New Canaan’s Alex LaPolice commits to Harvard football


Rising New Canaan senior Alex LaPolice, a star player on the Rams football and baseball teams this past school year, has verbally committed to play football at Harvard, according to Dave Ruden of 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 played a major role in New Canaan’s state football championship 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’ state championship win over arch rival Darien.

Two springs ago, the then sophomore took part in a Connecticut baseball state title run, when New Canaan topped Waterford 3-0 in the Class L championship game. Last June, Rams baseball fell early in its attempt to repeat as state champions with a second-round state tournament blowout at No. 8 Cheney Tech. LaPolice’s best game of 2013 came late in the regular season, when he crushed a walk-off grand slam against Trumbull to hand New Canaan an FCIAC tournament berth.

Andrew Callahan