All Star Time (uh oh)
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Incoming frosh LB John Brady is mentioned and quoted in today’s Cincinnati Enquirer as he prepares to play in tomorrow night’s Southwest Ohio Football Coaches Association/Ron Woyan High East-West All-Star Game.
Incoming Brown frosh QB Nick Lawley, may be participating in the game as well, but I cannot confirm that. I would like to see him play since he is listed at 6"6!
Thus, the season of all-star games is beginning and that always makes me nervous.
It’s great to see our incoming players get recognized in this way, but I also get worried about injuries in what amounts to an exhibition game.
Then there’s the false advertising factor.
Last year, Dartmouth incoming frosh QB Cole Marcoux got so much buzz from his appearance in the All American Bowl, that people were talking about how he should have “de-committed” with the Big Green and pursued scholarship offers with BCS schools.
A year later, the book on Marcoux is that he’s not ready for prime time. Maybe in another year he’ll be ready, but I don’t expect him to play for the Dartmouth varsity this year either.
Columbia’s most disappointing burst balloon from high school all star games was a player named Christian Daniels who caught the game winning TD pass in the Orange County, CA all star game in the summer of 2008 only to quit the team before his first preseason training camp was even over! (Actually, it was on day ONE!).
I’m still bummed about that one.
But we wish young Mr. Brady all the best tomorrow night and understand our outstanding young players deserve all the extra recognition they can get!