Time for an update
First, Ryan Stanney a 6-foot-2, 235-pound tight end out of Orlando's Bishop Moore High School, has committed to Yale and been sent a likely letter. He becomes the 27th recruit I can confirm has been sent a likely letter meaning his application has been approved by the Yale admissions department. For those who have been following along in this process and believe it should be No. 28, word I am getting is that Texas receiver Avery Lewis is likely to go the prep school route. Stanney was part of a Bishop Moore team which advanced to the Florida 2A quarterfinals. I don't have his complete season stats but through games of Nov. 4 on the Orlando Sentinel website, Stanney had 19 catches for 256 yards in eight games. Word I am hearing is that Yale is not quite done with its class just yet as a couple of prospects are currently having their applications reviewed.
Now for the latest on former Duke defensive lineman Tevin Hood, I have been able to confirm that he did visit Yale and met with the Yale coaching staff. His application will not be read until after admissions department is done with reading those of high school seniors. However, Hood was a decorated student-athlete at Hamilton High School in Chandler, Arizona and was named as a regional winner in the 2010 National Football Foundation National High School Scholar-Athlete Award program so assuming he took care of business at Duke, you would think getting the stamp of approval from Yale shouldn't be an issue. His application will be read next month and if accepted he would be immediately eligible in the fall and have three years of eligibility remaining. Hood played in four games as a freshman at Duke.
Speaking of defensive lineman, former starter Pat Moran is back in school after taking the fall semester off to help with his father's re-election congressional campaign in Virginia's 8th district. Receiver Peter Balsam is delaying his re-enrollment until the fall but like Moran, is expected back after not playing last season. Both Moran and Balsam will be seniors. One player who won't be back is center Jake Koury. Koury was eligible for a fifth season of eligibility, who is planning to graduate and leave his football days behind him.
For those looking for the list of Yale recruits, here are the 27 players who have received likely letters from Yale.
OL Ben Carbery 6-5 265 Oak Park (River Forest, Ill.)
K/P Kyle Cazzetta 5-10 180 Minisink Valley (Slate Hill, N.Y.)
OL William Chism 6-3 260 Saint Andrews Episcopal School (Ridgeland, Miss.)
TE Adam Conklin 6-3 230 Choate (Wallingford)
DE E.J. Conway 6-2 215 McDonogh (Owings Mills, Md.)
DB Charles Cook 6-3 180 Parish Episcopal (Dallas)
DB Rob Coury 6-1 195 St. Edward (Lakewood, Ohio)
DE Chris Coyne 6-4 225 Staples (Westport)
DB Ethan DeSilva 6-1 190 Mission Viejo (Calif.)
OL Andy Ellis 6-3 290 Cinco Ranch (Katy, Tex.)
DL Max Fink 6-1 215 Gulliver Prep (Miami)
DE Davis Franks 6-4 235 Grace Christian Academy (Knoxville, Tenn.)
DB L.J. Hunt 6-0 195 St. Joseph (Trumbull)
QB Tyler Hutchison 5-11 165 Huntington (W.V.)
LB Everett Johnson 5-10 205 Union (N.J.)
RB Kahlil Keys 5-11 200 Choate (Wallingford)
DB Nick LaTesta 5-9 165 Bergen Catholic (Oradell, N.J.)
LB Tyler Manu 6-1 200 Rocky Mountain (Meridian, Idaho)
DE/LB Pat Murray 6-3 215 Staples (Westport)
DE Jeff Schmittgens 6-3 245 Benet Academy (Lisle, Ill.)
OL Jack Sheahan 6-2 265 St. Rita (Chicago)
OL Stephen Shoemaker 6-2 270 Bronxville (N.Y.)
DE/TE Matt Spillane 6-5 210 Healdsburg (Calif.)
TE Ryan Stanney 6-2 235 Bishop Moore (Orlando, Fla.)
K Parker Toms 5-10 180 Serra (San Mateo, Calif.)
OL Seth Walker 6-4 240 Pope John II (Nashville, Tenn.)
WR Grant Wallace 6-0 180 Burroughs (St. Louis)