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Although early reports had him ticketed for Portland State, 6-foot-4 1/2, 220-pound defensive end Sawyer Whalen of Woodinville, Wash., will instead be heading to Hanover.
Whalen was chosen to the News Tribune's all-state football team (link) and the Star Times defensive team (link). He was the 2011 All KingCo Crown Division Defensive Player of the Year (link), a Seattle Times Top 25 pick and was chosen a Washington's Finest: All-Camp Team defensive lineman.
Northwest Elite Index has a story about him from December when his recruiting took a turn that ultimately led him to Dartmouth.
Here's a quick video interview with him from August:
WashingtonPreps.com had a preseason story that described his "Eye of the Tiger" approach to the game and asking whether he might be the best defensive end in the region.