ATH CALEB KING COLEMAN, 6-2, 200, Groton School, Groton, MA Twitter: @_calebcoleman_ Hudl highlights: www.hudl.com/profile/6470249/Caleb-Coleman Other offers: Rutgers, UMass, Harvard, Princeton, Dartmouth, and Howard.
PS -- Thanks to HC92, who alerted me to this offer.
Every school in the country dresses recruits on visits in their garb. It's not "presumtuous", it's the way it's done. And as to the chain - it's a metaphor for players connected as one team.
I’m not picking up on that metaphor as most of the time the players are either wearing them like jewelry or ripping them off. I was thinking of it as sort of like a “busting out of your chains” type thing. The links of chain analogy is preferable, but I didn’t catch that.
Yes it is commonplace to wear the swag of the college you’re visiting. The chain thing on top of that is just weird to me, but I’m all for whatever it takes to get the athletes we need to win, and if the optics help, go for it.
Chains are symbolic of toughness. They are also prevalent around the weight room because they have practical use. When squating or bench pressing, they put heavy chains on the ends of the bars. When the bar is low, less chain is in the air, as it is raised more chain is off the ground which means more weight is added to the bar. So basically the resistance increases as you extend your arms/legs--straining the muscle for the entire range of motion.
So to wrap a large chain around your neck is more of a "I kick ass, I make the extra effort" statement than just a prop.
I have been talking to a lot of Ivy League schools. Some of the other schools that I know of that have expressed interest are Colorado State, Washington State, Colorado, Boise State, Cornell, Penn, Harvard, Yale, and Columbia.
Also his twitter account states he weighs 205, which is a weight more consistent with the photo of him with the ball.
At the start of this tape of his freshman year at another high school, he throws a TD pass 45+ yards in the air.
Post by Pakachoag Phreek on Mar 18, 2019 15:26:56 GMT -5
Siderman shares QB duties with a fellow junior (Patrick Roberg), who has already committed to Louisville and who supposedly had offers from Oregon Sate, UCLA, California, Indiana, Illinois, San Jose State, Washington State, Utah and Michigan State. According to the Maxprep stats, Siderman was the better passer of the two.
I would give HC a shot against UMass, Rutgers and Howard, but Harvard, Dartmouth and Princeton? Why would you pick HC over them?
Is there any chance, however small, that some student-athletes would prefer a Catholic school over a secular one?
Good point. My question was rhetorical in that I know some students and some student atheletes have chosen HC over the Ivies for different positive reasons, including being Catholic and Jesuit, but H,D,P are tough competition to recruit against. I think HC football even had a certain advantage over the Ivies when HC was the beast of the 1-AA East (60-5-1).
First Junior Day today -- No mention of any offers as yet, but an impressive number of tweets by potential recruits -- far more than I can recall from any previous year (although it also seems that the idea of a "Junior Day" has become more prominent than it had been in the past. I have the sense (and it may not be correct) that some attendees are real targets for offers, while others may be trying to convince the staff that they would be worthy of an offer.
Some representative tweets (only a minority of the total) --
ATH TERRENCE SPENCE, 6-1, 180, St. Joseph HS, Montvale, NJ Twitter: @tspence29 Hudl highlights: www.hudl.com/profile/9532066/Terrence-Spence Other offers: Monmouth, Army, Lafayette, Western Michigan, UMass, and Northern Illinois
(Thanks, 92!). Same high school as incoming HC freshman Pat McMurtrie.