Football: Dalton Sealey commits to Hastings College -
Published Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at 1:00 am / Updated at 8:21 pm
Football: Dalton Sealey commits to Hastings College

Hastings, Neb. — Hastings coach Paul Mierkiewicz was thrilled with the recruiting class of 15 he announced on Wednesday, which included running back Dalton Sealey of Hastings St. Cecilia.

“Dalton is just a big-play player for us,'' Mierkiewicz said.

Outside linebacker Tanner Knox and defensive end and long snapper Matt Klein of Millard North also commited to Hastings.

“They are both very solid players,'' he said.

The signees:

Aaron Verlinde, FS, St. Mary's HS/ Phoenix College, 6-0, 200. Two-year starter, leading tackler. 112 Tackles, 2 Interceptions, 1 Sack, 1 Fumble Recovery

Ricardo Garcia, ILB, Everett Alvarez HS/ Hartnell College, 5-10 225. Team's defensive MVP. 48 Solo Tackles, 40 Assisted Tackles, 1 Interception, 3 Sacks, 9.5 Tackles for Loss, 2 Fumble Recoveries, 1 TD

Justin Roberts, OL, Cheyenne Central/ University of Colorado, 6-2 285. Track transfer from Colorado. Second-team all-state in Wyoming in 2008.

Jesus Uribe, OL, Tennyson HS/ Chabot College, 6-3 270. Two-year starter.

Victor Sapp, WR/ KR, North Salinas HS/Gavilan College, 6-2, 190. Thirty-four receptions for 411 yards, 4 TDs. Six kickoff returns for 72 yards.

Thomas Rogers, DL, Superior HS/ Fort Hayes State, 6-1, 255. 2007 All-District Team

Tanner Knox, OLB, Millard North, 6-0, 190. All-Metro team. 74 Solo Tackles, 26 Assisted Tackle, 9 Tackles for Loss, 6 ½ Sacks, 2 Forced Fumbles

Braulio Castillo, LB, Columbus Lakeview, 5-11, 200. Honorable mention all-state. 80 Tackles, 2 Interceptions, 2 Sacks, 1 Fumble Recovery, 2 Tackles for Loss, 4 Pass Break ups

Tim Krikac, DE, Hastings St. Cecilia High School, 6-3, 220. Honorable mention all-state. 2009 Class C-1 state champions.

Matt Klein, DE/LS, Millard North, 6-3, 230. Two-year starter.

James Van Pelt, WR/ATH, Aurora, 5-10, 170. Honorable mention all-state. 91 Carries for 786 yards, 18 TDs.

Trevor Went, LB, Columbus High, 6-0, 190. Honorable mention all-state. 20 Solo Tackles, 57 Assisted Tackles, 1 Tackle for Loss

Terry Waiters, DB, Mesa Ridge, Colo., 5-11, 185. Second-team all-state. 33 Solo Tackles, 18 Assisted Tackles, 1 Interception.

Dalton Sealey, RB, Hastings St. Cecilia, 6-2, 205. First-team all-state. 207 Carries for 1,892 yards, 32 TDs. 15 Receptions for 310 yards, 4 TDs.

Nick Masada, WR/CB, Lincoln East High School, 5-8, 150. Two-year letter winner. 9 Receptions for 104 yards, 10 Tackles, 1 Forced Fumble, 1 Interception

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