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)