Thursday, January 15, 2009

Two more commits

Add Newton (Mass.) South quarterback Derek Russell and St. Thomas Aquinas defensive end Dylan Drake to list of players who have committed to the Yale football program.

The 6-foot-1, 175-pound Russell confirmed the commitment in a story in Thursday's Daily News Tribune.

Russell threw for 2,257 yards, 21 touchdowns and just five interceptions while rushing for 543 yards and eight scores as a senior.

Drake, despite missing one game as a senior, was the fourth-leading tackler on a St. Thomas Aquinas team which went 15-0 and finished as the No. 1 team in every major national high school poll.

The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Drake had season-high seven tackles in Florida 5A semifinal win over Largo and had three sacks against Dillard. Drake finished with 42 tackles and led the Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. school with 9 1/2 sacks and 19 1/2 tackles for losses.

Drake, who was offered a scholarship by Air Force, was also being recruited by Penn and Brown.

Drake and Russell become the 14th and 15th confirmed commitments for Yale.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Word has it from players that some assistants have been told of their future at Yale. Coach Brooks was informed last week that he will be kept on. In the last day or two, Coach Flanders was told that he will be kept on, but I do not know if he will remain DC. Coach Ciotti will remain but in a different capacity. No word on the other assistant coaches.

9:22 PM 

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