Tuesday, October 16, 2012

East heading east...to the Ivy leagues

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One of the more underrated prospects in the Central Valley and California was good enough to get noticed by the Ivy Leagues - and now Buchanan-Clovis versatile weapon Billy East is Yale bound.

East, a 5-foot-10, 190-pound running back/wide receiver held four different offers including Cornell, Northern Arizona and Eastern Washington. But the Bears star will look to carry the ball for the Yale Bulldogs.

East is used in a variety of ways for Buchanan. Through seven games, he has nine combined touchdowns running and receiving. He had a 24 carry, 206-yard and four touchdown outing in a 28-14 victory over Porterville on Sept. 7, then had four receptions for 100 yards and a score versus a loaded Central-Fresno defense. Including punt and kickoff returns, East has a combined 1,164 yards from scrimmage.

Yale should love his breakaway speed and vision with the football in his hand. Bulldog fans may also be surprised how gritty East is, since he's also shown a determined running style where he won't go down on first contact.

East was practically a hidden gem in the Central Section. Maybe now, with his Yale commitment, East will get recognized as a potential future game breaker for the Ivy Leagues.

MORE ON EAST: http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1370306/billy-east 

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