Thursday, January 30, 2014

Recruiting news (UPDATED 1/30)

I can’t call them “commits” in the Ivy League, so here is a look at some players that should be headed to Yale next season, pending acceptance.

Jason Alessi, DB, 6-0, 180 Bloomfield, Mich.: Originally committed to play lacrosse at Michigan. Was drawing FBS interest. VIDEO

Cody Arledge, OL, 6-5, 255 Plano, Texas: Had offers from Harvard, New Mexico State, Navy and Texas State. VIDEO

Stephen Barmore, QB, 6-2, 210 Southington: A perfect fit for Reno’s offense. This local QB has size, a strong arm and good speed. VIDEO

John Barton, RB, 5-10, 180 Twinsburg, Ohio: Prepped one season at Choate and will now head to Yale. VIDEO

Jon Bezney, OL, 6-5, 275 Cincinnati, Ohio: According to Cincinnati.com Bezney had offers from Wisconsin, Vanderbilt, Connecticut, Miami University, Kentucky, Louisville, Massachusetts and Kent State. VIDEO

Will Bryan, RB/CB, 5-11, 175 Pomona, Calif.: Averaged over 100 all-purpose yards and had 49 tackles for Diamond Ranch High. VIDEO

Hayden Carlson, DB, 5-11, 185 Glen Ellyn, Ill.: According to CSN Chicago,  Carlson was named conference Defensive POY and Player of the Game in the Class 7A championship as a junior. VIDEO

Jeho Chang, OL, 6-4, 275 Suwanee, Ga.: Helped an offense that manufactured 37.5 ppg. VIDEO

Rafe Chapple, QB, 6-1, 190 Norcross, Ga.: Younger brother of former Harvard standout Colton Chapple. VIDEO

Earl Chism, DE/LB, 6-4, 240 Elk Grove, Calif.: Passed on FBS offers for the Bulldogs. VIDEO

Nick Crowle, LB, 6-3, 245, Fairfield Prep: Averaging around 7 tackles per game this season. VIDEO

Tim Dawson, DE, 6-3, 225, New Orleans, La.: Had offers from Harvard, Navy, Old Diminion and South Alabama along with others. VIDEO

Jake DeHart, WR, 5-10, 167, Erie, Penn.: Had offers from Holy Cross, Bucknell, Youngstown State and others. VIDEO

Ross Drwal, WR, 6-1, 195, Omaha, Neb.: De-committed from Harvard for Yale. VIDEO
 
Conor Furey, DL/TE, 6-6, 235, Claymont, Delaware: Decision came down to Yale and Penn. VIDEO

Jaeden Graham, DB, 6-4, 215, Aurora, Colo.: Had offers from several schools, including Wyoming, UTEP and Navy. VIDEO

Nick Hardy, DL, 6-4, 245, San Antonio, Texas: An all-district selection. VIDEO

John Herubin, DL/LB, 6-4, 245, San Antonio, Texas: Two-time all-district selection. VIDEO
 
Blake Horn, K, 5-11, 150, Davie, Fla.: Miami Herald first-team all-county selection. VIDEO

Anders Huizenga, OL, 6-6, 300, Roanoke, Texas.: Was drawing interest from FBS schools. VIDEO

Andrew Johnson, QB/Ath., 6-0, 190, Peachtree, Ga.: Had offers from Air Force, Citadel, Davidson and others. VIDEO

Keefer Johnson, DB, 6-2, 215, Grand Ledge, Mich.: Recorded 78 tackles, three INTs and three sacks according to Lansing State Journal. VIDEO

Jamal Locke, QB/DB, 6-0, 180, Ridgewood, N.J.: Rutgers, Boston College, Temple and other Ivy League schools showed interest. VIDEO
 
Karl Marback, DT, 6-5, 235, Birmingham, Mich.: Finished with 37 tackles, two sacks and two fumble recoveries. Also blocked four kicks, according to DetroitNews.com. VIDEO

Matt Oplinger, LB, 6-3, 220, Morristown, N.J.: Drew interest from Boston College, Rutgers and Princeton. VIDEO

