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Thursday, January 19, 2006

It's been a while

If there are any readers left, I hope you all understand that sometimes a guy needs to take care of some business before he can spend time on a fun pursuit such as this. Blogging will be sporadic for the next two or three months or so, so bear with me! That said, I will try and keep some items up to date, even if I can't really get into analysis or commentary.

First, I'm going to start posting links to verbals we have out there (not only to help out Lennie who can't seem to get the link to work) but also so there is someplace out there that saves the information. As I am currently aware of, we have four verbals:

Brendan Buglione - 6'4" 230 pound defensive end from Vestal, NY. Buglione claims to be choosing Colgate over Villanova, Bucknell, Pennsylvania and Richmond. He's got a 3.92 GPA and he's looking to go to medical school. In his senior year, Buglione had 110 tackles, 26 for losses, two sacks and two forced fumbles for 6-4 Vestal. Of note is that he has an older brother, Dana, who is currently a sophomore defensive lineman for Holy Cross.

Tyler Spencer - 6'1" 220 pound all state fullback or potential rush end from Chenango Forks, NY. He claims to have a 4.5 40 yard time and a 33 inch vertical leap. This kid is a winner as he comes from a program that went 38-1 the three years he played and won 2 state titles. I like kids coming from winning programs. I think it gives them that extra bounce when they get on the field; they expect to win!

Patrick Simonds - 6'5" 200 pound wide receiver from Sydney, NY. This kid is another winner who looks to have chosen us over Lehigh and James Madison. I can't find the article that shows him committing to Colgate, but I know I saw it and I know he has. Looking from his photo, maybe it was the school colors that did it?

Wayne Moten - 5'9" 170 defensive back from Forrestville, MD. The buzz I've heard on this kid is that he is very good - a nice steal for Colgate.

On plain old recruiting scene, this popped into my mailbox about Greg Linder, a wide receiver from Flordia. Looks like Greg is debating football at Colgate versus soccer at Notre Dame.

There you have it. As appear, I will get them up here. For the record though, Andy from Lafayette will most likely scoop everything!

10 Comments:

  • Thanks so much for your help and the informatiion. Looks like some real potential for Colgate!

    By Anonymous Lennie, at 9:53 AM  

  • Ryan Meyers (6' 3" 230lbs) QB from Tulane is enrolling at Colgate for the Spring semester. He has 4 years of eligibility left.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:25 AM  

  • I was waiting for the spring semester to start before checking the online directory to see if he came, but apparently here is a scoop!

    Here's his Tulane page: Ryan Meyers Bio.

    He will get to play this spring, so it will be interesting to see where he lands on the depth chart. No matter what, Saraceno is going to be pushed by the competition. Whoever comes out ahead will be better for it.

    By Blogger colgate13, at 11:40 AM  

  • Why would Colgate bring in another QB when they already have 5 on the roster?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:52 AM  

  • Well it's that very fact that makes me hope that this kid is good. If a player is good enough, you'll take them no matter how many you already have.

    To break down the QB situation, we have (next year's class):

    Mike Sarceno - Sr
    Lee Sloan - Jr
    Anthony Fucillo - Soph
    Alex Relph - Soph
    Dan Pitcher - Soph
    Ryan Meyers - Fr

    First off, landing Meyers means we really don't have to recruit a QB in this class. If we get a good one, well, maybe that's great but I doubt we're focusing on it.

    Next, Saraceno was injured for a point last year, as was Sloan for most of it. Some quality depth here would be great.

    Then, I would venture anything that one of those three 'to-be' sophomore QBs are not QBs by the time spring ball ends.

    Finally, the reality of PL nonscholarship players is that some quit. IF Meyers is a quality QB, then I say bring him on and lets see what he could do. After Saraceno graduates, we have no idea what we have to work with at QB.

    By Blogger colgate13, at 1:01 PM  

  • Meyers,too?!!

    Simonds:

    Simonds, a three-sport standout for the Warriors and a first-team selection last year, had a varsity best 1,033 yards on 52 catches. He also scored 17 touchdowns. Simonds will play football for Division I-AA Colgate next season.

    http://www.thedailystar.com/sports/2006/01/05/sphsfoot1.html and

    DAILY STAR FIRST-TEAM OFFENSE

    Pat Simonds: Sidney Senior Wide Receiver

    Playmaker on both sides of the ball had it all — speed, hands and ability to outjump most defensive backs. ... Finished with area-best 1,033 yards and 17 touchdowns on 52 catches. ... "You try and give him a little underneath help, but he can go up a little higher than our defensive backs," Delhi coach Dave Kelly said. ... Strong blocker also contributed six interceptions. ... Three-time Daily Star first-teamer. ... Likely to play football at Division I-AA Colgate.

    http://www.thedailystar.com/sports/2005/12/24/spcapy12.html

    By Anonymous Andy, at 9:01 PM  

  • Meyers passing to Simonds could be an outstanding combination! Here's to more passing and an explosive offense!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:13 PM  

  • qb situation: adding meyers to the mix will really drive the competition at qb. sure saraceno is odds-on-favorite but let's face it, he really struggled at times. the freshman class was highly touted and we don't know what we really have there. fucillo got some clean up time. I understand the coaching staff is pretty high on pitcher but he was hurt all year and has been redshirted so he still has 4 years too. relph i know little about. adding meyers will push everyone a little harder and we may end up with a pretty decent qb.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:25 AM  

  • Apparently Meyers was a walk-on at Tulane and was pretty deep on the depth chart and had no playing time. Not particularly fleet of foot but a decent arm. Was not heavily recruited.

    Here is some more info:

    http://scout.scout.com/a.z?s=345&p=8&c=1&nid=1258760

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:11 AM  

  • The word on Meyers was that he did have serious interest out west but considered New Orleans home, so he wanted to walk on at Tulane. He was redshirted his first year, so that is why there was no playing time.

    I think Meyers could become a nice catch for Colgate.

    By Blogger colgate13, at 10:36 AM  

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