Council Rock North football standout Tyler Bostain had several official visits lined up for next month, but canceled them after seeing what Cornell had to offer. "Once I got there, I kind of called it quits as far as looking at other schools," he said.

Bostain, a sure-handed wide receiver for the Indians, has orally committed to play for the Big Red.

The 6-foot-5, 220-pound senior was originally scheduled to take official trips next month to Penn and Wofford (S.C.).

Columbia, which he visited this month, and Princeton were the other Football Championship Subdivision schools in the mix.

Bostain, also a part-time defensive end and long-snapper at C.R. North, had a scholarship offer from Division I-A Akron.

Jim Knowles resigned earlier this week as Cornell's head coach after six seasons to become the defensive coordinator at Duke.

"Since he's left, a bunch of coaches have called me," Bostain, of Washington Crossing, said. "I liked [Knowles], but, honestly, he's not the reason why I chose Cornell. I like the place too much to start looking elsewhere."

Cornell's area recruiting coordinator is Clayton Carlin, a defensive coordinator who played and coached at St. Joseph's Prep. On his trip to Ithaca, Bostain was introduced to Rashad Campbell, a sophomore cornerback for the Big Red and Chestnut Hill Academy product.

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