Jacob Fetterolf made his college announcement Saturday, picking Division III Johns Hopkins.
— Jacob Fetterolf (@jwfetterolf) January 20, 2018
The talented Cumberland Valley lineman, who anchored a few Eagles playoff runs, joins a Blue Jays program that has dominated the Centennial Conference, which is also the home of Dickinson.
Located in Baltimore, Johns Hopkins, which finished the 2017 campaign 9-2, has won a share of the conference nine straight years and made seven straight NCAA Division III playoffs (eight in the past nine years). Under coach Jim Margraff, who just completed his 28th season, JHU has also been nationally ranked in seven straight seasons.
Fetterolf will join fellow Mid-Penn Conference alumnus West Brantner (Red Land, defensive end), who just completed his sophomore season.
Fetterolf is a two-time All-Sentinel First Team pick, on defense in 2016 and on offense this season. He was a veteran leader in the trenches and one of the more fundamentally sound linemen in the Mid-Penn.
Red Land defensive end Joe Crocenzi picks West Chester
Red Land defensive end Joe Crocenzi ended his college search Sunday, announcing via Twitter he has committed to play at West Chester next year.
Excited to announce my commitment to West Chester University to continue my academic and football career! pic.twitter.com/yhmVzKECaa— Joe Crocenzi (@JoeCrocenzi) January 21, 2018
Crocenzi struggled to pick up offers initially despite being listed at 6-foot-1, 225 pounds. He finished his career with 20 sacks, all in his last two seasons, with 11.5 as a senior. And he had two straight seasons with 75 or more tackles.
He was one of the highlights of a 2-8 team that went through a massive roster rebuild in 2017.
Crocenzi will join another local defensive force with the Rams, freshman and former standout Carlisle linebacker Nate Barnes.
The outside 'backer earned time on special teams and later on defense for a team that went 9-4, lost the PSAC Championship and made the NCAA Division II second round under 15th year coach Bill Zwaan.