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Alex LaPolice commits to play Harvard football

Photo by Autumn Driscoll

New Canaan's Alex LaPolice controls the ball during the Class L state championship game against Darien on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 at Boyle Stadium in Stamford.

Rising New Canaan senior Alex LaPolice, a star player on the Rams football and baseball teams, has verbally committed to play football at Harvard, per The Ruden Report.

LaPolice had previously committed to Boston College for baseball, but his desire to play football at the next level reportedly swayed his decision. Last fall, LaPolice served as a major cog in New Canaan football's state championship run as a wide receiver, cornerback and return man.

Offensively, he recorded 35 receptions for 619 yards and 10 touchdowns. LaPolice also scored two touchdowns in the Rams' title win over arch rival Darien.

"The thing about him is, how many people get an ACC baseball offer and are also smart enough to be able to take an Ivy League football offer?" Rams football coach Lou Marinelli said.

"The thing people don't see is how hard he worked in the weight room to develop into the athlete he is. He's one of our captains and a model for what we try to get all our kids to be."

Two springs ago, the then sophomore took part in a state title baseball run, when New Canaan topped Waterford 3-0 in the Class L championship game.

Last May, he crushed a walk-off grand slam in a late regular season game against Trumbull to hand New Canaan an FCIAC tournament berth.

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