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Reinhard's take on the festivities:

Locals (good read for Frank's comments on the process):,0,1462435.story

The recruits are from eight states, and it seemed that no matter where they went, Leopard recruiters were running into some very familiar competition.

''We're head-to-head with Holy Cross, Colgate and Lehigh practically on every kid,'' Tavani said. ''And if we're not, it might be because they are not recruiting kids at a certain position.''//////////////////////////////

Skrobola:  (a good read)

Skrobola, who joins former Pine Bush teammate Kyni Scott at Lafayette, was recruited to play inside linebacker.

Lafayette went 8-3 last year.

"And they were disappointed. I like that. I want to play for a winning program," Skrobola said.////////////////

Kasheem Hill:

Hillgrove's Kasheem Hill signed with Lafayette and is looking forward to continuing the success he experienced with the Hawks.

"(Lafayette) has had a winning program the last six years, so, hopefully, that tradition will carry on for me," he said. ////////////////

Tavani: (2 pages):

Biestek QB/LB (Fordham):

"offered by Lafayette"  VIDEO


McTighe (6-2, 230) will make a position switch. Recruited mainly as a linebacker, McTighe said he'll move to fullback at Lafayette, the same school where current Knoch coach Mike King played his college football.

Lafayette is a member of the Football Championship Subdivision, formerly Division I-AA.

"Whenever they switched me (from quarterback to running back/receiver) last year, I was at fullback a few times. I think (Lafayette) saw that on film."

Blake Costanzo:  (good read),0,1023430.story/////////

Coach Faragalli: now RB coach at UVA not OC


... Hunterdon Central's Bormann, who is headed for Lafayette after getting offers from Williams and Cornell. Bormann also looked at Penn and Princeton.

Lafayette treated us with honesty and respect," Bormann said. "I could tell from the get-go that they wanted me. It was very family oriented. They have the same kind of expectations that we had at Central.

"It was a very difficult process and to be done with it — it's a relief," he added. "It ended in a satisfying way and I'm happy with where I'm going."

Darius Glover:

"Darius dominated the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball," Walker continues. "He was an immovable force on the defensive line, and one of the best drive blockers we've ever coached. Darius will be an impact player at Lafayette in the fall." Glover (6-3, 275 pounds) finished the season with 55 tackles (including nine tackles for loss) and seven sacks. He is projected to play on the defensive line for the Leopards.....

"I chose Lafayette because they have a high level of academics and they compete for the league title every year," says Glover, who plans to major in either electrical or computer engineering.

And what about the possibility of lining up on opposite sides of the ball over the next four years? "If I play against Charles (Bucknell recruit) next year, even though he's the man, I'm going to have to drive him into the dirt and crush his spirit," Glover says. "Seriously, hopefully I'll get some game time. The coaches have said that I will, but I know I have to earn a playing position and I expect to do so. I'd just like to say thanks to Mercersburg Academy and Coach Walker for helping me become a better student athlete and giving me the opportunity to go to a great school like Lafayette." /////;nid=516580&bl=/default.asp

Paul Coleman:

Paul Coleman is comfortable playing safety. At the next level, though, the speedy Central Dauphin senior will most likely switch to cornerback.

Coleman had plenty of offers from Patriot League schools. Bucknell, Lehigh, Lafayette and Holy Cross were all in his camp.

In the end, the computer science program and the personality of the team at Lafayette won out.

“When I went there it was the right fit for me,” said Coleman, who at 6-0, 190 pounds with 4.4 speed has plenty of potential at the FCS level. “When I met the players, they seemed to have a similar personality of a team like we had at CD.”

The move from safety to corner will present a series of challenges, but Coleman said he’s “excited” about the prospect and admits he actually enjoys corner more than safety. ///////
LC Local Fan

LaSalle High's Brady heading to Lafayette for football
POSTED: February 6, 2010 By TED SILARY

POSTED: February 6, 2010 LaSalle High's Brady heading to Lafayette for football
Philadelphia Daily News

Shane Brady knew all along he'd be attending a college with strong academics.
If that had turned out to be a place with Division III football, the 6-1, 190-pound strong safety prospect from La Salle High could have lived with it. But now . . . the ink is dry on his letter of intent to I-AA Lafayette.

