Thursday, January 23, 2020

Daily Double

Answer: California and Florida.
Question: What are the home states of Dartmouth's two newest recruits?

Tweeting their intentions to continue their athletic and academic pursuits in Hanover are Marquist Allen, a 6-foot-4, 265-pound defensive lineman from Davis High in Davis, Calif., and Tyson McCloud, a 6-foot-1, 195-pound outside linebacker/safety from North Broward Preparatory and Coconut Creek, Fla.

Find Allen's Tweet confirming his decision HERE and his highlight video HERE. He chose Dartmouth over offers from Pioneer Football League dynasty San Diego, Georgetown and Davidson.

Find McCloud's Twitter commitment HERE and his highlights HERE. Bryant and Southwest Baptist were on his offer sheet.

Here is the most current list of recruits compiled by BGA (with much-appreciated help from loyal readers):

Marquist Allen, 6-4, 265, DL, Davis HS/Davis, Calif.
Dario Arazi, 6-6, 225, DL, Brooklyn Tech/Brooklyn, N.Y.*
Josh Balara, 6-3, 290, OL, Dallas /Dallas, Pa.*
Isaac Boston, 5-10, 170, WR, Springfield Central/Springfield, Mass.*
Jack Dyett, 6-5, 210, TE, Brentwood School/Los Angeles, Calif.*
Tyler Green, 5-10,210, TB, Mill Valley HS/Shawnee, Kan.
Thomas Hartnett, 6-3, 290 OL, Pittsburgh Central Catholic/Pittsburgh, Pa.*
Dylan Lacroix, 6-3, 215, DL, Park Vista Community/Lake Worth, Fla.
Devon Lingle, 6-2, 202 QB, Fletcher HS/Neptune Beach, Fla.*
Cameron Maddox, 6-2, 195, DB, Cheshire Academy/Monroe, N.C.
Tyson McCloud, 6-1, 195 OLB/S, North Broward Prep/Coconut Creek, Fla.
Gannon McCorkle, 6-3, 235 DL, Phillips Exeter Academy/Gambrills, Md.*
Ross Parrish, 6-4, 225, TE, Anderson High School/Cincinnati, Ohio
Derrell Porter, 6-1, 255, DL, Penn Hills HS/Pittsburgh, Pa.
Vachon Raye, 5-11, 165, DB, Washington HS/Atlanta
Paxton Scott, 6-1, 183 WR, St. Mark’s/Dallas*
Nick Schwitzgebel, 6-3, 285, OL, St. Ignatius/Cleveland*
Ethan Sipe, 6-5, 260, OL, Ensworth School/Nashville, Tenn.*
Leonard St Gourdin, 6-3, 190, DB, Deerfield Academy/Malden, Mass.*
Jarmone Sutherland, 5-11, 175, WR, Newman HS/New Orleans, La.
Wade Williams, 6-2, 185, QB, Brentwood Academy/Brentwood, Tenn.*
* = Officially confirmed early decision

Here's another way of looking at the class so far, with best-guess at positions:
Josh Balara
Thomas Hartnett
Nick Schwitzgebel
Ethan Sipe

Jack Dyett
Ross Parrish

Isaac Boston
Paxton Scott
Jarmone Sutherland

Tyler Green

Devon Lingle
Wade Williams

Marquist Allen
Dario Arazi
Gannon McCorkle
Dylan Lacroix
Derrell Porter

Tyson McCloud

Vachon Raye
Cameron Maddox
Leonard St Gourdin

Green Alert Take: Given what we know of the class to date, the impact of graduation and of injury, the expectation would be that tailback is a point of emphasis the rest of the way. Linebacker and punter as well.