Dakota Stonehouse picks Carroll College | PostIndependent.com

Dakota Stonehouse picks Carroll College

Jeff Caspersen
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Dakota Stonehouse- QB

GLENWOOD SPRINGS ” A visit to Helena, Mont., sealed the deal for Glenwood Springs High School quarterback Dakota Stonehouse.

The most prolific passer in Demon football history is taking his game to Carroll College, a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) powerhouse that’s won five national championships since 2002 under head coach Mike Van Diest.

Stonehouse will sign a letter of intent to study and play ball at the Helena school Tuesday evening. He visited the campus over the weekend.

“You know, Montana fits me the best. Five nationals championships in seven years speaks for itself,” said Stonehouse, who threw for 2,751 yards and 24 touchdowns his senior season while leading the Demons to the 2008 Class 3A state football championship.

The quarterback should have ample opportunity to put the ball in the air at Carroll, where Van Diest runs a spread offense.

“Eighty-five percent of the time, it’s out of the shotgun,” said Stonehouse, who’s captained Glenwood’s spread offense much of the last four years. “They spread the ball around everywhere.”

Stonehouse also liked the idea of getting a private education. He’ll be receiving both football and academic money as part of a partial scholarship package.

The senior, who’s graduating high school with more than 7,000 career passing yards and 2,000 rushing yards to his name, also likes what Montana has to offer recreationally.

“Well, my uncle lives in Helena, so we go up there for family get-togethers,” Stonehouse noted. “It’s an awesome place for the outdoors. Hunting, fishing ” I love doing all that.”

Stonehouse had also been entertaining overtures from Colorado State University-Pueblo and Mesa State College. Mesa State fell out the picture last week.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

For tax deductible donations, click here.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User


See more