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Andy

QB Andrew Shoop commits

Welcome aboard, Andrew!

http://recruiting.scout.com/a.z?s=73&p=8&c=1&nid=3455322


2009 Scout.com HS Football Rankings (full list):
Pos: QB Pos Rank: #91 Pos Rating:  2*  

Scout.com Player Evaluation:
STRENGTHS
Accuracy / Consistency  
Release  
Technique  
AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT
Decision-making  


Shoop has a shoulder high set-up and a nice, quick, compact release. He has an above average arm and throws a consistent spiral. He is very accurate and can throw all the passes. Not a dual-threat QB, but is still very mobile. Very poised in the pocket. Threw a lot of interceptions, so he must improve on his decision making abilities.

Evaluation from Akron 7 on 7 passing camp:

QB  Andrew Shoop       6-2/195      Danville/PA

We saw Shoop on film and we really liked him in our early evaluation, but our biggest question was about the level of competition that he was facing. The speed of the game changes tremendously when you are playing on a team full of D-I athletes and Shoop adjusted just fine. He played seven games on Sunday and he got stronger as the day went on. Shoop was firing peas. He showed very good arm strength and accuracy. He took the team and led them to a championship .

Video from espn Insiders:

http://insider.espn.go.com/ncf/re...recruitId%3d59146%26season%3d2009
cr

He reads like a good one. Our coaches felt that Colvin(Lehigh) is a good qb as well.
Franks Tanks

Nice-- This kid is solid

http://recruiting.scout.com/a.z?s...d833563%26nid%3d3455322%26fhn%3d1

According to scouts he was also offered by Temple and LEHIGH-ha.  It appears this kid is much more desirable then the QB that recently committed to Lehigh as he also had interest from Pitt,Penn State, and Akron at one point.  Good find.
ericatbucknell

i believe shoops temple offer was pulled late this summer when the owls got a commitment from the qb at st joes prep. regardless, many penn state fans had been hoping for months that he would walk on, so you may have landed a good one.
Andy

Franks Tanks wrote:
Nice-- This kid is solid

http://recruiting.scout.com/a.z?s...d833563%26nid%3d3455322%26fhn%3d1

According to scouts he was also offered by Temple and LEHIGH-ha.  It appears this kid is much more desirable then the QB that recently committed to Lehigh as he also had interest from Pitt,Penn State, and Akron at one point.  Good find.


Apparently we weren't involved with Colvin who claims offers from Akron, Harvard and Buffalo. Maybe the Lehigh offer to Andrew was rescinded after they got a commitment from Colvin. Who knows?  I enjoy the recruiting stuff, but playing head to head comparison is not something I'm gonna get involved with.  It does seem that lehigh has a crowd at the position though.  In any event, I'm excited about Andrew's commitment.

DB/RB Mike Yeager, mentioned on this board previously,  to Colgate. Apparently we were NOT involved:

Philly Daily News

Yeager was also hearing from Holy Cross, Lehigh and Bentley and his other official visit, back in early December, was made to Assumption.////
Franks Tanks

Andy wrote:
Franks Tanks wrote:
Nice-- This kid is solid

http://recruiting.scout.com/a.z?s...d833563%26nid%3d3455322%26fhn%3d1

According to scouts he was also offered by Temple and LEHIGH-ha.  It appears this kid is much more desirable then the QB that recently committed to Lehigh as he also had interest from Pitt,Penn State, and Akron at one point.  Good find.


Apparently we weren't involved with Colvin who claims offers from Akron, Harvard and Buffalo. Maybe the Lehigh offer to Andrew was rescinded after they got a commitment from Colvin. Who knows?  I enjoy the recruiting stuff, but playing head to head comparison is not something I'm gonna get involved with.  It does seem that lehigh has a crowd at the position though.  In any event, I'm excited about Andrew's commitment.

DB/RB Mike Yeager, mentioned on this board previously,  to Colgate. Apparently we were NOT involved:

Philly Daily News

Yeager was also hearing from Holy Cross, Lehigh and Bentley and his other official visit, back in early December, was made to Assumption.////


I briefly made the point in another thread, but we were not invloved in the recruiting of many kids who ended up at other PL schools.  It appears we are targeting a different set of kids. That may be good, that may be bad-- but I think its a very good sign.
Andy

Franks Tanks wrote:
I briefly made the point in another thread, but we were not invloved in the recruiting of many kids who ended up at other PL schools.  It appears we are targeting a different set of kids. That may be good, that may be bad-- but I think its a very good sign.


I hear you, Tank, and respect your knowledge.  There are more variables than ever this recruiting season with the effects of the economic crunch undoubtedly influencing whom we can pursue along with the new "bands", both perhaps serving to spread us all out a bit.  We've been up against Lehigh a lot the past few years and we've both had our share of success. I see where a HC poster is claiming 9 commits out of their first 10 visits and GT seems to always get early commits--perhaps having to battle the Ivy's early "likely letter" process more than we do.

I'm looking forward to more commits. I saw several big TE/DE types being escorted around and Heff had a group including Tahir Basil who looked taller than the listed 6-2.  I didn't see the RB, WR groups.

Also besides the noted brother of Marc Leggiero, I see that Evan Nardone's brother Jake made AS 1st at AA level at RB.

http://www.timesonline.com/articl...ool/doc48bcaf13598ed211875746.txt
Franks Tanks

Andy wrote:
Franks Tanks wrote:
I briefly made the point in another thread, but we were not invloved in the recruiting of many kids who ended up at other PL schools.  It appears we are targeting a different set of kids. That may be good, that may be bad-- but I think its a very good sign.


