Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Big Red's List

Michael DiChiarra will see a lot of familiar faces when he plays Columbia

Cornell released its list of 31 incoming football freshmen today.

First off, because I get paranoid, I am happy to say that none of the recruits we were expecting to come to Columbia were on that list. Hey, it happens.

Here are some other highlights:

-Luke Tasker, the son of former Buffalo Bill great Steve Tasker, will come to Ithaca as a wide receiver.

-Buckingham, Browne and Nichols QB Michael DiChiara, who reportedly was considering Columbia, will join the big Red.

-This is a rare combination: Cornell is bringing in a big defensive lineman who doubles as a kicker! He's Hugh Stewart, who goes 6'5" and 245 pounds.

A number of incoming Big Red freshmen are former high school teammates of current and "expected future" Lions including:

1) Andrew Brown, St. Xavier High school. Former teammate of Lou Miller, Ross Morand, Evan Miller, and Ian Cummins.*

2) Michael DiChiara Buckingham, Browne and Nichols. Former teammate of Nico Papas, Xander Frantz*, and Steve Grassa.*

3) Ian Edelson, The Delbarton School. Former teammate of Matt Bashaw.

4) Nick Lycette, The Menlo School. Former teammate of Leon Ivery.

5) Max Martinez, Belen Jesuit. Former teammate of Greg Fontela.

6) DeMarr Moulton, Linsly School. Former teammate of Sam Cecil.

7) Kurt Ondash, New Canaan High School. Former teammate of Nico Gutierrez.

(*= reportedly committed Columbia recruits by outside sources, not OFFICIAL team members as of now)

Robinson's Resume

Former Columbia defensive lineman John Robinson '89 continues to make his case to get the athletic director job at the University of Houston.

This story in the Houston Chronicle does a better job of laying out Robinson's qualifications and his path to the job.

We wish him the best of luck, (and send some transfers our way when you can, okay?). I put that request in parentheses because it probably violates some draconian NCAA rule.


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