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Pard94

That time of year - Football Recruits 2010

Well...here we are again. Sadly no PL Championship ring to point to. That being said we had a hell of a fun year and I think the highlight video will be convincing for any young recruits walking in the door.

So...in my mind it would appear we could use some suring up across the board with the possible exception of WR and QB. I'd put priorities on O-Line, D-Line and LB's.

How do you guys see it? Any early names to keep our eyes on?
Franks Tanks

Re: That time of year - Football Recruits 2010

Pard94 wrote:
Well...here we are again. Sadly no PL Championship ring to point to. That being said we had a hell of a fun year and I think the highlight video will be convincing for any young recruits walking in the door.

So...in my mind it would appear we could use some suring up across the board with the possible exception of WR and QB. I'd put priorities on O-Line, D-Line and LB's.

How do you guys see it? Any early names to keep our eyes on?


http://www.mcall.com/sports/colle...hlaf.7095338nov23,0,2642280.story

Franks thoughts on recruiting from a recent M-Call article.

I agree , we can never have enough good O and D-linemen.  LB's seem to be the position where we have found consistent very good play, and we need that to continue.

As much as I like Rudolph and Hebron, I think a big physical RB will be nice to replace White.
LC Local Fan

Jake Myers

South Western High School in Hanover, Pa., is a small school, so not too many prospects come out of there, but this season middle linebacker Jake Myers is getting some looks from I-AA programs.

Jake Myers, a 6-foot, 200-pound middle linebacker from South Western High School in Hanover, Pa., registered 139 tackles, five sacks, 2 forced fumbles and intercepted four passes, one of which he returned for a touchdown this season and is focused on four schools.

“Right now he’s communicating with Lafayette, Massachusetts, Holy Cross and Penn,” Myer’s father said. “Lafayette and Massachusetts are his favorites at this point
Pard94

Re: Jake Myers

LC Local Fan wrote:
South Western High School in Hanover, Pa., is a small school, so not too many prospects come out of there, but this season middle linebacker Jake Myers is getting some looks from I-AA programs.

Jake Myers, a 6-foot, 200-pound middle linebacker from South Western High School in Hanover, Pa., registered 139 tackles, five sacks, 2 forced fumbles and intercepted four passes, one of which he returned for a touchdown this season and is focused on four schools.

“Right now he’s communicating with Lafayette, Massachusetts, Holy Cross and Penn,” Myer’s father said. “Lafayette and Massachusetts are his favorites at this point


Now that's what I am talking about. I love seeing the likes of Penn and HC being dismissed early! I'll say this about U Mass...our facilities are way better!
LC Local Fan

Jarred Evans

High Schools - West Catholic quarterback wants to add state title to his resume
POSTED: December 4, 2009 By TED SILARY


West Catholic quarterback Jarred Evans has a long list of accomplishments.
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Buy High School jerseys, t-shirts, hats, and more YOU'RE 12 years old and your dad says to hop in the car because we're going for a ride in New York City.
What kid would not be excited?

All those skyscraping buildings to see. Thousands of hustling and bustling people. Cars, buses, taxis . . .

And one special billboard.

"My dad knew it was there, of course, but I didn't," Jarred Evans said. "So, when we passed by and I saw it, I just started screaming. 'Dad! Stop! Stop!'

"I don't like to brag but, yup, that was me up there."

Evans, a 6-1, 170-pound senior, is now in his one and only season as the quarterback for West Catholic High's ever-interesting football program. But this is hardly his first brush with fame.

You know how all teenagers can't wait to turn 18? Evans really can't wait. That's when he'll finally have access to some serious money he made as a model for children's clothing.

"The very first check was for $7,000," he said. "I definitely remember that. The biggest? Pretty sure it was $9,500."

Tomorrow at 1 p.m., at Palisades High in the hinterlands portion of upper Bucks County, West will meet North Schuylkill, of Ashland, about 10 miles northwest of Pottsville, in the quarterfinal round of the PIAA Class AA playoffs.

It's unlikely any player - maybe in the whole state - has a background to match Evans'.

Check out this trifecta: Former model, son of a guy who had a brush with the NFL, onetime Junior Olympic national boxing champion.

