Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Catching Up With Vernon Harris

Football Gameplan's interview with Dartmouth senior Vernon Harris at the Big Green Pro Day Saturday:

Pro Day results aren't readily available but the Rotoworld site found some for Harris. From Rotoworld:
During Saturday's Pro Day, Dartmouth CB Vernon Harris ran the 40-yard dash in 4.53 seconds.
That time of 4.53 seconds came with the wind. Running against the wind, Harris was slowed to 4.65 seconds. In addition to those runs, the 6-foot-1, 197-pound cornerback prospect notched jumps of 35 1/2 inches (vertical) and 10-foot-3 (broad).
It's a couple of years old but this story from the Mercury News gives some interesting background on how the 40 became a draft benchmark and why.

This is fun stuff. Rocco Di Leo is a 6-foot-3, 265-pound defensive lineman at Dartmouth. His brother Frank is 5-9, 204 . . .

. . . and a linebacker at Penn State.

Frank Di Leo was officially announced as a walk-on with the Nittany Lions last last week. He was an all-conference safety at Chicago's St. Ignatius High School.
Dartmouth continues "wiring up" its coaches with Kyle Metzler the latest:

"Spring" practice is slated to begin a week from today. That's a week later than usual – thankfully.

It was 7 degrees on the shoulder of Moose Mountain this morning and we awoke to arguably the biggest snowstorm we've had this year. There's not as much in the valley but yikes! It isn't supposed to be more seasonable until the middle of next week, if then . . .