Thursday, September 20, 2012

Varga, Powers and Little

Here’s some more on Tyler Varga.
The Canadian freshman made quite a first impression Saturday rushing for 103 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries and consequently earning Ivy League rookie of the week honors.
Varga (5-11, 220) is a powerful, downhill runner.
“After first contact he never goes down,” quarterback Eric Williams said. “You need two people to bring him down because he’s such a powerful runner. He’s a real asset to the offense.”
Did head coach Tony Reno see this kind of immediate impact?
“You can’t forecast that,” he said. You come to the campus and settle into college life and see how fast you pick up the playbook. I give our seniors some credit for that. For our seniors and juniors, they welcome guys in.”
It appears that former Hopkins standout John Powers will have a much bigger role this season.
Powers started one game at free safety last season, but was known for his special teams play. Well Powers started in Saturday’s win against Georgetown and finished with a nine tackles and a fumble recovery.
“He’s a skill guy playing DB,” Reno said. “I remember recruiting him as a QB at Hopkins. If he wasn’t starting at safety we’d probably play him at WR too.”
The injury bug has hit another WR for Yale. Already without Chris Smith and Deon Randall for the season, Cheshire product and freshman Sebastian Little will miss “a few weeks” according to Reno.
Little went down with an injury in Saturday’s game against the Hoyas. Before getting injured, Little caught three passes for 19 yards.


Anonymous bob semple said...

what is status of the heavily-recruited freshman receiver, avery lewis? pperhaps he could help. bob semple

2:38 PM 

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