VIDEO: UD football announces 13 high school recruits

Thirteen high school recruits will join the ranks of the University of Delaware's football team.

Delaware football coach Dave Brock announced the names of the incoming football recruits during a Wednesday press conference.

Brock, who was hired in mid-January, admitted that the recruiting work had been primarily carried out by former K.C. Keeler.

"Travelling around and meeting people who've been committed to Delaware for the first time, sometimes almost like cold calls, having never met the prospect or the parents," Brock says.



Despite having little involvement in the recruiting process, Brock says he's looking forward to the upcoming season.

"I'm excited not only about their future in the program but I'm really excited about the future of the Delaware football program, going forward," he says.



Only two recruits who had given verbal commitments to Delaware did not sign national letters of intent Tuesday, Brock says.

Among those recruited by Delaware was Kyle Yocum, a quarterback from Reading Pa., who attended Exeter High School.

"Really, really impressive person. Has a good skill set, terrific arm, he can move. He is a great addition to the program," Brock says.



Also recruited was Cedric Udegbe of Minneola, Fla., who lived in Germany and was coached by former Blue Hen All-American wide receiver Aaron Love.

Although none of the recruits are from Delaware, Brock announced Eric Patton, who was attending Delaware Technical Community College and played football for St. Elizabeth High School in Wilmington will be among the transfers joining the program. He'll have freshman eligibility.

Jordan Thomas, who attended Rutgers, and Kennedy Ogbonna, who attended ASA Community College will be joining the program. Both will have junior eligibility.

Incoming freshmen:



  • Kyle Yocum: QB, 6'2" 220 pounds, from Reading Pa., attended Exeter High School.


  • Diante Cherry: WR, 5'9", 170 pounds, from Lancaster Pa., attended McCaskey High School.


  • Wesley Hills: RB/LB, 6'1", 195 pounds, from Wildwood N.J., attended Wildwood High School.


  • Brody Kern: OL, 6'2", 280 pounds, from York Pa., attended West York Area High School.


  • Jalen Kindle: LB, 6'1", 210 pounds, from Fleming Island, Fla., attended Fleming Island High School.


  • Larry Spears: LB, 5'11", 215 pounds, from Henrico, Va., attended Varina High School.


  • Roman Tatum: CB, 5'11", 170 pounds, from Winter Garden, Fla., attended West Orange High School.


  • Alex Thompson: OL, 6'4", 265 pounds, from Lawnside N.J., attended Haddon Heights High School.


  • Ryan Torzsa: S, 6'2", 192 pounds, from Waxhaw, N.C., attended Cuthbertson High School.


  • Jacob Trump: OL, 6'6", 270 pounds, from Mechanicsburg, Pa., attended Mechanicsburg High School.


  • Cedric Udegbe: DE, 6'3", 245 pounds, from Minneola, Fla., attended Monteverde Academy.


  • Justin Watson: S, 5'9", 165 pounds, from Washington, D.C., attended Friendship Collegiate High School.


  • Blaine Woodson: DL, 6'3", 260 pounds, from East Stroudsburg, Pa., attended Stroudsburg High School.


Transfers/Enrolled Students:


  • Kennedy Ogbonna: LB, Jr., 5'11", 200 pounds, from Lanham, Md., attended ASA Community College and Friendship Collegiate High School.


  • Eric Patton: Fr., 5'11", 220 pounds, from Wilmington, Del., attended Delaware Tech and St. Elizabeth High School.


  • Jordan Thomas: RB, Jr., 6'1", 190 pounds, from Edicott, N.Y., attended Rutgers and Union-Endicott High School.








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