If there'd been more time to interview Evans yesterday before West started practice on a muddy field behind St. Louis Church, in Yeadon, maybe we would have learned he's thisclose to curing cancer.

Evans said his mother nudged him into modeling at age 7 and that his career lasted 5 years. Aside from beaming down from billboards, he appeared in magazines such as Essence and VIBE while modeling clothes for the likes of Sean John and Hollister.

"That time on the billboard in Lower Manhattan, I was wearing a leather jacket," he said. "I had fun with that stuff and it paid good money. I still have a portfolio with everything from back then.

"My dad tried to get me hooked up with Nickelodeon, but we never heard back."

Jarred said his father, Eugene, a New York native, was a wide receiver at C.W. Post and got a training-camp shot with the Dolphins.

"To have a father who was a good player, I think it gives me an advantage . . . um, in talent," Jarred said, searching for the right word. "He knows his stuff, too. So when he says, 'This is what you have to do . . . This is what you're supposed to do,' I know he's telling me the right things."

Evans won his boxing title, in Kansas, in the 85-pound weight class. The catch was, he broke his hand in that decisive bout and his dad told him, "No more of this. Your football career's on the line."

Said Jarred: "Though I stopped boxing at age 13, I'm still thinking about it. I liked it. I was thinking of joining up [recently] with the Golden Gloves program, but that would be too much going back and forth to New York."

Jarred Evans, you see, is here for little more than a pit stop.

The rest of his family, based in Valley Stream, Long Island, still lives in the New York area while Jarred and his dad, a supervisor for a sanitation company, are calling home, for now, the area around 41st and Spruce.

They've been here since last January, when dad switched locales for work reasons. Jarred was motivated to enroll at West, as opposed to a public school, when he learned a successful grid program was right nearby and would be needing a QB due to the senior-year status of Curtis Drake, who's already making his wideout mark at Penn State.

Evans last season was the starting QB at Holy Cross High, in Flushing, Queens.

This season, the slender strong-armer, a strong student who's receiving interest from Lehigh and Lafayette and desires a career in sports medicine, merely has passed 94-for-155 (60.6 percent) for a school record 1,624 yards and 14 touchdowns.

His pinpointing has more than complemented the rushing of shared-time tailbacks Brandon Hollomon and Joshua Mathis with the help of wideouts Quran Kent and Jaelen Strong-Rankin, tight end Jim Lynch, and Hollomon.

Among the variables Evans likes to credit for his success: boxing.

"It definitely helped with footwork," he said. "And people say the motion of throwing a football isn't too different from throwing a punch. Like how you have to roll your hips.

"Boxing helped my stamina, too. And it gives you that certain mentality. After you've learned to take punches, well, you can handle a lot."

Speaking of devastating thumps to the gut . . .

In 2008, as the players, coaches and fans remember all too vividly, the Burrs, after pretty much frolicking all season (city record, by far, of 775 points), were a double-overtime loser in the state final.

The wounds were still fresh when Evans arrived.

"I heard everything about it," he said, quietly. "So, I came into this season with the idea of playing all out and giving my best. I just want my vibe to carry through to the team, so we can go back up there and win the state championship."

If that happens, maybe Jarred Evans will again find himself on a billboard. Surrounded by delirious teammates.


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Pard4Life

Rivals.com is showing targets:

QB Phillip Bhaya, Haddonfield, NJ - 6'1 185, also Bucknell, Harvard, Lehigh Penn, Princeton

OLB Jeremy Hoke, Pottsville, PA - 5'11 185, also Albany, Colgate, UNH, RMU  

Lehigh is showing 12 targets and they are national.
LC Local Fan

In addition to offensive player of the year Austin Medley of Delsea, the other first-team running backs are Cherokee's Sean Farrell and Moorestown's Sebastian Jaskowski.

