More on Liguori and Okano
As I reported in an earlier blog entry, they both followed through and are firmly committed as part of the incoming freshman class at Yale. But I figured I would pass on the highlights from my conversation with Harvard-Westlake football coach Vic Eumont from earlier today.
Eumont said both Liguori and Okano had received some recruiting interest from Bowl Championship Subdivision teams but are indeed headed to Yale.
Liguori is a big-play receiver who had touchdown catches in 10 of his 11 games as a senior. Liguori, who had two 100-yard receiving games as a senior, finished the year with 48 catches for 823 yards and 13 TD receptions. He had catches of 56, 61, 64 and 72 yards helping the North Hollywood, Calif. school to a 7-4 record in 2009.
"He's a legit receiver, he has great hands, great quickness," Eumont said.
Liguori, 6-foot-1 and 180 pounds, played with the varsity for three seasons as did the 5-foot-11, 190-pound Okano, who was drawing some interest from BCS school up until the time he officially committed to Yale.
"He can play free safety, strong safety and even some cornerback," Eumont said.
Eumont said that if Okano had prototypical safety size, he would have had major college programs all over him. As it was, Okano received plenty of interest from I-A schools including some of the service academies. As a senior Okano had 79 tackles, three interceptions, two fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles. He also averaged 23 yards on 11 kickoff returns and 10.3 yards on eight punt returns.