Friday, May 27, 2011

New Name and Cornell's List

Augie Braddock #5

According to this news release forwarded to me by my friend Bruce Wood of Big Green Alert, a speedy WR/RB named Augie Braddock is coming to Columbia this fall.

You can see Braddock’s > highlight reel here.

I can’t find Braddock’s height and weight numbers, so this is still incomplete info.

Braddock comes to us from Saint Thomas Academy in Minnesota, where we also found Nathan Walcker ’09.

That makes 28 reported commits to our class of 2015:

Colton Bishop DB 5-10 180 lbs. Chaparral HS Scottsdale, AZ

John Brady LB 6-2 220 lbs. Lakota East HS Liberty Township, OH

Augie Braddock WR/RB Saint Thomas Academy Mendota Heights, MN

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

Alec Fisher DB/RB 5-11 185 lbs. Bishop’s HS La Jolla, CA

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

Tyler Hamblin CB 6-0 190 lbs. Cretin-Durham Hall Eden Prairie, MN

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

Connor Nelligan WR 6-2 190 lbs. Benet Academy Lisle, IL

Ijeoma Odigwe DL 6-2 220 lbs. Chandler HS Chandler, AZ

Carey Parker OL 6-6 290 lbs. Central Catholic HS San Antonio, TX

Ray Pesanello LB 6-2 215 lbs. Mahwah HS, Mahwah, NJ

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

Chris Proctor OL 6-6 258 lbs. Pine Crest HS Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Vinny Pugliese LB 6-1 210 lbs. Walsh Jesuit HS Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Roy Schwartz DL 6-2 240 lbs. Westlake HS Austin, TX

Mike Skalitzky DB 6-1 180 lbs. Marist High School Chicago, IL

Steve Silvio FB 5-11 235 lbs. Spain Park HS Hoover, AL

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 Gainesville, FL

Chad Washington DL/TE 6-2 220 lbs. Bishop O'Dowd Oakland, CA

*=Transfer from Texas A&M

Cornell’s Class

Cornell is the 6th Ivy school to release the names of its class of 2015 football class.

Only Columbia and Yale remain unannounced.

Here are some of my overall impressions:

-At 26 members, this class seems light. Perhaps there will be some walk-ons and late adds.

-Just two running backs in the whole class. This is not unique to Cornell; it seems every Ivy school is finding it harder and harder to grab ball carriers.

-Overall, it’s not a very big group but there are some very big exceptions to that rule.

-Three of the players are coming from the same team, Brooklyn’s Poly Prep… not exactly a breeding ground for D-I football.


Ben Green TE

At 6-7 and 245 pounds, Green is a monster in the making. His PG year at Phillips will help prepare him better academically as well.

Dylan Ledet RB

A two-time all-stater from a decent Catholic HS program in Louisiana.

Shane McManamon DL

Another monster at 6-2 and 275 pounds. A real star coming from a tough football conference near Cleveland.

Kyle Osborn OL

A 6-5, 300 pound kid from Oklahoma. Definitely has potential.

Don Pavlov LB

At 6-1, he’s a good size for a linebacker. And he’s coming out of another good program in the Cleveland area.

Lucas Shapiro WR

Big time, and big sized target at 6-5. State champion.

Sam Wood QB

Big and tall prospect who played at two different high schools along the way.


At Fri May 27, 07:47:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's listed as 6'1" and 205.

At Fri May 27, 09:57:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looking on the web for Braddock's highlight's was interesting .... his junior year he wore #23, and his senior year he wore #5 ????

At Fri May 27, 11:07:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

On film, Braddock looks like the perfect running back for the shotgun formation. I'm not sure we have anyone else with his size, speed, cutting ability, and receiving skills. What do others think?

At Fri May 27, 11:53:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think he has real potential. These highlight films often don't mean a thing, but I remember the good ones I saw there that turned out good, like Gerst. He catches, turns on the speed but also knows when to make a move to get clear.
Good instincts, fast, some size and power, looks nice.

At Sat May 28, 02:16:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just like last year, it looks like Columbia's Official List will not be published until June.

At Sat May 28, 02:58:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Braddock runs like Nick Hartigan. Same type of runner and same body type. He will carry 20 more pounds by the time he is a junior. PS, are we recruiting the younger Gerst?

At Sat May 28, 04:08:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Braddock made Hon. Mention All-State, Minn., (no second team), so did his QB Ryan McManus who is going to Dartmouth. Our incoming DB Tyler Hamblin made 1st Team.

At Sat May 28, 05:40:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just read that President Bollenger signed an agreement on Thursday bringing Naval ROTC back to campus. That's great news for Columbia students and alumni. It doesn't completely repair the damage done to Columbia's reputation by the radical left in the sixties, but it helps restore some dignity to this great University of ours. And maybe, just maybe, it will be a good luck charm this year for Columbia Football.

At Sat May 28, 05:49:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems like Braddock has very good acceleration for a runner his size. I also like that in runs in a couple of different gears. Another nice addition to an incoming class with a numner of very talented players at the skills position.

At Sun May 29, 12:47:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Although he didn't play straight RB, he seems to have very good RB skills, i.e., he has good vision, thereby making tacklers miss or being able to reverse field, and he uses his blockers well. I don't know whether that's taught or instinctive, but a lot of kids who play RB may have speed but don't have RB skills.
There's also a video of his junior years play that's accessible once you finish watching the senior year tape to which Jake provided a link.

At Sun May 29, 06:52:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agree on the ROTC news, great development for Columbia. Looks like the tide is turning a bit and the extreme leftist viewpoint is starting to become less attractive.

At Sun May 29, 02:04:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

While you're at it, take a look at Braddock's QB, Ryan McManus. Looks like Buddy scored a good one.

At Tue May 31, 11:48:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kopp is going to West Point


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