Friday, January 29, 2016

A 3 Star Rose

Lynnard Rose

One of the problems with recruits who have offers from all eight Ivy schools is that you often can't tell whether your Ivy school has the inside track.

Lynnard Rose's decision to come to Columbia feels like a seminal moment in what is Head Coach Al Bagnoli and his staff's first true foray into recruiting for this program. While many signs point to Rose being an impact player for the Lions, just getting him to commit here and commit now is a significant achievement.

I'll get to the football fundamentals in a second, but fans about my age will love to know that Rose is the son of Lyndon Rose a Bahamas native who played and started at point guard for the University of Houston's "Phi Slamma Jamma" basketball team from 1980-82.  That was the Hakeem Olajuwon/Clyde Drexler/Michael Young team, (though Olajuwon didn't really emerge as a star until the year after Rose graduated). Lynnard's older brother L.J. is playing for the UH basketball team right now. Lyndon's late older brother Cecile starred for the Cougars too, leading them to the NIT championship game in 1977 and an NCAA tournament berth in 1978. He sadly passed away in 2013.

Lynnard's mom Marilyn sits on the board of Texas Southern University.

For Lynnard to decline the offer to play at UH, a school with so many family ties, is another sign that Columbia is finally recruiting up to its potential.

Okay, back to the football. In Rose's highlight video you can see his speed and his abilities as a runner and shutdown defensive back. He will be the first Second Baptist High School grad to come to Columbia football.

In Texas, they separate the all state teams by public and private schools. Rose made the 1st Team as a defensive back this year.

Also check out this interview with Rose from early last fall where he makes a point of wanting to play right away.

Here's our updated unofficial list:

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

2) Christian Boujaoude WR 5-11 165 lbs. Monmouth Regional HS Eatontown, NJ

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

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

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

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

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

8) Michael Geraghty DE 6-3 242 Bishop Gorman HS Las Vegas, NV

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

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

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

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

13) Hunter Lunsford DB 6-1 195 lbs. Consumnes Oaks HS Sacramento, CA

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

15) Levi McQuinn LB 6-0 205 lbs. Fort Myers HS Fort Myers, FL

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

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

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

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

20) Zach O'Neill DE/OL 6-2 225 lbs. Monsignor Farrell HS Staten Island, NY

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

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

23) Kaleb Pitts WR 6-3 175 lbs. Hamilton HS, Chandler, AZ

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

25) Lynnard Rose RB/DB 6-0 180 lbs. Second Baptist HS Houston, TX

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

27) Rory Schlageter TE 6-3 225 lbs. Seton Hall Prep West Orange, NJ

28) Drew Schoeberl DE/TE 6-5 250 lbs. Columbus North HS Columbus, IN

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

30) Ronald Smith 6-3 190 lbs. DB/WR John Burroughs HS St. Louis, MO

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

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

33) Ian Vandenberg WR/RB 6-2 198 lbs. Paw Paw HS Kalamazoo, MI

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

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

36) Isaac Werkman OL 6-6 265 lbs. Lewis & Clark HS Spokane, WA

37) Jared West LB 5-11 205 lbs. Bishop McNamara HS Kankakee, IL

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


DOC said...

Rose has the potential to be a special back:
game breaking speed with a natural ability to cut back in the open field. Great job by Bagnoli and staff !

Roar Lion said...

At 180 lbs is he more valuable as a CB?

oldlion said...

Eric Hahn just tweeted that he got another commit from South Floroda this evening.