Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Updates and Clarifications

RB Hogan Irwin just announced that he's committed to Johns Hopkins.

There is a bit of a debate over whether Irwin was ever truly offered by Columbia in the first place, but many of us were under the impression that he was and he committed to CU.

Either way, it appears he's not coming and best of luck to him in Baltimore.

The updated unofficial list, (and the Irwin news reminds us about just how unofficial it is), is at the bottom of this post.

Rory Schlageter

More on Schlageter 

New commit Rory Schlageter is a 6-3 225 pound TE from Seton Hall Prep. Judging by his height, I wonder if he will end up playing more of an H-back position, or replacing the graduating Nick Durham as more of a blocking TE.

Despite its proximity to the Columbia campus, Seton Hall Prep has sent only five previous grads to the Lion football program according to my Lionfeeders Columbia recruiting database. The last one was Mike DiTomasso '14. But the best Seton Hall Prep alum at CU was Jack Nork '49, who played on some of those legendary teams in the 1940's under Lou Little.  

It's important for Columbia to set up more of a pipeline to schools like Seton Hall Prep, and a significant part of our difficulties over the years can be traced to a lack of that kind of a relationship with these schools.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1 comment:

oldlion said...

Jake, Hogan Irwin gave a TV interview last Fall in which he said that he was committed to Columbia and actually explained why it was the right fit! It is still online. So something must have happened below the radar here. but we have a few really outstanding RBs coming in, so we shouldn't feel the loss, especially since he wasn't unhooked by Tony Reno or another Ivy.