I wanted to share my story on Somers senior Brian Realbuto’s commitment to Cornell, which appeared in today’s paper. I spoke to Realbuto yesterday, and he basically confirmed that this is a decision he’s had in mind for quite some time. I briefly spoke with Cornell coach Rob Koll, who declined to comment due to school policy. But there was definitely an excitement in his voice when I brought up Realbuto.
Realbuto is currently ranked 16th in the nation among recruits by InterMat.com, and first in New York state. He’ll be joined at Cornell by three-time California state champ Alex Cisernos, who is ranked seventh in the nation. Koll has established The Big Red as a national title contender, having placed second in the country in each of the past two seasons.
The all-time wins leader in Section 1 with a career record of 230-11, Realbuto enters the 2011-12 high school season searching for his third state championship.