Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Class Of '22 . . . Believe It Or Not

Sharper eyes than mine have zoomed in on an early recruit for the next Dartmouth football class. Thanks for the heads up ;-)

Marka'il Nixon, a 6-foot, 165-pound wide receiver/cornerback from Iowa High School in Iowa, Louisiana, Tweeted his commitment to Dartmouth HERE. Nixon hasn't yet finished his junior year of high school.

Here's his junior year highlight video:

It's a little late for Dartmouth, which visited Georgetown in 2015, but the Hoyas' much-anticipated, much-delayed stadium (?) appears to be on the way. Find a story with photos HERE.
Dartmouth freshman Trevor Johnson, son of record-setting quarterback-turned-major leaguer Mark Johnson '90, is the reigning Ivy League baseball rookie of the week. (LINK) Through 11 games Johnson is third on the Big Green with a .368 batting average and is tied for the team lead with two homers. He leads the team with 11 walks and has a team-high five stolen bases in six attempts, showing some of his mom's foot speed. Jennifer (Signori) Johnson '90, once held Dartmouth's 400 hurdles, heptathlon and pentathlon records. The Big Green is off to a 7-4 start this season.
Johnson isn't the only offspring of a Dartmouth big leaguer swinging a bat in the freshman class. Softball outfielder Sophia Ausmus is the daughter of Brad Ausmus '91, manager of the Detroit Tigers and former catcher for the Astros, Padres, Tigers and Dodgers. She's appeared in two games with one start for the Big Green, which is 0-14-1.
It was an accident of timing but old friends Gordy Quist '02 and Trevor Nealon '02 and the Band of Heathens happened to be playing a tribute to Chuck Berry on the night before the rock and roll legend died and that coincidence led to a video of their performance showing up on the Rolling Stone website. (LINK) Quist and Nealon were Dartmouth football teammates.

That's Gordy making the guitar sing in the middle of the shot below.