Deshawn Salter, RB, 5-10, 210, Syracuse, N.Y.: Cornell, Harvard and Yale were among his final choices VIDEO

Jordan Schlueter, RB/DB, 6-2, 185, Scottsdale, AZ: Had offers from BYU, Colorado State and a few Ivy League schools, along with others. VIDEO

Michael Siragusa, WR, 6-3, 200, Cleveland, Ohio: Had offers from Buffalo, Cornell and Eastern Michigan.  VIDEO

Mike West, OLB, 6-3, 215, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.: Recorded seven sacks for Los Osos High. VIDEO

Chris Williams, WR, 6-0, 185, Norcross, Ga.: High school teammate of fellow recruit Rafe Chapple. VIDEO

Noah Yates, WR/DB, 6-5, 197, Point Pleasant Beach, N.J.: Also had offer from Brown. Led Shore Conference with nine INTs. VIDEO   




132 Comments:

Anonymous Ray Yale Football Fan said...

Chris,

Thankx for the update!

11:14 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chris ,thank you for putting that together.
Jon Harris

2:01 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW these kids are great.

10:36 PM 
Anonymous Mark said...

Nice list. You can never have enough quarterbacks. Still, a few 300 pound linemen would certainly help too.
Thanks Chris.

9:28 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We sure need linebackers who can tackle.

5:34 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good news on the recruiting front. Coach Reno has shown he can find talent and convince them to come to Yale. But any loyal Bulldog fan must admit after following the team for two years under Reno that we are being out coached. The Offensive Coordinator must go. Morris' work with the QB's on the option read was without result--replaying the games that were on TV this year, its obvious that we haven't mastered this fundamental element of our offense. If the QB cant read the end, we cant run this offense. Yale had an offensive line that was considered in preseason write ups and in commentary by opposing coaches throughout the season as at or near the top of the Ivy League. They dominated the first three games of the season. But as the season wore on and Ivy League defensive coaches capitalized on how predictable the Yale offense was, we failed to adjust. Morris was too impatient. And he abandoned the run much too early in close games. With our young, undersized defense, running the ball on second and two in order to secure a first down and keep the D off the field may not be as sexy as a go route to a wide receiver, but given our QB problems, it was the better option. And we had depth at RB this year -look at Keys's stats in the last three games when he got some carries. Morris had at least six receivers who could make possession catches but if you look at the stats the last two games, we see that Deon Randle got more action than the others combined. Randle is certainly the team MVP. But Yale was much too predictable. The result was a great catch or run by Deon that was still short of the first down yardage necessary. And then there was the clock management. How many times did we see the play clock run down to 5 seconds or less on our "hurry up" offense. We squandered any advantage of the no huddle. I could go on but any serious Yale football fan knows that we have a somebody else calling the plays next year or we will be in the middle of the pack yet again. The Ivy League rules are set up for relative parity in talent. It's a coach's league. Who can scheme better and motivate his players to perform on Saturday? Coach Reno has brought the team around, but with Morris as OC, it's hard to see an Ivy League crown any time soon.

7:34 PM 
Anonymous Andrew B said...

Most interested in:
Jon Bezney, OL, 6-5, 275 Cincinnati, Ohio
Reasons:
* He had lots of 1-A offers.
* Quality OL candidates are the building block for success. It's been an area where Yale has lagged a bit behind the top IL schools in recent times (although Reno seems to be making strides). I'm hoping this year's recruiting class focuses on OL and DL, to complement the skill players already on campus.

10:19 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice too when the OLs and DLs have some height so they can add weight without having it hang over their belts.

10:04 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:34 Comments are a classic understatement. chance of coach Reno replacing Morris are zero. Offensive Line did not perform well against either Dartmouth,Princeton or Harvard. Defensive line lacked penetration and linebackers missed so many tackles it was not funny. Recruiting needs to focus on both lines especially defense, linebackers and quarterbacks. so what else is new.

1:14 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Randall is actually a fifth year senior next year and Coty could have another year.

1:27 PM 
Anonymous richardpatrick 57 said...

Just read in the Columbia Spectator that they have had a lot of trouble getting recruits to commit because of negative blogs by their own alumni, particularly regarding the coaching staff. There is little any of us can do to help Yale football except joining and supporting the Yale Football Association and backing the program, but let us do no harm!

