It’s been a broken-record theme this week–Ivy League football programs continue to entice impressive football recruits to come to the northeast.
BR-33 Yale landed two more recruits in the past 24 hours to give the Bulldogs one of the largest commitment classes nationally in the FCS. Do-everything athlete Jack Westafer is out of the prestigious Cretin-Derham Hall school in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota, a school that has produced countless big-name athletes over the years. Westafer could end up at DB for Yale. Also, Canada Prep defensive back Tosan Agbeyegbe out of Ontario, Canada pledged to the Bulldogs. They join an already large group which nabbed its first recruit in mid June when quarterback Kurt Rawlings came aboard.
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“I went out to their camps over the summer and they had me playing a lot of safety,” Westafer told HERO Sports Wednesday morning. “They said that they’ve been looking for ‘bigger safety’ types, and really liked the fast and physical way I played. That’s probably where I’d end up, but since I’ve never really played any significant time at that spot, anything could happen … It definitely hasn’t (hit him that he’ll get an Ivy League education). That’s the part I’m the most excited about. It’s an unbelievable opportunity, but the reality hasn’t set in yet.”
Dartmouth had also offered Agbeyegbe, while Brown had offered Westafer.
Agbeyegbe is elated about the choice.
“I was only able to get out to a few camps in the summer and Yale had shown serious interest throughout the spring so I made sure to make that one of my stops,” he told HERO Sports. “At Canada Prep, we play a lot of highly ranked U.S. teams so I believe I have played against enough top talent to be prepared for D-I college football. Yale likes my instincts, my coverage ability, my versatility and my ability to stop the run.”
Charles Callender, a talented defensive end out of Miami, had offers from Clemson, West Virginia and Wisconsin and has a 3-star rating–but he’s solidly on board with Yale and the Ivy League. He loves the 2016 group of 12 recruits.
“I think that it is an amazing class that we have put together so far, especially in the Ivys,” Callender told HERO sports Wednesday, after learning of the two new additions. “I’m glad we have such talented players.”
Here’s a look at Yale’s 2016 recruiting class, so far (star rating based on average of all services):
|DB||Tosan Agbeyegbe||Brampton, Canada||6’1″||200||0|
|DB||Jaelin Alburg||Princeton, N.J.||5’11”||170||0|
|DE||Charles Callender||Miami, Fla.||6’2″||225||3|
|OL||Steven Cepalia||Ramsey, N.J.||6’4″||270||0|
|WR||Abu Daramy||Wallingford, Conn.||5’10”||170||0|
|DT||Josh Keeler||Orlando, Fla.||6’2″||295||3|
|DE||Matt McCabe||Palatine, Ill.||6’4″||230||0|
|OL||Alex Motley||Morristown, N.J.||6’5″||280||0|
|QB||Kurt Rawlings||Bel Air, Md.||6″3″||190||0|
|OL||Sterling Strother||Moraga, Calif.||6’4″||254||3|
|DB||Jack Westafer||Saint Paul, Minn.||6’2″||215||0|
|RB||Alex Young||Irvine, Calif.||5’11”||185||2|