Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Southern Lions

We now know the names of yet another two new Lions we can add to the list of incoming 2017 freshmen.

Will Allen III

The first is 5-9 164 pound DB Will Allen III, from Florida football powerhouse American Heritage HS. That's the same school where Columbia's rising sophomore kicking sensation Oren Milstein played.  Allen's father played DB for Syracuse and then went on to a long NFL career with the N.Y. Giants and New England Patriots.

Marquavious Moore

Second is 5-11 202 pound RB Marquavious Moore from Harding Academy in Memphis. Moore will be the first Harding Academy grad to come to Columbia football. He had offers from Florida State, Penn. Holy Cross, Davidson, plus at least one other Ivy school who's name I cannot confirm. Moore was pegged as a leading scholar-athlete at the beginning of the season in this local news report.

Both of these guys look like they're very good additions to the class.

Coby Tippett

Tippett Watch

Speaking of very good...

One player some Lions fans have asked me a lot about is WR/DB Coby Tippett, son of NFL Hall of Famer Andre Tippett. I had some reports that there has been a concerted effort to bring the major Boston-area football star to Columbia. Tippett completed a stellar career on the field at Xaverian Brothers in Boston, and is doing a post-grad year at Connecticut's Cheshire Academy where he finished the season leading Cheshire to a NEPSAC title.

It does not seem that he has made a commitment to any college as of yet. I will keep everyone posted about what could be a real gem of the 2017 class if it all comes together.

This brings our unofficial and incomplete, even as of today, list of incoming freshmen to 22:

1) Luke Adams RB/LB 6-2 210 lbs. Notre Dame Prep Pontiac, MI

2) Jalen Allen RB 5-11 185 lbs. Cranbrook-Kingswood HS Bloomfield Hills, MI

3) Will Allen III DB 5-9 164 lbs. American Heritage HS, Plantation, FL

4) Josh Bean QB 6-2 200 lbs. Hinsdale HS Hinsdale, IL

5) Myles Davis WR 5-10 175 lbs. Walter Payton HS Chicago, IL

6) Seth DeVary OL 6-4 275 lbs. Larue County HS Hodgenville, KY

7) Alexander Filacouris RB 6-1 200 lbs. Half Hollow Hills West HS Dix Hills, NY 

8) Graham Flinn DB/WR 6-1 180 lbs. Benedictine College Prep HS Richmond, VA

9) Tyson Hugee DB 6-0 170 lbs. Springside Chestnut Hill Academy Philadelphia, PA

10) Emerson Kabus WR 5-10 170 lbs. St. Augustine HS St. Augustine, FL

11) Josh Kaminsky DL 6-4 280 lbs. Seton Hall Prep West Orange, NJ

12) Cameron Lipton-Martinez TE/DE 6-5 225 lbs. Montclair HS Montclair, NJ

13) Ben Mathiasmeier DB 5-10 190 lbs. Cinco Ranch HS Katy, Texas

14) Jake McCurry WR/DB 6-0 180 lbs. Solon HS Solon, OH

15) Marquavious Moore RB 5-11 202 lbs. Harding Academy Memphis, TN

16) Carson Powell DB 6-0 190 lbs. Cardinal Newman HS Palm Beach, FL

17) Bailey Rotsky DB/WR Mayfield Heights HS Mayfield Heights, OH

18) Jonathan Rowe OL 6-3 283 lbs. Audrey Kell HS Charlotte, NC

19) Drew Schmid P 6-0 205 lbs. La Jolla Country Day La Jolla, CA  

20) Hank White OL 6-6 250 lbs. Buford HS Buford, GA

21) Ashton Cooper Wilson DE/LB 6-3 230 lbs. Merritt Island HS Merritt Island, FL

22) Peter Wise OL 6-5 290 lbs. Brunswick School Greenwich, CT


oldlion said...

Moore looks like he will be ready to play right away. Unusual combination of speed, power and agility; his videos make him look like a man among boys. He actually reminds me a little bit of Varga--same body type and running style. Allen looks like he will need to get bigger, and his 40 time is not exceptional for a CB. As a season ticket holder for the Giants, I remember his dad as a very good corner, paired with another Will (from Michigan) whose last name escapes me.

oldlion said...

Jack Young, a big and fast WR FS has committed.

alawicius said...

With Marquavious Moore joining Alex Filacouris and Jalen Allen at incoming RB, plus Thomas, Schroer and others returning, we're probably as deep and talented at that position as we've ever been. Get set, Lion fans!


oldlion said...

Don't overlook Lynnard Rose at RB. Three star recruit with D1 offers, but perhaps more of a third down, PR,KR guy.