4:41 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

guys we have to get away from saying bad things about the yale football programe. if this keeps up were going to lose a lot of good recruits.

7:12 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:12 you are right please say what is good about the program.

12:39 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a fan of positivity, but anonymous comments on a blog don't affect anybody with a brain... and we like players to have some brains.

Columbia's problems in recruiting are: (a) no championships since 1957; and 9b) the current coach throwing the team under the bus:
“When I can get it to when it just comes down to the football part of it and doesn’t come down to the toughness part of it, and the work ethic part of it, and the character part of it, and all the things that you have to have to create a program—then we’re making progress.” He made that statement in the student newspaper. Say what you want about Reno -- he's never said anything like that about his team.

5:37 PM 
Anonymous richardpatrick 57 said...

Slight correction: Columbia's last Ivy championship was in 1961, when they were tied with Harvard.

9:46 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kudos to Chris for assemblying information on our recruits.
I'm delighted to see the Ugwu kid on the list. He's played at a HS in my area (suburban Houston) that has one of the better football programs in Texas. He could play early for us at OLB, teaming up with his fellow Igbo man, Victor Egu.

Mike Harrington, TD'69

6:18 PM 
Anonymous Ray Yale Football Fan said...

Chris,
Do you have any info re the recruits who visited at Yale over the weekend of Dec, 6th to the 8th?

2:58 PM 
Blogger Chris Hunn said...

Ray,
I will look into this and post anything I get.

5:07 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haydon Carlson 5'11" 185lbs DB
Glenbard west,High Gken Ellyn,Il.
Jon Harris

3:39 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jaeden Graham ‏@JaedenGraham 11h Thank you everyone who has supported me through this entire process. Proud to say I am committed to playing football for #Yale! #GoBulldogs!

11:42 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome to the family Jaeden.
Jon Harris see ya in August..

2:14 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY chunn welcome to the mix.whats up.Will you be able to get some info on new commits for us.?
Looking forward to seeing your work. Cheers Jon Harris

2:11 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tim Dawson also committed?

12:51 AM 
Anonymous Ray Yale Football Fan said...

Tim Dawson, 6',3", 225 lbs. D/E has committed to Yale.

9:11 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is tremendous news wow.
Great work guys.Merry christms,with visions of Yale football recruits in my head.. Jon Harris

2:27 PM 
Blogger Chunn said...

FYI...Ugwu has been taken off the list.

2:20 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blake Horn 2014 Kicker Florida - Commit since August 2013.

2:48 PM 
Anonymous Ray Yale Football Fan said...

Chunn,

Why has Chi Ugwu been removed from the list??

4:05 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chunn, you can't hang us out to dry like that man... What happend walk on at Baylor?

5:19 PM 
Anonymous Ray Yale Football Fan said...

Jason Alessi, DB, 6', 180 lbs. Brother Rice H.S., Bloomfield, MI.

6:15 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where are THE ANIMALS???

6:35 PM 
Blogger Chunn said...

I was told today that Ugwu never committed.

7:02 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has Ugwu committed anywhere at this time? If so, where?

8:34 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey We have a another one.
Keefer Johnson 6'-3" 205LBS.DB
Grand Ledge,Mi.
Jon Harris

10:50 PM 
Blogger Chunn said...

Yes, I added Johnson already, along with Chapple and another OL.

10:52 PM 
Anonymous Ray Yale Football Fan said...

Earl Chism, 6' 4" , 240 lbs. Weakside D/E, Peasant GROVE H.S., CA.

3:37 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jeho Chang?

6:54 PM 
Anonymous Ray Yale Football Fan said...

Jeho Chang, 6'4", 275 lbs. O/L ;
North Gwinnett H.S., GA.

