Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Late Addition

Justin Hill

A Twitter scan and a tip from a reader has yielded the name of the 41st name on our incoming freshmen list.

His name is Justin Hill, a 5-9, 160 -pound speedy all-around athlete from Springfield Township HS in the greater Philadelphia area. Hill played in the same league as fellow incoming freshmen Alex Gibson and Lamine Nouck-A-Nwal. He played a dual threat QB and as a DB last season.

Hill made his commitment late, (or maybe he was offered late), and announced it on March 19th.

Hill would be the first documented Springfield Township grad to come to Columbia football.

Hill made Honorable Mention in the Philadelphia Inquirer's all suburban team.

Apparently, getting the offer from Columbia was a surprise for Hill. After Springfield lost in the playoffs last fall, Hill said he thought that was his last football game ever. 

That brings our list of reported incoming freshmen players to 41:

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) Justin Hill QB/DB/ATH 5-9 160 lbs. Springfield Township HS Glenside, PA

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

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

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

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

17) Oren Milstein K 5-9 165 lbs. American Heritage HS Plantation, FL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

36) Josh Wainwright WR 5-11 170 lbs. Bowie HS Austin, TX

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

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

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

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

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


oldlion said...

Jake, because of the timing he might have been a regular admit who is going to walk on. At Penn Al was a master at not using football slots for a few regular admits every year who then did not count as football admits.

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

It'll be interesting to see how many of these 41 are still with the team in, say, 2 seasons, T'was a time, however, when 41 would have been nice-sized incoming complement for freshman football.

oldlion said...

In his latest video Al said that we don't have enough depth for the offensive 1s to scrimmage the defensive 2s and vice versa, so a lot of depth would help. (He also said that the defense is ahead of the offense right now because of the new offensive system.)