Sunday, December 19, 2010

Maryland Tackle

Joe Kopp

Arundel High School standout left tackle Joe Kopp committed to Columbia last night.

He is now 6-4 and 260 pounds and is the first documented Arundel HS player to come to Columbia football according to my Lion Feeder School Database.

If you have a subscription, (and it's not a terrible idea as long as you can temper the hype it bestows on kids who are often too young for that kind of attention), you can read here how Kopp made his recruiter, Coach John Gutekunst, "ecstatic" with his decision last night.

Right now, Kopp is still focused on high school ball as he is playing in the Crab Bowl All Star game today against players from the Baltimore area.

So here's our updated list of publicly announced commits for the class of 2015

*NOTE: This list is VERY unofficial. It is based on published news media reports only and should not be considered an actual admissions list!

1) Sean Coffinger LB 6-4 215 lbs. Desert Vista HS Phoenix, AZ

2) Ryan Flannery WR 6-3 185 lbs. North Attleborough HS North Attleborough, MA

3) Joe Kopp OL 6-4 260 lbs. Arundel HS Gambrills, MD

4) Hunter Little DL 6-4 225 lbs. The Webb School Knoxville, TN

5) Kal Prince QB 6-4 198 lbs. Owenboro HS Owensboro, KY


At Sun Dec 19, 03:34:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will Gutey be our DC next season?

At Sun Dec 19, 01:38:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jake, since you reside on Long Island, maybe you can explain how Harvard can recruit a football player from Hewlett High School who played semi-professional football against 20 to 40 year olds in Israel. The Newsday article that our astute Penn friend, Asia, posted on the Ivy Football Board indicates that somehow a semi-professional athlete is still eligible to play college football in the United States as long as he was not paid to play in the Israeli League. However, he obviously was compensated in the sense that his semi-pro football experience helped open up the door for admission to Harvard. Does this mean that a high school athlete can play on a semi-pro team as long as he doesn't get "paid to play" in actual dollars and cents. I know Harvard Football has a 24 year old quarterback transfer from LSU, as well as a 24 year wide receiver from Canada, but this is getting ridiculous.

At Sun Dec 19, 09:03:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Made first team all county and first team all metro Wash. DC. (Wash. Post):

OL Joe Kopp
Arundel / 6-4, 251 / Sr.
Excelled in pass blocking as the high-scoring Wildcats (40.1 points per game) won at least 10 games for the fourth consecutive season and advanced to the Maryland 4A East region final. Three-year starter allowed just two sacks in his career.


At Mon Dec 20, 06:44:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Jake, the first poster appears to know that Coach Brown will not be back next year, which is a fact. I have not seen any postings on this topic and I commend you on your restraint to publish something I would rather see published after Saturday in deference to Coach Brown. Please consider this a holiday gift to Coach Brown. He is a fine man, but just did not perfrom to expectations (assumption). The initial timetable for a replacement to be named is mid-January at the earliest and mid-February at the latest, based upon the posting date of the job by Columbia.

At Tue Dec 21, 07:23:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have to be good to make the DC All Metro team as an OL this year. Very nice pickup for the Lions!


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