DURHAM, N.H.-Third-year head football coach Sean McDonnell announced today that three more student/athletes have signed letters of intent to play football at the University of New Hampshire. That brings the UNH total to 19 newcomers signed. Here's a look at the new additions to the UNH roster:
Jiar Ahmed, a 6-3, 258-pound TE/DE from Chester, Pa., was a tremendous tight end during his senior season, making 36 catches for 386 yards and three touchdowns on his way to being named first-team All-County. He is a talented athlete with good size and speed and great hands. He is capable of playing on either side of the ball. As a basketball player, he competed on the state championship team as a junior and made the semifinals as a senior.
Mark Rutberg, a 6-1, 175-pound DB/WR from White Plains, N.Y., was a senior captain at White Plains H.S. and was named first-team All-League and first-team All-Section as a quarterback and free safety. On the defensive side of the ball, he led the squad in tackles with 85 and picked off three interceptions. He is a versatile athlete who can play many positions, including QB, WR and DB. As a senior quarterback, he completed 43 of 90 attempts for 789 yards and six touchdowns.
Adam Triscilla, a 6-2, 290-pound offensive lineman from Imperial Pa., was a three-year starter on the offensive line at West Allegheny H.S. A senior captain, he helped his team rush for over 3,500 yards on its way to the Pennsylvania State title game and a 13-2 record. An excellent drive blocker, his power and toughness earned him a position on the Western Pennsylvania squad in the East/West Game. He also set school records in the shot put.