Sunday, September 03, 2006

Potential recruit

Here's a high school player from West Virginia who says he's interested in playing college football, possibly at Yale.

I've learned with recruiting, however, high school players can say they want to play anywhere.

But if I come across players who say they are interested in Yale, I will post them and follow-up.




http://sundaygazettemail.com/section/Sports/2006090130



In the spotlight
ATHLETE: Matt Hartsog
SCHOOL: Hurricane
CLASS: Senior


SPORT: Football, basketball, wrestling
HIGHLIGHTS: A 6-foot, 200-pound football captain of the AAA Redskins, played outside linebacker, halfback, tailback and fullback; selected second-team All-MSAC and special mention all-state linebacker and Hurricane's defensive player of the year; in 2005, the team went 8-4 and was 12th going into the playoffs; last season was second time the team advanced farther than first round in playoffs and team posted five shutouts. ... Played basketball as freshman and sophomore and was a wrestler as a junior. ... Would like to play football in college.
PERSONAL: Overall grade-point average of 4.08; treasurer of Beta Club; member, National Honor Society, Teenage Republican Club, Key Club, Future Scientific Engineers of America, Mu Alpha Theta, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Toyota Robotics Competition team; received Outstanding Young West Virginian Award and participated in Governor's Honors Academy, Math Field Day and is included in National Honor Roll and Who's Who Among American High School Students. ... Eagle Scout and junior assistant scout master and senior patrol leader. ... Member of Catholic Church of the Ascension. ... College plans undecided, but would like to major in engineering at West Virginia University, the U.S. Naval Academy or Yale; son of Kent and Rosanne Hartsog.
ATHLETE: Mackenzie Maier
SCHOOL: Charleston Catholic
CLASS: Senior
SPORT: Basketball
HIGHLIGHTS: A 6-foot, 2-inch four-year varsity starter for the Class A Irish; entering senior year with 1,591 points; as a junior averaged 21.8 points, 10 rebounds and five blocked shots per game; shot 93 percent from the foul line in 2005-2006 season; became only the second Kanawha Valley girls player to reach 1,000 points in her sophomore year; her 47 consecutive free throws last season broke a school record, a Kanawha County record and ranked fifth nationally for girls basketball all-time consecutive free throws; the team finished 22-4 in her junior year, 24-2 in 2004-2005 and 18-5 in 2003-2004; selected first-team all-state and West Virginia State Tournament all-tournament team in freshman, sophomore and junior years; awarded 24-Hour Fitness national player of the week finalist and West Virginia's Associated Press co-player of the week for Jan. 21, 2006.
PERSONAL: Overall grade-point average of 4.2; four-year member of Latin Club and earned cum laude on the national Latin exam; member of yearbook staff and junior prom committee; active member of Blessed Sacrament Church in South Charleston and junior camp counselor for Camp Tygart through church; participated in HOPE, an emergency home repair outreach ministry and volunteered for Big Brothers/Big Sisters. ... Daughter of John and Terri Maier.

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