The first domino to fall in regard to fall Football was when the Ivy League announced that there would be no sports of any kind this fall.
They made no announcement on when football would be, or if there would be any football at all. But, the Ivy League set a precedent for others to follow.
That hasn’t stopped their recruiting though as Westlake’s running back, Zane Minors, today announced his commitment to Yale. He joins his former teammate, wide receiver, Ryan Lindley as he committed to Yale last October.
“The players at Yale love football. That is one of the main things is that they are serious about football, not to mention family. During the recruiting process the love they showed was extremely comforting,” Minors said.
Minors last year had an incredible season for state champions Westlake. The 5’10 180-pound running back carried the ball 100 times, amassing 871 yards and 14 rushing touchdowns. He also caught 9 passes for 107 yards and another touchdown.
“You get in what you put out. My mindset is that no one will outwork me or take my spot. In order to be successful, you gotta put in the work,” the state champion said.
Westlake last year completed a dream season going 15-1, winning the 6A D2 State championship over Guyer, thus winning the second state title in football for Westlake.
“Playing in the state championship was a memory that I’ll carry for the rest of my life. It was indescribable. I’m proud it’s a legacy I can carry with me forever,” the Yale commit said.
Westlake in 2020 will say goodbye to quarterback Kirkland Michaux and hello to new four-star quarterback Cade Klubnik. Westlake is still expected to be a force to be reckoned with come 2020.
“For Westlake, we are trying to make it back to back state championships. Nothing is given but the team won’t settle for anything less,” Minors said.
Minors though after his last hoorah with powerhouse Westlake will take his talents to Yale. Minors is the first Texan to commit to Yale’s 2021 class. That class ranks as number 123 nationally and number two in the Ivy League.
Fans of Yale get ready because Minors is in his own words…
“I’m in my rarest form.”