WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (TribeAthletics.com) – The William & Mary football program bolstered its roster during the early signing period Wednesday, as Head Football Coach Mike London announced the addition of seven talented student-athletes who signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Tribe.
“We are thrilled to bring these seven young men into our William & Mary community,” London said. “Their paths here were unique in these unprecedented times. The staff did a remarkable job of identifying these qualified student-athletes, who will not only add to areas of need on the field but will thrive as members of our campus. I am excited to see the impact they will make on our program and can’t wait to start preparing for the spring season."
The dynamic seven-member incoming class, which features two defensive linemen, two defensive backs, a quarterback, running back and tight end, is highlighted by multiple players who earned Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) scholarship offers.
Complete bio information for the entire class is below.
While the incoming class will join the program for the fall 2021 season, W&M is set to open its spring 2021 slate on March 6 at Richmond. The Tribe will look to build on the momentum it generated last year when it finished the campaign with wins in three of its final four games, highlighted by a Capital Cup victory at Richmond.
Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/High SchoolDavin Dzidzienyo DL 6-4 280 Northwest, D.C./Dematha Catholic HSMartin Lucas RB 6-2 230 Abingdon, Va./Abingdon HSTrey McDonald TE 6-6 225 Kinnelon, N.J./Kinnelon HSDavid Roulley DB 6-2 195 Virginia Beach, Va./Ocean Lakes HSTanner Slavic DL 6-5 280 Uniontown, Pa./Morgantown HSDarius Wilson QB 6-3 190 Bronx, N.Y./Iona PrepEthan Yip DB 6-2 185 Surrey, B.C., Canada/Episcopal HS (Alexandria, Va.)
Davin DzidzienyoDefensive Lineman6-4, 280Northwest, D.C. • Dematha Catholic HSWhat Dzidzienyo brings to the Tribe:“Davin is a special athlete in the front seven with an elite combination of size and athleticism. His rare physical traits and talent make him someone we can’t wait to add to the DL room.”
Prep: Standout defensive lineman for head coach Bill McGregor at one of the nation’s elite prep programs, DeMatha Catholic High School … Chose W&M over multiple FBS offers … Finished his career with 15 sacks and more than 100 tackles … Earned Principal’s Honor Roll distinction … Member of the Finance Club … Personal: Son of David Dzidzienyo … Enjoys nature and reading.
Martin LucasRunning Back6-2, 230Abingdon, Va. • Abingdon HSWhat Lucas brings to the Tribe: “Martin brings the size, speed and power to be a truly special back at William & Mary. We were thrilled when we learned we had the opportunity to add him to our 2021 class. His character and work ethic will fit right into what we are building at William & Mary.”
Prep: Standout running back for head coach Garrett Amburgey at Abingdon High School … Chose W&M over multiple FBS offers … Three-star recruit by Rivals and 247Sports … Earned first-team all-region and all-district honors as a sophomore and a junior (senior season has not begun yet) … Honored as the 2018 Offensive Back of the Year after rushing for 1,237 yards and 27 touchdowns … Rushed for 873 yards with 22 touchdowns in just five games as a junior … Also lettered in basketball and track … Personal: Son of Martin and Anna Lucas … Uncle, Sean Lucas, played football at Virginia Tech … Enjoys working out, Xbox and training.
Trey McDonaldTight End6-6, 225Kinnelon, N.J. • Kinnelon HSWhat McDonald brings to the Tribe: “Trey is an impressive, long athlete who can really be an all-around TE for us. His size and strength will make him a weapon in the run game, while his length and speed make him a threat in the pass game.”
Prep: Three-year letterwinner as a tight end for head coach Kevin White at Kinnelon High School … Team captain who earned third-team all-state honors as a senior … First-team all-conference selection in 2020 … Averaged 49.5 receiving yards per game and 12.7 yards per catch … Garnered honorable mention all-conference distinction as a junior … Also a four-year letterwinner as a forward on the KHS basketball team … Served as a team captain and earned all-conference accolades twice, including first-team distinction as a junior … Lettered in track & field as a javelin thrower, long jumper and high jumper … Served as Vice President of Varsity Club … Member of the Student Council all four years … Personal: Son of Floyd and Dianne McDonald.
