WashU Football Announces Class of 2021

WashU Football Announces Class of 2021

St. Louis, Mo., June 4, 2017 – Washington University in St. Louis head football coach Larry Kindbom will welcome 33 new faces to the football program this fall.

“We are extremely excited about our freshman class. We have a strong group of 33 athletes, many of whom could play several positions.,” said Kindbom, the winningest coach in school history with a 174-108 (.617) overall record.

The class of 2021 features representatives from 18 different states, including six from Illinois and three from California and New York.

State Breakdown:
Illinois (6), California (3), New York (3), Georgia (2), Indiana (2), Kansas (2), Missouri (2), Ohio (2), Texas (2), Kentucky (1), Massachusetts (1), Michigan (1), Minnesota (1), Oklahoma (1), Pennsylvania (1), Tennessee (1), Utah (1), Virginia (1).

“This is our strongest class academically, and we are happy we have both size and speed coming through the door,” Kindbom added. “Most importantly, we have a strong group of competitors from championship programs; more than half played on championship teams. Many of these young men successfully played two and three sports. They were all leaders in their high school communities.”

WashU finished the 2016 season with an 8-3 overall record and made its third NCAA playoff appearance in school history. The eight wins are the second most in school history. The Bears were also co-champions in the Southern Athletic Association (SAA) and the University Athletic Association (UAA).

WashU opens the 2017 season on Saturday, Sept. 2, at home against Carnegie Mellon University.

Name Position Hometown (High School) Highlights
Alex Barnett WR Salt Lake City, Utah (Judge Memorial)
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Keenan Bilyeu DL Louisville, Ky. (DuPont Manual)
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Jordan Chambers RB New York, N.Y. (The Dalton School)
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Drew Christensen OL Darien, Ill. (Hinsdale Central)
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Nick Cione WR San Antonio, Texas (Saint Mary's Hall)
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Jarrett Dykema OL Grand Rapids, Mich. (Grand Rapids Christian)
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Emmanuel Ebirim RB Crystal Lake, Ill. (Prairie Ridge)
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Nathan Genstein K Pittsburgh, Pa. (Shady Side Academy)
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Austin Greene LB Chesterfield, Mo. (Westminster Christian Academy)
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Jeff Gurley DL Leawood, Kan. (Blue Valley)
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Chase Hartquist LB Olathe, Kan. (Olathe Northwest)
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Will Hurley DB Burlington, Mass. (Buckingham Browne & Nichols School) LINK
Nick Krantz RB Aliso Viejo, Calif. (St. Margaret's Episcopal School)
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Charlie Krause LB Evanston, Ill. (Evanston)
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Ian Mallery LB Tonga Bay, Minn. (Minnetonka)
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Grant Marcketta OL Simi Valley, Calif. (Oaks Christian)
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Josh McCullough OL College Park, Ga. (Woodward Academy)
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Dante Newton DB Brooklyn, N.Y. (Poly Prep Country Day School)
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Braden Patton OL Tulsa, Okla. (Booker T. Washington)
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Peter Pigatti DL Hinsdale, Ill. (Hindsale Central)
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Bryce Roberts DB Fairfax, Va. (Woodson)
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Max Rocco OL Powell, Ohio (Columbus Academy)
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Joe Rogan K St. Louis, Mo. (St. Louis University High)
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Jack Schumacher DL Gallatin, Tenn. (Pope John Paul II)
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Ty Sorg DL Floyd Knobs, Ind. (Floyd Central)
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JT Streepy DB Palatine, Ill. (Palatine)
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Tim Tague QB Orinda, Calif. (Miramonte)
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Jason Tse RB Libertyville, Ill. (Libertyville)
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Rees Viersen QB Sandy Springs, Ga. (North Springs)
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Dalton Walsh DL Evansville, Ind. (Ritz Memorial)
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Nick Watts WR Roslyn, N.Y. (St. Anthony's) LINK
Andrew Whitaker DB West Chester, Ohio (Lakota West)
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Ford Young WR Houston, Texas (The Kinkaid School)
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