Apple-A-Day: Signing Day Roundup

Yesterday was national signing day for college football recruits, and Syracuse University head coach Doug Marrone—himself a graduate of Lehman High School in the Bronx—made off with the biggest haul of New York City prospects.

ESPN New York has a fuller list of area recruits here, and some moving pictures of Ft. Hamilton running back Brandon Reddish and offensive lineman Ivan Foy inking letters of intent with Syracuse. There’s not much to see but a couple of kids signing their names, but I couldn’t help being a little moved by the scene.

The Post guys, meanwhile, were all over signing day, catching up with Holy Cross receiver Devon Cajuste, headed to Stanford, and a trio of recruits from Lincoln High School. That threesome doesn’t include Ishaq Williams, the city’s top-rated recruit, who is already enrolled at Notre Dame. (Max Preps rated Williams the #70 prospect nationwide, while the Daily News’ Dick Weiss slotted the pass-rushing Railsplitter at #27. Don’t know if that speaks to the arbitrary nature of prospect-rating, or a hometown bias. Probably both.)

-Girls hoops fans who haven’t read it yet should surf to Marc Raimondi’s recap of last weekend’s Kennedy Challenge. Within the article, Raimondi suggests that Nazareth is as good as any team in the country. They’ll get a test on Saturday, when they host Christ the King in a battle between the city’s top-rated girls teams.

-Couple of coaching milestones to note: Cardozo High School basketball coach Ron Nacierlo notched his 600th victory on Monday, while St. Anthony (Jersey City) legend Bob Hurley, fresh off two wins at the SNY Invitational, improved his record to 1,000 wins and 110 losses.


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