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Hillsdale College Release
February 3, 2010
Charger football program restocks talent with 2010 recruiting class
Hillsdale College head football coach Keith Otterbein is pleased to announce the latest additions to the Charger football program. The team signed several players to national letetrs of intent Wednesday, and as has been its custom in recent years, expects to add more players leading up to the start of fall camp in August.
“Our staff did another outstanding job in going out to find young men who will not only help us win games on the field, but will be true assets to the college community,” Otterbein said. “We have a staff that relishes the challenge that comes with recruiting players to Hillsdale College, and a big part of our success in recent years has come because of their hard work during the recruiting season.”
Among the 14 players joining the team on signing day, two will come to Hillsdale from one of the most successful prep programs in Michigan, Detroit Catholic Central. Signees Butch Herzog and Joseph Snyder were teammates on a Shamrocks team that won the Division I state championship in 2009. Cross-town rivals from Findlay, Ohio – Zach Crawford (Findlay High School) and Brett Pasche (Liberty Benton High School) will be on the same team next year. Eight members of this class have overall high school grade point averages of 3.7 or higher.
Hillsdale is coming off its best football season since joining Division II in 1992. The Chargers finished the 2009 campaign with a 10-3 record, qualifying for the Division II Playoffs for the first time in school history. The team finished in second place in the GLIAC, and ended a five-year regular-season winning streak by Grand Valley State, in a 27-24 win over the Lakers on October 10.
Hillsdale’s 2010 season will kick off under the lights, as the Chargers will host Ferris State University in a non-league game Friday night, Sept. 3 at Frank “Muddy” Waters Stadium.