Thursday, July 9, 2015

And One...

Jake Young

In late May, I got word of an excellent football player who Lafayette had heavily recruited for their grid team who was coming to Columbia instead... but to wrestle.

I also heard that this incoming freshman really wanted to play football for the Lions in addition to wrestling, just like the great Lou Miller '10 did for us not so long ago.

Now it looks like everything has been worked out and Freedom High School's Jake Young says he will indeed play both sports at Columbia this year.

Even though Young starred as a DB at Freedom, he's reportedly going to play slot receiver for the Lions.

Based on my database of all known Columbia football players,Young would be the fourth Freedom HS grad to come to the Lions for football and the first since Charles Henderson '96.

I also think new Head Coach Al Bagnoli's presence with this program inspired Young's choice in a way the previous coaching regime never could have done. People want to play for him, period.


Coach said...

Jake: for 30 years, Bagnoli has built a reputation as a winner. High school coaches trust him, and have no issues with sending players to him. This is a huge advantage that Columbia has never enjoyed.

Jake said...

Yes, and I suspect this is especially true in the state of Pennsylvania.