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Subject: Re: Prep School recruiting

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Date Posted: 12:08:41 01/13/22 Thu
In reply to: parent 's message, "Re: Prep School recruiting" on 11:48:22 01/13/22 Thu

Thanks for your thoughtful contrrribution.

I agree with most of your assessment.
Prep Schools are a good source of academically prepared, Ivy-focused players.
I also agree that recruitng has become a national game, with great athletes being targeted from large and small schools in all 50 states.
I also agree that the top tier Prep athletes (a small number in total, given the size of the teams) are getting picked off by elite programs.
My only departure is the sheer volume of D1 talent coming out of Florida, Georgia, and Texas. Schools like IMG, Bergen, St. Thomas Aquinas, and Duncanville are loaded with big, fast, college-ready players.2nd teamers can be successful in many FCS and most BCS programs.

When looking at the annual uptake of IL football teams (~28 per school,225 for the entire IL per year) even with high academic entry requirments, there is plenty of good players nationwide.

The challenge is for the IL schools to get on the radar of coaches, and players in their HS sophomore and junior years. Among prep schools and northeast high schools--this is a given. Less so in many HS football hotbeds.


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Date Posted: 17:14:07 01/13/22 Thu

Westlake, TX and Lake Travis, TX have been the two primary district powers in Austin for past 10 years. Several of the top players from these teams over the years have played in Ivies - under the radar types who could have played FBS but looked at the long term benefits of an Ivy education. Including:

Reed Klubnik - Yale ( think he still may hold Westlake all time receiving record)

Luke Hutton - Harvard ( two time first team all district LB at Lake Travis)

Daniel Aidman - Brown ( first team all district LB at Westlake)

Max Mangum - Harvard ( first team all district DB at Westlake)

Abe Willows - Penn ( first team all district RB at Lake Travis)

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