Sunday, December 28, 2008

Holiday Recognition

Welcome Shad!

A lot of local papers choose this time of year to give updates on the status of their former high school stars playing in college. The Dayton Daily News published this short piece about 1st Team All-Ivy linebacker Alex Gross today, it includes the interesting tidbit that he was offered preferred walk-on status at Northwestern.

That promising defensive tackle/offensive guard from Milton High School in Massachusetts, Shad Sommers, is indeed coming to Columbia. Once again, the Lions seem to be getting bigger, which is something you can't sneeze at after seeing what Owen Fraser did for us this season.

Incoming tight end or possible defensive lineman Dallas Hartman has been named to the Pennsylvania Class AA all-state high school football second team on offense. As anchorman Ron Burgundy might say: "That's kind of a big deal."

Yale Still Looking

The last man standing in the Yale head coaching search has decided to stay in the BCS world. Steve Addazio is going to be the offensive coordinator at Florida, where he's been the offensive line coach for the last few years.

Just in case anyone in New Haven is interested, (and who knows?... the way the Elis are getting turned down left and right), I am NOT a candidate for the job.


At Sun Dec 28, 09:45:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

sommers made
all-scholastic team

At Mon Dec 29, 01:13:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good stuff on Sommers:



This 6-3, 275-pound senior was one of the main reasons the Wildcats, and star runner Paul Connor, had such a successful season running the ball ... A first team Bay State Conference all-star ... Good size and strength but also a versatile athlete with quick feet ... Also a standout on both Milton's indoor and outdoor track teams ... A National Honor Society member with a 3.6 grade point average who serves as treasurer ... Ranked 42nd in his class of 253 ... A mentor in his school's Future Stars Reading Program ... Wants to study exercise science in college and play football, perhaps at an Ivy League school.

At Mon Dec 29, 08:36:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The article only says that Columbia has offered Shad Sommers. Has he actually committed to Columbia? Happy Holidays to you and your family.

At Mon Dec 29, 11:25:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

New Haven Register over the weekend says the Ragone kid from Cheshire chose Penn over us.


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