One of the fastest rising prospects from over the summer in all the Midwest announced his commitment on Thursday. Jackson Munro, a senior of New Trier High School (IL) and Fundamental U, committed to Dartmouth. 

While the 6’9” power forward only held a single division one offer from Loyola-Maryland entering the summer, he ended it with a long list of them. American, Brown, Bucknell, Evansville, Indiana State, Lipscomb, Navy, Toledo, among others had all offered by summers end. 

“Obviously, the academic are elite and that was something which appealed to me because of my personality,” Munro said about why he picked Dartmouth. Adding in, “I also really love the coaching staff, especially Coach McLaughlin; he’s a great guy. 

The commitment comes following Munro taking an official visit to the Hanover, New Hampshire campus in October. “I had a great time and thought the campus was amazing. It’s really large but it’s kind of a little bubble in the middle of nowhere which is cool. The campus is like its own college town and the whole atmosphere is great.” 

With almost all his offers coming over the last few months, it really condensed his time to select his future school. “I had no clue what I wanted in a school which is why I took so many visits. I always knew that I would commit before the high school season started, though. I wanted to get it out of the way and be able to focus entirely on my senior year without that burden on my shoulders.” Before he moves onto the Ivy League next season, Munro is looking toward winning a state championship to finish his high school career.