Monday, May 13, 2013

The Bulldogs 2013 recruiting class

It's official. Finally. Here's the link to a story and the complete list below.

Name Hometown Pos. Ht Wt.
Ben Bedard Grand Ledge, Mich. DL 6-4 265
Kevin Blohm San Francisco, Calif. OL 6-4 250
Khalid Cannon Gadsden, Ala. OL 6-6 265
Robert Clemons Laguna Beach, Calif. WR/DB 6-0 175
Victor Egu Concord, Calif. LB 6-3 235
Mason Friedline Seattle, Wash. OL 6-5 290
Myles Gaines Tallahassee, Fla. WR 5-11 175
Pete Gerson Madison, Conn. DE 6-3 245
D’Amani Grayer Phoenix, Ariz. RB/DB 5-9 170
Leo Haenni Franklin, Ohio TE 6-3 225
Dale Harris Brooklandville, Md. CB/RB 5-10 190
Bryan Holmes Holland, Mich. K/P 5-11 205
Beau Iverson University Place, Wash. TE 6-8 270
Remick Kawawaki Vancouver, Wash. FS/OLB 6-2 215
John Lancione Avon Lake, Ohio OL 6-3 270
Darius Manora Alexandria, Va. RB 6-0 210
Galen McAllister San Antonio, Texas RB 5-7 161
Spencer McManes Roswell, Ga. QB 6-3 210
Marty Moesta Grosse Pointe, Mich. DE 6-6 240
Duncan Morfitt Scottsdale, Ariz. LB 6-3 215
Foyesade Oluokun St. Louis Mo. DB 6-2 200
Candler Rich Newman, Ga. RB/WR 5-11 190
Robert Ries Cincinnati, Ohio S 5-11 185
Morgan Roberts* Charlotte, N.C. QB 6-3 210
Blake Rowlinson Alpharetta, Ga. WR 6-3 205
Jack Rushin Wilmette, Ill. DL 6-5 275
Spencer Rymziewski Chester, Pa. DB 6-0 185
Jackson Stallings Moore, Okla. FB/TE 6-1 230
Brian Sykes Alpharetta, Ga. OLB/SS 6-2 200
Copache Tyler Springfield, Ill. DT 6-3 280

*Roberts will be a sophomore because he transferred from Clemson. 

Monday, May 06, 2013

Spring follow-up

Here’s a link to the latest Yale notebook in case you missed it. Some additional notes below...
Well, there’s really no news here. As previously reported, Eric Williams and Henry Furman are a notch above the rest of the group. That hasn’t changed. Expect Clemson-transfer Morgan Roberts to compete right away and be in that mix as well.
Reno said Cromwell-product Anthony Morales had a solid spring and had an impressive drive in the scrimmage last month.
"To be continued," Reno said. No one grabbed the job yet. Someone has to grab the job. I’m looking forward to the competition."
Reno said the Bulldogs will mix it up with a three, four and sometimes five-man front.
As he showed last season, Reno is not afraid to play freshmen. Expect more of that this season. He said the d-line and the defensive backs will see the biggest impact from freshmen.
"Those are two ares where we will see a lot of young guys playing," Reno said.
Other notes on the defensive line: Reno liked the improvement of DE Mikhail Reece, Carl Kreitzberg will be in the mix this season and Kyle White has moved over from the offensive line.
As noted before, Reno is very high on LB Will Vaughan. He said he’s become one of the team leaders during the offseason. Same thing with fellow LB Andrew Larkin. He was a late recruit when Reno came to Yale. He runs well, he’s very aggressive and comes from a strong high school program in Glenbard West. Expect to hear his name a lot more, too.
The offensive line may have been the Bulldogs biggest strength last season. Right now the the line appears to be John Oppenheimer, Will Chism, Ben Carberry, Wes Gavin and Luke Longinotti.
Reno said Carberry, who missed seven weeks with an injury last year, is the most talented of that bunch and Gavin is the most improved, Reno said.
-Yale will scrimmage Brown on Sept. 7. Where and whether or not it will be an open scrimmage is TBA.
-The only change to this year’s uniform is that the "Y" will no longer be on the shoulder.
-Perhaps Holy Cross will be on the Bulldogs schedule in the near future.
"I’d like to get back to playing Holy Cross," Reno said. "It’s a great rivalry and a great regional game. We’re working to get that back on the schedule for sure."
Reno would like to schedule one scholarship school each year and noted Yale continues to look at CAA teams.
Also, here's the link to the unofficial list of newcomers in case anyone was looking for it. 

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Nine Yale players earn Hampshire Honor

The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame announced members of this year’s NFF Hampshire Honor Society.

The honor is given to college football players from all divisions who maintained a 3.2 GPA or better throughout their college career. The following Yale players earned the honor: Michael Anderson, Colin Bibb, Chris Dooley, Will McHale, Wes Moyer, John Powers, John Runk, Derek Russell and Kurt Stottlemyer.