It was a busy day for the Greenwich football team and the offensive and defensive leaders that helped it to the Class LL title and No. 1 ranking in the state.
Quarterback Gavin Muir, the Walter Camp Connecticut Player of the Year, gave a commitment to play at Dartmouth. Hours earlier, Mozi Bici, the Cardinals’ defensive leader, opted to take back his commitment to Brown and open himself back up to the recruiting process.
“Dartmouth was probably the first school to really look at me,” said Muir, who made his official visit to the school following his game with the Greenwich basketball team Friday night. “I loved it. I loved the coaching staff and I loved the players.”
Muir this year threw for 2,474 yards, 31 touchdowns and had just six interceptions in leading the Cardinals to a 13-0 record.
Muir had offers from Bucknell, Fordham, Wagner and Western Illinois and the chance for preferred walk-on status at Stanford and Syracuse.
“Dartmouth is just an awesome opportunity to play at a great school, in a great conference,” Muir said. “They have great football and academics.”
The Cardinals’ quarterback coach, Tom Bennewitz, is a former Dartmouth player.
“Gavin has been hearing a lot about Dartmouth green,” Greenwich coach John Marinelli said. “It is a great fit. It has been his No. 1 school for a long time.”
Muir is the Cardinals’ second offensive starter headed to the Ivy League. Running back Tysen Comizio has committed to the University of Pennsylvania.
Bici, who set a state record for sacks in a game with eight and was named the New Haven Register’s Player of the Year, announced earlier today that because of a change in the coaching staff he has decided to rescind his verbal commitment to Brown and will open himself up to the recruiting process.
Bici should have many suitors: He set a school record with 17 sacks and was part of a defense that allowed a total of just 54 points. Bici finished with 97 tackles, including 14 for a loss, and 16 hurries.
“Mozi is the MVP of the state of Connecticut and I expect him to land on his feet,” Marinelli said. “I didn’t hear from a person from Brown and I expected to hear from the head coach as a professional courtesy.”
In other news, David Summers, the quarterback who led St. Joseph to its second straight state title, reportedly gave a verbal commitment to Syracuse. Summers had previously committed to Maryland before the school had a change in coaches.