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Andy

Notable Patriot League recruit (verbal) of the day.

Tuesday 1/27/09

Colgate's  Chris Looney WR Verona, NJ  6-4 190

Nice job IMO to find and get this kid who is a late bloomer, crossover from BBall.  Another receiver (simonds) with great length for gate.

“Chris always felt his future was in basketball, but when he started to do such great things in our summer workouts and we sent some film out it became evident that he could play football at the next level,” said Verona head football coach Lou Racioppe. “Having a quarterback like Anthony Oranges, who could get the ball in his hands, was a major plus for him and Chris’ natural athletic ability then just took over.”

Looney, a runner-up to Irvington’s elite recruit Joshua Evans, as Sideline Chatter’s Essex County Offensive Player of the Year in 2008, finished last fall’s brilliant gridiron campaign with a school, single-season record 86 receptions for 1,250 yards and 14 touchdowns.

The 6-foot-4, 190-pound two-way standout helped lead the Hillbillies (11-1) to the North 2, Group 1 playoff championship./////
Andy

Wednesday 1/28/09

Fordham's  Langston LaCroix  RB  5-9 190  4.49  315 bench 450 squat

One of the more dynamic and versatile players in Central Jersey the last two years has been Langston Lacroix of New Egypt, NJ---rivals

Commits over claimed offers from NH, Maine, Monmouth.

Rams seem to get a prized RB recruit yearly.

Ram fans complaining about the effect of the new AI regs on their recruiting. They seem to be doing just fine.  IMO, it maybe just brings them closer to the same pool that the rest of us have to recruit from, maybe eliminating an unfair advantage they enjoyed previously.
Andy

Thursday 1/29/09

Welcome  aboard, Jason!

AS DT Jason Marshalek selects LC---Eastern PA Sports

background info from sungazette:  (He is also a TE)

Marshalek, like Cascio, is a veteran of the Warrior program. The 6-4, 270-pound 12th grader played varsity as a freshman and started the last three years.

He entered his senior year as the Central Susquehanna Conference Defensive Lineman of the Year and didn't disappoint. Marshalek averaged almost 10 tackles a game and was the team leader in sacks. Marshalek was a mainstay on a defense that surrendered an average of 14 points a game. The Warriors pitched two shutouts and seven times held opponents to single digits.

"The thing about Jason is he understands the game," Bergen said. "We saw him at times make a tackle on a screen near the sidelines. You see him on film, he recognized it and anticipated, and was running before the quarterback even looked. He's really intelligent, knows the game, and he really helped himself."

Marshalek is looking at both Lafayette and Cornell, and wants to continue playing football. He can now add an all-state selection to an already impressive resume.
Andy

Friday 1/30/09

Holy Cross  Erik Wachter NJ-AS LB

Maine has been stocking up on Jersey talent, good to see PL win one.

Star Ledger   (Yesterday actually, but it's slow today)

Hunterdon Central's Erik Wachter, a Second Team All-State selection at linebacker, has committed to play football next fall for Holy Cross.

The 6-1, 215-pound Wachter was the leader of the Hunterdon Central defense where he registered 175 tackles, 118 of them solo, at inside linebacker.

Wachter pared his choice down to Holy Cross and Columbia after he had earlier ruled out Maine. Wachter, an excellent student, also had Holy Cross' Patriot League rival, Colgate, on his list of suitors.
Andy

Saturday 1/31/09

Fordham verbal's Skelton's clone?

Cinci Enquirer

Walnut Hills senior quarterback Ben Heiser has given an oral commitment to Fordham, Walnut Hills coach George Kontsis said.


The 6-foot-5, 225-pound Heiser was first-team Fort Ancient Valley Conference Cardinal division as both a junior and a senior. He threw for 1,828 yards and 11 touchdowns this season.

Kontsis said Heiser also drew interest from schools including Youngstown State, Akron and Wyoming.
cr

Andy wrote:
Saturday 1/31/09

Fordham verbal's Skelton's clone?

Walnut Hills senior quarterback Ben Heiser has given an oral commitment to Fordham, Walnut Hills coach George Kontsis said.