1:04 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Mr.Ray,Chunn for keeping us Yale fans well informed.
Cheers Jon Harris

2:23 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Chunn, according to Rivals.com Ross Drawl decommitted from Harvard to go to Yale.
He is a 6'1" 195Lbs.DB from Ohmaha,Neb.
Jon Harris

10:16 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heads up To Coach Reno, and his staff. You gentleman, are working your tails off. It is showing the fruits of your labor.
Happy Holidays and Cheers and alot more guys...
Jon Harris

10:45 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This group is going to be special

2:29 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watch out for Tim Dawson II. He played alongside Leonard Fournrtte in highschool. This kid has a tremendous upside!

2:31 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're right about Tim Dawson II! Check out his highlights http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1437946/

2:33 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Article about Yale recruit Matt Oplinger. http://www.dailyrecord.com/article/20131221/NJSPORTS0110/312210026/Matt-Oplinger-Delbarton-football

4:47 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldn't give up quite yet to Ugwu. He's applied to Yale, and he's being interviewed by the Houston area ASC.

Mike Harrington, TD'69
Sugar Land, Texas

8:10 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope He gets in Mike, he looks like he could help out in a big way. Merry Christmas to All Jon Harris

11:10 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who do you think will be the most productive as a Freshman?

8:25 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We understand if you feel incapable of answering 8:25's query. I think he/she misses you and your news. How dare you take time off at Christmas. Your fan base comes first. Remember that.

11:28 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe one of the Freshmen on defense will have the biggest impact.

5:25 PM 
Blogger Chunn said...

Hope everyone is having an enjoyable holiday season.
It's really tough to say who will be most productive as a freshmen. But I think those on the defensive side will have the most opportunities. Bezney is the highest rated recruit so far.

7:54 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chris:
Please find out whether our glorious baton twirler will be returning next fall, and, if not, whether we are recruiting her successor. I'm not kidding. She was a joy to behold, sometimes the best thing that was happening on the field.

10:21 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chibuzor Ugwu said he decommited from Yale is now going to Princeton. See ya

3:42 PM 
Anonymous WALT YALE BLUE said...

Ray walt and the boys want to know were the beef.Is he recruiting any big guys? boy we need them both sids of the ball.

7:13 PM 
Anonymous Ray Yale Football Fan said...

CHUNN,

THANKX FOR THE UPDATES. PLEASE KEEP THEM COMING!

9:00 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With 22 out of 30 slots filled, we have four kids over 250 lbs. I think we need more beef.

12:00 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No size on the defensive line. Hopefully we will get some big defensive lineman who have some speed. Our current defensive line is way undersized and pitifully slow.

5:32 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey guys great job. Happy new Year.
Cheers Jon Harris

5:42 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(@12:00pm) Lets talk recruiting... When you recruit players you recruit players who have the POTENTIAL to contribute to the program and players who will have an immediate impact. A big part of the college transition i a the transition in the weight room. Yale Strength/Conditioning is top of the line so the Coaches know what size player they want bc they can add the weight that they want and know that it will not be fat. 8/10 times you recruit a player in the 250 and up range they are carrying the wrong kind of wait. I say you sit back and watch as this class shocks us all.

11:50 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you, 11:50. Believe me, I'll be delighted to be shocked, but what is the basis for suggesting that we're leaders in strength and conditioning? Last time I looked our foes were into it as well, and they no doubt think they're state of the art as well. I agree; if you're 300lbs and 5' 10'' you may be carrying the wrong kind of wait, but I'm happy to wieight and see.

1:52 PM 
Anonymous richardpatrick 57 said...

11:50 has some very good points. While other Ivy League teams may have comparable facilities, none has better, and we can be sure no promising recruit will be attracted to another Ivy school on the basis of superior weight rooms or strength
coaches. Anyone who has seen Yale's would agree. As I have said before, Ivy championship teams are those with senior stars and leadership.

8:32 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chris, Chris, where art thou? Any news about the divine baton twirler? It's grim out there, and your readers need cheering up. Thanks

9:55 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Anonymous 9:55- As a current sophomore in the YPMB, our baton twirler will most certainly be returning to perform next year.

7:10 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you, 7:10. She is magnificent.

9:04 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Huge Andrew Johnson fan. The kid can ball. High football IQ with 4.5 speed and the ability to read the DE and make kids look silly.

10:21 AM 
Anonymous Ray Football Fan said...

