Two-time defending Ivy League champion Penn will have 33 freshmen join the football program in the fall.

The freshmen, including Chestnut Hill Academy's Danny Gallagher, are from 14 states. There are 18 offensive players (five linemen, four wide receivers, four running backs, three tight ends, a quarterback and a fullback), 13 defensive players (five backs, three linemen and five linebackers) and two kickers.

"We are really proud of this group. We feel we have another tremendous recruiting class joining the program," Penn coach Al Bagnoli said.

Penn will return 32 letterwinners next season, including nine starters and eight All-Ivy honorees. The Quakers will open the season on Sept. 17 at Franklin Field vs. Lafayette.


Jack Alvarez, Trabuco Canyon, Calif.: El Toro High

Reece Cannady, Dallas: Saint Mark's School

Mike Casias, Stafford, Va.: North Stafford High

Patton Chillura, Tampa, Fla.: Jesuit High

Dan Davis, Norman, Okla.: Norman North High

Dexter Davis, Baltimore: Baltimore Polytechnic

Eric Fiore, Whitehall, Pa.: Whitehall

Danny Gallagher, Philadelphia: Chestnut Hill

Christopher Guengerich, Saratoga, Calif.: Saratoga High

Andrew Harris, Davie, Fla.: Western High

Kevin Ijoma, West Orange, N.J.: Seton Hall Prep

Ade' Jackson, Sacramento, Calif.: Christian Brothers

Matt Kiefer, Johns Creek, Ga.: Chattahoochee High

Mitchell King, Deep River, Conn.: Valley Regional High

Spencer Kulcsar, Oradell, N.J.: Bergen Catholic

Michael Laning, GlenEllyn, Ill.: Glenbard West High

Billy Lewis, Demarest, N.J.: Northern Valley High

Connor Loftus, Anaheim, Calif.: Servite High

Michael Mettille, Joliet, Ill.: Joliet Catholic

Trevor Niemann, Suffield, Conn.: Suffield Academy

Ryan O'Malley, Summit, N.J.: Summit High

Zack Peterson, Round Lake, Ill.: Round Lake High

Michael Rasmussen, Orlando, Fla.: Lake Highland Prep

Trenton Rivera, Lakewood, Ohio: St. Edward High

Michael Schmall, Mission Viejo, Calif.: Mission Viejo High

Matt Schwartz, Austin, Texas: Westlake High

Daniel Sharplin, Austin, Texas: Westlake High

Cole Stern, Highland Park, Ill.: Highland Park High

David Strauser, Champaign, Ill.: St. Thomas More High

James Wagner, Victor, N.Y.: Victor Central

Kyle Wilcox, Seffner, Fla.: Armwood High

Brion Wood, Lincolnshire, Ill.: Stevenson High

Feerooz Yacoobi, Dearborn, Mich.: Dearborn High