Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The top-ranked FCS recruits are going to
... the Ivy League?
It's one of the overlooked scenarios on the FCS level, but the non-scholarship
Ivy programs often attract commitments from players who turn down scholarship
offers from FBS programs in order to both play Division I football and pursue
an education at the highest level.
ESPN Recruiting Nation says this year's three highest-ranked high school
seniors committed to FCS programs are Ivy-bound. Four-star defensive end Kurt
Holuba (6-foot-4, 235) from Bergen Catholic in Oradell, N.J., leads the way as
a Princeton recruit.
Holuba had offers from the likes of Florida State, Michigan State, Stanford and
Wisconsin before making his college decision.
Harvard's recruiting class includes Larry Allen Jr., a 6-3, 270-pound offensive
guard from the storied De La Salle program in Concord, Calif. He had offers
from four Pac-12 programs.
Quarterback T.J. Linta of Hamden (Conn.) High has verbally committed to attend
Brown. The 6-4, 221-pound pocket passer bypassed offers from Tulane and
Virginia for an Ivy League future.
Ivy schools do not participate in National Letter of Intent Day, which will be
held Wednesday, signalling the start of a live signing period. Ivy schools
announce their commitment classes in the spring after obtaining acceptance
letters from incoming freshmen.
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