USA roster spot at the National Team Trials.

Tuerk has verbally committed to play at Southern Cal. A two-way starter on the Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) Catholic line, the 6-6, 290-pound tackle has ability to block on two levels during running plays, opening huge holes for running backs. He has the strength and the footwork to win most matchups.

USA Football will announce 2012 U.S. Under-19 National Team players in their position groups through mid-November.
Team USA is led by STEVE SPECHT, head coach of Cincinnati St. Xavier High School. Specht led St. Xavier to Ohio Division I (largest school division) state titles in 2005 and 2007. He is 77-19 (.802) since becoming the head coach at his high school alma mater following the 2003 season.
A national team exemption granted by the NCAA allows high school seniors to play for USA Football and not have their participation count as one of their two permitted all-star game appearances. The International Bowl is recognized as a national team competition. 
USA Football is the sport’s national governing body in the United States and is the official youth football development partner of the NFL and NFL Players Association.
GREG MARSHALL of the University of Western Ontario in Canada is the IFAF World Team’s head coach. His 10-member staff consists of assistant coaches from Canada, France, Great Britain, Japan, Mexico, Spain and Sweden.
The U.S. Under-19 team defeated The World, 21-14, in February 2011 in Austin, Texas, as well as 17-0, in January 2010 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The U.S. also won the gold medal at the IFAF Under-19 World Championship in Canton, Ohio, during the summer of 2009.
U.S. Under-19 National Team roster:

Name    Pos.    Ht.    Wt.    High School    Hometown    College verbal
Cory Batey    WR    6-0    185    Ensworth    Nashville, Tenn.    Vanderbilt
Malcom Brown    DT    6-2    280    Brenham    Brenham, Texas    Texas
Ray Buchanan Jr.    DB    5-10    176    Peachtree Ridge     Suwanee, Ga.    Arkansas
Alex Carter    S    6-0    195    Briar Woods    Ashburn, Va.    Stanford
Timothy Cole    LB    6-2    220    Brenham    Brenham, Texas    Texas
Noor Davis    LB    6-4    225    Leesburg    Leesburg, Fla.    Stanford
Romond Deloatch    WR    6-4    215    Phoebus    Hampton, Va.    Uncommitted
J.J. Denman    OL    6-7    305    Pennsbury     Fairless Hills, Pa.    Wisconsin
Boone Feldt    OL    6-3    285    Buda Hayes    Buda, Texas    North Texas
Devin Funchess    TE    6-5    205    Harrison    Farmington Hills, Mich.    Michigan
Deontay Greenberry    WR    6-4    187    Washington Union    Fresno, Calif.    Notre Dame
Mark Harrell    OL    6-5    270    Charlotte Catholic    Charlotte, N.C.    Notre Dame
DeVante Harris    DB    5-11    160    Horn    Mesquite, Texas    Oklahoma
Nick James    DT    6-5    335    Long Beach    Long Beach, Miss.    Mississippi State
Royce Jenkins-Stone    LB    6-2    215    Cass Tech    Detroit, Mich.    Michigan
Trey Keenan    OL    6-5    275    Argyle    Argyle, Texas    Texas Tech
Hardy Nickerson Jr.    LB    5-11    210    Bishop O’Dowd    Oakland, Calif.    California
Ifeadi Odenigbo    DE    6-4    210    Centerville    Centerville, Ohio    Uncommitted
Moana Ofahengaue    DE    6-4    210    Westlake    Lehi, Utah    Uncommitted
Jordan Payton    WR    6-2    200    Oaks Christian    Westlake Village, Calif.    Uncommitted
Se’Von Pittman    DT    6-5    245    McKinley    Canton, Ohio    Michigan State
Gimel President    DE    6-3    240    Wando    Mount Pleasant, S.C.    Auburn
Terry Richardson    CB    5-9    160    Cass Tech    Detroit, Mich.    Michigan
Rob Riederer    S    6-1    205    Holton    Holton, Kan.    Tulsa
James Ross    LB    6-0    209    St. Mary’s    Orchard Lake, Mich.    Michigan
Tee Shepard    CB    6-1    180    Washington Union    Fresno, Calif.    Notre Dame
Canon Smith    TE    6-4    240    Briarwood Christian    Birmingham, Ala.    Uncommitted
Caleb Stacy    OL    6-4    275    Oak Hills    Cincinnati    Michigan
Spencer Stanley    OL    6-4    275    Trinity Valley    Fort Worth, Texas    Rice
Max Tuerk    OL    6-6    290    Santa Margarita Cath.    Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.    Southern Cal
Chad Voytik    QB    6-1    185    Cleveland    Cleveland, Tenn.    Pittsburgh
Jameis Winston    QB    6-4    200    Hueytown    Hueytown, Ala.    Florida State

--- USA Football Media Release


Anonymous said...

Congrats Mark. Great to see some Charlotte players make it to this game. Good Luck

Anonymous said...

The young man from Catholic is the real deal.. Just for the record where would he be attending high school if recruiting wasnt legal in the public/Private school?

Anonymous said...

Knowing Mark (and also assuming Catholic recruited, which they don't, he'd probably still be going to Catholic.