Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Two New Commits (and a J-E-T-S Connection!)

Tyler Feely

Jesuit High School (Tampa), punter/kicker Tyler Feely has committed to Columbia. Feely was selected to his local paper's All-Hillsborough County first team. He was 5-of-6 on field goals with a long of 43 yards.

Feely also was third in the county with a punting average of 40.1 yards, including a long of 50.

If that name is familiar to you, it should be. Feely's older brother, Jay Feely, kicks for the New York Jets, and you can see him face the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday.

Nick Melka

6"3 230-pound defensive end Nick Melka has committed to Columbia as well. Melka comes from Benet Academy in Lisle, IL. He made the East Surburban Catholic All-Conference team this year.


At Thu Jan 21, 02:25:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jay Feely is not just a kicker; he is a fine athlete. It likely runs in the family.

At Thu Jan 21, 10:26:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tyler Feely's commitment is one that I am really enjoying as both a Columbia Football Fanatic and Jets fan. Obviously, the Jets placekicker, Jay Feely is a great kicker and his younger brother, Tyler, looks like a very promising player himself.

At Thu Jan 21, 10:35:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If home-made videos can ever be trusted, Feely looks like a great punter.

At Fri Jan 22, 01:00:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The video does look very good. Remarkable that a kid who lets fly with so many 50+ yard kicks with 4+ second hang-time is only the thrid best high school punter in his county. The Feelys' Dad runs a kicking camp, too, that appears to have a national rep.

At Fri Jan 22, 02:28:00 AM GMT+7, Blogger DOC said...

You have to love those champion bloodlines! Congrats to CU on a great
signing. Hopefully, Jay and his father can continue to send us some talented and bright kickers in the years ahead.

At Fri Jan 22, 07:05:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those videos are not to be trusted. After all, they're meant to impress.


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