Thursday, December 15, 2016

Recruiting News And Notes

A little recruiting news as we await official announcement of the early decision class  out of the football office. (The admissions office is already heralding the full class HERE.)

Named to the Naperville Sun All-Area Team is Naperville North offensive lineman Evan Hecimovich, a Big Green recruit. From the story (LINK):
 The 6-3, 260-pound left tackle was an all-conference selection and an academic All-State pick for conference co-champions. Committed to play at Dartmouth.
Connect the dots and it would appear corner Dewayne "DJ" Terry of Gulliver Prep in Florida will be joining the Big Green next fall. Terry's Twitter account includes a copy of his early decision acceptance letter from Dartmouth and the Tweet, "into the Woods" with a pine tree icon ;-). He's also "followed" by Dartmouth linebacker Flo Orimolade among others.

Terry is listed as holding offers from Cal, Minnesota, Louisville, South Florida, Army, Navy, Bowling Green and Appalachian State with his "interest" highest for Dartmouth and Minnesota per the Rivals site.

A little Googling reveals he is a three-star recruit according to 247Sports and two stars according to Rivals. His father was a Duke co-captain under Steve Spurrier.
Here are the Dartmouth recruits confirmed in the media or via Twitter (along with Terry). Whether there might be more we should know within days:

WR Masaki Aerts, 6-2, 170, St. Peters/Jersey City, NJ
DE Nathanael Boone, 6-3, 225, Penn HS/Mishawaka, Ind.
OL Donny Carty ,  6-7, 265, Episcopal HS/Dallas
OL Sean Dowling, 6-4, 284, St. Stephens/Alexandria, VA
OL/DL Jake Guidone, 6-4, 275, Xaverian Brothers/Westood, Mass.
OL Evan Hecimovich, 6-3, 260, Naperville North HS/Naperville, Ill.
CB Dewayne Terry, 6-1, 174, Gulliver Prep/Hialeah, Fla.
TE Holden Wilmsen, 6-4, 250, Priory HS/St. Louis
Dartmouth's plans to build an indoor practice facility on Chase Field's "sunken garden" where football used to practice have hit another bump in the road. From the Valley News:
The Planning Board on Tuesday night voted, 4-1, to deny a permit for a controversial 70,000-square-foot athletic facility proposed by Dartmouth College and opposed by neighbors near South Park Street.
Board members described conflicting influences on their votes, and seven-year board veteran Iain Sim called the detailed and acrimonious site plan review process “the most difficult case that we’ve had to review” during his tenure.
Dartmouth had been seeking site plan approval for a roughly $17.5 million facility the school said it needs so that athletes may practice through the winter.
Find the full story with artist renderings of the proposed building HERE. While Harvard, Columbia and Penn have "bubbles" for offseason workouts, Dartmouth's intention is to put up a permanent building.

Find a video report HERE.