Monday, December 14, 2015

I Told You This was Crazy Time!

About 12 years ago, I was working at CNN with the parent of a kid being recruited by a number of Ivy football teams.

He told me the official visit his son took to Penn was unique because the coaches really showed the most effort to get the kids to commit right then and there. 

I'm not sure how much of that strategy and style has migrated with Head Coach Al Bagnoli to Columbia but if it has, get ready for a flurry of commitments in the coming days. 

I'm going to get back to featuring some of the most sought-after recruits below, but first, let's check our reported list of committed recruits for now:

1) Kyle Baskin WR/DB 6-4 210 lbs. Quakertown HS Quakertown, PA

2) Parker Coogan OL/DT 6-2 270 lbs. Kingwood HS Houston, TX

3) Matt Dame QB 6-2 185 lbs. Suncoast HS Riviera Beach, FL

4) Chris Everett WR 6-2 200 lbs. Whitney Young HS Chicago, IL

5) Danny De Lorenzi LB 6-3 230 lbs. Bergen Catholic HS, Oradell, NJ 

6) John Fischer OL 6-3 290 lbs. Sacred Heart-Griffin HS Springfield, IL

7) Alex Gibson RB 5-10 195 lbs. Central Bucks High School East Doylestown, PA

8) LinDon Harris DE 6-2 215 lbs. Sidwell Friends Washington, DC

9) Ben Hill TE/DE 6-3 230 lbs. Christian Brothers HS Memphis, TN

10) Tyler Houston DE/TE 6-3 245 lbs. Olentangy HS Lewis Center, OH

11) Hogan Irwin RB 5-10 180 lbs. Central Cathedral HS San Diego, CA

12) Ben McKeighan WR/DB 6-0 187 lbs. Scottsdale Prep/Cheshire Academy (PG year) Scottsdale, AZ

13) Max Mullaney LB 6-2 225 lbs. Colts Neck HS Colts Neck, NJ

14) Michael Murphy LB 5-11 194 lbs. Plant HS Tampa, FL

15) Van Neils RB 6-0 210 lbs. Mankato East HS Mankato, MN

16) Lamine Nouck-A-Nwal DE/OL  6-4 250 lbs. Central Bucks High School East Doylestown, PA

17) Will Ontiveros WR/DB 6-2 175 lbs. Assumption HS Davenport, IA

18) Hunter Petlansky QB 6-2 225 lbs. Modesto Central Catholic HS Modesto, CA 

19) Alex Robin DT 6-0 260 lbs. Vestavia Hills HS Vestavia Hills, AL 

20) Arman Samouk DT 6-2 270 lbs. Copley HS Copley, OH

21) Joseph Scowden OL 6-4 290 lbs. Montgomery Bell HS Nashville, TN

22) Tanner Thomas RB 5-10 183 lbs. Farragut HS Knoxville, TN 

23) Matt Tofano LB 6-2 217 lbs. Archibishop Mitty HS San Jose, CA

24) Jonathon Webster DB  6-0 180 lbs. Eastside Catholic HS Sammamish, WA

25) Taylor Weldon DE/TE 6-2 240 lbs. Soutland Academy Americus, GA

26) Jalen Williams LB 6-0 215 lbs. Hewitt-Trussville HS, Trussville, AL

Coveted Names, part 2:

Reed Klubnik is a 6-3 180 pound WR from Austin, TX with offers from most of the Ivies and Kansas among others. 

Klubnik didn't visit Columbia this past weekend because his high school team is still in the Texas state playoffs.

Rayshawn McCall is a 5-8 161 pound DB from Athens, GA. Looks like he has offers from Army and Davidson. He did take an official visit to Columbia this past weekend.

Ryan Boehm is a tall LB from Temecula, CA. He took an official visit to Brown last week, but could still be in play. He also has offers from Navy, Air Force, and Cal Poly.

1 comment:

I remain, very truly yours, Richard Szathmary said...

Any idea of how many of these stout young fellows have actually been admitted to date via the early admission process? (In the spirit of not counting unhatched chicks, so to speak.)