Monday, December 14, 2009

San Antonio Taft's Dylan Elias To Northern Colorado

2011 G 6'0" Dylan Elias of San Antonio Taft, shown here with the Texas D-1 Ambassadors as he heads to the free throw line to seal the victory. Dylan has a lot more to smile about today as he has verballed to the University of Northern Colorado in the Big Sky Conference.
Northern Colorado Coach B.J. Hill came to town on Thursday to catch his recent signee, Paul Garnica of San Antonio Lee in action. Garnica did not disappoint as he recorded a triple double. Northern Colorado made it an efficient trip to The Alamo City as they also picked up a verbal commitment from San Antonio Taft's Dylan Elias. Elias projects to more of a point at the next level but is currently playing off the ball for Taft.

When I spoke to Dylan's Pops, Jesus this morning he attributed the comfort in the early decision being made to his son's 4 day stay at the Northern Colorado campus this past June. The Texas D-1 Ambassadors-Carter team attended the UNC team camp and he fell in love with the Greeley, CO campus.

I kiddingly told Coach Hill this morning that he could just sit in his rocking chair in Greeley, CO and make his recruiting life easy by signing D-1 Ambassadors players and not have to run around chasing kids on the circuit all summer long.

I texted Elias' new team mate to be, Paul Garnica to let him know the news. Paul responded with a hearty, "I like that! That's whaz up" He's excited to have Dylan as a team mate. Congratulations to Dylan from The Texas D-1 Ambassadors Family...Coach Max, Coach Chip, Coach Lance.

Dylan is the latest D-1 Ambassador from this past summer's teams (in alphabetical order) to make his D-1 basketball commitment:

2010 W Daniel Alexander Texas A&M

2010 W Matt Derenbecker Louisiana State

2010 G Cody Doolin San Francisco

2011 G Dylan Elias Northern Colorado

2010 G Paul Garnica Northern Colorado

2011 P David Hahn Texas State

2010 P Gus Leeper Arkansas-Little Rock

2010 G R.J. McGhee New Orleans (reopened his recruitment due to UNO's financial problems)

2010 W William Nelson Tulane (Baton Rouge JC)

2010 WG Demetris Smith Lamar

2010 D.J. Stephens Memphis

2010 WG Brian Williams Oklahoma State