Why Lehigh? “I chose Lehigh because of its sport and academic dominance.”
On Coach Coen: “Coach Coen is a great guy to play for. He is really straight forward with all players and lets them know what they need to do to make themselves and the team better.”
On being part of the Lehigh football experience: “It means that I will always have a leadership role amongst all my classmates and my actions will always be reflected upon my coaching staff and team.”
Player profile: All-America candidate … expected to start along the offensive line … one of the top offensive linemen in the entire country … bench presses 440 pounds … as a junior … Associated Press All-America selection … First Team All-Patriot League selection … started all 11 games on the offensive line … paved the way for a Lehigh offense that averaged 320 total yards … member of the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll … as a sophomore … First-Team All-Patriot League … started all 11 games … earned team award for top offensive lineman … as a freshman … made an immediate impact starting nearly every game on the offensive line … became the first freshman in head coach Andy Coen’s 20-year coaching career to start on the OL … helped lead Lehigh offensive line to top of Patriot League for number of fewest sacks allowed … in secondary school … First-Team All-Area offensive lineman and Second-Team All-Area defensive lineman … All-Chevy Team (made up of best offensive lineman from all televised games in the state of Georgia)
Personal: son of William and Wanda Rackley … has four siblings, Volnerius, Yolanda, Brandon and Aaron … member of Delta Upsilon fraternity.