Thursday, February 02, 2017

Wrapping It Up

Whew! Now that was a long day ;-)

Given that Signing Day turned up just one new name (receiver Sam Laurent) here's what we know for certain (early admits have an *) and what Signing Day seems to have confirmed about the incoming Dartmouth class. The guess here, and it's just a guess, is that there are several more recruits that either haven't been ferreted out or perhaps are still in limbo. Anyone?

Here's the class by best guess at positions. Remember, this is educated guessing and some of these positions are sure to be wrong(Corrections encouraged and will be noted.)

Offensive Line
Donny Carty,  6-7, 265, Episcopal HS/Dallas*
Sean Dowling, 6-4, 284, St. Stephens/Alexandria, VA*
Jake Guidone, 6-4, 275, Xaverian Brothers/Westood, Mass.*
Evan Hecimovich, 6-3, 260, Naperville North HS/Naperville, Ill.*
Hunter Ziegelmeyer, 6-6, 270, Covington Catholic/Park Hills, Ky.

Tight End
James "JJ" Jones, 6-4, 235, West HS/Tracy, Calif.
Holden Wilmsen, 6-4, 250, Priory HS/St. Louis*

Wide Receiver
Masaki Aerts, 6-2, 170, St. Peters/Jersey City, NJ*
Sam Laurent, 6-3, 175, Xaverian Brothers HS/Westwood, Mass.
Niko Mermigas, 5-11, 180, North Allegheny HS/North Allegheny, Pa.

Running Back
Dakari Falconer, 5-11, 180, St. Peters/Jersey City, N.J.
Ethan Maenza, 6-1, 185, North Allegheny HS/North Allegheny, Pa.

Jimmy Fitzgerald, 6-3, 220, Centennial HS/Illinois/Champaign, Ill.
Derek Kyler, 6-1, 180, KeKalb HS/DeKalb, Ill.

Defensive Line
Thomas Ciesla, 6-3, 240, Neuqua Valley HS/Naperville, Ill.
Miles Sanders, 6-3, 290, Parkway Center/Chesterfield, Mo.
Jackson Yost, 6-3, 274 Archbishop Murphy/Everett, Wash.

Defensive End
Nathanael Boone, 6-3, 225, Penn HS/Mishawaka, Ind.*
DE Seth Walker, 6-4, 240, Manatee HS/Bradenton, Fla.

Miles Battle, 6-1, 195, Hazel Green HS/Hazel Green, Ala.
Tanner Cross, 6-2, 220, Northside HS/Fort Smith, Ark.
Naaem Morgan, 6-2, 205, Middlesex HS/Middlesex, N.J.

Defensive Back
Harrison Herskowitz, 6-0, 180, Gulliver Prep/Miami
Jayden Minchew, 6-1, 175, Springdale HS/Springdale, Ark.
Darren Stanley, 6-0, 175, Conway HS/Conway, S.C.
DeWayne "DJ" Terry,  6-1, 174, Gulliver Prep/Hialeah, Fla.
Winston-Salem State University has a short writeup on Bruce Dixon IV, the quarterback who is transferring from Dartmouth after two years in Hanover. (LINK)
A familiar name in Football Scoop:
After 43 years in the profession, Bethune Cookman offensive coordinator Jim Pry is retiring sources tell FootballScoop. Before joining Bethune Cookman’s staff 5+ years ago, Pry coached at Dartmouth, Illinois, Akron, Duke, East Stroudsburg, Buffalo, VMI & more. Congratulations on a well earned retirement coach Pry.
Condé Nast Traveler has a rundown of what it calls The 20 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America and Dartmouth makes the cut. So do Princeton, Yale and Colgate. (Thanks for the link.)