Monday, May 11, 2015

Yale officially announces incoming class

Yale announced its incoming recruiting class today. The 32 players hail from 13 states. Check out the list below and click here for the story on the class.

Name     Pos.     State

Ian Baker      DE     Ohio
Jarrett Balter     LB     California
Daniel Debner     RB New Jersey
Kyle Ellerson RB New Jersey
Peter Firestone OL New Jersey
Alex Galland K/P California
Jamison Hale OL California
Quintin Herbert LB Ohio
Bo Hines WR North Carolina
Daniel James DL Louisiana
Jackson Keimeg TE Washington
Bronson Krull DL Ohio
John Lager TE Minnesota
John Lee OL Minnesota
Rees LeMay OL Texas
Mike Lighten* RB New York
Kyle Marcinick WR Ohio
Chris Maxwell LB Ohio
CJ McCord DB California
Tre Moore QB Missouri
Kyle Mullen DL New Jersey
James Nicholas DB New York
Ryan Oak LS California
Edrico Oliver TE California
Scott Patton DB California
Marquise Peggs CB Illinois
Hunter Roman DL Connecticut
Jacob Schmidt TE Michigan
Harry Seavey* K/P New York
Hunter Simino LS Michigan
Jacob Van de Grift OL California
Jimmy Wilkins LB Texas

* walk-on


Anonymous Ray Yale Football Fan said...

Chris, 4 recruits are missing from the February list.

They are:



10:52 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yale Follower:

As I've posted in the months prior most of them will be at Choate Rosemary Hall for the year for banding purposes. Choate should again have the best team in the NEPSAC with some help form Yale.

1:35 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those four are doing postgrad years.

7:22 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a nice way to spend a Saturday morning in Wallingford

8:20 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Starting to look more like the good ole days.

9:31 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chris; or anyone how many of these players will make an impact next year excluding Hines.

9:39 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think there are a few players that may have a chance to make impacts. However it is going to be tough for them to crack in line-up given the fact that we have had some success this past year, got a good amount or returning players, and we have had 2 good recruiting classes of kids that have played a lot. As it has been mentioned many times before we are a young team, which is not an excuse, (as some previous posters have claimed, just a fact). That said based on current needs here are the guys who I think may be able to make an immediate impact. As 9:39PM from a few days ago mentioned clearly offensively Hines is our trump card. For all intents and purposes we all expect him to come in and make an immediate impact on the team. So we can get him out of the way immediately.

On Offense:

Although I don’t see him getting any time this year I think The Moore kid will be a nice QB in the future. He is the same type of QB that Roberts seems like with more athleticism. With a few years and some size gains he looks like he may be a great answer in the future at QB. We had big year recruiting last year at WR and are deep so it doesn’t look like there will be any impact there. At RB although we have a need none of these guys look like they are ready right now. Some pay pan out but with what we have and the switches of position (Reuland & Locke) I don’t see it.

OL Jamison Hale also looks great on film and finishes blocks very well. Needs to add some size to that 260, but he moves well and is a good pass protector as well. Michael Johnson an intriguing prospect as well that has great size. In addition he is the #1 ranked heavyweight HS wrestler in the country. This is a tremendous plus and we are assured that he had great balance and leverage given this. I think he may challenge for a spot.

At TE Edrico Oliver, Jackson Keimeg, and Jake Schmidt all look like they can pan out to be great players. They all have size, great body control, can catch well and can block. Buric and Little are both seniors and have played well so getting time this year may be tough for them unless we experience injuries. But one of these guys probably could make a case as the H-Back in a few years too.

On Defense:

DL Daniel James is supposed to be the stud of the bunch. His film looks pretty good but he is a bit small. It remains to be seen when he starts to mix it up with the guys in practice how he fairs though. He looks like he has nice leverage and can make plays. Will be anxious to see how he plans out during camp.

LB Quinten Herbert looks like he may be able to make some sort of an impact with Opplinger, Egu, Larkin & Manora at his side. OH produces good LB’s and Ohio State thought enough to make him a preferred walk on. The Balter kid is a player and looks like he can play TE or LB, even though he is designated as an LB on the recruit list. Jimmy Wilkins is a FS that we are converting to an LB apparently. This looks like a good move as he is too tall for DB and looks like he likes to hit. Put 20 LB’s on him and he looks like he could turn into a great LB that can play the run and cover well also. Looks like he can turn into a player.

DB Marquise Peggs is a player too; quite aggressive and athletic. We are possibly deepest at the DB position and young, but this kid looks like he can definitely play. Maybe not this year but I look at him getting reps definitely within the next 2 years.

This all remains to be seen once we start the season. CAN’T WAIT!!!!!


4:27 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4:27 you missed a couple on O and D...I'd go back and review film

5:32 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5:32=amateur. Love the run down.

5:35 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5:35 is a little harsh on 5:32. Love the run down as well but they did miss a few. This class should be a game changer for the Eli's. Highlight videos are pretty amazing. Clearly more D1 guys than any class in recent memory. The competition will be fierce. Reno is doing a great job recruiting!

8:53 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Table for discussion, just what we are looking for! I agree that Reno and his staff have done a great job and that this class does look like arguably the class with the deepest talent pool in the last 3 years, which is all I have been around for. I think there are a bunch of potentially great players in it. This is just my opinion of who has the best chance to make the quickest impact this upcoming year. Within the next two years a good amount of these guys should be making substantial impacts.

Let’s get some more people to weigh in!


9:41 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

tell you by the 23rd week of August

6:12 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

23rd week? Oh boy. Just go back to sleep.

2:45 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How does this recruiting class compare to the other Ivy schools recruiting classes?

2:31 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mediocre compared with Harvard,Dartmouth and Brown.

12:16 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:13 what are you basing the mediocre comment on? What positions did those other three schools out recruit Yale?

2:23 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:16 rather

2:25 PM 

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