Monday, May 30, 2011

... and then there was one

A big transfer enters the Yale Bowl this fall

Yale has officially/unofficially announced what looks like 29 of the 30 incoming football freshmen by allowing Head Coach Tom Williams to comment about the class in The New Haven Register's Portal 31 Yale blog.

That leaves Columbia as the last school to remain mum on its class of 2015.

One of the most interesting parts of the article is the fact that the dicey minefield of admissions never really ends. It's almost June, and the admissions status of some players is still in doubt.

The other curious item is that not one player is slated as a QB. That seems like a gamble.

The big excitement in Bulldog land is over Duke transfer DL Tevin Hood. Hood was good enough to get some playing time for the Blue Demons last fall and at 6-1 and 280 lbs., you can see why he could be a force in the Ivies.

I'm also impressed by 6-4 240 lbs. DE Davis Franks from Knoxville, RB Kahlil Keys from Casa Grande, CA by way of Choate, and Jeff Schmidttgens from Benet Academy outside Chicago, (the same school where Columbia grabbed Connor Nelligan for this fall).

Coach Williams highlighted some other players in the interview as potential impact players. They were Tyler Hutchison, Ben Carbery, Ethan DaSilva and Rob Coury.


At Tue May 31, 04:33:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't resist. The Ohio State coach resigned while the investigation goes on regarding 50 car sales to "players" (note , they were not called students). You can't make this stuff up!!

At Tue May 31, 06:25:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ivy league football is where kids play for the love of the sport and the honor of their school. It is as pure as it gets in college sports, no matter what we might say about some of our rivals' recruiting practices.

Tell me the last time you watched a big ten game where the players lined up at the end to shake hands at midfield.

At OSU or the like, the whole system from the University president to the coach to the team...lacks class, lacks ethics....and sadly for the student-athletes...lacks a real education after four years

I will take our program, with its heartaches and losing seasons...ANY DAY over big time football.

At Tue May 31, 05:20:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I fully agree. Remember when the great OSU running back Robert Smith wanted to go pre med, the coaches aid no, and he quit football for a while. These places are a travesty of higher education.

At Tue May 31, 06:49:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am actually surprised any Ivy team announces before the middle of June. Many High Schools around the country don't finish until early June and final acceptance depends on that final transcript. Until mid May even transfer students are not sure thing.

At Wed Jun 01, 12:08:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous ungvar said...

Looks like we lost recruit Joe Kopp (OL) to West Point.

At Wed Jun 01, 01:12:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, Kopp will attend West Point, but as the article says, he is choosing not to play football at all, as his primary interest is in academics and a service-related career.

At Wed Jun 01, 02:13:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So where is our list?


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