Friday, February 27, 2009

Say Hi to Seyi

Seyi Adebayo (CREDIT: Brophy College Prep)

Brophy College Prep is now announcing that standout defensive end Seyi Adebayo is indeed coming to Columbia.

Brophy Prep is the Alma Mater of rising senior offensive lineman Brandon Veldman.

His full name is actually Oluwaseyi Adebayo and here is some YouTube video of him in action.

Our updated published, BUT NOT OFFICIAL list of incoming freshmen football players is below.

1. Seyi Adebayo, 6'3" - 217, defensive end, Brophy College Prep, Phoenix, AZ

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

25. 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 Sat Feb 28, 08:47:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

went to Harvard hoops game last night. We are a young team with some talent. #1 who is a frosh was best athlete on the floor for either team. We have zero game in the paint and our big guys were abused and beat to rebounds all night. We should have won the game but it looked like Harvard wanted it more so kudos to them. Looks to me that we are a team that lives and dies on our perimeter shooting.

At Sat Feb 28, 11:07:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some quick comments: (1) Seyi Adebayo appears to be another very promising defensive line recruit with good size and speed; (2) The Brophy Collegiate Prep roster also lists a 6'5" 275 pound lineman named Garrett Veldman, who appears to be the brother of one of guard, Brandon Veldman; (3) Jake, according to the article on Andrew McHugh that appeared on February 5th his height and weight is 6'2", 235. The article also stated McHugh is likely play fullback at Columbia, although he is capable of playing middle linebacker or outside linebacker--it's a good article on McHugh that you might want to reprint in your Blog; and (4) There are probably still five or six "Unnamed Recruits" in the Class of 2013. Based upon what we know so far, most of the remaining spots are likely to be filled by players at some of the skill positions. That's because we have the names of twelve incoming linemen, but only one or two players at the quarterback, running back and wide receiver positions.

At Sat Feb 28, 11:19:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regarding the comment about the basketball game last night, I do not believe it was a matter of Harvard wanting it more than Columbia. Rather what you have is a very enthusiastic, tough Columbia team that has won six games this season, but has been decimated by an unusual number of injuries. First, you had the probable star of the team, Brian Grimes go down with a season ending injury just five minutes into the first practice. Then, power forward, Asenso Ampim, and co-captain, Patrick Foley incurred serious foot injuries that put them on the benmch for most of the last two months. Next senior co-captain Joe Bova re-injured his back and freshman forward Blaise Staab went down with a season ending injury. Finally, you have Niko Scott with all kinds of injuries. All things considered, Coach Joe Jones has done an amazing job keeping the Lions winning this year. Of course, with all the injuries that have occurred, I suspect Joe will make sure he starts next season with a much bigger roster.

At Sun Mar 01, 07:57:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Coach Jones said in his postgame comments that "Harvard out-scrapped us,out-hustled us and got more loose balls"-think I was spot on with the analysis. Everyone has injuries and that is unfortunate for us,,but we had a team on the floor last night that should have won the game. The good news is we should be tough next year when everyone comes back...

At Sun Mar 01, 08:42:00 AM GMT+7, Blogger cathar said...

Not "everyone" comes back next year. We lose the pleasant surprise of Jason Miller and the reliable K.J. Matsui, after all.

And listening to the Dartmouth game as I type this, it just sounds like we're acting baffled on the court, playing uninspiredly. The injuries hurt, yes, but Columbia has played a heck of a lot better at home, DESPITE those very same injuries, than it has the last two road weekends.

At Sun Mar 01, 09:47:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't buy into the argument that basketball teams lose games because they are out-scrapped or out-hustled. Certainly this Columbia Basketball Team has been giving its all throughout the season, but it's very difficult to win games with all the injuries to key personnel. With all due respect, I believe this team lost to Harvard and Dartmouth this weekend for one reason -- injuries to key personnel. If Asenso Ampim had been able to play, I believe the outcome would have different. Ampim is a force underneath the basket and without him the Lions could not stop either Keith Wright of Harvard or Alex Barnette of Dartmouth.

At Sun Mar 01, 12:09:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Lions were winning in both games and simply ran out of gas due to the depleted roster. Plus, they were seriously outrebounded because they could only play one big man at a time. Frankly, Columbia just ran out of players.

At Mon Mar 09, 08:18:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When is the last time Columbia had an all state running back commit to Columbia....Nick Gerst...Looks to be a 4.4 40 yd who has the potential to run wild on the IVYs

At Tue Aug 11, 07:27:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree Gerst has the potential to do major damage in the ivy league as early as this year....I watched him play a few games in high school and the kid can flat out fly


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