Saturday, March 04, 2017

Add Another To Recruiting Class

Dartmouth has added its second football recruit of the week with Thomas Hennessy, a 6-foot-1, 220-pound linebacker from Lewiston, Minn., Tweeting his destination for the coming fall.

Hennessy was originally committed to the University of St. Thomas, the Division III powerhouse in his home state that has gone 81-10 since 2010, including an appearance in the 2015 national championship game. Find his grateful Tweet about "a door, which had previously closed," opening again HERE.

Hennessy is a member of the Minnesota Vikings All-State team and an MFCA Academic All-State selection. Find his highlight video here.
Also heading to Dartmouth next fall as a late addition to the recruiting class is Caleb Martin of Jesup, Ga., and Taft School. (See yesterday's post.)
The following list is recruiting includes what we know (*=confirmed early decision) and what we think we know (mostly via Twitter):

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.
QB Jimmy Fitzgerald, 6-3, 220, Centennial HS/Illinois/Champaign, Ill.
OL/DL Jake Guidone, 6-4, 275, Xaverian Brothers/Westood, Mass.*
OL Evan Hecimovich, 6-3, 260, Naperville North HS/Naperville, Ill.*
LB Thomas Hennessy, 6-1, 220, Lewiston-Altura HS/Lewiston, Minn.
S Harrison Herskowitz, 6-0, 180, Gulliver Prep/Miami
DE/TE  James "JJ" Jones, 6-4, 235, West HS/Tracy, Calif.
QB Derek Kyler, 6-1, 180, KeKalb HS/DeKalb, Ill.
WR Sam Laurent, 6-3, 175, Xaverian Brothers HS/Westwood, Mass..
LB Caleb Martin, 6-2, 240, Taft School/Jesup, Ga.
RB Ethan Maenza, 6-1, 185, North Allegheny HS/North Allegheny, Pa.
DB Niko Mermigas, 5-11, 180, North Allegheny HS/North Allegheny, Pa.
DB Jayden Minchew, 6-1, 175, Springdale HS/Springdale, Ark.
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.
DE Seth Walker, 6-4, 240, Manatee HS/Bradenton, 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.
Speaking of recruits, the Northern Kentucky Tribune follows up on Hunter Ziegelmeyer winning the Brian Williams That's My Boy Award as the top high school football student-athlete in Northern Kentucky HERE.
There's a football connection in the Dartmouth baseball team's stunning 1-0 win over Miami yesterday.

The winning run was scored by freshman centerfielder and leadoff hitter Trevor Johnson, whose father, Mark '90, was a record-setting Dartmouth quarterback before playing seven years in the big leagues with the Pittsburgh Pirates,  Anaheim Angels and New York Mets as a first baseman/outfielder. Trevor's mother, Jennifer '90, was a track athlete for the Big Green.

Mark Johnson graduated with Dartmouth records for pass attempts in a game, season and career, completions in a season and career, and yards gained passing in a career. Along with fellow future big leaguer Mike Remlinger, Johnson helped Dartmouth to the NCAA Tournament as a first baseman and southpaw pitcher.

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Dartmouth men's basketball (7-19, 4-9) snuck past Penn in the final seconds last night, 76-74, to keep its hopes alive of slipping into the four-team Ivy League tournament. Unfortunately, there are still several hurdles remaining, including finishing the regular season with a win over a 20-6 Princeton team that is 13-0 in Ivy League play and has won its last 16 games. (LINK)