Tuesday, January 24, 2017

A Most Special Return Specialist

Darion Acohido

Over the first two years of Head Coach Al Bagnoli's Columbia tenure, the Lion return game hasn't been very good.

Now it looks like he's bringing in a ringer.

5-9 178 pound WR/RB/DB Darion Acohido, who was featured nationally by USA Today as possibly the best return man in the country, has committed to Columbia.

Of course, he also has some very strong stats as a receiver.

Acohido is from Liberty High School in the Las Vegas suburb of Henderson, NV.

Here's an interview with the impressive Acohido from early last season.

Acohido will be the first Liberty HS grad to come to Columbia, but a number of Vegas-area players including three grads from Liberty rival Bishop Gorman HS in Michael Geraghty, Dylan Weldon, and Daniel Hong.

Acohido brings our list of unofficial commits to 27:

1) Darion Acohido WR/RB/DB 5-9 178 lbs. Liberty HS Henderson, NV

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

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

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

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

6) Dillon Davis QB 6-1 206 lbs. Aledo HS Aledo, TX

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

21) Dwayne Warren WR 6-3 198 lbs. Seton Hall Prep West Orange, NJ

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

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

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

25) Blake Wooden DB 6-1 180 lbs. American Heritage HS Plantation, FL

26) Justin Woodley LB 6-2 210 lbs. Bishop's School La Jolla, CA

27) Jack Young WR 6-2 185 lbs. Mt. Lebanon HS Pittsburgh, PA

1 comment:

oldlion said...

Jake, how many more open slots do we have, insofar as we had 39 recruits last year 9admittedly to make up for the 21 we had the year before)? And how do you think this group compares in terms of where we were at this time last year (some of our 3 star guys committed late last year as I recall). My guess is that we are probably now looking for a few more OLs and DLs.