Texas DL headed to Ivy League 

January, 6, 2012

High two-star defensive tackle Daren Napier (Houston, Texas/St. John's) has been admitted to Columbia becoming the Lions' first signee for 2012.

"I am excited about the possibilities, and the things that are happening at Columbia." said Daren. "Coach Mangurian, Coach Lempa (Defensive Coordinator) and Coach (Alvin) Smith (Defensive Line) all have amazing resumés, and I'm looking forward to working with all of them!"

Napier was also offered by Harvard and Yale. Colorado, Colorado State, UTEP, South Alabama, Brown, Dartmouth and Penn also recruited the 6-foot-4, 270-pound prospect.