Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Breaking: DiNovo Becomes 1st Known Commit

Highly-regarded wide receiver Lou DiNovo has told his local paper in Albany, NY that he is coming to Columbia next year.

DiNovo was Co-Player of the Year in his conference despite suffering an injury late in the season. He is listed at 6"0 and 185 pounds.

From an Albany Times Union article about the best players in the area printed last week:

There is a reason virtually every Ivy League school recruited DiNovo: He's smart. DiNovo often drew double teams, yet he still caught a touchdown pass in his first six games, grabbing 27 passes for 460 yards before suffering a season-ending injury in La Salle's win over Schenectady. ... "He can do stuff no one else can. Lou is great at adjusting to the ball in the air, runs excellent routes and knew how to gain separation. A smart and exceptionally skilled football player," coach Al Rapp said.


At Tue Dec 15, 10:55:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jake, I was amused to see that Asia's posting on Voyforums carefully edited the story about this outstanding young man. Instead of "virtually every" Ivy school, Asia damns with faint praise by supposedly paraphrasing the article to the effect that just "a few" Ivy and Patriot teams looked at him. Classic Penn mentality.

At Tue Dec 15, 11:36:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As an upstate New Yorker who graduated from Columbia College, I would like to congratulate Lou DiNovo on his becoming part of the Columbia Football Family.

At Wed Dec 16, 12:12:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI - totally unrelated...another Tellier assistant during the mid 90s making a name for himself in DIII. Vote Trox!


At Wed Dec 16, 12:26:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The echoes of "Lou! Lou!" shall not depart the Hudson Valley.

At Wed Dec 16, 12:39:00 AM GMT+7, Blogger Jake said...

Actually, Asia's cut and pasted quote was from a different article than the one I used. Easy does it folks.

More importantly, I'd like to know more about the nature of Lou's injury. But I don't think it was serious enough to make him fall from the wanted lists of a lot of schools.

At Wed Dec 16, 09:32:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If we complain about other school's fans' tendentiousness, it is incumbent upon us to get our own facts straight. There seems to be a disproportionate number of Penn fans who are jerks. Asia has never remotely been one of them. One can agree or disagree with him, and that's why we engage in these discussions, but he has generously shared whatever information he has found about non-Penn schools and has in general been factually straight about everything.

At Sat Dec 19, 09:25:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Certainly appears gifted; only question is durability-also injured at end of junior season; as junior, caught 28 for 800 yds and 9 TDs, missing last two games.

At Sun Dec 20, 05:10:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

28 catches for 800 yards? That's an average of nearly 30 yards per catch -- are you sure that's right?

At Sun Dec 20, 06:14:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

DiNovo put up gaudy numbers in his second season on the varsity level. He caught 28 passes for 800 yards – a 28.6 yards per catch average – and grabbed nine touchdowns. Those numbers would have been even bigger had injury not limited his participation in weeks 6 and 7.
His biggest game came in week 1 against Colonie when he caught five passes for 205 yards and wound up in the end zone three times. At the time, he became only the 17th player in Section II history to gain more than 200 receiving yards in a game.
A two-time Section II champion, DiNovo is a member of the National Honor Society and also plays lacrosse for the Cadets.

At Sun Dec 20, 11:41:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So DiNovo was injured and missed some games in both his junior and senior years, including the last few games in his senior year. Can you tell us the nature of those injuries? Anything to be concerned about?

At Sun Dec 20, 09:22:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not from Albany and I don't know the young man. All that I posted is from having scoured the Net.


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