Monarchs Add Quarterback To JUCO Recruiting Class
By ODU Athletics
Dec. 29, 2008
Norfolk, Va. – The Old Dominion University football program increased its junior college recruiting class by two with the signing of quarterback Thomas DeMarco and defensive lineman Carlos Guglielmi. The Monarchs have signed a total of nine players who will join the team when classes resume for the spring semester.
DeMarco played last season at Santa Rosa Junior College in California. There he passed for nearly 1,800 yards with 14 touchdowns, while also adding eight rushing touchdowns.
Guglielmi is a native of Kelowna, British Columbia who also played in California at Butte College where he registered 25 tackles in 2008, while also adding three sacks, 3.5 tackles for loss, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
Joining the team this spring are:
Tobin Cameron OL 6-4 275 Healdsburg, Calif. Healdsburg / Santa Rosa JC
Two-year starter at SRJC… two-time first team All-NORCAL selection… named all-region in 2008… anchored an offensive line that helped the SRJC offense lead the nation in passing in 2008 and scoring in 2007 (42.7 ppg).
Thomas DeMarco QB 5-11 205 Palm Desert, Calif. Palm Desert / College of the Desert
Passed for 1,792 yards with 14 touchdowns during the 2008 season… also rushed for eight touchdowns.
Carlos Guglielmi DL 6-0 295 Kelowna, BC Kelowna Secondary / Butte College
Registered 25 tackles, including nine solo stops… added 3.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, two pass breakups, one forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
Jeremy Hensley OL 6-1 285 La Palma, Calif. Kennedy / Fullerton College
Named second team all-conference by the Southern California Football Association in 2008… following his senior year of high school played in the inaugural Navy Marine Corps All-Star Classic, featuring the top players from Southern California.
Justin Klingerman OL 6-3 290 Valley Center Calif. Valley Center / Palomar College
Started at left tackles for the Comets, earning All-Southern Division honorable mention honors in 2008… member of the All-Mission Conference Academic Team as a freshman.
Edmon McClam DE 6-6 260 Coward, S.C. Lake City / Louisburg College
Saw action in nine games during the 2008 season totaling 32 tackles (18 solo), 12 tackles for loss, three sacks and three forced fumbles.
Mateus Porter LB 6-1 220 Pacifica, Calif. Terra Nova / College of San Mateo
Ranked third on the team (12th in NORCAL Conference) in tackles in 2008 with 50, including 21 solo stops… also added seven tackles for loss and a sack.
Brandon Carr OL 6-2 260 Chesapeake, Va. Western Branch / Fork Union Military Academy
Participated in the Virginia High School Coaches Association All-Star Game in 2007… first team All-Tidewater at guard in 2006.
James Rainey OL 6-3 250 Virginia Beach, Va. Ocean Lakes
First Team All-Beach District at defensive end and offensive tackle in 2007… anchored an offensive line that helped the Dolphins lead the Beach District in total offense and average 28.7 points per game … first team All-Tidewater at defensive end.