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One New Recruit, One Lost Recruit

As Lehigh's recruiting class has shaken out, the Mountain Hawks has lost one of our California recruits but gained another from a state where we've had lots of success in the past - Georgia.

LB/TE Jordan Jefferson was nabbed by Yale as the Eli announced their recruiting class for 2013. Losing the 6'3 230 lb ATH (as listed on Yale's announcement) was bit a disappointment for sure - of course, with Yale being one of the richest universities in the country and with the Eli surely offering him a generous financial aid package (Yale offers arguably the best financial aid package in the country), it's perhaps not all that surprising. Schools like Lehigh are squeezed by the Patriot League - generally speaking, if they're good enough academically to get into Lehigh, they're also good enough to get into Yale.

While it will be interesting to see how Jefferson does at Yale, Lehigh fans will surely be more interested in their new WR/DB Bryan Andrews, who had an official signing ceremony last month from Greenbriar HS (GA). If there's somehting Lehigh can't get enough of, it's more speed, and Andrews provides more of it for the Mountain Hawsk.

Why the later commit date? Andrews was looking at his value for hoops:
Andrews said he was first in contact with Mountain Hawks coaches after the Wolfpack football season, but decided to wait until after basketball season to make a decision.

He was a standout guard on the basketball team and was hearing from schools interested in his hoops ability.

Lehigh drew Andrews with its academic prestige, and the chance to play for a Division I program.

"When you start comparing things academically, Lehigh was far above everybody else," Greenbrier football coach Brian Smith said. "I think that was one of the things that swayed Bryan. He's a smart kid."

He also showed a rare athleticism. He played receiver, defensive back, running back and kick returner for the Wolfpack football team and guard on the basketball team.

The article goes on to say that Lehigh is looking for him to compete at some point at defensive back, but offensive coaches have shown interest in him as well. He seems like a prototypical return man, possibly provinding depth there if he works out.

At 5'10, it will be interesting to see where the Lehigh coaches might look at him in August - and I wouldn't even count him out getting a look at running back. We could be losing one ATH and gaining another ATH - but one with more speed.

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Anonymous said…
Maybe he could play basketball too?? Back in the 70's, I remember Norm Liedtke as guard on the basketball team and DB I remember on the football team.... They didn't start playing basketball back then till after Thanksgiving so he only missed games in the year when Lehigh footbal

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