Kicking Help from Paradise?
We have some new names on the Columbia roster at this hour, including a new kicker. Some of the players we learned about during the recruiting process, but they did not appear in the list of incoming frosh published in May. Presumably these are walk-ons, BUT I am not sure of that status.
Here are the newcomers:
1) Tai Izawa K 6-foot-0 155 lbs. Hilo High School Hilo, HI
Here's a YouTube video of some of his kicks and a quick piece about a game last year where he kicked three FG's, including a 40-yarder.
2) Cameron Ross WR 5-foot-10 176 lbs. Darien High School Darien, CT
I first saw items about Cameron Ross in the Darien paper several months ago. He spoke of how he was excited to come to Columbia. Now we know he is.
3) Josh Tobin DL 6-foot-4 245 lbs. Sidwell Friends Washington, D.C.
Had 118 tackles in a nine game season including three sacks. Played offensive and defensive line for Sidwell and made the all-city all star team for 2008.