11-29-2011 01:33 AM

Growing up in Escondido, Calif., in Pac-10 country, Dan Minamide was unsure about Ivy League football, unsure whether he wanted to be a part of it. Unsure, that is, until he was called out of a class in high school and summoned to the football office.

There was a coach waiting for him there, a coach 3,000 miles away from his Cambridge campus, making a recruiting trip out to the West Coast.

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