Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Yale football recruiting update

Here is a look at the complete list of players that should be headed to Yale next season, pending acceptance.

Ian Baker, DE, 6-4, 225, North Canton, Ohio: Playing OL and DE at Hoover. 

Jarett Balter, LB, 6-2, 215, Bellflower, California: Check out this highlight. Enough said. VIDEO

Abu Daramy, WR, 5-10, 167, Westerville, Ohio: All-district selection. VIDEO

Dan Debner, DE, 6-0, 185, Englishtown, New Jersey: Had 28 tackles and seven INTs last season. VIDEO

Kyle Ellerson, RB, 5-10, 187, Oradell, New Jersey: Comes from a strong program in Bergen Catholic. VIDEO

Peter Firestone, DE, 6-6, 255, North Canton, Ohio: Had offers from Army, UConn and other Ivy schools. VIDEO

Julian Fraser, DL, 6-2, 250, Valdosta, Georgia: All region pick. VIDEO

Alex Galland, K/P, 6-2, 180, Bakersfield, California: Should come in and compete for a starting job. VIDEO

Michael Gordon, DB, 6-2, 170, Marietta, Georgia: All-Region second team by the AJC. VIDEO

Jamison Hale, DT, 6-5, 260, Fresno, California: Also had offers from San Diego and UNLV. VIDEO

Quintin Herbert, LB, 6-2, 225, Cincinnati, Ohio: Had preferred walk-on offers from Duke and Ohio State. VIDEO

Bo Hines, WR, 6-1, 190, Charlotte, North Carolina: Transfer from North Carolina State. Team’s leading receiver as a freshman last season. Huge land for the Bulldogs. VIDEO

Daniel James, DL, 6-2, 280, Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Listed as a two-star recruit. Several Ivy offers along with schools like South Alabama and Bryant. VIDEO

Michael Johnson, OL/DL, 6-4, 315, Lombard, Illinois: Helped lead team to Class 5A state title gameVIDEO

Jackson Keimig, H-Back, 6-3, 220, Bothell, Washington: Received offers from a handful of Ivy League schools along with Idaho, Montana and Montana State among others. VIDEO

Bronson Krull, DE, 6-4, 250, Mansfield, Ohio: Had 84 tackles, including 10 TFL last season. VIDEO

John Lager, WR/TE, 6-5, 230, St. Louis Park, Minnesota: Drew interest from several Ivy League schools, along with Army. 

Jack Lee, OL, 6-5, 260, Mendota Heights, Minnesota: Part of a strong OL class for the Bulldogs. VIDEO

Rees LeMay, OL, 6-5, 275, Dallas, Texas: All-district selection. VIDEO

Kyle Marcinick, WR, 6-1, 185, Dublin, Ohio: Also had interest from Northwestern, Toledo and Youngstown State. VIDEO

Chris Maxwell, H-Back, 6-2, 212, Avon, Ohio: Caught 32 passes for 449 yards and four touchowns. Good speed and size. 

Tre Moore, Ath., 6-3, 180, St. Louis, Missouri: Chose Yale over Princeton and Cornell. Schools like Syracuse, Indiana and Notre Dame also showed interest. VIDEO

Kyle Mullen, TE/DE, 6-4, 245, Englishtown, N.J.: Had interest from Ivy, Patriot and CAA teams. VIDEO

James Nicholas, RB/DB, 6-0, 185, Scarsdale, New York: Will play football and golf for the Bulldogs. VIDEO

Edrico Oliver, TE, 6-3, 230, Bakersfield, California: Caught 55 passes for 1,134 yards and 14 touchdowns. VIDEO

Scott Patton, S, 6-3, 190, Irvine, California: Finished senior year with 126 tackles, four sacks and two INTs. VIDEO

Marquise Peggs, CB, 6-0, 180, Chicago, Illinois: Two-star recruit who had several offers including Wyoming, Toledo, Central Michigan and others. VIDEO

Hunter Roman, DE, 6-5, 205, New London: Register All-State honorable mention pick last season. Received interest from Boston College, UConn and Central Connecticut State. VIDEO

Jake Schmidt, TE, 6-6, 240, Richmond, Michigan: All-state selection. VIDEO

Jacob Van De Grift, OT, 6-5, 290, San Diego, California: Athletic and should bolster Bulldogs up front. 

Jimmy Wilkins, SS/WR, 6-4, 200, Frisco, Texas: Wilkins was a 9-5A first-team all-district selection this past season. VIDEO


Anonymous Son of Eli said...

I expect a much improved defense from this recruiting class. A little heavy on H-backs and tight ends. Strong offensive line. Defensive line even better. Excellent receivers. Good punter. Glad Kyle Ellerson was added to give more depth in running backs. I think Peggs may start as a freshman. All-in-all an excellent recruiting class. Kudos to Coach Renu and his staff.

10:23 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Son of Eli- Thanks for your insight.

3:12 PM 
Anonymous blue boy said...

Well guys i found our new power back ? His name is chris maxwell he is now a HB . The kid is big and strong and likes to hit. See if he would change to running back . May take some time to learn the procedure of running back but its worth the wait. 6-2 215lb give him the ball. He can block and caught almost 500 yards last year . Would be nice if it happen.

8:37 PM 
Anonymous Son of Eli said...

John Barton, who will be a sophomore next year, is also promising. He had strong performances in last year's JV games. Of course I expect Rich and Salter to split the RB duties, but its good to have some depth in case of injuries.

