Boston High School: Lafayette Leopards

Medway OL/DL Cam Smith commits to Lafayette

July, 28, 2013
Medway High Class of 2014 two-way lineman Cam Smith has verbally committed to Lafayette College, his head coach Dave McSweeney told today.

The 6-foot-5, 292-pound Smith attended camp at Lafayette on July 7 and received a scholarship offer afterwards, according to McSweeney. Smith made a commitment to the Leopards a week and a half later. Smith had also gone to one-day camps at Harvard, Brown, UMass, UConn and New Hampshire.

"I'm very happy for Cam and his family," McSweeney said. "He is a hard working young man who I believe will fit in well at Lafayette. I am looking for big things from him in the upcoming season."

Smith was somewhat under the radar until this offseason, having not been named a Tri-Valley League All-Star in his career, but he is an intriguing prospect for a multitude of reasons, primarily his size. He wears his 290-pound frame fairly lean, with long arms, and has yet to fill out. He demonstrates good athleticism for a player of his girth; at the Massachusetts High School Football Coaches Association (MHSFCA) combine at Gillette Stadium last May, he broad jumped 7-feet-11 and recorded a 28-inch vertical leap.

L-S' Ashley Lutz commits to Lafayette

May, 9, 2012
Lincoln-Sudbury junior forward Ashley Lutz has committed to Lafayette College for the 2013-14 season, her head coach Liza Feldman confirmed to tonight.

The 6-foot-1 Lutz was an integral force this season for the Warriors, who advanced to the Division 1 North semifinals after a slow start to the season. A big part of the run was Lutz's play in the middle, leading the team in scoring (13 points) and rebounding (11). She also shot 83 percent from the free throw line, 45 percent from the field, and 35 percent from three-point range.

Lutz was named a Dual County League All-Star, and also to ESPN Boston's MIAA All-State Team, for her efforts this season. She has been named a captain for the 2012-13 season.

Updated offer lists for local ballers

July, 20, 2011
On his recruiting blog today, ESPN's Adam Finkelstein has updates on the recruitment of some of the northeast's top prospects, including several New Englanders:

Ethan O'Day, PF (Mansfield, Conn./Northfield Mount Hermon)
He has had to battle a sprained ankle but still holds offers from St. Joseph's, Vermont, Boston University, Holy Cross, Hofstra, American and Lafayette according to NMH coach John Carroll. Davidson is expected to follow him early in the second half of the month as well.

Jake Layman, SF (Wrentham, Mass./King Phillip)
He has been somewhat of a hidden gem but that's not going to hold true for much longer. Layman now claims offers from Maryland, Notre Dame and Providence with a variety of other schools apparently ready to follow suit.

Jaylen Brantley, PG (Springfield, Mass./Wilbraham & Monson)
Layman's BABC teammate is one of the Northeast's hardest players to evaluate. In one sense, his lack of size is bound to catch up with him before too long, but you simply can't ignore his production against the highest levels of competition. Brantley has reportedly heard from Boston College, Virginia, Louisville, Florida, DePaul and Northeastern.

Jarred Reuter, PF (Rochester, Mass./St. Mark's)
The 2014 big man has been a poor man's Tyler Hansbrough for the New England Playaz this summer. He claimed his first high-major offer from Indiana at the Hoosiers Elite Camp in June and has added invitations from St. John's and Rutgers so far this month.

For more recruiting updates on New England's top high school basketball talent, be sure to check out Finkelstein's ESPN blog as well as his New England Recruiting Report.