Duty, Honor, Country... but no more football for Joe Kopp
Scratch one person on my list of incoming freshmen and another person who I had slated as a “possible” member of the class of 2015.
Joe Kopp is indeed spurning an offer from Columbia to go to a service academy.
But it turns out it’s West Point and not the Coast Guard. And Kopp will not be playing football for the academy.
Perhaps Columbia actually dodged a bullet there.
I hate losing any kid in the recruiting process, but best of luck to Joe and thanks for committing to serve our country.
In another matter… based on my own reporting I can now definitely say that QB Ryan Carter is also NOT coming to Columbia this fall.
Carter was reportedly offered a spot in the class, but he has also decided not to play college football at all and will attend Auburn as a regular student.
Gospel in Morningside???
Rising NFL star Mike DeVito of the New York Jets has used some of his lockout-induced spare time to preach to athletes at Columbia University. DeVito is thinking about becoming a member of the Christian clergy sometime in the near future.