Max Comer, a senior at Schuylerville High School, has verbally committed to attend Cornell University in the fall and will join their track team as a hurdler. Comer looked at several top academic schools including Duke, North Carolina and Villanova before deciding on Cornell in December.
“It was the only college I visited that really stood out, Comer said. “The coach and the team are great and it’s not too far from home.”
The annual college rankings from U.S. News and World Report places Cornell University at No. 15 out of 280 schools that offer a wide range of undergraduate majors along with master’s and doctoral degrees. The university is highly selective with an acceptance rate of only 15.6 percent.
“We are very pleased whenever a student athlete continues to pursue their sport while continuing their education,” Schuylerville Athletic Director Heath Morris said. “We’re confident that Max will be a model representation of the strong academics and athletics Schuylerville offers its students.”
Comer is a member of the Schuylerville indoor track team and plans to again run as part of the varsity boys track team this spring. He was also a part of the Schuylerville varsity boys soccer team in the fall.