Friday, February 20, 2009

Linebacker from Down the Shore

Dan Kerrigan

Standout linebacker Dan Kerrigan from Manasquan High School in the Jersey Shore area is coming to Columbia according to his high school coach.

Kerrigan led the defense and made several key plays in Manasquan's championship game victory in early December.

Take a look at this interview with Kerrigan and tell me he doesn't remind you a bit of graduating linebacker Drew Quinn. If he's even close to being as good as Quinn has been for the Lions, we'll be lucky.

So here's our UNOFFICIAL updated list so far:

1. Sean Brackett, 6'1" - 195, quarterback, Griswold H.S., Jewett City, CT

2. Matt Bocci, 5'10" - 180, safety, Sacred Heart Prep, Atherton, CA

3. Brian De Veau, 6'1" - 200, quarterback, wide receiver, Kinnelon H.S., Kinnelon, NJ

4. Xander Frantz, 6'4" - 260, offensive guard, Buckingham, Browne & Nichols H. S., Cambridge, MA

5. Nick Gerst, 5'8" - 170, running back, Bergen Catholic H.S., Paramus, NJ

6. Steve Grassa, 5'11" - 188, safety, Buckinghham, Browne & Nichols School, Cambridge, MA

7. Greg Guttas, 5'11" - 190, kicker/punter, Serra H.S., San Mateo, CA

8. Dallas Hartman, 6'5" - 235, tight end, Wilimington Area H.S., New Wilmington, PA

9. Ian Hillman, 6'5" - 230, defensive end, Germantown Academy, Ft. Washington, PA

10. Dan Kerrigan, 6'2" - 210, linebacker, Manasquan High School, Manasquan NJ

11. Alec Kosminskas, 6'3" - 286, offensive lineman, Loyola Academy, Wilmette, IL

12. Josh Martin, 6'3" - 230, defensive lineman, Cherokee Trail H.S., Aurora, CO

13. Andrew McHugh, 6'1" - 215, linebacker, St. John's Prep, Danvers, MA

14. Joe Nathan, 6'2" - 215, linebacker, Cypress Bay H.S., Broward, FL

15. Price Pinkerton, 6'1" - 175, wide receiver, Cascia Hall, Tulsa, OK

16. *James Pizzo, 6'2" - 175 wide receiver, Monsignor Farrell, New York, NY*

17. Michael Poage, 6'2" - 290, defensive lineman, Redlands H.S., Redlands, CA

18. Shad Sommers, 6'3 - 275 offensive guard/defensive end, Milton H.S., Milton, MA

19. Chris Thomas, 5'11" - 160 DB/kick returner, Moreau Catholic H.S., CA

20. Anthony Villamanga, 5'11" - 265, defensive lineman, Cypress Woods H.S., Houston, TX

21. Mike Waller, 6'1" - 190, linebacker, Wayne Hills H.S., Wayne, NJ

22. Eric Walker, 6'3" - 285, offensive tackle, Arlington H.S., Arlington, TX

23. Scott Ward, 6'7" - 241, offensive line/defensive line, Newport Harbor H.S., Newport Beach, CA

24. Andrew Weiss, 6'1" - 175, quarterback, Ramapo H.S., Franklin Lakes, NJ

*= Pizzo has publicly said he "hopes" to attend Columbia, which could mean this is not a done deal


At Fri Feb 20, 04:21:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kerrigan was 1st team Group II (Group I is smallest schools, Group IV largest) all state and first team all county (all Groups).


At Fri Feb 20, 05:40:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My pal Dr. V beat me to it, so let me only add that Kerrigan was also First Team All-Shore (Asbury Park Press - Monmouth and Ocean County) - which is impressive in itself - and here is the All-Shore bio:


School: Manasquan
Year: Senior
Position: Linebacker
Highlights: Kerrigan was the leader of the defense on the Warriors' run to the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group II championship, the school's Shore Conference-record 11th sectional championship. Kerrigan was in on 119 total tackles, 81 of which were solo and 13 of which were for a loss. He had one sack, one interception and forced three fumbles.

This makes at least three Jersey All-Staters headed to Morningside Heights in the fall (Kerrigan, Gerst and Deveau).

At Sun Feb 22, 01:53:00 AM GMT+7, Blogger DOC said...

Overall impression is that this group seems larger in terms of body size than previous recruiting classes as a whole. Now if there's some speed and footwork included, as seems to be the case with some of the excellent promo videos Jake has highlighted, then we have alot to look forward to from the class of 2013 !!


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