The effort to replace once-in-a-generation wide receiver Austin Knowlin ’10 got off to a bit of a choppy start last season.
Two pickups for the class of 2015 should help the effort.
Choctawhatchee High School's John Keefe is 6-1 185 lbs. and North Allegheny High School’s Dan Slivka is 6-3 196 lbs. Both seem like good wide receivers from excellent high school programs.
Keefe is the first documented Choctawhatchee grad to come to the Lions.
Slivka would be the second North Allegheny alum to play football for Columbia, the first since John Hite ’83.
You can see Slivka’s highlight video here.
Keefe’s highlight video is here..
And long-rumored to be coming to Columbia, 6-1 180 lbs. Mike Skalitzky’s commitment to Columbia is now confirmed. Skalitzky will reportedly play DB for the Lions.
Skalitzky’s highlight video is here.
Our unofficial list of probable incoming frosh and newcomers is at 19. This is just about exactly the same number of known commitments we had at this time last year:
Colton Bishop DB 5-10 180 lbs. Chaparral HS Scottsdale, AZ
John Brady LB 6-2 220 lbs. Lakota East HS Liberty Township, OH
Tom Callahan OT 6-6 280 lbs. Lyons Township HS LaGrange Park, IL
Wells Childress* DE 6-4 263 lbs. Kinkaid HS Houston, TX
Sean Coffinger LB 6-4 215 lbs. Desert Vista HS Phoenix, AZ
Ryan Flannery WR 6-3 185 lbs. North Attleborough HS North Attleborough, MA
Percee Goings QB 6-1 180 lbs. Friendship Collegiate HS Washington, DC
John Keefe WR 6-1 185 lbs. Choctawhatchee HS Ft. Walton Beach, FL
Josh Keiles 6-3 OL 295 lbs. Lakewood HS Lakewood, CA
Joe Kopp OL 6-4 260 lbs. Arundel HS Gambrills, MD
Hunter Little DL 6-4 225 lbs. The Webb School Knoxville, TN
Ijeoma Odigwe DL 6-2 220 lbs. Chandler HS Chandler, AZ
Ray Pesanello LB 6-2 215 lbs. Mahwah HS, Mahwah, NJ
Kal Prince QB 6-4 198 lbs. Owenboro HS Owensboro, KY
Vinny Pugliese LB 6-1 210 lbs. Walsh Jesuit HS Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Mike Skalitzky DB 6-1 180 lbs. Marist High School Chicago, IL
Dan Slivka WR 6-3 196 lbs. North Allegheny HS Wexford, PA
Malcolm Thaxton CB 6-0 190 lbs. Fuquay-Varina HS Fuquay-Varina, NC
Ryan Thomas OL 6-4 275 lbs. Buchholz HS
*=Transfer from Texas A&M
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