"I am extremely pleased to see this group of players come together to help continue the success of our football program. They have been provided a template on how to be champions, both on and off the field. I am confident that these players will help enhance the Forester Football Teams reputation on campus. They are serious students who have many goals for themselves, goals that are achievable with dedication, effort, and setting their priorities appropriately," said Catanzaro.
The incoming class hails from 12 different states, including 19 from the Foresters home state of Illinois. Six players hail from Arizona, four from Florida and Wisconsin, three from Michigan and Missouri, respectively. Individual players will come to the Forest from California, Massachusetts, Georgia, Connecticut, Indiana and Texas.
"We were able to address each of our needs in the recruiting class. We are fortunate to have five transfers, who we will look to compete for immediate playing time at their respective positions. Two of those transfers were able to join us for the spring semester and participate in our non-traditional season activities. Our large graduating class left a lot of opportunities for new starters. I truly believe that between the players that we had during the spring, and the incoming players, that we can compete at the highest level. I am also excited by the balance that our recruiting class demonstrates. I feel that we were able to add top line players at every position," concluded Coach Catanzaro.
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Starting on Monday, July 14th, check back for recruit profiles.