Wednesday, February 02, 2011

List of Yale commitments - so far

As promised, here is the list of players who have committed to Yale. The list is broken down into two parts. The first one includes the 13 players I have been able to confirm have been accepted at Yale. The second group are the ones who I have been able to find published reports of their commitments to Yale courtesy of other newspaper websites. That doesn't mean that they haven't been accepted at Yale, simply that I have not yet been able to confirm that they have received likely letters.

Although today is the start of the football signing period, that is irrelevant to Yale unless one of its committed players signs with a scholarship school (which happened when Joliet Catholic lineman Kyle Rouse signed with Air Force). But I still thought it was a good time to provide as comprehensive a list of Yale commits as I could.


Pos Player Ht. Wt. School
OL Ben Carbery 6-5 265 Oak Park (River Forest, Ill.)

A three-year starter on the offensive line
OL William Chism 6-3 260 Saint Andrews Episcopal School (Ridgeland, Miss.)
Leader of offensive line which averaged more than 300 rushing yards per game
DE Chris Coyne 6-4 225 Staples (Westport)
106 tackles, 12 sacks as a senior and recorded 16 sacks as a junior
DL Max Fink 6-1 215 Gulliver Prep (Miami)
Had 13 sacks as a junior and led team to two shutout wins as a senior
DB L.J. Hunt 6-0 195 St. Joseph (Trumbull)
Ran for nearly 1,000 yards and had 75 tackles for Class S champions
QB Tyler Hutchison 5-11 165 Huntington (W.V.)
Had more than 1,400 yards of total offense and 18 TDs as senior
RB/LB Everett Johnson 5-10 205 Union (N.J.)
Sideline to sideline defensive player was a two-year captain
RB Kahlil Keys 5-11 200 Choate (Wallingford)
Ran for 2,776 yards and 29 touchdowns as Casa Grande (Calif.) before spending PG season at Choate
DB Nick LaTesta 5-9 165 Bergen Catholic (Oradell, N.J.)
47 tackles, 4 interceptions as a senior
DE/LB Pat Murray 6-3 215 Staples (Westport)
107 tackles, 15 sacks as a senior after having 9 sacks and two forced fumbles as junior
OL Stephen Shoemaker 6-2 270 Bronxville (N.Y.)
Offensive guard/defensive tackle was named New York Class C Player of the Year
OL Seth Walker 6-4 240 Pope John II (Nashville, Tenn.)
Named to Hendersonville Star News all-county squad as an offensive lineman.

REPORTED COMMITMENTS
K/P Kyle Cazzetta 5-10 180 Minisink Valley (Slate Hill, N.Y.)
Was 9 of 14 on field goals including a New York Section 9 record 51 yarder
TE Adam Conklin 6-3 230 Choate
Post Grad from Dover, Mass. became reliable option in passing game as season wore on
DE E.J. Conway 6-2 215 McDonogh (Owings Mills, Md.)
Team captain was named to the MIAA A All-Conference squad and also started at offensive guard
DB Charles Cook 6-3 180 Parish Episcopal (Dallas)
Had 16 interceptions as a senior for TAPPS Division II champions
DB Rob Coury 6-1 195 St. Edward (Lakewood, Ohio)
Had 77 tackles and seven interceptions as a senior
DB Ethan DeSilva 6-1 190 Mission Viejo (Calif.)
Named to the All-CIF Pac-5 Division first team as a cornerback
OL Andy Ellis 6-3 290 Cinco Ranch (Katy, Tex.)
Leader of an offensive line which opened holes for two 1,200-yard rushers
DE Davis Franks 6-4 235 Grace Christian Academy (Knoxville, Tenn.)
Tennessee Class 1-A Mr. Football Award winner after having 30 tackles for losses and 15 sacks
LB Tyler Manu 6-1 200 Rocky Mountain (Meridian, Idaho)
Team captain was second team 5A Southern Idaho Conference selection
DE Jeff Schmittgens 6-3 245 Benet Academy (Lisle, Ill.)
Two-year starter had 38 tackles and two sacks as a senior
OL Jack Sheahan 6-2 265 St. Rita (Chicago)
A major reason why 11-2 Mustangs averaged nearly 250 rushing yards per game
K Parker Toms 5-10 180 Serra (San Mateo, Calif.)
Had two field goals against Archbishop Mitty and is outstanding on kickoffs
WR Grant Wallace 6-0 180 Burroughs (St. Louis)
Had 81 catches for 1141 yards and had 24 touchdowns as a senior including six on special teams

On the other side of things, here's an update on some Connecticut kids who drew varying amount of interest from Yale but ended up committing elsewhere
RB Jonathan Esposito, Conard (Princeton)
RB Ross McDonald, Avon (Army)
OL Ryan Peloquin, St. Paul (Princeton)
QB Sean Goldrich, Notre Dame-West Haven (New Hampshire)
OL Jeff Winthrop, St. Paul's School-New Hampshire (Dartmouth)
- Winthrop is from Roxbury.

Yale has three in-state commitments and it could become four if former Hyde standout Deshawn Murphy, who is now at Choate, gets the SAT scores he needed to be placed into one of Yale's recruiting bands. Murphy, an athletic 6-foot-4 receiver who is also a standout basketball player, should be getting the results in the next couple of days.

13 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you, Jim. Nice to see a couple California prospects. We've had good luck there lately.

10:50 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Murray is listed on maxpreps as 6'3" 215

12:44 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You missed Grant Wallace, Burroghs WR/KR(St.Louis); E.J. Conway, DL, Baltimore; and Tyler Manu, Rocky Mountain LB (Idaho). Found each on the internet

2:44 PM 
Blogger Jim Fuller said...

I previously reported E.J. Conway committing to Yale so he should have been in my initial list but thanks for the info on the other two commits. Along with Rob Coury, who I also added, that brings the number to 25.

3:50 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Houston Chronicle also reported today that Andy Ellis of Cinco Ranch HS is headed to Yale. Cinco Ranch plays top-flight football in Texas' largest high school division -- Class AAAAA -- so I'm optimistic he'll be an impact player for the Elis.

Dartmouth is the only other Ivy school that the Chronicle reported as "signing" Houston area kids. Dartmouth signed three, all from AAAAA suburban schools.

Mike Harrington, TD'69

11:45 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Mike Harrington... what is Andy Ellis' position? Also, were you a teammate of BD and Calvin?

Bill Abelson
(grew up 5 blocks from the Bowl in that era)

2:47 PM 
Blogger BM said...

Dallas Morning News reported that Avery Lewis 6-5 200lb WR from Richardson committed to Yale.

6:14 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jim,
You are doing a great job reporting re Yale football recruits. Are there any transfer players that might have heard about? Thankx.
Ray Yale Football Fan

8:36 PM 
Blogger Jim Fuller said...

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10:10 PM 
Blogger Jim Fuller said...

Ray,

I haven't heard anything about any transfers although this is usually the time of the year when rumors of potential transfers began to heat up so I will keep my eyes and ears open.

10:14 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We could use another QB and a second RB.

12:44 PM 
Blogger Jim Fuller said...

The list is not complete so it is possible that another RB and/or QB is on there. Yale did bring in four quarterbacks a year ago so if Hutchison is the only one they bring in, they should be OK at that position and address it more in the next year or two.

10:15 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hutchison is listed as a qb because that is what he played in high school but he will be playing wr at yale.

1:10 AM 

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