The 6-foot-5, 225-pound Heiser was first-team Fort Ancient Valley Conference Cardinal division as both a junior and a senior. He threw for 1,828 yards and 11 touchdowns this season.


I heard they may have gotten the qb from chaminade on LI. The Scott kid looks pretty quick on those Youtube videos.
Andy

Sunday 2/1/09


J.T. LaSure Calvary Christian, FL   DL Fordham

Notable because he's 6'8" !!


These new AI rules are killing Fordham.
cr

Andy do I detect a little sarcastic note there.  Fordham is whining alot but they will do fine I am sure. this was the big weekend and news should be coming in soon.  Stay tuned.
Andy

Lafayette  Zach Midulla  TE/LB (thanks to W & M poster on AGS for the heads up)

now carried by rivals as a solid verbal


Zach Midulla is one of the top LB/DE prospects in Central Virginia.  Standing 6'2 and weighing a solid 235 lbs., Midulla looks like the prototypical "Penn State" linebacker.  Midulla plays with passion, and he has a desire to become the best at whatever he is involved in.  He has good speed (4.7 forty) and strength (330 bench) and has a tremendous upside.  He will project as a MLB or strongside DE depending on the defensive alignment his future college runs.  Midulla also shows good leadership on and off the field.  He is a team captain and a 3.5 student in the classroom.//////
cr

Andy wrote:
Lafayette  Zach Midulla  TE/LB (thanks to W & M poster on AGS for the heads up)

now carried by rivals as a solid verbal


Zach Midulla is one of the top LB/DE prospects in Central Virginia.  Standing 6'2 and weighing a solid 235 lbs., Midulla looks like the prototypical "Penn State" linebacker.  Midulla plays with passion, and he has a desire to become the best at whatever he is involved in.  He has good speed (4.7 forty) and strength (330 bench) and has a tremendous upside.  He will project as a MLB or strongside DE depending on the defensive alignment his future college runs.  Midulla also shows good leadership on and off the field.  He is a team captain and a 3.5 student in the classroom.//////


Congrats on what sounds like a real good one.
Andy

Thanks, class is coming together.

I see u got your kicker:

Evan Colborne, Hillsborough, K/P, 5-11, 175: Committed to Colgate (02/02/09). Was second-team all-county.  St Pete Times
Pard94

Andy wrote:
Lafayette  Zach Midulla  TE/LB (thanks to W & M poster on AGS for the heads up)

now carried by rivals as a solid verbal


Zach Midulla is one of the top LB/DE prospects in Central Virginia.  Standing 6'2 and weighing a solid 235 lbs., Midulla looks like the prototypical "Penn State" linebacker.  Midulla plays with passion, and he has a desire to become the best at whatever he is involved in.  He has good speed (4.7 forty) and strength (330 bench) and has a tremendous upside.  He will project as a MLB or strongside DE depending on the defensive alignment his future college runs.  Midulla also shows good leadership on and off the field.  He is a team captain and a 3.5 student in the classroom.//////


Looks like we have the potential for quite a good defense shaping up. Still hoping for a playmaker on offense.
Andy

94, apparently an article on rivals.com (subscribers only, so I haven't read it) mentions Zach is being recruited by us as a TE,  along the lines of Doty's recruitment.  They seem very similar and this gives us two tough, physical kids at the position.

We could probably use another, I'm not sure for which position Boyko of Northampton is being recruited--maybe TE.

Based on available video and a lot of good press, another top defensive player we're involved with is  LB/DE Protin of Lakeland HS, north Jersey. He would add to what already looks like, as you say, a real good D class.

We (and Lehigh as well) have offered a real quick DB out of Georgia named Graham Duncan.  There is video available from a combine.   And of course I'm hoping for Leggiero's brother at LB.

Receivers and RBs, we shall see.   Coaches seem to have done a great job.
Pard94

Thanks for the clarification Andy. I have no idea how this class is shaping up from a numbers perspective but it certainly seems the quality is there. Carney's going to have to give us quite a few Patsy Points based on kids who are actually rated on the major sites. I'd love to hear that we landed a stud RB or QB.