David RoulleyDefensive Back6-2, 195Virginia Beach, Va. • Ocean Lakes HSWhat Roulley brings to the Tribe: “David has great length, speed, and physicality. He is a ball-hawking safety who makes great plays on the ball in the air.”
Prep: Three-year letterwinner as a defensive back and wide receiver for head coach Joe Jones at Ocean Lakes High School … Earned first-team all-region honors as a defensive back in 2019 after totaling 108 tackles, five interceptions, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and seven PBU … Selected second-team All-Beach, third-team All-757 Junior Team and Ocean Lakes HS Defensive Player of the Year in 2019 … Also garnered honorable mention all-region accolades as a wide receiver in 2019 after recording 28 catches for 260 yards with a pair of touchdowns … Standout on the track & field team, earning all-state honors on the OLHS 4x400 relay team … Also placed fourth in the 500m at regionals in 2019 … Member of the National Honor Society and National English Honor Society … Served as Vice President for Life Word Mission … Volunteered with Kid2Kid … Earned an Academic Letter three years … Personal: Son of David and Shari Roulley … Grandfather, David J. Roulley, was selected in the MLB Draft … Enjoys playing beach volleyball, spikeball, tennis and ping-pong.
Tanner SlavicDefensive Lineman6-5, 280Uniontown, Pa. • Morgantown HSWhat Slavic brings to the Tribe: “Tanner is a big, physical bruiser in the trenches. He plays with great strength and aggressiveness. His toughness and physicality really excited us as a prospect.”
Prep: Three-year letterwinner at multiple positions on both sides of the ball for head coach Matt Lacy at Morgantown High School … Finished his career with 278 tackles, 37 TFL, 18 sacks, four forced fumbles and a fumble recovery … Only member of his class to letter and start during his sophomore and junior seasons … Honor Roll student who earned High Honors all four years … Personal: Son of Ron and Holly Slavic … Brother, Tyler, played football at Saint Vincent College … Enjoys skiing.
Darius WilsonQuarterback6-3, 190Bronx, N.Y. • Iona PrepWhat Wilson brings to the Tribe: “Darius really checks all the boxes we are looking for at the QB position. His strong arm and touch make him a dangerous passer from the pocket. His size and dynamic athleticism makes him a truly special talent. We are excited to add him to the program.”
Prep: Two-time team captain who played quarterback for head coach Joe Spagnolo at Iona Prep … Earned second-team all-state honors as a junior after totaling more than 2,800 all-purpose yards with 28 touchdowns and just three interceptions … Gatorade Player of the Year Runner Up and NYCHSFL Offensive Player of the Year Runner Up in 2019 … First-team all-county and all-league selection as a junior … NYCHSFL Offensive Player of the Year Runner … Led team to undefeated regular season for the first time in 11 years … Also lettered as a sprinter on the track & field team … Academic Honor Roll selection every marking period … Personal: Son of Edmund Wilson and Lanchere Evans … Brother, Joanquin Spencer, played football at Cortland State … Enjoys reading books and watching anime.
Ethan YipDefensive Back6-2, 185Surrey, B.C., Canada • Episcopal HS (Alexandria, Va.)What Yip brings to the Tribe: “Ethan has a great combination of size, speed and athleticism. He is a technician on the field and uses his traits to blanket receivers in the pass game and erase ball carriers in the run game.”
Prep: Three-year letterwinner as a defensive back for head coach Mark Moroz at Episcopal High School … Member of U16 Team Canada in 2018 … Earned team MVP honors in 2017 … Also lettered three years on the track & field team as a sprinter … Member of the 4x200 and4x400 state championship teams in 2020 … Member of the Principal Honor Roll … Personal: Son of Ryan and Susan Yip … Enjoys listening to music and playing pickup basketball.