Monday, June 6, 2016

Yale Rounds Out the Incoming Data

Alan Lamar

Yale announced its list of 29 incoming freshmen, and it turns out the reports we've heard for months about an impressive Eli class certainly ring true.

A large number of players who took prep school PG years are on the way to New Haven, as well as more than the average Ivy League program's share of large linemen.

Some of the players who especially caught my eye:

-RB Alan Lamar from Mississippi is a Parade Magazine HS All American and has a lot of other accolades. Lamar is the most multiply-touted RB coming into the Ivies in several years.

-OL Lucas Tribble is a 1st Team all stater from Texas.

-DL Josh Keeler from Florida is a 300-pound beast DT.

-OL Sterling Strother from the Bay Area.

-WR Reed Klubnik from Austin, TX was a player Columbia recruited hard as well. It's not hard to see why.

-DL Julian Fraser from Georgia is one of those PG's who could get early playing time.

The pressure on Yale Head Coach Tony Reno is getting close to the intense level as the Elis still haven't been able to crack Harvard's dominance in the rivalry. Freshmen players don't usually make enough of an impact to make a mediocre team champions, but with all the PG players in this crop it might be smarter to look at this incoming class more like a mix of freshmen and sophomores. But if Yale does not contend for the title or defeat Harvard this season, I would not be surprised if Reno is ousted in December.


Roar Lion said...

Jake, with all the classes now announced, it seems like you're positive on all of them except Princeton? Clearly, we had a good recruiting year but is it fair to say we simply got closer to the league standard? Or might we have one of the better classes in the league?

alawicius said...

Jake, if Reno can recruit like this it's hard to imagine Yale letting him go. More likely he'll move up to the big-time after they show off. all this talent. That we even came close to them in the recruit ratings is amazing.

oldlion said...

Our class is apparently one of the two best in the league. While Yale has more PGs, we have six incoming three star recruits (as does Yale), and ten incoming 2 star recruits (I think Yale may have one more). One FCS rating service puts us at the top three in the country.

jordanray said...

Dame -QB
Lunsford -DB
Thomas- RB
Robin DL

STUDS!! Multiple sport athletes who some went to state meets in track also!!