Monday, January 14, 2013

Back At It

The big recruiting weekend in Hanover has wrapped up and the high schoolers who were on campus are back home trying to catch up on their schoolwork. Wrote Kendall Pearcey of Florida's Steinbrenner High School on his Twitter account:
Jus got back from Dartmouth. I strongly believe an official visit should count as a homework pass for like a week lol
Pearcey is a 5-10ish, 190ish speedster who ran for 775 yards, caught 260 yards worth of passes and returned kicks and punts last fall. He had a 95-yard kickoff return, a 91-yard run from scrimmage, a 65-yard reception and a 40-yard punt return among his big plays as a senior. Check out his highlight video here. Find his full stats here.

There was a Tampa Bay Times spotlight column prior to his senior season about Pearcey here. From that story:
Boasting 4.49 speed and a sturdy build at 5-9, 190, the senior ran for 11 touchdowns, including ones from 73, 80 and 94 yards last season. He caught two touchdown passes. He scored six TDs in one game, two via punt return, and also returned a kick 85 yards for a score.
And yes, Steinbrenner HS is named after you-know-who, according to its Wikipedia page.
Buried in this story about Joe Moglia, the former Dartmouth assistant-turned-financier and now head coach at Coastal Carolina, is mention that, "Several years ago, Moglia donated a huge sum of money to help Archmere (Academy) update its athletic facilities. The building that houses the Auks’ gymnasium as well as weight and exercise rooms is named Moglia Fieldhouse." Moglia served as the Delaware school's head football coach.

Seattle Seahawks vice president of football administration John Idzik's '82  name has been floated regarding the general manager's position with the Cleveland Browns. Idzik's bio is here.