Brady was also looking primarily at I-AA Holy Cross and IIIs such as Gettysburg and Franklin & Marshall.

"I went to Lafayette's camp in the summer," he said. "But as time went on, I didn't hear too much and I didn't think they had any interest. But then the head coach and [an assistant] came to our game with Easton [state quarterfinal] and then they offered me a spot, so I was pretty pumped."

For La Salle, Brady lined up at outside linebacker or safety, depending.

"I thought of myself as more of a safety," he said. "Since I was back in pass coverage so much and spread out away from the middle. Lafayette sees me as a strong safety."

Brady becomes the fourth Explorer to commit to a I-AA school, joining wideout Sam Feleccia (Delaware) and linemen Steve Szostak (Penn) and Steve Sinnott (William & Mary).

The Plymouth Meeting resident intends to major in business or economics en route to a job in the banking industry.

So, in 20 years, he'll prevent the next recession?

"Let's hope," he said. *

Glad he's with us, LCLF. Frank has done very well with ALL-Philly Cath and Pub over the years: Joe, Mo, Snipes, Marcel and others. Real happy to get the DE from Roman last year.  Have you seen what happened to the Central QB some sites had on our list?

Keep the articles coming, pls---for heck of it I'm making a list of where else the kids were offered, "interested."


New Hampton's Kollie headed to Lafayette
New Hampton School's Jethro Kollie, a Lowell, Mass. resident, signed a national letter of intent with Lafayette College  in Easton, Penn. on Wednesday. It was the first day that high school seniors could ink letters with Division I programs.

Lafayette, which competes in the Patriot League, finished 8-3 last season.

Kollie, a 5-foot-6, 160-pound running back, led the Huskies to an 8-1 season and the NEPSAC Austin Bowl title. Despite missing two games with an ankle injury, Kollie rushed for 850 yards and eight touchdowns on 98 carries. He also made 31 tackles on defense. He was at his most dangerous on special teams, returning two kickoffs for touchdowns and adding another score on a punt return.

Kollie has attended New Hampton the last two years after transferring from Lowell High School.

"I visited Lafayette last weekend and really felt comfortable with the coaching staff, the players, and the entire campus community," Kollie said. "I think I'm ready to make an impact. New Hampton really has prepared me well for football and the classroom and I'm looking forward to the challenge."

I have a creepy feeling that this lad is going to give me considerable heartburn over the next 4 years. Wink

I hope Frank finds the right formula to use this type of runner. Although we've had similar types in more recent years my feeling is he would rather have the "big back."
These guys like "the jet" can be game breakers.He is the type of back than can break a short yardage play into a 50 or 60 yard run that changes the tempo, and demoralizes the other side. He is perfect for an artificial surface field.
Bogus Megapardus

Just think DeSean Jackson. If we can set up some decent blocking on the return, the kid could shorten the field by 20 or 30 yards.

More on Glover and his Mercersburg teammate BU recruit:

Running back Charles Thompson has agreed to play at Bucknell and defensive linemen Darius Glover will play at Lafayette.

Glover (6-3, 272), who played previously at Delaware Valley H.S. in Milford, projects as a defensive lineman at Lafayette.

"He has a tremendous motor and his energy is contagious," Walker said of Glover. "He had eight sacks and a bunch of tackles for loss. He had some other scholarship offers from I-AA schools, but liked Lafayette, even though he got only a partial scholarship."
Thompson (5 feet 10 inches, 185 pounds) was an all-state pick when he played in California (San Diego) last year.

Blue Storm coach Dan Walker said, "Charles is a powerful runner, but he even played a little quarterback when (Paul) Suhey got hurt. He had a bunch of offers from that league (Patriot) -- he's really serious about his academics."

Piece on WR Mark Ross. Mentions PL recruiting competition. Also says he is 6-4 (listed as 6-3 in our release) with great hands but less than great speed.  Another Joe Ort would be just fine by me.

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