Friday, March 05, 2010

Two New Names

Marquel Carter

I have a lot to write about yesterday's memorial service for Connie Maniatty, but let me bring you news of two new incoming freshman and get back to that later.

First we have a truly extraordinary young QB from the Los Angeles area, Marquel Carter of Culver City High School. Carter is a gifted student who speaks fluent Japanese .

On the field, he threw for nearly 2,500 yards and 27 touchdowns, adding 12 tackles and three interceptions on defense. Marquel was recruited by Nebraska, Utah and received offers from Princeton and Cornell. And a University of New Hampshire website claims he verbally committed to UNH earlier this year. As some readers have pointed out, when we can attract players from what has been one of the best FCS programs in the country, it certainly feels good.

Some of the recruiting websites I've seen project that Carter will play as wide receiver in college.

Second, we have wide receiver Tyler Kirkland from Orlando-area Lake Highland Prep. Here's a look at Tyler's recruiting video and you can see a nice picture of him here.

Here's the new list:

1. Joey Andrada WR 6-3 190 lbs. Piedmont HS (Piedmont, CA)

2. Marquel Carter QB/DB 6-0 200 lbs. Culver City Senior High School (Culver City, CA)

3. Hunter Coleman TE/OL 6-4 230 lbs. Loyola Prep (Shreveport, LA)

4. Paul Delaney P 6-3 200 lbs. Loyola (Palatine, IL)

5. Duncan Dickerson OL/LS 6-2 245 lbs. Cypress Falls HS (Houston, TX)

6. Lou DiNovo WR 6-0 185 lbs. LaSalle Institute (Albany, NY)

7. Mike DiTommaso CB 6-0 185 lbs. Seton Hall Prep (West Orange, NJ)

8. Brian East LB 6-3 205 lbs. Carmel HS (Carmel, IN)

9. Luke Eddy K 6-2 200 lbs. Worcester Academy (Worcester, MA)

10. Tyler Feely K/P 6-0 155 lbs. Jesuit HS (Tampa, FL)

11. Hamilton Garner TE 6-5 230 lbs. Duluth HS (Duluth, GA)

12. Marcorus Garrett RB 5-10 177 lbs. Pope High School (Marietta, GA)

13. Joe Ghergurovich OL 6-3 245 lbs. Glastonbury HS (Glastonbury, CT)

14. Eddie Hitchcock LB/FB 6-0 200 lbs. Cretin-Derham Hall HS (St. Paul, MN)

15. Tyler Kirkland WR/DB 6-0 180 lbs. Lake Highland Prep (Orlando, FL)

16. Dylan Leonard OL 6-3 281 lbs. Ola High School (McDonough, GA)

17. Brad Losee DE/TE 6-4 235 lbs. Eastview HS (Apple Valley, MN)

18. Griffin Lowry RB 6-0 215 lbs. University HS (St. Louis, MO)

19. Mark McClain WR/S 6-2 195 lbs. Upper Arlington (Upper Arlington, OH)

20. Zack McKown TE/LB 6-3 220 lbs. Fork Union Military Academy (Fork Union, VA)

21. Nick Melka DE 6-2 230 lbs. Benet Academy (Lisle, IL)

22. Jeremy Mingo WR/CB 6-0 180 lbs. Firestone HS (Akron, OH)

23. Chris Mooney TE 6-3 230 lbs. Walton HS (Marietta, GA)

24. Joe Raimondi OL/DL 6-4 255 lbs. Hampton HS (Allison Park, PA)

25. Chris Rapka QB 6-3 200 lbs. Cardinal Gibbons HS (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)

26. Maurice Rothschild CB 5-10 165 lbs. Warren Eastern HS (New Orleans, LA)

27. James Valerias WR 6-1 185 lbs. Gonzaga College HS (Washington, DC)

28. Sam Williams RB 5-10 175 lbs. Baylor HS (Chattanooga, TN)


At Fri Mar 05, 10:55:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some videos of Carter at

At Fri Mar 05, 11:08:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm really pumped by these two new recruits. PS, Jake, have you apologized yet to foehi and Asia Sunset for your intemperate remarks about the Penn Athletic Department? And have you apologized yet on behalf of all of us for our band's behaviour in causing Penn to lose to us at home last Friday?

At Sat Mar 06, 01:05:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

plenty more on the web on Marquel, but try this one as to other offers and ivy interest(besides a 4.5 40)

At Sat Mar 06, 02:14:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Carter's youtube highlights make him look like another MA.

At Sat Mar 06, 02:45:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He may be projected to play D. His stats are at

At Sat Mar 06, 04:49:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Carter is league Player of the Year:

At Sat Mar 06, 05:18:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Marquel Carter is a very talented student-athlete who will thrive at Columbia. From what I have been reading about him today, he reminds me of the great Archie Roberts. However, I doubt that Archie was fluent in Japanese.

At Sat Mar 06, 05:23:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Correct link for Carter's Player of the Year selection:

At Sat Mar 06, 05:25:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Carter reminds me of another terrific Columbia student-athlete from L.A., the one and only Marcellus Wiley. Go Lions!

At Sat Mar 06, 09:37:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Per New Hampshire site, he had orally committed to UNH in early Feb, so he obviously had an offer there too.

At Sat Mar 06, 02:18:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When we get to poaching guys from New Hampshire, then we know we're really getting somewhere. A very impressive group of skill position players is coming in, maybe the best Lion group ever all at one time.

At Sat Mar 06, 07:29:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of poaching, Bags isn't finished yet. Until these young men are signed, loose ships sink ships.


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