Noah Yates, 6' 5", 197 lbs. WR/FS
Point Pleasant Beach, N.J.

11:26 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

guys just thinking. we have eight spots left were not going to win many games with 245lb def linemen we need help . anyone know any big guys in prison ?

10:51 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Make that 7 if the number's 30 and you count Yates.Actually I was thinking we ask him to put on 100 lbs between now and Labor Day and then line him up at OT.

11:44 PM 
Anonymous Ray Yale Football Fan said...

Jake DeHart, 5' 10", 167 lbs. 4.41, W/R/RB/CB, Cathedral Prep, Erie, PA.

2:42 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're down to six. Bring on the beasts.

4:30 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WE have the beasts these kids have a lot of size, to beef them up.
I am amazed by the speed and height of these pups.Whats great about pups they get bigger.teeth get sharper.

11:33 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey Chunn, can you update the board please.
Thank You Jon Harris

2:40 PM 
Anonymous walt yale blue said...

Guys .Are we being outrecruit by columbia for lineman? it sure looks like it. we have 6 spots left I hope there all lineman. walt yale blue

10:26 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Walt,I was getting spoiled for
a while there. I thought they would have filled the 30 slots plus. I know they have kids coming in, the next few weeks.
By the way say hello to Stanley for me. Sincerely Jon Harris

10:34 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

looks like a below average recruiting class compared to princeton and columbia.

4:02 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4:02 how do you come to that.?
According to recruiting site 247
Yale is the #1 ranked recruiting class of the Ivy League.
Facts Jack,Facts

4:40 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great news, 4:40. Where did you find that on 247?

7:05 PM 
Anonymous walt yale blue said...

were the beef ? princeton recruite 6-6 320lb lineman can be used as a tightend also. are there any big guys that want to come to yale out there please come free food at louie,s lunch.walt yale blue.sventyseven

8:58 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yale football commits for 2014 on google.
Bring up status of recruiting class
Thats a fact Jack...
Actually Barton Simmons

9:02 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Put in 247 sports on the site

10:01 PM 
Anonymous WALT YALE BLUE said...

sorry my information on princeton recruit was wrong.walt yale blue

6:52 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am always looking for reasons to be bullish about our football prospects, but, unless I'm missing something, it's a bit misleading to say we're the #1 recruiting class in the league without mentioning that this is based on eight recruits. Likewise, Harvard is ranked third with four recruits listed.

9:08 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on, it's been to quiet on the commitment news. Some great news pleaseeeee.!!!
Respectfully Jon Harris

2:32 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

https://twitter.com/fly_goose11

Mike Siragusa WR

4:35 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great is there any confirmation to this.?
chunn or Ray could you shed some light on this.
Thank You Jon Harris

6:39 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Princeton seems to be way ahead of all other teams in quality recruiting. Yale seems to be in the middle at best.

5:16 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with 5:16; where are the defensive lineman? Teams ran through us at will last year. If there is no further recruits will someone move from the offensive line?

7:45 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have more players than you think.Moesta,Rushin,Gerson,Schmittgens,Kreistberg,Mchugh and some kids who were hurt.Bedard and Blohm should be back.. I am sure if need be grab some of the O line guys..
Talk to me in 2to 3 years about being out recruited by Pton.
I don't think we are...

8:03 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was referring to defensive tackles/noseguards only one of whom weigh more than 255 lbs. What ever happened to Avery Lewis?

12:52 PM 
Anonymous Ray Yale Football Fan said...

Jeho Chang was a defensive lineman until this past season at his high school.

Avery Lewis had surgery on a knee this past fall. Hopefully, he will be ready in the spring (2014).

1:28 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a proposal that addresses our perceived deficit in gigantic interior linemen of the defensive persuasion. As we know, our head coach is extremely fit. Like a good officer, he leads by example. However, Coach Reno and the current members of his staff are basically medium/large sized people.
I suggest that Coach Reno hire a ginormous, humungous assistant so that recruits with similar dimensions will feel more welcome.

