Patrick Lawler adds another big body to the Villanova offensive line depth chart in 2016. He gave the Wildcats his commitment in mid-January after deciding that the school was the best fit for him academically and athletically. Today it was announced that he has officially signed his National Letter of Intent.
A 6'7" and 270-pound lineman from Braintree, Massachusetts, Lawler played on both sides of the ball at Thayer Academy. He chose Villanova over offers from New Hampshire and Stony Brook. Head coach-in-waiting Mark Ferrante developed a close relationship with the young player during his recruitment.
He was named to the Massachusetts High School Football Coaches Association (MHSFCA) All-State team as a senior and was rated two-stars by Scout.com, and made their list of top-10 prospects out of Massachusetts.
Villanova has looked to add more talent to its offensive line in the 2016 class. Lawler could find himself starting within a year or two.
Depth Chart (* denotes walk-on)
|Senior||Jon Green||6'2"||315 lbs.|
|Senior||Brad Seaton||6'8||310 lbs.|
|Senior||Jake Prus||6'6"||300 lbs.|
|Junior||Matt Donoghue||6'4"||280 lbs.|
|Junior||Alex Coren||6'2"||280 lbs.|
|Sophomore||Keegan Sheedy||6'4"||255 lbs.|
|Sophomore||Louie Csaszar||6'3"||305 lbs.|
|Senior||Nico D'Angelo||6'3"||280 lbs.|
|Sophomore||Ethan Greenidge||6'4"||345 lbs.|
|Sophomore||Brandon Hitner||6'6"||285 lbs.|
Villanova returns most of its starters from the 2015 season, so don't expect Fallon to start right away unless he really impresses the coaching staff. Still, he's another high-quality addition to a unit that has to perform well every week.
Welcome Patrick to 'Nova Nation!