Thursday, July 7, 2011

Recruiting: Villanova's 2012 Football Commitments

I normally don't cover recruiting, but since news is slow, and since recruiting generates page views, I've decided that I'll give it a go when new news comes out

At this time in 2010, Villanova had zero public verbal commitments, but for one reason or another they had five before the Fourth of July, which represent a good chunk of the scholarships available for the 2012 class. One thing to remember about verbal commitments is that they are non binding, and a player can change his mind at any time until he signs his letter of intent. Recruits often renege on their commitments, and Villanova has had several recruits poached from them by major colleges, (most notably and often, Iowa,) so it is important to realize that this could all remain very fluid, especially if any of these players plays out of his mind this coming season and draws the attention of a bigger school.

So here are the commits:

Nico D'Angelo OL Holy Spirit HS, NJ
Jake Prus OL Woodstown HS, NJ
Austin Calitro LB/FB Danbury HS, CT
Mark Clements DB Oakcrest HS, NJ
Stacey Bedell  RB William Floyd HS, NY

I won't dig too deep into the recruiting rankings because Matt Szczur, the best Villanova player of the last ten years wasn't even ranked in the rivals database, so I trust what Andy Talley and his staff are doing in that regard. I also omitted the ht/wt of the players because those are largely irrelevant for a bunch of kids who are essentially still juniors in high school.

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