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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

MU football: Manasquan tackle Iachetta to Monmouth

Thanks initially to Chris Melvin of for this---

Tackle ALEX IACHETTA has made a verbal commitment to Monmouth U. according to his mother, Julie, who I spoke with a few minutes ago.
He joins Squan center Jim Sullivan who also verbaled to MU several weeks ago. Both are were First team Asbury Park Press All-Shore selections.

According to his mom, Alex had visited Wagner, and had drawn interest from Albany, New Hampshire, and Marist.

Here is Alex' All-Shore bio from the Press:

Position: Defensive lineman
Highlights: An immovable force from his defensive end position, the 6-foot-4, 255-pounder
finished 2006 with 60 tackles and 6• sacks .‚.‚. Part of a unit that allowed an average of
only 65 rushing yards per game .‚.‚. Recorded 10 tackles and three sacks in a win over
then-unbeaten Rumson-Fair Haven in Week 5

The NCAA spring signing period for high school football players begins next Wedenrsdsay.

The following is from Melvin -

"Alex Iachetta has everything that you need in a defensive-end. He was well coached - has explosive speed for his size, a huge frame, long arms and is as tough of a player as they come. Why didn't more of the TOP D1A programs chase after Iachetta? All I can say is their loss and Monmouth's gain - he is another special talent that the Hawks staff is bringing in. Having Iachetta and Dave Ogden of Wayne Hills on the ends - now that is going to be a scary sight for any opposing offense!''

Also: according to Melvin...Squan's Brad Newman, who had orginally verbaled to Delaware, has changed his mind and opted for Boston College.


Blogger Tony Graham said...

Anybody besides me and Chris Melvin think this is a good recruit for MU??

Oh football folk....where are you?

10:15 PM, January 30, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

However, MU loses OL Tim Nolan from Jackson to UMass per

MU has lost players this year to the likes of National 1-AA (FBS) champion App. State, Villanova, and now U. Mass.

12:09 AM, January 31, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like Melvin is pumped for the future of MU's defensive ends. I wonder how they will fit in with the likes of Kevin Walsh and Chris Reed for 2007.

11:26 AM, January 31, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

Iachetta told me..MU wants to give him a shot on the 0-line but that def. line remains an option..

Among others - MU will also have two red-shirt freshman D-lineman available next year in Tim Hader 6-4, 230) and Jeff King (6-1, 275).

D line and LBs are where many of the new faces will appear in 2007.

MU just has three players back on defense - CB Ayo Falae, OLB, T.J. Cerezo, and SS Jamaal McClintock.

11:34 AM, January 31, 2007  
Blogger muhawkfan said...

Hey tony any truth that there are some 5th year players that the A.D didn't want to give money to ? That comes from a pretty good source, she felt the money not go to 5th year players. If that is true and if it is some players that played and can help what's up with that?

1:12 PM, January 31, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

I have heard that as well.

I believe..all the money comes from the same pool..soooo...if you give money to a particular fifth year player, it may come out of the total scholarship/athletic fund money package ..though I am not certain. Perhaps if a potential fifth year senior wanted to increase or create a type financial package where none or little had existed is where this may also have come into play.

Either way, MU will return a goodly number of fifth year players including WR Adam San Miguel far as I at least three fifth-year offensive lineman ...and, as you know, had a ton of fifth year seniors in it's not like that well is going to dry up...

Just as when you recruit a freshman..MU has to be selective in who to dole out fifth year money to....

1:22 PM, January 31, 2007  

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