Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Add a couple of names to Yale's commitment list

Looks like you can add the names Luke Thomas out of Sacred Heart Prep in Atherton, Calif. and Cole Champion from St. Thomas Aquinas of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. to the list of Yale commitments.

I received an e-mail yesterday about Thomas, who visited Yale in November and has already been accepted. I reached out to Sacred Heart Prep coach Pete Lovorato who said in an email "he was undoubtedly our most valuable player before he was hurt. Teams we played against had to game plan around him to have any chance to move the ball. He started at our strong side defensive end and was also playing fullback on offense."

The 6-foot-1, 215-pound Thomas was credited with 24 tackles and six sacks in five games on the Sacred Heart Prep page on MaxPreps. As a junior he was credited with 94 tackles and 5 1/2 sacks.

I saw a tweet by Chris Nee from saying that Champion, a safety, committed to Yale following a campus visit over the weekend. No words is his St. Thomas Aquinas teammate Tyler Drake (brother of Yale DE Dylan Drake) will also be heading to Yale. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound Champion led St. Thomas Aquinas with 52 solo tackles and also had a sack and two fumble recoveries.

I know somebody posted a comment about Luke Longinotti, a lineman from Junipero Serra High in San Mateo, Calif. being a Yale commit. I reported his commitment to Yale back in August but in a feature on him in the San Jose Mercury News on Dec. 22 and again in the paper's all-area package he is not listed as committed to Yale. I will attempt to confirm that information before I add him to my list of committed players.

Here's what I have in terms of committed players and as the new of Scott's commitment shows, it's likely far from being complete.

Aaron Ault, DE Lake Brantley (FL)
Austin Carter, LB/RB Choate
Christian Conway, RB Bronxville (NY)
Jackson Conway, RB Bronxville (NY)
Cole Champion, DB St. Thomas Aquinas (FL)
Caleb Gilligan-Evans, RB Stepinac (NY)
Roger Kilgore, WR/DB Bishop Ahr (NJ)
Ben Killion, OL, Wootton (MD)
Carl Kreitzberg, OL West Salem (OR)
Pat McHugh, DL St. Anthony's (NY)
Mikhail Reece, DL Gaither (FL)
Matt Rubino, WR, Holy Spirit (NJ)
Luke Thomas, DE/LB Sacred Heart Prep (CA)
Tom Undercuffler, DB Berlin
Adam VanValkenberg, LB Lake Brantley (FL)

In regards to the Ross twins (Derrek and Dusty) out of Oak Hills High in Cincinnati I did see a tweet from a Cincinnati Enquirer reporter saying they have committed to Yale. I called their HS coach to try to get confirmation of that. I know that the previous staff was extremely high on the two linemen so that would be two key additions to an ever growing list of commitments.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about Sean Marinan? You also previously listed Pat McHugh, St.Anthony's, as committed. So does Newsday.

12:04 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about Sean Marinan? You also previously listed Pat McHugh, St.Anthony's as committed. So does Newsday.

12:06 AM 
Anonymous Truly Blue '59 said...

I hope your readers and the Yale coaches appreciate what you are doing in reaching out to the recruits and their coaches. You are reminding all concerned of Yale's ongoing interest at that of its fans. Many thanks for your assistance in recruiting.

10:34 AM 
Blogger Jim Fuller said...

You are correct about McHugh. I will add him to the list. As for Marinan, he said on the day that Williams resigned that he was uncertain about things. I've reached out to his dad/high school coach to try to get an update on his status.

11:42 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two more:

Dustin Ross & Derek Ross. Linemen
6'4",270 lbs. 6'4", 265 lbs.
Oak Hills H.S.,Cincinnati, Ohio

2:25 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

are Luke Thomas and Luke Scott the same player?

11:36 PM 

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