Gannon head football coach Brad Rzyczycki has announced the majority of his 2013 recruiting class that currently includes 33 incoming student-athletes. More student-athletes could possibly join the program at a later date. All 33 have committed to continue their academic and athletic careers at Gannon during the fall of 2013.
The latest recruiting class helps offset the graduation of 11 seniors. In all, 48 letterwinners and 16 players who started at least five games last season return in 2013. The program will feature nine seniors during the upcoming season.
Gannon concluded the 2012 season with a 3-8 overall record, winning two of its last three games. The only setback during that final run was a 38-35 loss to eventual PSAC champion Indiana (Pa.) in a game the Crimson Hawks scored the winning touchdown on a fourth-and-one play with 3:16 to play.
The complete 2013 recruiting class to date along with their highlight videos can be found below.
Gannon is tentatively scheduled to open the 2013 season Thursday, September 5 at Lake Erie. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m. The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) schedule begins Saturday, September 14 against West Chester at Gannon University Field. Gannon opens the PSAC schedule with two home games that include a September 21 date against Slippery Rock.