At 6-foot-3 and 230 pounds, Farrell was one of the most punishing running backs for the South Jersey Group 4 champions. He rushed for 1,070 yards on 238 carries (4.5 average) and 21 touchdowns. Among the colleges he is considering are Lehigh and Lafayette, along with Ivy League schools, according to coach P.J. Mehigan.
LC Local Fan

Council Rock South's Derek Schatz, a two-way tackle, notched 68 tackles, with eight tackles behind the line. The 6-4, 255-pound senior is hearing from Lafayette, Colgate, Bucknell, and Lehigh
Franks Tanks

Pard4Life wrote:
Rivals.com is showing targets:

QB Phillip Bhaya, Haddonfield, NJ - 6'1 185, also Bucknell, Harvard, Lehigh Penn, Princeton

OLB Jeremy Hoke, Pottsville, PA - 5'11 185, also Albany, Colgate, UNH, RMU  

Lehigh is showing 12 targets and they are national.



Hope we get the Pottsville kid-- we need some coal region boys
Andy

http://highschoolsports.nj.com/ne...ton-is-morris-player-of-the-year/

http://highschoolsports.nj.com/ne...rep-is-hudson-player-of-the-year/
carney2

From the 12/20 Allentown Mourning Crawl All-Area 1st teamers considering Lafayette:

Patrick Murphy, Easton, 6'0" 215 LB.  Also considering Lehigh and multiple PSAC schools

Matt Lippincott, Wilson, 6'3" 280 OL.  Also considering Dartmouth, Lehigh, Colgate, Temple, Harvard

Chris Rodrigues, Wilson 5'10" 150 K.  Also considering East Stroudsburg and D-3 schools

There seem to be more local kids considering Lehigh than Lafayette.
Pard94

carney2 wrote:
From the 12/20 Allentown Mourning Crawl All-Area 1st teamers considering Lafayette:

Patrick Murphy, Easton, 6'0" 215 LB.  Also considering Lehigh and multiple PSAC schools

Matt Lippincott, Wilson, 6'3" 280 OL.  Also considering Dartmouth, Lehigh, Colgate, Temple, Harvard

Chris Rodrigues, Wilson 5'10" 150 K.  Also considering East Stroudsburg and D-3 schools

There seem to be more local kids considering Lehigh than Lafayette.


Of course it couldn't be that Lafayette is considering a lot less kids than Lehigh. I never considered Colgate when I was being recruited. Of course they never gave me a signle reason to consider them as I never even got a letter from them. If they had sent one I would have been "considering" them as well. I also never considered the University of Miami, Notre Dame or USC for the same reason.
Andy

LB Sean Kelly, Xavier HS  Manhattan 6-2 200 LC and Cornell
RichH

Sean Fitzgerald OL 6'4" 250 Urbana Md LC,Del
Andy

Paul Coleman Central Dauphin safety 6-0 190

“I’m getting recruited by Louisville, Pitt, Marshall, Buffalo, Army, Navy, Maryland, Lafayette and I’ve been offered by Bucknell, Holy Cross and Lehigh,” said Coleman. “I really still don’t have a favorite, I’m just letting the season play out right now.”

Coleman has taken the opportunity to visit both Big East schools showing interest, Pitt and Louisville, and is hoping to see Maryland and Buffalo in the near future. He is also taking a trip to Annapolis this weekend to check out the program at the Naval Academy and has a visit planned to Lehigh in November. He has also visited Bucknell and Lafayette previously.
Andy

Dan Scalo QB 6-3 205 Monroe-Woodbury   NYS POY

first time I've seen us mentioned as being involved. Scalo took the reins at MW after Colgate's Sullivan graduated. Arm troubles may have scared away FBS schools: Times Herald Record 12/20

////He will, however, be playing on Saturday afternoons next September. An A-minus student in the classroom, he is being actively recruited by Columbia, Lafayette, Lehigh, Holy Cross, Bucknell, Albany and Wyoming.

Some are recruiting him as a quarterback, some as a safety, where he played two games this season. Some are recruiting him as an athlete, meaning they will find him a position once he gets there.//////
RichH

Roosevelt Juin  wr  Flanagan HS FL  5'9"160  LC and Mass
Pard4Life

Update on Rivals: St. Peter's Prep QB Raphael Ortiz is shown as being offered by Laf and Lehigh; only two schools listed. 6'2 198, 18 TDs and 1620 yards.

