Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Well, Hello

Forrest Town, a ± 6-foot, ± 190 tailback from Zachary High School in Louisiana has Tweeted his intention to attend Dartmouth.

Find his Hudl page with highlights here. There's a very nice WBRZ.com video report about Town winning a weekly Fans Choice award here.

Click here for an NBC33 story from last winter about how he combines academics and sports. Click here for a story about how he performed at the Nike SPARQ combine last year. This Rivals site has him as a two-star.

Here's a highlight video from his junior year when he ran for 945 yards and eight touchdowns:

And an interview with him here:

Still Googling away digging up Dartmouth commitments and will have another shortly.

By the way, don't be surprised if Forrest Town isn't the only Louisianan on the roster next year with New Orleans native and NFL veteran Cortez Hankton recruiting his home state. Internet reports have the Big Green involved with several more players from down that way.
The New York Times has a wonderful story headlined Moral Support Is Family Tradition for Seahawks’ Wilson about the son of the late former Dartmouth great Harry Wilson '77. It includes this regarding Russell's uncle Ben '73:
Each of Wilson’s three brothers followed his path to Wilbraham, and then Dartmouth. Harry, a receiver, was the best player by far.
“He was the Fred Biletnikoff of Hanover, the Ivy League’s Johnny Rodgers,” Wilson said.
He laughed when teased about not being able to persuade his nephew to attend Dartmouth as well. The course of Ivy League football, and certainly of Dartmouth football, might have changed significantly. 
“I took him on a tour of the campus,” Ben Wilson said. “He clearly enjoyed being on the campus where his dad had been a student.”
The thermometer bottomed out at 7-below this morning and it's supposed to be on the left side of zero the next three nights. I probably picked the wrong week to reset the automated thermostat downward because the oil bill is getting a little out of control ;-)