Official Recruiting List

Cooper Austin, 6’2″, 280 lbs., DL, Loomis Chaffee/Mt. Lebanon (Pittsburgh, PA)

Zavier Avera, 6’5″, 270 lbs., OL, Jones (Orlando, FL)

Joseph Barry, 6’3″, 220 lbs., LB, Bergen Catholic (Saddle River, NJ)

Kevin Cassidy, 6’6″, 285 lbs., OL, Mountainside (Beaverton, OR)

James Cave, 6’6″, 240 lbs., DL, Parish Episcopal (Dallas, TX)

Osize Daniyan, 6’2″, 175 lbs., DB, Mt. Juliet (Mt. Juliet, TN)

Dylan Darville, 6’1″, 180 lbs., DB, Emmaus (Macungie, PA)

Garon Duncan, 6’1″, 195 lbs., WR, Dripping Springs (Driftwood, TX)

Babawale Fadeyibi, 6’3″, 255 lbs., DL, Blair Academy (Blairstown, NJ)

Joey Fortner, 6’2″, 215 lbs., LS, Marist (Tinley Park, IL)

Dylan Garrity, 6’4″, 245 lbs., OL, Bergen Catholic (Old Tappan, NJ)

Phoenix Grant, 6’2″, 185 lbs., DB, Gunter (Sherman, TX)

Zairion Jackson-Bass, 6’3″, 235 lbs., DL, Julius L. Chambers (Charlotte, NC)

Brice June, 6’3″, 190 lbs., WR, Maret (Potomac, MD)

Abu Kamara, 6’1″, 190 lbs., DB, Interboro (Prospect Park, PA)

John Kemp, 5’11”, 180 lbs., DB, St. Ignatius (Chicago, IL)

Quinton Lewis, 6’4″, 290 lbs., OL, Northside (Warner Robins, GA)

Donovan McKoy, 6’5″, 210 lbs., WR, St. Joseph Regional (Englewood Cliffs, NJ)

Spencer Mermans, 6’6″, 245 lbs., DL, Charlotte Country Day (Charlotte, NC)

Jesse Schutzman, 6’2″, 220 lbs., LB, Brunswick (Norwalk, CT)

Graham Smith, 6’5″, 220 lbs., TE, Lyons Township (Western Springs, IL)

Jackson St. Aubyn, 6’5″, 284 lbs., OL, Palmer Ridge (Colorado Springs, CO)

Jaylin Tate, 6’4″, 245 lbs., DL, Woodward Academy (Atlanta, GA)

Robby Tattersall, 6’5″, 205 lbs., TE, Wilmington Friends (Wilmington, DE)

Aidan Warner, 6’3″, 205 lbs., QB, Winter Park (Winter Park, FL)

Brandon Webster, 6’0″, 180 lbs., DB, St. Ignatius (Cleveland, OH)

Lukas Witt, 6’5″, 285 lbs., OL, Cheshire Academy/Norris (Stuttgart, Germany)

19 replies on “Official Recruiting List”

Good to see lots of OL and DL, the “building blocks.” Lots of DB’s, too.
14 defense, 13 offense.
NJ with 4 recruits, PA, TX and IL with 3 each.
OL recruits have some height, seem a little light of weight in some cases, but the assumption here is that the strength&conditioning program will be able to pack on some muscle once they arrive.

I agree the Ol, Dl and DB’s seem to have been the recruitment focus this year. However, the new members of “the herd” (offensive line) are the cream of the crop of this class. particularly Xavier Avera, Jackson St Aubyn and Quinton Lewis who all had a plethora of FBS offers. Kevin Cassidy is rated the #2 OL in the state of Oregon. Lukas Witt, from Germany, may end up being the next international Yale player to excel at football following the likes of Dieter Eiselson and Adam Raine.

The defensive line (mad dogs) have standouts such as James Cave and Jaylin Tate who both had multiple FBS offers. Babawale Fadeyibi has tremendous growth potential as someone relatively new to the game but already a high achiever.

The defensive backs (bogey boys) are a string group as well. They should be led by Osize Daniyan who had some FBS offers as well as a couple of standouts from the keystone state Dylan Darville (also a great receiver) and Abu Kamala (who also is a great RB).

All in all a solid class from top to bottom.

As I see it, the recruits include 4 Texans and 3 Jersey boys, the difference between us being that Babawale Fadeyibi is from suburban Houston (Katy) but prepped at Blair Academy in NJ.

At the moment we have a “troop” of RBs, but… Also, what about a K/P or two?

Bring back WELI Radio Broadcasts.. Coach Jack is a great color commentator, Ron Vaccaro is one the best play by play.
Makes me feel like I’m at the game .

We won the 4V on Friday and the 1V & 2V today. The 2V was the most the exciting race as we stuck to our plan, overtook H, and won. The 3V allowed H to take too big a lead which it held. The 1V just walked away from H and controlled the race.
Nolan Grooms and several members of the football team were in the audience. Grooms is delightful, but seeing him in civvies you can’t help but worry about his running. He’s anything but a brute.

Whatever happened to the 4 game home and away series with Mercer, home and away with Cal Poly. Same with Richmond.?
These teams are step above Morgan State an. Sacred Heart.
This isn’t Colgate ,come on Chun , Your capable of a much better job. Than you have presently perpetuated.

Gentlemen; Mr. Grooms physical stature is very similar to the ever evasive Mr. Dowling. Both of whom seem to have the ability not to take direct hits.

Old Blue is correct that Dowling was about the same size as Grooms in his playing days. The Ivy football brochure for 1968 lists Brian as 6 ft 2 in and 195 pounds, while Grooms appears on the current ale roster as the same height and 7 pounds lighter.

I think, however, their similar stature has to be viewed in the context of the size of the opposing players they faced. Grooms faces the prospect of being hit by much beefier guys than any BD faced. A quick check of the ’68 Ivy brochure shows no player at any of the 8 schools weighing over 245 (and that was a Cornell OT, John Sponheimer). The biggest player on Harvard’s famed “Boston Strangler” defense was Steve Zebal at 6 ft 1 in and 235 pounds. Yale’s biggest D-lineman, Fran “Ollie” Gallagher, weighed 225 on a 6 ft 3 in frame. Amazing what the passage of 55 years, intensive weight training, vitamin supplements and the like have done for the size of Ivy footballers.

Well bowled Texan Eli. Let’s hope #12 continues to escape and evade. He’s not built for trench warfare. I consider last year something of a miracle and, of course, hope for another one.

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