Not quite as much is at stake, but you get the point
Coach Norries Wilson has announced that our complete incoming freshmen list will be released this Friday... so the long wait will soon be over.
Truth be told, I've known about a number of recruits, (really just 5-6), that I haven't posted about here. I've kept my list to the young men who have either been written about in the newspapers, talked about on their school web sites, or the ones whose parents have emailed me.
Why? Well there are two reasons. First, as you all probably know, I'm still trying to get the color commentator radio gig for Columbia football this coming season and I just don't want to do anything to anger the guys who are still deciding whether to give me the job. They have their reasons for not wanting all the names posted early, and I have to respect that even if I weren't looking for a job.
Second, I think there is a chance that some of these kids could change their minds if predatory folks from within and without the Ivy League see their names on the Columbia list at an early stage. And let's face it, if anything on this site ever turned out hurting the team I think I would put my head in an oven.
The good news is, a couple of the as yet unnamed recruits are super prospects, even in the relative world of recruiting news where every prospect looks like a world-beater. In other words, the wait will be well worth it.