Dutch Fork quarterback Cole Douglas committed to Dartmouth on Sunday.
Douglas visited Dartmouth two weeks ago and visited The Citadel this weekend. Douglas’ father, Jack, was a former Citadel quarterback, but the younger Douglas felt playing at the Ivy League school was the best fit.
“I fell like Dartmouth is a special opportunity for me and my family. I know I can be successful academically and athletically during my four years, and put myself in a position to have a great future,” Douglas said.
Douglas shined in his first season as the Silver Foxes’ quarterback. He threw for 2,050 yards and 14 touchdowns, while rushing for 1,101 yards and 16 scores.
Dartmouth went 9-1 this season, its best record since 1996, and finished the year ranked No. 23 in the STATS FCS poll. It was the first time Dartmouth finished the year ranked in the final poll since 1996.
In other news involving Midlands players this weekend:
Newberry offensive lineman Demarcus Gilmore committed to South Carolina State on Sunday. Gilmore was a Shrine Bowl selection this season for the Bulldogs.
Gilmore, 6-foot-4, 310 pounds, visited S.C. State over the weekend. He had offers from Limestone, Newberry, North Greenville and UNC Charlotte.
“I committed there because I think it was the best fit for me and it felt like home,” Gilmore said.
Georgia Tech offered Ridge View defensive end Damani Staley on Saturday. Staley was offered by South Carolina on Friday.
Dutch Fork junior receiver Austin Connor was offered by Virginia Tech this weekend. Connor had 30 catches and 804 yards and five touchdowns this season.
Batesburg-Leesville running back Terrence Wilson visited Charleston Southern this weekend. He made a visit to South Carolina State last week.
White Knoll North-South offensive lineman Tyquilo Moore visited South Carolina State this weekend.
Two Blythewood teammates picked up offers this week. WR/DE Eric Weber was offered by East Carolina, and kicker Cody Turner was offered by Coastal Carolina.