Sunday, February 08, 2009

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Alec Kosminskas gets ready to sign

Here's a happy smile from incoming offensive line recruit Alec Kosminskas from Loyola in Wilmette, (just north of Chicago). And yes, that's the same school where all-time Lion great linebacker Des Werthman came from.

In an article about the Loyola team last season, a Chicago Sun-Times reporter marvelled at Kosminskas' great speed for a 6"2 288-pound center. (I'm not sure what he weighs now, but that was the 2007 number).

Loyola is also sending tight end Jackson Floyd to Dartmouth this fall.


Houghton not an Ivy

One of the most sought-after running backs for just about every Ivy and Patriot League team has chosen Holy Cross.

Eddie Houghton is following his backfield partner Sam Auffant at Phillips Andover to Coach Tom Gilmore's Crusaders.

Houghton was a star in Canada befre coming to Andover for a PG year. He had grabbed interest from Boston College, Northwestern, Illinois, Vanderbilt, Minnesota, Columbia and Cornell... among others.

18 Comments:

At Sun Feb 08, 09:31:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unless it's a different Tom Lemming, the guy who wrote the article is not a reporter for the Sun but one of the top recruiting "gurus" who is syndicated nationally.

 
At Sun Feb 08, 11:02:00 PM GMT+7, Blogger dabull said...

Tom Lemming is pretty much the "father" of college recruiting gurus. Many years ago he started driving all around the country scouting high school talent and also he always wanted to meet and interview the players personally to get a feel for the kids mental makeup. No one at the time was doing anything like what Lemming was doing and his takes on players have been so many times on the mark that he has developed an outstanding rep. as a guy who has an eye for true talent and can alot of times project a kid's abilities accurately down the road.

 
At Mon Feb 09, 04:32:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Found a complete, to the extent that any list is complete, list of FB recruits out of OH compiled by the AP and printed in a Dayton paper. No one to us. That's unusual.

 
At Mon Feb 09, 09:37:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great hoops win against Penn. However when was the last time we scored 35 total points in a game? This team seems extremely erratic at times. Can't get a feel for them at all. I'll take that road split but 35 pts at Princeton? comeon fellas....

 
At Mon Feb 09, 07:40:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Friday night Princeton allowed Cornell to score 41 points. They hve a great defense!!

 
At Mon Feb 09, 08:06:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jake, I am so bummed by the Princeton game that I can't bear to open Voyforums or the Ivy basketball blog. How could we drop such a stinker the night after winning at the Palestra? Is Princeton that good? I doubt it. where was the coaching adjustment? di danybody see the Princeton Cornell game the night before? This is a hallmark of Joe's tenure -- as much as I like him, he'll break your heart evry time. PS, I don't think that the report on the incoming football center quite said that the reporter "marvelled" at our guy's speed.

 
At Mon Feb 09, 08:07:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need to get Alex in the weight room to work on those guns.

 
At Mon Feb 09, 10:46:00 PM GMT+7, Blogger friend12 said...

Tom Lemming is the guy the previous comments mentioned. The link is to his blog. He has big influence on who is invited to the High School All American bowl among other things. Read some of his other posting if you get a chance, they can be very interesting.

 
At Tue Feb 10, 02:57:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lemming said that Kosminskas demonstated "good straight-away speed" which is certainly a strong positive attribute for the play of any center. However, Lemming wrote his article in 2007 and this year Kosminskas made All-League as an offensive tackle so he may not have played center his senior season at Loyola. In any event, Kosminskas appears to be one of several very promising incoming linemen who have already committed to the Lions.

 
At Tue Feb 10, 04:59:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jake, another outstanding lineman has committed to the Lions. He's expected to sign later this week. Upon his signing, our list of publicly named recruits will be up to twenty. No doubt this will be a solid recruiting class, but how good will depend upon the final ten or so commits. This is time of the year when all of the Ivies look to pick up some impact players who were overlooked by the football factories. We need a few of those to compete for the Ivy League Championship this fall.

 
At Tue Feb 10, 06:26:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Except for Nick Gerst, we haven't heard of any running back recruits. We still badly need a big strong tailback or two and a couple of fullbacks. Anyone know anything?

 
At Tue Feb 10, 07:55:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read somewhere on the internet that Columbia, Brown and Penn all offered a running back from Arizona, but he decided this past weekend to gamble on a walk-on offer from Stanford. Harvard also lost a cornerback from Ohio to Stanford for the same reason. Missed opportunity as far as I'm concerned. Anyway, just opens the door for someone else.

 
At Wed Feb 11, 09:02:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jake, is there any chance that some of the players who left the team --Masorti, England -- will be returning?

 
At Wed Feb 11, 09:12:00 PM GMT+7, Blogger Jake said...

I'd be happy to see Masorti and/or England return, but I don't expect to hear news like that until spring practice. That is the kind of news I would only take from looking at the official roster and not listen to rumors.

 
At Wed Feb 11, 09:22:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jake, I understand that our recruiting is basically finished and that we had an excellent year. Yet most of the names remain a mystery. when do you think we'll start to see some more information?

 
At Wed Feb 11, 09:26:00 PM GMT+7, Blogger Jake said...

Actually, we've seen about 20 or 21 names published so I would say the strong majority of our recruiting class is not a mystery. I think we can expect not much more than 30 incoming freshmen and/or transfers this year. To have 2/3 of an incoming class published before mid February may be a record.

 
At Thu Feb 12, 11:25:00 PM GMT+7, Blogger dabull said...

Although I feel Masorti and England would have matured into terrific players, guys please, they aren't even Columbia students any longer. Stop bringing up their names like they're gonna come back here and ressurect this team.

 
At Fri Feb 13, 02:17:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agree with Dabull on Masorti, England...fuggetaboutit already. Plus we won't be needing them. With Gross, Moretto, and Cameron we'll have excellent linebacking, and with plenty of good people in reserve. Same for D line with Miller, Frazer, Groth, Bashaw, Fleming, Selsor and others, including some top-notch recruits.

Talking about recruits, Jake, how about an updated list?

 

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