Ciesla was named the DuPage Valley conference co-defensive player of the year in a vote by the coaches after posting 11 tackles for loss among his 52 stops. He had three sacks.
•A Dallas Morning News story about Texas being an Ivy League recruiting hotbed includes a chart with the number of Texans on each Ivy team. Harvard leads with way with 16 followed by Columbia with 13. Dartmouth has eight while Yale and Cornell have seven apiece. Brown has the fewest at three.
The story includes another chart with the number of players from the home state of each Ivy school (Dartmouth is the only school with no home-grown talent, while Princeton and Penn lead the way with 14 each from New Jersey and Pennsylvania).
Harvard coach Tim Murphy quoted in the story:
"When I was head coach at the University of Maine or the head coach at the University of Cincinnati, in essence, you're the dean of admissions and the dean of financial aid. 'Hey you've got a scholarship, and you're in.' Obviously that's not the way it works in the Ivy League."USA Today has a version of the same story that includes this:
The league’s Rookie of the Year this past fall was Dartmouth freshman Hunter Hagdorn, a wide receiver and return specialist out of Manvel (Texas). A two-star recruit according to the 247 Sports Composite, Hagdorn was offered scholarships by Colorado State and Illinois as well as Harvard and Lamar before heading to the school in Hanover, N.H., to play for the Big Green.
•Here's what we know (*=confirmed early decision) and what we think we know (reported on Twitter) about the Dartmouth recruiting class:
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*
DL Thomas Ciesla, 6-3, 240, Neuqua Valley HS/Naperville, Ill.
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.*
OL Miles Sanders, 6-3, 290, Parkway Center/Chesterfield, Mo.
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.
Keep those emails with names and links a comin' ;-)