5:20 PM 
Anonymous walt yale blue said...

basic 3-4 cb rymiszewski and freshman hyden carlson. de egu and gerson. dt tyler and bedard ng kreitzberg and rushin. de moesta and freshman earl chism.cb rymiszewski andfreshman hyden carson.cb harris and LaTesta. ss chanpion and freshman jason alessi. fs oluokum and ries. Lb larkin and the freshman that got hurt last year remick kawawaki good be a nice player for us if he come back. mlb vaughan andfreshman matt oplinger and cook and sykes thats it just having some fun . walt yale blue.

9:38 PM 
Anonymous walt yale blue said...

above basic 4-3 not 3-4 .

6:35 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Young men, can put on 10 to 20 Lbs. of muscle.In the off season,i'm looking forward to the spring game already.
Jon harris

2:14 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Chunn, Do have this young man.
Jordan Schlueter 6' 2" 185lbs. S
from Notre Dame Prep in Scottsdale,Az.
Jon Harris

2:27 PM 
Blogger Chunn said...

Jon,
I have not been able to confirm Jordan.

6:53 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank You, Chunn I got that from
Barton Simmons site 247 sports.
Keep'em coming Chunn
Jon Harris

7:55 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the freshmen class is as good as some of you think i suspect there will be more than one freshmen in the defensive two deep especially at linebacker and defensive line.

5:19 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just to let you know we have one defensive lineman 245lb thats not going to do it .also reno could move JEHO CHANG 275lb to the defensive line.I thing he played there last year.

6:56 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Clearly we are in need of an imaginative defensive scheme. I propose a 1-2-8, consisting of a NG, two LBs, and eight DBs (we've got plenty of them).

7:18 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are you people so frantic.?
Breath let everything play out.you have a long off season to prepare. The staff will do the job that needs to be done.
Let's talk last Saturday of April OK.. sheez

7:47 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Based on watching J V games we do not have anybody who will make an impact on the defense next year. We better hope their is a change in position or some help from the freshmen class. Overall defensive line is small and slow.

7:49 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree, the cupboard is better than half full.
Looking forward to the season already.I gotta get a life..
Cheers Jon Harris

7:50 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry to disagree with some of you but this class is not going to do it. Just compare video of other Ivy school recruits with ours.

7:52 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ohh yah or Ohh noooo what to do.
We just as well just give up because evryone else looks sooo GREATTTT....
At least have the balls to wait before you make a stupid comment like you have done...

10:07 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re weakness at DL:

Copache Tyler, DT, 6-3, 280, started all ten games last season, was freshman MVP.

Ben Bedard another freshman DL, 6-4, 265, did not play due to injury. As team captain his senior year, had 60 tackles, 14 TFLs and 5 sacks… Second-team all-state, second consecutive first-team all-league, Mid-Michigan Dream Team, and Rival’s Michigan top 100 his senior year.

7:42 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's reassuring to know that we will have one excellent and one potentially excellent (if they both stay healthy) DL in next year's soph class. Nevertheless, it is my fervent hope that we fill our last two slots (assuming we've got thirty) with a pair of gentlemen whose aggregate height and weight approach thirteen feet and exceed 560 pounds, respectively.

9:33 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For what is worth i agree with comments regarding concern about defense and waiting to see what happens at the end of april. I think it will be far more interesting to see what develops at quarterback.

2:38 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with most,but the one thing that this team has that most has not .Is the speed of these athletes.They are quick and the potential of them gaining weight.It will happen.
Jon Harris

4:29 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two more openings; hope the staff can pull a pair of elephants out of a hat.

3:36 PM 
Anonymous richardpatrick 57 said...

I agree with 2:28. Quarterback is the most important issue. There has never been a successful football team without a talented, consistent quarterback.Frankly, I think much of the criticism of the defense has been overstated. To wit: Yale played an outstanding defensive game against Brown, a powerful offensive Ivy League team. Why couldn't they do that in all their games? Simple - they were young (18 year-olds vs 21 year-olds)and inexperienced. The talent was there and is still there.

4:42 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I suspect that the concerns about our defense derive from the fact that we have seen all of our likely QB starters in action and sense that we may not have a very high scoring offense. Hence the need for an above average defense if we hope to improve upon than 5-5.

10:11 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So anymore out there.? Is 28 the #
You can have more than 30 a year.

