You Can't Win 'Em All
Mike Pinciotti, one of the big offensive linemen prospects Columbia was looking at, has committed to his hometown school of Penn. According to Scout.com, Pinciotti originally had his heart set on Rutgers of Penn State, but made the shift to better academic schools at some point last year.
And the Brophy Prep linebacker Mike Tree has reportedly committed to Dartmouth, choosing the Big Green over Columbia and Princeton.
I guess this is as good a moment as any to remind everyone that these prospects are just that, prospects. It's important not to get too excited or dejected about the crop of high school seniors making their football and academic decisions.
And I assume some of the existing players may resent all the attention we pay to guys who haven't even practiced at the college level yet. On the other hand, I think 99% of the readers here understand this and we're just trying to play a little "hot stove league" during our very long offseason. I just hope everyone else takes no offense.