Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Time Out for Hoops

With 74 days still left until the start of the Columbia football season, news will be sparse for at least six more weeks or so.

Good thing we have some big basketball recruiting news. New Head Coach Jim Engles has scored his first big recruiting coup by getting an early commitment for 2017 from 6-10 power forward Jaron Faulds from Michigan. 

Of course, basketball news is not entirely divorced from football news. Recruiting has a lot to do with appealing to the overall athletes in particular areas. And now with social media, you don't even have to live near a newsworthy committed player to hear about his or her choice. So, it can very much help football recruiting when basketball gets a top-rated recruit and vice versa.

Grid Offers

Not to leave football entirely, let's look at some of the football players who have recently been offered by Columbia coaches as they travel the country.

QB Seth Washington from Episcopal HS in Dallas, Texas. That's where sophomore OL Brock Anglin came to Columbia from.

Punter/Kicker Drew Schmid from La Jolla Country Day School in California. His brother Zach is a kicker at Harvard.

QB Cole Northrup from St. Augustine HS in St. Augustine, FL.

WR/DB Bailey Rotsky from Mayfield HS in Mayfield, OH.

1 comment:

DOC said...

"Faulds, who is regarded as one of Michigan's top-five basketball prospects in the 2017 class by ESPN and 247Sports, was told he sparked a celebration among the Columbia coaching staff after notifying them of his commitment Friday." Wow, great news !!