According to Keith Pompey on the Philadelphia Inquirer's Super 'Nova blog, two more 2012 recruits have given their verbal commitments to the Villanova football team. This brings the total for the class to 8 commitments. Last summer the 'Cats didn't receive any verbal commitments until August 2010, when top recruit Jamal Abdur-Rahman became the first member of the 18-man class.
Villanova has 11 seniors on it's 2011 squad, but since not all are likely on scholarship, the football class is quickly filling up.
The first of the new commits is Tanoh Kpassagnon of Wissahickon High School, who plays both defensive end and tight end. He is 6'7" and 245-lbs, and reportedly has registered a 39-inch vertical. Kpassagnon is an athletic freak of nature who impressed the football staff at their camp this summer.
The other is Aaron Wells, who may be the fastest running back in Maryland, he reportedly covers the 40-yard dash in 4.34 seconds. The undersized back was named to the Big School All-State first team in Maryland as a junior and was hearing from coaches at Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Stanford and Wake Forest in addition to Villanova.
Neither player had received a scholarship offer from another school, however.
Wells is now the third running back to commit to the 2013 class. All three of them have notably recorded blazing-fast 40 times; all of them under 4.4 seconds and two (Wells and Javon White) ran it in 4.3.
The 8 commitments that Andy Talley has lined up so far include:
- Jake Prus (OL, Woodstown HS)
- Nico D'Angelo (OL, Holy Spirit - 2 stars)
- Austin Calitro (ILB, Danbury - 3 stars)
- Stacey Bedell (RB, William Floyd - 2 stars)
- Mark Clements (DB, Oakcrest HS)
- Javon White (RB, Souderton HS)
- Aaron Wells (RB, River Hill HS)
- Tanoh Kpassagnon (DE, Wissahickon HS)