Yale adds FBS-caliber talent


The Bulldogs have received several new commitments, including two from three-star prospects, multiple sources report.

The most coveted recruit in the group is three-star offensive tackle Braden Meador (Montgomery, Texas), who made an official visit to New Haven, Conn. last weekend. He selected Yale over scholarship offers from Air Force, Columbia, Dartmouth, Tulane and UTEP.

Another three-star, safety Cole Champion, has committed to Yale out of arguably the nation's finest high school football program, St. Thomas Aquinas (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.), Rivals.com reports. He was also offered by Kentucky, Utah State and Western Michigan.

Additionally, two-star quarterback Eric Williams, also from a tradition-rich high school program in St. Ignatius (Cleveland, Ohio), has picked the Bulldogs. He threw for 2,132 yards, 23 touchdowns and 10 interceptions while also rushing for 254 yards as a senior.

Two Sunshine State prospects, tight end Stephen Buric (Tarpon Springs, Fla./East Lake) and defensive end Mikhail Reece (Tampa, Fla./Gaither), have also committed.

Yale has nine verbals for 2012.