Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Once And Future Teammates

Two high school football teammates headed to Dartmouth are making headlines together on another kind of team.

Wide receiver Masaki Aerts and running back Dakari Falconer have helped the St. Peter's Prep post New Jersey's fastest time to date in the 4x200 relay per a story on NJ.com. Their time of 1:30.39 is the fifth best in the country so far.

From the story:
Falconer ran the first leg in a time of 22.8 seconds, followed by (Cameron) Blair (22.9), (markus) Bagley (22.6) and Aerts, who ran the anchor in a sizzling 22.0 seconds flat. The team has now qualified for January’s New Balance Games in New York.
All four played football at St. Peters Prep.

Aerts is generally listed on recruiting sites at 6-foot-2, 170 pounds and Falconer at 5-11, 180.
Whatever InstantScouting is, it has named Dartmouth linebacker Flo Orimolade to its FCS All-American team. So what is InstantScouting? Glad you asked. From its website:
InstantScouting is a Canadian based independent global scouting service that is committed to helping aspiring athletes at the collegiate and free agent level showcase their abilities to professional football teams in North America, Europe, Asia, South America and Australia. We offer coaches and professional scouts the opportunity to view some of the best football talent from around the world.
Orimolade also gets a mention in a Foxsports story about the upcoming NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in Carson City, Cal., Saturday. The story reminds us that the game "at the StubHub Center (4 p.m. ET, FS1) will conclude a week’s worth of practices, meetings between players and scouts, and sessions from the NFLPA on playing at the next level."
Check out the last sentence in this blurb from Fansided:
Oregon Football has already taken Defensive Coordinator Jim Leavitt from Colorado and has now offered a Colorado Defensive Commit. 
Morrell Osling is a 3-Star Athlete and is rated the 60th best out of California. He has been committed to the Colorado Buffaloes since July and Willie Taggart and Jim Leavitt offered a the Lancaster, California native on Monday. 
Osling was offered by Oregon Defensive Coordinator Jim Leavitt and Charles Clark according to 247Sports. He was also shown interest with an unofficial visit to Eugene under previous Head Coach Mark Helfrich last year. He also holds offers from Dartmouth and UNLV.
The current recruiting cycle hasn't yet been completed and already stories are starting to bubble up about players in the next cycle, including a 6-4, 306-pound high school junior who took a visit to Virginia Tech and "is hearing from NC State, Purdue, Duke, Dartmouth and Virginia." (LINK)