I hear you, Tank, and respect your knowledge.  There are more variables than ever this recruiting season with the effects of the economic crunch undoubtedly influencing whom we can pursue along with the new "bands", both perhaps serving to spread us all out a bit.  We've been up against Lehigh a lot the past few years and we've both had our share of success. I see where a HC poster is claiming 9 commits out of their first 10 visits and GT seems to always get early commits--perhaps having to battle the Ivy's early "likely letter" process more than we do.

I'm looking forward to more commits. I saw several big TE/DE types being escorted around and Heff had a group including Tahir Basil who looked taller than the listed 6-2.  I didn't see the RB, WR groups.

Also besides the noted brother of Marc Leggiero, I see that Evan Nardone's brother made AS at AA level at RB.

http://www.timesonline.com/articl...ool/doc48bcaf13598ed211875746.txt


I am speculating of course-- We should also see quite a few commitments popping up the next few days after the big recruiting weekend and it is always a good sign when a high percentage of the first line recruits commit.
RichH

congrats   Shoop is a real nice pick up. He was being recruited by LU but no offer was made. perhaps because of Colvin
Franks Tanks

RichH wrote:
congrats   Shoop is a real nice pick up. He was being recruited by LU but no offer was made. perhaps because of Colvin


So he went on an official visit but didnt recieve an offer?  My experience has been that virtually every recruit who comes on an official visit, to any school, does recieve an offer.  Perhaps this situation was different.
RichH

I do not know the timing of this recruit. exceptthat Colvin had committed earlier(  sometime shortly after birth LOL) so that no doubt was and issue. LU mayhave offered but I doubt it. Not all kids on visits are offered altho in my experience the vast majority are.
As we will never know lets be happy that we both got excellent prospects and hopefully will get some more
carney2

Two stars from both Scout and Rivals.  We haven't seen many two-star recruits lately, especially at skill positions.  Is this the playmaker we've been waiting for?  What are the chances we can throw a large, durable RB into this class and win the daily double?  Maybe a tight end and some big, beefy linemen and we'll be feasting on chickensquawk again.
BillS

http://recruiting.scout.com/2/833891.html
Andy

Shoop commit article

Mentions one of our QBs has transferred and one moved to WR.

http://www.dailyitem.com/0200_sports/local_story_027014504.html

Shoop will have say in Lehigh-Lafayette battle
Ironmen record-breaking QB picks college

By William Bowman
The Danville News


DANVILLE -- After drawing attention from Division I powers up and down the East Coast, including flirtations with Penn State and Pittsburgh, Danville's record-setting quarterback Andrew Shoop will continue both his football and academic careers at one of the state's top colleges: Lafayette.


Shoop, who threw for more than 5,000 yards and nearly 50 touchdowns in two and a half seasons as Danville's starter, gave Leopard head coach Frank Tavani his verbal commitment during a visit Sunday, selecting Lafayette over long-time rival Lehigh.

"It is an awesome opportunity," said Shoop. "It's going to take a whole truckload of work, but the challenge is something I am really looking forward to. The coaches from Lafayette told me to make the right choice for the right reasons and I am doing that."

Shoop's status as a top-flight signal caller in Pennsylvania took off when he threw for more than 2,500 yards and 28 TDs as a junior. He followed that up with strong showings at several recruiting combines where he played with and against some of the nation's top recruits. That put him on the radar of a lot of D-I schools.

He spent time at Penn State and Pittsburgh, drew interest from other schools like Akron and even got an offer from Temple. And while he admits the interest the bigger programs showed in him was flattering, he knows he made the correct decision in the end.

"When you're a 17-year-old kid, who wouldn't be interested in playing in front of 110,000 people at Penn State," he said. "It was awesome being recruited by those schools. Throughout this process, I kept telling myself that everything happens for a reason and all of those reasons led me to Lafayette."

Lehigh and Lafayette, the two finalists, actually came in late. Shoop, who is undecided what his major will be, said when he learned schools like PSU and Pitt were going in a different direction, the two Patriot League rivals jumped in and made a hard push for the 6-foot-2, 190-pound senior's services.

While there may not be two more bitter rivals than Lehigh and Lafayette -- the two schools have met 144 times, more than any other rivalry in college history -- Shoop said neither coaching staff bad-mouthed the other during the process. Instead, they chose to highlight their own strengths, he said.

"Both coaching staffs know that if they are recruiting a player, they are more than likely going to get recruited by the other (school)," said Shoop, who said the majority of his tuition will be covered by merit-based and athletic scholarship. "They were the two best options for me, especially academically. They are similar in a lot of ways."

Shoop said he enjoyed his visit to Lehigh, located in Bethlehem, a lot and easily could have seen himself there. But when he visited Lafayette, located in nearby Easton, there was just a different feel.

"I felt more comfortable around the campus," he said. "My decision almost had nothing to do with football until I saw what Lafayette had to offer (with their football program)."

What that was turned out to be a huge push to upgrade the football facilities. Shoop said alumni have donated more than $40 million to renovate the stadium and locker rooms and it shows.

"It's a Division I facility, a Division I program from top to bottom," said Shoop.

Lafayette also offers Shoop a chance to play early. He said he plans on heading to the Lehigh Valley in the summer to get a head start on the playbook and conditioning with the team. Then when school begins in the fall, he will not have to learn everything about the area and campus as the other freshmen will.

Shoop hopes the early arrival gets him on the field sooner rather than later. While Lafayette had seven quarterbacks on the roster this past fall, Shoop said the coaches told him the situation is still open. One quarterback has transferred, another has been moved to receiver and although both Rob Curley (who will be a senior) and Marc Quilling (a rising junior) both started games last year, Shoop feels like he can possibly get on the field as soon as this fall.
carney2

I guess we have to wait for the spring roster to find out who transferred and who is now a wideout.

(Although presented without a question mark, this is a plea:  Does anyone know anything?)

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