Kristian Sokoli of Bloomfield, NJ 6'5 230 DE but Rutgers is featured most prominently, also Mass, JMU, BC, URI, Cincy, Pitt.
Pard94

Alex Anastor an O-lineman...Did we know about this Northeastern transfer? Anyone know of this kid. The article is not very informative. Good news nonetheless I suppose...

http://www.pressofatlanticcity.co...-fa23-11de-88d6-001cc4c002e0.html
Franks Tanks

Pard94 wrote:
Alex Anastor an O-lineman...Did we know about this Northeastern transfer? Anyone know of this kid. The article is not very informative. Good news nonetheless I suppose...

http://www.pressofatlanticcity.co...-fa23-11de-88d6-001cc4c002e0.html


I think the Northeastern transfer was posted.

I believe he is a 6'5" O-lineman
carney2

Yes, the Northeastern transfer was posted in the Football section.  Here is his bio:

http://gonu.com/football/roster/fb-anastor.shtml
Pard94

carney2 wrote:
Yes, the Northeastern transfer was posted in the Football section.  Here is his bio:

http://gonu.com/football/roster/fb-anastor.shtml


Oh. Thanks. Day late and a dime short.
Andy

Trevor Harman DB 6-1 180  Cumberland Valley

http://www.cumberlink.com/article...cal/doc4b4aa0b129b1b027684127.txt
RichH

We seem to be going head to head more than usual this year.

Tyler Robinson 6'2"200 S Dublin O  offered by LU,LC and many Ivies

John Wurm        "        "     "          offered by E.Ill, LU,LC and Gate
LC Local Fan

Broward All-County      

Eric Smith

Pine Crest, senior

Ht./Wt.: 6-0, 180

Pos.: DB

Comment: Had 31 solo tackles and 2 interceptions, including one that was returned for a touchdown. New Haven and Lafayette interested.
Pard4Life

A sighting from the bball game: saw coach Clayton escorting a kid and his mother along the sideline toward the west exit and varsity house. He was wearing a maroon sweat with DBP letters... likely Don Bosco (best program in NJ). Looked like a LB/RB/FB type from the rafters. Any idea who?
Andy

Pard4Life wrote:
A sighting from the bball game: saw coach Clayton escorting a kid and his mother along the sideline toward the west exit and varsity house. He was wearing a maroon sweat with DBP letters... likely Don Bosco (best program in NJ). Looked like a LB/RB/FB type from the rafters. Any idea who?


The kid I saw was with coach Fein and later walked out the west end with his mom and coach Clayton. He was about as tall as Clayton, big kid, blonde hair.  Both kid and mom wore maroon, but i couldnt read the writing from across the gym. Assumed they were LC sweatshirts and that the kid was the OL transfer Anastor. If you saw DBP, then could be OL Kurt Schmitz, an Ivy type recruit, but just a wild guess..
Pard94

Too funny! It's like the Bourne Identity in Easton. We have eyes and ears everywhere! I love it.
Andy

Philly Daily News

Council Rock North quarterback Tyler Hamilton will continue his football career close to home. He has orally committed to play at Penn. "I really like the attitude of the coaches and players there," the 6-foot, 190-pound senior said. "I'm excited that I'm soon going to be part of the program."
A three-year starter at quarterback for the Indians, Hamilton, who doubled as a safety, last season threw for 1,220 yards and 13 touchdowns. He rushed for more than 400 yards. Hamilton had scholarship offers from Akron, Old Dominion, and Monmouth. Lehigh, Lafayette, Holy Cross and Columbia were among the other schools in the mix./////

Good to see coaches agree with me in our need for a quality QB or two.   Take this one off the list.  Anyone know of any verbal commitments other than the 2 transfers?
ProudPard

Andy

Here's one for you. Luc Yocum a linebacker from Blair Academy has committed and will begin classes at Lafayette this semester.

http://www.centredaily.com/sports/story/1702965.html
Franks Tanks

ProudPard wrote:
Andy

Here's one for you. Luc Yocum a linebacker from Blair Academy has committed and will begin classes at Lafayette this semester.

http://www.centredaily.com/sports/story/1702965.html


Nice pickup here.  We have him and the Northeastern kid starting right away
Andy

ProudPard wrote:
Andy

Here's one for you. Luc Yocum a linebacker from Blair Academy has committed and will begin classes at Lafayette this semester.

http://www.centredaily.com/sports/story/1702965.html


Excellent, PP! Made my night. Sounds like a physical player who loves to play.  Beat out some good competition, too.
RichH

Mitch Marincov  6'2" 195   Orlando Fl   *
Andy

RichH wrote:
Mitch Marincov  6'2" 195   Orlando Fl   *


Rich, as a prospect not a commit, correct? Listed w/ us on scout for a while, no change mentioned there.

