Football Improves on 2004 Signing Class

April 13, 2004

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Former UCF place kicker Ryan Feely (Odessa, Fla.), running backs Cecil Coltrone (Riverview, Fla.) and Phillip Fields (Orlando, Fla.), and quarterback Christopher Horton (Boca Raton, Fla.) highlight a list of 18 players Jacksonville University football has added to original eight-member 2004 signing class, head coach Steve Gilbert announced Tuesday. While, the initial group of signees featured five players from the Jacksonville area, the Dolphins' newest list of signees hails primarily from the Central and South Florida region.

Feely, whose older brother starred at Michigan and now kicks for the Atlanta Falcons, has been with the Golden Knights since 2001, where he served as a back-up to starting place kicker Matt Prater, while handling UCF's on-sides kicks and occasional deep kickoffs. Coltrone ran for 1,131 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior at Riverview High School, while also racking up 385 yards receiving. Fields racked up 1,539 yards and 21 touchdowns on the ground for Boone High School, while Horton completed 880-of-120 passes for 1,004 yards and nine touchdowns last season at Pope John Paul II High en route to all-district and all-county honors. Horton also ran for 385 yards and seven TD's.

Other JU signees include quarterback Anthony Salgado (Sarasota, Fla.) from Booker High School and linebacker Sean Heverin (Newark, Del.) from The Lawrence Prep School. Salgado threw for 1,824 yards and 25 touchdowns en route to Honorable Mention All-State honors as the Tornadoes went 13-1 and advanced to the class-3A semifinals. Heverin recorded 94 tackles and 9.0 sacks during his post-grad prep season and was named First-Team All-New Jersey for all state prep schools.

The Dolphins, who just completed spring practices, open their seventh season of intercollegiate football on Sept. 2 against Florida International at 8 p.m. in Miami. The game will be broadcast live on the Sunshine Network for the third consecutive year.

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown (High School/Previous School) Michael Aguilar OL 6-4 265 Miami, Fla. (Miami Sunset) Matthew Barbieri DT 6-0 250 Coral Springs, Fla. (St. Thomas Aquinas) Adam Booth OL 6-1 255 Jacksonville, Fla. (Mandarin) Michael Brown OL 6-1 285 Mirimar, Fla. (Ft. Lauderdale) Troy Brown DE 6-0 225 Sarasota, Fla. (Cardinal Mooney) Zachary Bryant RB 6-0 185 Freeport, Fla. (Freeport) Cecil Coltrone RB 5-10 185 Riverview, Fla. (Riverview) Mike Creary DB 5-10 185 Pompano Beach, Fla. (Deerfield Beach) Ryan Feely PK 5-8 170 Odessa, Fla. (Tampa Jesuit/UCF) Phillip Fields RB 5-9 165 Orlando, Fla. (Boone) Darius Freeman WR 6-2 212 Niceville, Fla. (Walton) Chad Garraway QB 6-0 175 Jacksonville, Fla. (First Coast) Dane Grey DB 5-10 185 Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Stranahan) Brandon Griffis OL 6-1 250 Jacksonville, Fla. (First Coast) Sean Heverin LB 6-0 240 Newark, Del. (The Lawrence School) Christopher Horton QB 6-1 190 Boca Raton, Fla. (Pope John Paul II) Dan Karney OL 6-1 255 Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Northeast) Tremaine Mack LB 5-10 170 Jacksonville, Fla. (Raines) Weidner Maxime CB 5-9 165 Oakland Park, Fla. (Northeast) Adam Oswald OL 6-2 285 Palm Bay, Fla. (Palm Bay) Steve Reynolds C 6-0 260 Starke, Fla. (Bradford County) Anthony Salgado QB 6-1 185 Sarasota, Fla. (Booker) Stephen Scavella LB 5-11 215 Miami, Fla. (Coral Reef) Bradley Sommerville WR 6-3 190 Clearwater, Fla. (Clearwater) Thomas Tyler SS 5-9 165 Green Cove Springs, Fla. (Ridgeview) Mirco Zanella DE 6-3 225 Palm Harbor, Fla. (East Lake)