6:56 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very excited about this incoming
class The Coaching staff has once again did a wonderful job.
I believe Yale will continue to florish and do well.
I just would like to have seen a better home football schedule.
My thought Yale should never have less than 6 home games a year.
Cheers Jon Harris

2:21 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peter Firestone is from the Lawrenceville School, as is John Lager who is a post graduate there.

4:49 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any word on potential bulldogs who are taking post-grad years?

9:47 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

j. Hunter Roman was offered by B.C., UConn, Fordham, Holy Cross, and Central Connecticut. Vanderbilt asked him to walk-on. Kids 6'6" with a 7'1" wing span and 41" vertical leap. He needs to put on some weight but kid's a player. Don't overlook the Connecticut kid.

5:38 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alot of kids left in the dark by Yale this year. false promises by the head coach which resulted in Yale coaches being kicked out of High Schools across the nation. Classy

7:12 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Find another hobby, 7:12, and, while you're at it, find a shrink. Maybe someone on the meter will listen to your dishonorable, unsupported drivel.

7:25 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...


2:02 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! this must be a REALLY good recruiting class, the haters are worse than ever!

2:04 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not to mention the potential violation for extending practice times from last year. In the end it all catches up.

3:27 PM 
Anonymous Richard Patrick 57 said...

I agree with Jon Harris. To have only four games in the Yale Bowl (just after its 100th anniversary too) is pretty sad. Back in the days when Dartmouth played Yale, Harvard and Princeton away every year, they managed at least four games in their tiny Memorial Field.
Also, why Maine (and AWAY!). Better a bye if we can't find anyone else to play in the Bowl.

4:40 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wouldn't be shocked at all if that was true. Reno controls the time for practice.

12:19 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It looks like last years class was much better than this year. What happened?

12:27 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So many idiots,Chriscould Yale have a couple of more commits coming in.?
Thank you

2:06 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was told this is the complete list.

2:08 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, thank you for the quick response.

3:59 PM 
Anonymous Ray Yale Football Fan said...


Yale Football Recruit:

Michael Johnson, Jr. Montini H.S., Lombard, IL. 6' 4", 315 lbs., OT/DT

5:43 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ray great job,Chris could please confirm this.Chicago Sun Times has him being commitment to Yale.?
as of 2/4/15
Thank you Jon Harris

6:22 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yale Follower:

Abu Daramy will be doing a post grad year at Choate before attending Yale.

Zach Allen was scheduled to visit Yale after BC the weekend before signing day but committed to BC before ever getting to Yale's campus.

10:06 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Word has it that there has been a change and Coach Flanders is leaving as Defensive Coordinator.

Any truth to this and why?

5:54 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Michael Johnson is also on the list. I will add him.

9:42 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find it hard to believe that Flanders is out. The guy has been here 18 years and clearly was a hold over for the young and inexperienced Reno . Though Yale has given up a ton of points in the past couple of years, they have apparently let go both the defensive line coach and coordinator just prior to Spring practice with the expectation to upgrade the quality of defensive coaching.

All the best and good luck!!!!

10:01 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For what it's worth, Rick Flanders is still on the website.

10:40 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the past two defensive line coaches weren't let go, they made bad choices and were fired because of them. neither was Reno decision. facts are facts!

12:38 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Checked out Mike Johnson on HUDL kid looks like a Dozer.I can see him getting his Wgt. down then building him back up.
He looks very solid in his tecnique very good.
Cheers Jon Harris
Once again very nice class
Good luck to Coach Flanders

2:44 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reno runs the defense. Maybe he should fire himself.

10:45 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:45 is such a wit. Hope he has a chance to share his mots with an audience wider than Portal 31's.

12:19 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yah once again your wrong.10:45
Get a life...

5:33 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reno runs the defense. That's fact. Flanders was a puppet and forced to do what Reno thought was correct.

9:27 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Then why wd Reno lose a puppet if he runs the defense? Perhaps it was just time -18 years is a long run.

9:54 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Needed a fall guy for his blunders as a coach.

10:23 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

His "blunders" as a "coach"? He turns around the entire program and he needs a fall guy for his blunders? you are pathetic.

7:52 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In an extremely down year for the Ivy League, we finished third.

11:17 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How can there be a "down year" for the Ivy League? The Ivy League is a conference unto itself. It doesn't and shouldn't compete with others.

12:55 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Flanders is not out or leaving get a life.

10:31 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chris; Can you confirm Flanders is out.

1:24 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yale competed for a title until the last game. Yale had one of the most exciting games ever in the Army Game. The Yale-Harvard game was a real contest and it was a helluva football game. The spirit of the team was great, the players bought in, the alumni excited, the program healthy. And who knows about Flenders but it might be the right time for him - he has had a tough job a long while -and the program IF it is true. Trolls, take a trip to the moon.

2:12 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can I get a AMEN..?
I am already looking forward to next year. I am going to have to travel to atleast 2games for 2015.
Cheers Jon Harris

2:36 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After Chris Chunn was asked 3 days ago to clarify the status of coach Flanders, and has yet to post a reply, I'd bet the ranch he's moving on and Reno is finalizing stuff prior to an announcement.

If right, the move is what Reno felt was right and that is what a head coach is paid to do. Also, thanks for everything and good luck to coach Flanders in the future.

4:23 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Am I missing it. No quarterback? Shouldn't every class have at least one or two?

8:27 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They have 9 on the roster. You could say Tre Moore is a Qb.
Maybe put him in as a Wr Safety.?
Or let him compete as a Qb.
Find out in August.
Cheers Jon Harris

6:13 PM 

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