Morris County POY, LB/RB Mike Burton, subject of a 1/12 Rivals article. I dont have a subscription so cant see more than a blurb. New interest from Rutgers and others but interesting note that he says will visit EITHER Lafayette or Lehigh on the 22nd.  Come on, close enough to check out both!  Believe R lists him as a FB.  Glaring need for us.
RichH

Read the same on Burton. We both need a fb or 2, but LB seems his best position. Saw the qb a while ago , just got around to posting. No update on choice

I would guess 1/22 is last visit weekend prior to signing day.Good pick up with the kid from Blair
Andy

RichH wrote:
Read the same on Burton. We both need a fb or 2, but LB seems his best position. Saw the qb a while ago , just got around to posting. No update on choice

I would guess 1/22 is last visit weekend prior to signing day.Good pick up with the kid from Blair


Believe rivals shows him visiting maine on 15th and rutgers on 22nd.
Andy

Another QB off the list, this one due to injury:

http://www.recordonline.com/apps/...100116/SPORTS31/1160331/-1/SPORTS

In mid-December, Scalo was going to be videotaped throwing by coach Pat D'Aliso. But when Scalo warmed up, he said his "shoulder didn't feel right." That led to Scalo's decision to let coaches know he isn't going to play....

Scalo was being actively recruited by Columbia, Lafayette, Lehigh, Holy Cross, Bucknell, Albany and Wyoming. Bucknell and Columbia made offers, according to his father, Joe. The family had official visits scheduled for Lafayette and Lehigh, but canceled them. Scalo has not decided where he will attend college.//////
carney2

Here is a rundown of the QBs that have been mentioned in this post:

Jared Evans, West Catholic (PA)

Phillip Bhaya, Haddonfield (NJ)

Raphael Ortiz, St. Peter's Prep (NJ) - Offered by Lafayette and Lehigh

Dan Scalo, Monroe-Woodbury - Injured and will not be playing football in 2010.

Tyler Hamilton, Council Rock North (PA) - Committed to Penn

Mitch Marincov, Timber Creek (FL) - There is an indication on Scout that he has "named a leader," but the details are on Insider which requires me to send a check.  I'm  too cheap.

Only Ortiz and Marincov seem to have generated recruiting buzz.
Andy

PROSPECTS  status unknown:


OL Devin Cochrane  6-2.5 285  Nease HS, FL--offered by Yale.  LC,     CU, LU, BU, Penn sniffing.

Video at:  http://www.neaseprospects.com/index.htm

SS Tyler Robinson   6-2 205   Dublin, OH--offered by Pards,  Brown, Princeton, Georgetown, Taunting Hawks

Video at:  http://scoutingohio.com/index.php/view-profile.html?task=userProfile&user=1945&name=TRob8

Several other CU, TH recruits (Dann, Behm, McCLain)  on that OH site.

They'll be on the Tauntin' Hawk blog shortly after he reads about them here.
cr

this weekend should tell us alot.  I don't feel we have as many crossovers with LC and Lu as usual. Keep your eyes oepen and your ears  alert.
Andy

cr wrote:
this weekend should tell us alot.  I don't feel we have as many crossovers with LC and Lu as usual. Keep your eyes oepen and your ears  alert.


OL Charlie Dann, Ohio chooses Gtown over offers from gate and taunting hawks.  Must want the DC night life.
cr

Nuts.  Must not care about football.
Pard94

cr wrote:
Nuts.  Must not care about football.


That lure of that Georgetown education is sometimes strong enough to prompt a young man to smack his head against a brickwall for four years...can you imagine how G'town could dominate if they just gave the smalles crap about football?
LC Local Fan

another potential QB Brett Biestek

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ohiovarsi...722?colleges=show#college_choices
Andy

LCLF, pls check your messages above.
cr

Andy wrote:
LCLF, pls check your messages above.


