Tuesday, December 17, 2019

A New Name

The BGA network of recruiting birddogs has come through again.

Add to the list of Dartmouth commitments Dylan Lacroix, listed by 247Sports as a 6-foot-3, 215-pound outside linebacker/defensive end from Park Vista Community High School and Lake Worth, Fla. Find his commitment Tweet HERE and his highlight video HERE.

Per his Twitter account Lacroix had offers from Columbia, Cornell, Brown, Colgate, Georgetown, Davidson, Stetson and the now defunct Jacksonville program. The Palm Beach Post had him at No. 19 on its Big Board of top players in Palm Beach County (LINK) and he also made the Sun-Sentinel's Top 30 for the county (LINK).

Here's the updated Dartmouth recruiting list per Internet sources. (Updates and corrections are not just accepted but encouraged via that "Contact Form" over there to the right.)

• Dario Arazi, 6-6, 225, DE/OT, Brooklyn Tech/Brooklyn, N.Y.
• Josh Balara, 6-3, 290, OL/DL, Dallas /Dallas, Pa.
• Isaac Boston, 5-10, 170, ATH, Springfield Central/Springfield, Mass.
• Jack Dyett, 6-5, 210, DE/TE, Brentwood School/Los Angeles, Calif.
• Thomas Hartnett, 6-3, 290 OL, Pittsburgh Central Catholic
• Dylan Lacroix, 6-3, 215, OLB?DE, Park Vista Community/Lake Worth, Fla.
• Devon Lingle, 6-2, 202 QB, Fletcher, HS/Neptune Beach, Fla.
• Gannon McCorkle, 6-3, 235 DE/TE, Phillips Exeter Academy/Gambrills, Md.
• Paxton Scott, 6-1, 183 WR, St. Mark’s/Dallas
• Nick Schwitzgebel, 6-3, 285, OG, St. Ignatius/Cleveland
• Ethan Sipe, 6-5, 260, OL, Ensworth School/Nashville, Tenn.
• Leonard St Gourdin, 6-3, 190, SS/WR, Deerfield Academy/Malden, Mass.
• Wade Williams, 6-2, 185, QB-A, Brentwood Academy/Brentwood, Tenn.
The All-America teams are a little slow coming in this year but Dartmouth corner Isiah Swann has been named to the Hero Sports third team. (LINK) Yale offensive lineman Dieter Eiselen was named to the second team and teammate Spencer Matthaei was named to Special Teams third team as an ST, whatever that is ;-)
For a Dartmouth player or fan, there is little sweeter than this lede to the Harvard Magazine recap of the Crimson season:
At approximately 4:05 p.m. on November 2, the 2019 Harvard football season began unraveling.
The reference, of course, is to the Hail Mary pass from Derek Kyler to Masaki Aerts that saved Dartmouth's Ivy League championship season and doomed Harvard to its first overall losing record this century. The game is referred to in the story as a "soul-sucking loss to Dartmouth," which likely brings a smile to a lot of the Big Green faithful as well.