Today, the afternoon before the football team is to be honored at halftime of the American/Lehigh women's basketball clash in Stabler, Lehigh athletics officially announced the members of the incoming class of 2016.
For the first time, though, their list of 22 recruits did not match my 24 announced recruits that I had compiled over the course of the last two weeks.
What came of the two names that were on my list that didn't make it to Lehigh's, ATH Conor Gum and WR Julian Turner?
"Turner changed his mind at the last minute and went to Navy," Lehigh sports information director Steve Lomangino told me today.
And thanks to Michael LoRe of the Express-Times, we also know more about why Conor Gum, who had been the subject of two newspaper articles mentioning that he's going to Lehigh, isn't listed either: he's coming in as a "preferred walk-on":
Coen also confirmed Conor Gum (Pen Argyl) applied to Lehigh early decision, was accepted and has been given an official invite to join the football team.There will be much more on the incoming names as I get them, but as it stands now, here is the full list of the class of 2016.
For video of all the recruits, you can go to Lehigh's release, or my original blog posting with video of all the recruits.