Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Well, Hello

One brief Twitter posting and an email via that link over there on the top of the right-hand column announced the news of tight end Stephen Johnston of Georgetown Prep choosing Dartmouth last week.

Johnston is a ±6-foot-4, ±220-pound tight end/defensive end and long snapper who was an honorable-mention Washington Post All-Met selection last fall. He caught 31 passes for 466 yards (13.7 yards per catch) with four touchdowns according to the Post.

For a picture of Johnston making like Superman, click here. The shot is from a game where he had a 58-yard reception to set up Prep's first touchdown, caught TD throws of 29 and 19 yards, and recovered a fumble.

Find his Hudl page here.

I've got one more name that I've seen floated around but haven't been able to find confirmation about . . . yet. The list below suggests there are another eight or so spots remaining. To borrow and bend an advertising slogan, Got Links? Email me by clicking over there at the top of the right-hand column.

What We Think We Know So Far:

Brock Bacon - DI/OLB, Addison, Texas
Colin Boit, - WR, Samammish, Wash.
Jarius Brown - WR/Ath Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Brennan Cascarano - DL, Glenview, Ill.
Rocco Di Leo - DE, Elmhurst, Ill.
Ben Hagaman - TE, Franklin, Tenn.
Ian Hanselman -RB/LB, Manheim, Pa.
Jack Heneghan - QB/ATH, Atherton, Calif.*
Stephen Johnston - TE, North Bethesda, Md.
Eric Meile - LB, Ramsey, N.J.*
Porter Ontko - S, Lisle, Ill.
Cam Poole - TE, Buford, Ga.
Charlie Pontarelli - DL, Wilmette, Ill.*
Wyatt Schmidt - K, Inver Grove Heights, Minn.*
Cameron Skaff - TE, Haymarket, Va.
David Smith - K, Montreal, Quebec*
Ryder Stone - TB, Okotoks, Alberta
Emory Thompson - WR, Lexington, Kent.*
Nick Tomkins - DL, Aberdeen Twp, N.J.*
Forrest Town - TB, FS, Zachary, La.
Nick White - RB/SS, Mill Creek, Wash.
Andrew Yohe - OL, Leechburg, Pa*

* -- confirmed early decision

Editor's Note: Positions are best guesses. Hometowns are from Internet reports or email. Where no confirmed hometown was found the location of the high school is reported. Feel free to email me clarifications. Use either the contact form or the Kontactr thingie over on the right if you patience with Captcha verification.
This is kind of a fun thing. The Sports Network has named its NFL All-FCS team and two Ivy League products make the cut. Here's how they are described:
Defensive Tackle - *Desmond Bryant, Cleveland Browns (Harvard): 31 tackles (20 solo), 3.5 sacks, 1 pass defended
Long Snapper - *Zak DeOssie, New York Giants (Brown) 
*-2012 NFL All-FCS Selection 
It was 13.7 below zero up here on the mountain when I got up this morning. It's probably warmer down in town, although warmer might be the wrong word. Maybe I should say it is less cold down there ;-)