Friday, January 27, 2017

Recruiting Talk

Last night's posting of Naeem Morgan's decision to come to Dartmouth brings the BGA Daily list of recruits to 20. With the class usually running about 30, that means there are 10 more names out there. The educated guess is that at least half of them have chosen Dartmouth but either haven't made their decision public or I simply can't find where they did ;-). There might still be a handful of spots yet to be filled. Hard to say.

What we can say is that of the 20 names so far uncovered, only four show up as having "offers" per  247Sports. The recruiting site's "offer" list can be found HERE. Showing up on it are wide receiver Masaki Aerts, linebacker Tanner Cross, defensive back Dewayne Terry and DB Miles "Mac" Battle.

Speaking of 247Sports, its list of Dartmouth Football All Time Recruits Since 2000  is . . . uh . . . interesting.

With Signing Day less than a week away, here's what we know (*=confirmed early decision) and what we think we know (mostly via Twitter). Information about additions, subtractions and corrections encouraged!

WR Masaki Aerts, 6-2, 170, St. Peters/Jersey City, NJ*
LB/S Mac Battle, 6-1, 195, Hazel Green HS/Hazel Green, Ala.
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 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.*
S Harrison Herskowitz, 6-0, 180, Gulliver Prep/Miami
DE/TE  James "JJ" Jones, 6-4, 235, West HS/Tracy, Calif.
RB Ethan Maenza, 6-1, 185, North Allegheny HS/North Allegheny, Pa.
DE/LB Naaem Morgan, 6-2, 205, Middlesex HS/Middlesex, N.J.
DL Miles Sanders, 6-3, 290, Parkway Center/Chesterfield, Mo.
DB Darren Stanley, 6-0, 175, Conway HS/Conway, S.C.
DB DeWayne "DJ" Terry,  6-1, 174, Gulliver Prep/Hialeah, Fla.
TE Holden Wilmsen, 6-4, 250, Priory HS/St. Louis*
DT Jackson Yost, 6-3, 274 Archbishop Murphy/Everett, Wash.
OL Hunter Ziegelmeyer, 6-6, 270, Covington Catholic/Park Hills, Ky.
ESPN The Magazine's Super Bowl Preview issue is going to have a story about New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady that includes this (LINK):
. . .(Brady) and his trainer, Alex Guerrero, came up with an idea. They reached out to Ryan McManus, a 5-foot-11 receiver who had played at Dartmouth. The Patriots had invited McManus to rookie camp in 2016 but ultimately cut him. Now he was working in marketing for a company selling robotic tackling dummies. McManus ran great routes and had great hands. He didn't have the prototypical NFL body, but he had the talent to keep Brady sharp. The chance to work out with Brady was the chance to keep his NFL dream, however improbable, alive. McManus couldn't say yes fast enough.
Thanks to a loyal reader for a link to the 10 Best Places to Live in New England according to Business Advice Source they are:
1. Boston
2. Hanover
3. Rockport, Maine
4. Newport, R.I.
5. Sharon, Mass.
6. Colchester, Vt.
7. Tolland, Conn.
8. Portland, Maine
9. Burlington, Vt.
10. Nashua, N.H.

From the story:
Home to Dartmouth College, the small town of Hanover, New Hampshire has a population of 11,401. It was named America’s sixth best place to live in 2011, and the second best place to retire in 2010 by CNN Money.
The academic tone of the town is apparent in some of its notable residents, including novelists Jodi Picoult, Janet Evanovich and “New York Times” columnist Virginia Heffernan.