Dartmouth picks up second 2013 commit

Dartmouth picked up its second commit in the 2013 class this morning when defensive end Jeremiah Douchee (Chicago/Hales Franciscan) gave his verbal to Dartmouth coach Buddy Teevens, according to Hales Franciscan coach Randall Townsel.

“He’s very excited,” Townsel said. “He realizes that this opportunity is once in a lifetime and will impact the next 40 years of his life after football. He feels that he belongs and is prepared to be elite on the field and in the classroom.”

The 6-foot-4, 230-pound D-lineman was team captain as a senior and earned an all-conference nod. Douchee chose the Big Green over Western Illinois.

Academically, Douchee holds the highest GPA in the 2013 Hales Franciscan class and was the captain of the Illinois Academic All-State team. Townsel said that academics was a huge part of the pitch for Douchee.

“The Dartmouth coaching staff is awesome,” Townsel said. “I applaud them for their persistence and eloquent approach to recruiting him.”