Are you holding out on me Andy? whatta got?
Andy

cr wrote:
Andy wrote:
LCLF, pls check your messages above.


Are you holding out on me Andy? whatta got?


Hah!  Laughing  Based on what we saw yesterday, if I've followed the "clues" correctly, the staff had a few kids in from an entirely new geographic  area for LC football.  Big kids!  Anyway, I wont post anything on them  w/out published confirmation.  Also, a few locals, phillyarea kid, and several unknown to me in the crowd.  You know LCLF and I will be looking for confirmations.
cr

Congrats on Mputu, he is a good one. He has agreed,however,   with his older brother not to play vs Colgate. Very Happy
Andy

The big RB Sean Farrell from jersey has committed to lehigh, as has all-county LB from Pt Boro, Hayden.   Good, cause we'd like the Taunters to stay competitive.
LC Local Fan

Nazareth HS Dan Wilk signs with Penn.
RichH

Very Happy Gee thanks for the support Andy. We still have a ways to go to catch either Pards or HC. We have 10 confirmed Muhammad , Lippincott and Farrell best so far. Solid kids otherwise but not much speed or size so far
cr

so Rich I guess you think Colgate is chopped liver.  We have no media so you will see a very good class eventually.
Andy

Ath Dan Wilk from nazareth was at the American game w/ his parents.  Apparently LC offered him, but he'd been quoted in print as hoping for Penn from the get go. He got his wish:

“After receiving offers from Bucknell, Holy Cross, Duquesne and Lafayette I decided to commit to Pennsylvania,” Dan Wilk wrote. “I’m really excited that I will be able to get an outstanding education while continuing to play football in college. Hopefully I will have the chance to play for an Ivy League Championship.” ///

Cant win them all.  In view  of the terrific recruits Penn lands every year, our 3 wins in a row over them is really impressive.

Also, yeah, we need another TE:

New Smyrna Beach TE Je-marc Sears (6-3, 235) has committed to play football at Tennessee State.

“We are ver, very excited,” said Sears’ mother Jeanna Spellers. “I am so proud of my son. It’s about time.”

Sears picked Tennessee State over offers from Wofford (S.C.), Lafayette (Pa.) and The Citadel (S.C.).//////

QB/LB Biestek recruited as a LB by FU.  We had in fact offered according to Scout.com:

Brett Biestek, a 6-foot-3.5, 215-pound outside linebacker from Sheehan High School gave his verbal commitment to Fordham this week over Brown, Lafayette and Cornell./////
RichH

cr   only commenting on announced kids. Gate like LU gives no info
Andy

Seems we were head-to-head with HC a lot for this class.  Every article I read, every list, seemed to have a HC kid. Very aggressive recruiting by them this year.  I have no idea how a PL school can "land him as a junior", but I think it demonstrates their recruiting vigor.  Win some, lose some. Hope we came out to the positive.  Good looking group overall for HC.  

Gary Acquah was Mr. Versatility during his time at Mount St. Michael. He was a bruising fullback and a sure-tackling linebacker, helping Mount to the CHSFL Class AA title this year. The 6-foot-2, 235-pound Acquah was patient through the recruiting process even though Holy Cross was eager to land him as a junior.

THe eventually did commit to the defending Patriot League champion over Lafayette, Lehigh, Stony Brook and Marist. He cited the school’s Pre-Med program, his relationship with the coaches and the ability to get a chance to play linebacker, defensive end and fullback.

“I love those positions, so being able to go to a school that wants me to play all of those positions will give me a great opportunity,” Acquah said.

Cardinal Hayes coach C.J. O’Neill said in any other situation Emanuel Mendoza would have been a two-year starter on the offense line. Except as a junior he played behind Fernando Diaz (now at the University of Pittsburgh) and Erle Ladson (Delaware). The recruiting process was slow for the 6-foot-6, 277-pound lineman, but he feels he found the right fit in Holy Cross. He chose the Crusaders over Lafayette, Cornell and Columbia.

http://www.yournabe.com/articles/...n_brooklyn_graphic-stonybrook.txt
Pard4Life

For 2011 recruits: two OL/DL from Ocean were at the game with football and prospective student materials. They were numbers 54 and 57, maybe six feet tall.

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