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Villanova Football 2020 Signing Day: Wildcats sign 11 commits

With Early Signing Day, 11 commits made it official and sent in their signed letters of intent.

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Wednesday marked Early Signing Day for football, an opportunity for football players across the country to make it official and sign their letters of intent.

Villanova had a total 11 commits sign from the high school class of 2021, seven on the offensive end and four on defense:

Villanova Football 2020 Early Signing Day commits

Name Hometown High School Height Weight Position
Name Hometown High School Height Weight Position
Ethan Carr Harrison City, Pa. Penn-Trafford 6-2 205 WR
Irene Ngabonziza Fort Worth, Texas Nolan Catholic 5-10 180 WR
Antonio Johnson Fort Lauderdale, Fla. St. Thomas Aquinas 6-4 255 TE
Erik Bockisch Salisbury, Conn. Salisbury School 6-4 290 OL
Ian Erickson Atlanta, Ga. Marist School 6-6 320 OL
Stephane Voltaire Marion, Mass. Tabor Academy 6-5 280 OL
Bryce Ganious Houston, Texas Second Baptist 6-2 270 DL
Shane Hartzell Perkasie, Pa. Pennridge 6-0 225 LB
Chantz Harley Bethesda, Md. Landon 6-1 175 DB
Christian Sapp East Stroudsburg, Pa. East Stroudsburg South 6-0 190 DB

Here’s the rundown on each of the Wildcats’ latest signees.

Ethan Carr

Position: Wide receiver

Also considered: Army, Richmond, Ball State, Central Michigan, William and Mary, Akron, Kent State, Bowling Green, Duquesne, Robert Morris

Vitals: Versatile player that lined up in five different positions for Penn Trafford (Pa.). Played quarterback senior year after an all-state season at wide receiver as a junior. Racked up 54 career touchdowns — 20 passing, 18 rushing, 12 receiving, three kick return, and one interception return.

Daniel Lopes

Position: Wide receiver

Also considered: Maine, Holy Cross, Stony Brook, Bucknell, Sacred Heart, Monmouth, Albany, LIU, William and Mary, Merrimack

Vitals: Previously played at Catholic Memorial High School (Mass.), but had 50 receptions for 798 yards and 10 touchdowns over at Cheshire Academy.

Irene Ngabonziza

Position: Wide receiver

Also considered: Bryant, Holy Cross, Georgetown, Navy, Rhode Island, William and Mary

Vitals: Named first team all-state twice. Tallied 1,400 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns throughout his high school career.

Antonio Johnson

Position: Tight end

Also considered: UCF, Maryland, Kansas, Coastal Carolina, FIU, Tulane, Kentucky

Vitals: The Wildcats’ highest rated prospect according to 247 sports, where he is listed as a three-star prospect. St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.) is going for back-to-back Class 7A state titles this weekend. Nominee for Under Armour All-American team.

Erik Bockisch

Position: Offensive line

Also considered: Colgate, Wagner, Lehigh, New Hampshire, Towson, Fordham, Stony Brook, Delaware State, Sacred Heart, Buffalo, Maine, Elon, Albany, Monmouth, New Mexico

Vitals: Team captain, earned first team All-NEPSAC.

Ian Erickson

Position: Offensive line

Also considered: Colgate, Tennessee Tech, Army, Wofford, Western Carolina, Mercer, Jacksonville State, UT-Martin, Fordham, Samford

Vitals: Helped team to 32-5 record as starter. Named Georgia Athletic Coaching Association all-star

Stephane Voltaire

Position: Offensive line

Also considered: UMass

Vitals: Lacrosse player, tried high school football for first time as a junior in 2019. Coaches love his raw athleticism and high ceiling.

Bryce Ganious

Position: Defensive line

Also considered: Air Force, Delaware, Lamar, Navy, Richmond, Incarnate Word

Vitals: Six-time all-state selection, three times as an offensive line and three times as a defensive lineman. Named district Defensive Player of the Year as a junior.

Shane Hartzell

Position: Linebacker

Also considered: Monmouth, Lehigh, Princeton

Vitals: All-state selection as a junior. Three-time first team all-conference at linebacker. Named all-area Player of the Year.

Chantz Harley

Position: Defensive back

Also considered: Furman, Penn, Columbia, New Hampshire, Howard, Navy, Georgetown, William and Mary

Vitals: Also received Division I offers for lacrosse and was named a Nike National All-Star. First team all-conference defensive back and captain of the football team. Versatile, athletic player that played on both sides of the ball in high school, but will be used defensively.

Christian Sapp

Position: Defensive back

Vitals: Five first team all-conference selections. Holds school records for career receptions and receiving yards. Solid two-way player, but will be used defensively. Attended same high school as former Wildcat Changa Hodge, who was a receiver on the Main Line before transferring to Virginia Tech.