February 13, 2015 at 5:24 am #18452
It looks like Chris will be heading to Arizona Western College next year. It is a community college that has football. I suppose he is looking to play himself into a scholarship the following year. I do hope we are still in the mix.February 13, 2015 at 1:04 pm #18457
no longer want him. happy with this recruiting class. only want guys that want to be here.February 13, 2015 at 1:09 pm #18458
Play himself into a scholarship?????? What about the offers he had???? Or he wants BIGTIME offers??? I agree with Tiger, he doesnt want to be here, so why bother??? Or did he not qualify?????February 13, 2015 at 1:23 pm #18463
If I had to guess. I think he had played to come here. He got wooed at the last minute by a bigger program and decommitted. Perhaps he regretted that decision since South Florida wanted to make him a FB which goes entirely against his skill set but by that time all the schollies were accounted for. I believe it was Lehigh Guy who alluded to the fact that 18 year old kids can make stupid mistakes.
Hopefully, it all works out well for the young man. I wanted the young man because he has a unique skill set that Lehigh could use badly. A really good pass rusher can make the entire defense look better. I’m not sure if we got one in this class. Just my opinion.February 13, 2015 at 3:16 pm #18467
Strange that he chose to go to a junior college and lose (at least) a year of eligibility rather than a prep year. If he had a four year destination in mind I think he would have prepped, and this move makes me think he is wide open.February 13, 2015 at 3:51 pm #18470
An unusual choice academically. Clear football now driving the bus for him. Extremely unlikely,he is going that route with us in mind. Agree,if he were he would prep. Regardless,wish him well.February 13, 2015 at 5:24 pm #18484
I really liked the kid and thought he wouldve been a steal for LU. The JC route is a tough one, really a last resort for people with academic issues. He will be competing for schollies versus the class of 2015 and most JC players, tough! good luck to himFebruary 14, 2015 at 12:02 am #18497
I’m with TMH; it’s too bad — especially given his wrestling bonafides.
Sounds like he held out hope for USF, where a teammate was going, but it never panned out. Good news is he was honest with LU, so they didn’t lose a schollie.
He’s another guy with tremendous talent that got no FBS offers and only one from FCS. Another Bragalone? Great ability, but doesn’t fit the stereotype? Lehigh offer only? Crazy.
Gotta wonder what kind of financial package he was offered. Wonder if that was deal-killer.February 14, 2015 at 12:09 am #18500
Would be surprised if it were less than a full ride. He had USF offer. My guess he dawdled and they went to the next guy on their list. Impression I get is after USF visit he anticipated better FBS offers which never came. Looks like he is still chasing one of those by going JC. He’s making a 40yr decision based on playing FBS ball for a couple of years. A shame.February 14, 2015 at 5:39 am #18503
I agree with the sentiment that if he doesn’t want to be at Lehigh, forget him.
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