Sunday, January 08, 2017

And Another

Twitter can be a good thing (as those who search out college commitments know) and as we are finding out by the day, it can be a not-so-good thing, right?

Thanks to Twitter there's a new name to add to the Dartmouth recruiting list and rather than spell it incorrectly, here it is via cut-and-paste: Hunter Ziegelmeyer. Find his commitment Tweet HERE.

Ziegelmeyer is a 6-foot-6, 270-pound Rivals two-star offensive lineman from Covington Catholic High School in Park Hills, Ky.

Ziegelmeyer was a third-team Kentucky all-state selection this year and holds offers from Army, Eastern Kentucky, Morehead State and Columbia among others according to published reports. In addition to offensive tackle he also lined up at tight end.

Find highlights on his Hudl page HERE.
With campus visits taking place this month, expect this list of commitments to swell. (Confirmed early decision commitments are denoted with an asterisk.)

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*
LB Tanner Cross, 6-2, 220, Northside HS/Fort Smith, Ark.
OL Sean Dowling, 6-4, 284, St. Stephens/Alexandria, VA*
RB/DB Dakari Falconer, 5-11, 180, St. Peters/Jersey City, N.J.
OL/DL Jake Guidone, 6-4, 275, Xaverian Brothers/Westood, Mass.*
OL Evan Hecimovich, 6-3, 260, Naperville North HS/Naperville, Ill.*
DB DeWayne "DJ" Terry,  6-1, 174, Gulliver Prep/Hialeah, Fla.
TE Holden Wilmsen, 6-4, 250, Priory HS/St. Louis*
OL Hunter Ziegelmeyer, 6-6, 270, Covington Catholic/Park Hills, Ky.
James Madison won the FCS national championship yesterday with a 28-14 victory over Youngstown State. JMU advanced in the tournament with a win over New Hampshire, a team Dartmouth defeated this year. But of course Dartmouth and its Ivy League brethren are now allowed to compete in the NCAA playoffs because . . . well, because . . . because.

Of course EVERY other Ivy League sport IS allowed to compete in the postseason.
Speaking of "Dumb Ivy Rules," the Roar Lions blog reports that Columbia punter Cameron Nizialek will finish his eligibility next fall at the University of Georgia as a graduate student. Grad students are not allowed to compete on Ivy League teams. Roar Lions writes:
I'm not sure what the Ivy League is trying to protect us from by barring grad student eligibility. Are we worried that our scholar athletes will want to do TOO MUCH learning?