Monday, October 20, 2008

Darnell to MSU

Novi Catholic Central forward Brent Darnell committed to Michigan State this past Friday. Darnell is a '92 birthdate and high school junior this year, who will likely join the Spartans in 2011.

Darnell was recently the 4th overall pick in the 2008 USHL Future's Draft. Darnell chose Michigan State over Miami and Michigan, among other interested schools. Michigan State looks to have the start of an amazing 2011 class with a solid goalscorer NTDP forward Austin Czarnik, and a smart, gritty center in Darnell.

Darnell is an interesting example for future players, having taken the road less traveled by playing high school hockey in Michigan as opposed to dealing with some of the pitfalls of AAA hockey(politics, parents, time away from home, etc.). It's a great example that if a player is good enough, teams will find them anywhere.


Anonymous said...

Reilly Smith commits to Miami of Ohio. Brother of Brendon Smith the UW defense who has recently been under-scrutiny for his legal troubles.

Anonymous said...

That is not true, if you are good you will be found, the fact he plays in Michigan is so much more benefitial than if he played high school hockey in PA. Geographically he has the advantage.

Anonymous said...

Reilly Smith select team canada team.

Eaves hasn't recruited a sibling yet and the family could have had enough of the shinanigans at UW.

Anonymous said...

Reilly Smith selected to play for Canada East in the 2008 World Junior A Challen

Anonymous said...

It is absolutely true that if you are good you will be found (if you are good it is hard to even hide).

I don't believe that is the lesson here. Hockey players are encouraged their entire life to play at the highest level they can and still skate a regular shift. Based on the little I know about Mich. prep hockey, here is a player that apparantly did not do that (at least the last 1 or 2 years) and still surfaced as a phenomenal hockey player.
Good Luck !

Anonymous said...

he has played aaa