4:43 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes as long as the total not exceed. 120 players in a 4 year period.

6:43 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1/29/13 Nice article in the Yale Daily News about Reno and his commits

2:21 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chris:
What's the word? Is 28 the final number or are we still looking?

9:59 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very upset that Larry Allen Jr.from De LA Salle High Same as Vick Egu is going to Harvard. freaking Harvard....
Jon Harris

2:18 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm feeling chest pains,How the hell did they not get him..
Highest rated player, taken or committed to the Ivy's..
Very SAD Jon Harris

2:27 PM 
Blogger Chunn said...

Still waiting to confirm this is complete list.

2:58 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Chris,how many kids are waiting.?I hope we can get another 2 to 6....
Thank you the chest pains are less.. Jon Harris

4:50 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sadly Jon Harris is going to need alot of aspirin this class does not fill the holes in the defensive line and quarterback.

5:28 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I don't know were your getting your info.? But QB is 4to 6 DL is 4 to 5. That is'nt bad

1:31 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's look at how Reno chose to use Egu. He keeps taking quick LBs and making them into DEs going against lineman who outweighs them by 40 lbs, putting them in a congested environment rather than allowing them to stand up and maximize their speed. He could have started at LB but he chose to play lesser recruited and lesser upside players in front of him. He never really figured out how to use him. Sometimes LB, sometimes DE, all the time a backup. Maybe that is why Larry Allen Jr went to Harvard. Maybe they presented a clear plan of how he would be used.

1:24 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You mean Larry Allen as a DE or Linebacker,no he would have been next to Freidline as a gaurd.
Spred that manure some place else.

1:44 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You missed the point, 1:44. !:24 was not saying that Allen was going to be turned into a DE or LB. He was arguing that Egu was misused and might, therefore, warn Allen that he too might be misused.

3:34 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3:34 ok please tell how I missed the POINT..Thank you.?

4:46 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reread my post, 4:46, if it's not beyond you. 3:34

6:21 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would I do that, it was boring the first time.

7:38 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:21pm: You can't show anyone what they do not want to see. People on this blog expect it to be the Yale FB cheerleading blog. A place where we were always a last minute field goal from victory and every recruit is a 5 star, and Coach Reno is Bill Bellichik. My advice, stop trying it is useless.

11:17 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes 6:21 and 11:17, Don't go away mad, just GO AWAY..
No one ever compared Reno To Bill Bellichek.EVER

2:10 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:10pm: Thanks for confirming my comments. You are not objective if you do not have an issue with some of Jon Harris's comments which attack and demean others who do not agree with his opinion.

For those on this site who do not know the definition of objective it is as follows: not influenced by personal feelings or opinions in considering and representing facts.
synonyms:impartial, unbiased, unprejudiced, nonpartisan, disinterested, neutral, uninvolved, even-handed, equitable, fair, fair-minded, just, open-minded, dispassionate, detached, neutral.

If you observed any of the last two seasons of Yale FB there are several clear areas of concern including player development and talent identification (Too many changes in the depth chart after the season begins) which means they always start off which the wrong people on the field which speaks to preference over letting the best players play. The preferred players have to fail before they are replaced and even then some are not. Clock management has been a serious issue as has been gametime coaching decisions.

This is what happens when you have a head coach and a staff with little or no experience at the position they currently hold.

Can all of them get better? For the sake of Yale FB I certainly hope so. Those are the facts.

Smalls minds play kill the messenger rather than debating their comments with facts. When presented with facts you Yale FB zealots attack the person making the comments.

All the objective people will leave you to your endless cheerleading and delusions.

TruthTeller

10:44 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a new coching staff,yes they need experience.It'going on the
3rd season.Can you be a little patient maybe give the staff a BREAK.
2-8 ,5-5 Can you admit and see a little improvement.I do,Don't blame me and other people,for not being HELL FIRE DAMBNATION.
You sound alot like truth what ever that guy is.
The fact is WE WANT Yale to be great again.I suppose like you,but you do not come off that way.
Yes I get attacked. but I will stand toe to toe with anybody on my thoughts ..
Tke care Jon Harris

2:12 PM 

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