I've read a couple of articles now where the kids are referencing the facilities. What a difference 3 years and $33 million make. Nice to see that paying off now. THANK GOD we finished that project before the financial world melted down around us. I have to image Mr. Bourger and Mr. Fisher are not immune from all of this. If this project were delayed by a couple of years i think we'd all still be complaining about splinters in our butts.  

Hopefully our benefactors aren't too badly effected by all of this crap. I'd hate to think they dropped a significant chunk of change on Lafayette and are now "suffering" becuase of it.
Andy

Andy wrote:
Thursday 1/29/09

Welcome  aboard, Jason!

AS DT Jason Marshalek selects LC---Eastern PA Sports

background info from sungazette:  (He is also a TE)

Marshalek, like Cascio, is a veteran of the Warrior program. The 6-4, 270-pound 12th grader played varsity as a freshman and started the last three years.

He entered his senior year as the Central Susquehanna Conference Defensive Lineman of the Year and didn't disappoint. Marshalek averaged almost 10 tackles a game and was the team leader in sacks. Marshalek was a mainstay on a defense that surrendered an average of 14 points a game. The Warriors pitched two shutouts and seven times held opponents to single digits.

"The thing about Jason is he understands the game," Bergen said. "We saw him at times make a tackle on a screen near the sidelines. You see him on film, he recognized it and anticipated, and was running before the quarterback even looked. He's really intelligent, knows the game, and he really helped himself."

Marshalek is looking at both Lafayette and Cornell, and wants to continue playing football. He can now add an all-state selection to an already impressive resume.


Article on Jason's commitment indicates he is in fact a DL recruit for us:

http://www.sungazette.com/page/content.detail/id/522176.html?nav=5017
Franks Tanks

Andy wrote:
Andy wrote:
Thursday 1/29/09

Welcome  aboard, Jason!

AS DT Jason Marshalek selects LC---Eastern PA Sports

background info from sungazette:  (He is also a TE)

Marshalek, like Cascio, is a veteran of the Warrior program. The 6-4, 270-pound 12th grader played varsity as a freshman and started the last three years.

He entered his senior year as the Central Susquehanna Conference Defensive Lineman of the Year and didn't disappoint. Marshalek averaged almost 10 tackles a game and was the team leader in sacks. Marshalek was a mainstay on a defense that surrendered an average of 14 points a game. The Warriors pitched two shutouts and seven times held opponents to single digits.

"The thing about Jason is he understands the game," Bergen said. "We saw him at times make a tackle on a screen near the sidelines. You see him on film, he recognized it and anticipated, and was running before the quarterback even looked. He's really intelligent, knows the game, and he really helped himself."

Marshalek is looking at both Lafayette and Cornell, and wants to continue playing football. He can now add an all-state selection to an already impressive resume.


Article on Jason's commitment indicates he is in fact a DL recruit for us:

http://www.sungazette.com/page/content.detail/id/522176.html?nav=5017


Good Find-- another NE PA linemen, I love it.
2008pards

Does anyone know what time we can expect to see the list of LOI tomorrow?

Also, it seems like there weren't a whole lot of skill position guys on the "LC-verballed" listing. Does anyone have an indication of what/who/why this is or am I jumping the gun a bit and we can expect to see several offensive skill guys on tomorrow's posting?

Andy? Anyone?
carney2

2008pards wrote:
Does anyone know what time we can expect to see the list of LOI tomorrow?


My recollection is that the announcement came late in the day - but on LOI day, not the day after.  Perhaps the SID's last official act before heading home?
Andy

Tuesday  2/3/09

Senior ILB David Herman (6-2, 225) St. Xavier HS, OH has committed to Holy Cross.  Cinci Enquirer
Andy

Sunday  2/8/09

Craig Capodiferro (Locust Valley) has chosen to attend Colgate University. He was also offered to walk on at Penn St., Maryland, and Colorado.  

Schools of interest:  Colorado, Cornell, Harvard, Lehigh, Maryland, Penn State, Pennsylvania

6-6 285   (sigh)

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