After Milford had a successful Fall II, there were many who expected the Scarlet Hawks to take a dip the following season.
That did not happen.
Milford went 9-3 last fall, and earned signature wins over teams like Mansfield, Foxboro, and Natick (twice). This is a program that’s on a roll, and we expect that to continue into next fall.
One byproduct of that success on the gridiron is players going to quality colleges. On Signing Day, we spoke to Milford coach Dale Olson about where his players have gone and will go to.
In the senior class, it all starts with Marco Monteiro, a big, but athletic offensive lineman who will continue his career at Brown. Olson said Monteiro had eight or nine offers, but that number would have doubled if not for Covid and the transfer portal.
“He’s raw and he has a huge ceiling,” Olson said. “Marco’s got huge potential left.”
Running back and linebacker Tyler Lane is probably going to play linebacker in college. Two schools to watch with him are Bentley and Endicott.
A left tackle and defensive end for Milford, Alex McColl, will play at Wesleyan. Defensive tackle and guard JT DeGegris will also go to a strong Div. 3 program at the Univ. of New England.
The junior class is strong with prospects, too. Wide receiver Isaiah Pantalone will get some looks at running back, too, and is likely going to go the junior college route.
Quarterback Evan Cornelius measures in at 6-foot-3, 230-240 pounds, and is getting recruited as a defensive end, a position he saw time at as a sophomore. Cornelius is a high academic performer and will get Ivy and Patriot League looks.
Another player who will also get Ivy and Patriot looks is defensive end/linebacker Mason Baldic. At 6-2, 225, Baldic can “bend and run” according to Olson.
Coming to Milford after a successful beginning to his career at Lawrence Academy is center/guard Ryan O’Connor. He checks in at 6-2.5, 285 pounds, and is, again, an Ivy/Patriot-type recruit.
Junior right tackle Tyler Potter is 6-3, 265, and will be recruited by schools like Endicott and Western New England.
Only a sophomore, Nick Araujo is one of the better kickers in the area, but also saw time at linebacker this fall. At 6-0, 215, it will be interesting to see where colleges see him at the next level.