A few more thoughts on Signing Day:
• Via the New York Post’s Dylan Butler, here’s what Akron coach Rob Ianello had to say yesterday about Tyrell Goodman:
“He’s a quarterback and excellent athlete from one of the premier high schools in New York,” Ianello said at press conference Wednesday. “He’s coached by Mike O’Donnell, my JV football at Archbishop Stepinac High School. We’re really happy to have Tyrell here and he can do a lot of good things athletically.”
• Although I had heard it was possible from North Rockland coach Joe Casarella, I didn’t know until late last night that Gavin Maher was a 10th LoHud player headed to a Division I school. Maher will attend the U.S. Military Academy Prep School next season with the goal of playing for West Point the following season. His path is the same as that of Cold Spring resident Matt Giachinta.
I didn’t post anything last night because I found out while out to dinner with my wife. But Maher’s father, Denis, sent along some interesting info that I wanted to share.
Maher’s great uncle Martin Maher was the subject of the 1955 movie “The Long Gray Line.” The elder Maher served at West Point for an unbelievable 55 years — from 1898-1953.
Still, when it comes to the Academy, Gavin will be the first member of the Maher family to attend West Point. Good story. Sorry to Gavin that we didn’t find out about his commitment until late at night on Signing Day.
• OK, with the weather finally relenting, we’re back to basketball this afternoon and evening. Remember, join me tonight for Varsity Insider Chat, featuring a sit-down with Pearl River star Luke Houston.