Recruiting: First ever “Show Days” a huge success around Massachusetts

May 18, 2022

Tuesday afternoon and evening was a big step forward in the recruiting process for local players. Avon Old Farms head coach Jon Wholley and other local coaches in Connecticut & Massachusetts set up “Show Days” on Monday & Tuesday around both states in an effort to continue improving on the lack of a true “spring ball” format in the region. Dozens of college coaches from around the country at all…


Recruiting: Schools in Connecticut and Massachusetts to host Show Days on Monday and Tuesday

May 15, 2022

Ten schools will be participating in the inaugural New England Show Days which will take place this Monday and Tuesday. The Schools will host 30 -45 Min “Pro Day” type workouts on their own campus. Workouts will be staggered throughout allowing coaches to travel school to school and physically see the kids workout. The idea is the brainchild of Avon Old Farms Head Coach Jon Wholley. Wholley spent years as…


Recruiting Round-Up: Milton Academy

May 3, 2022

Always a good program in the Independent School League, Milton Academy has taken some steps forward in recent years. The Mustangs, under legendary coach Kevin MacDonald, went unbeaten in league play both in 2019 and 2021 (the ISL did not play due to covid in 2020). And for as good as Milton was those years, the Mustangs will compete for a tite in 2022, as well. And it is not often that…


High School: The League preview

May 1, 2022

Anybody ready for some May football? No, we’re not going back to a “Fall II” season, relax. The Elite Football League begins its first slate of games on Sunday at Malden Catholic and there’s quite a bit of buzz around it. This is the second year of “The League” and really the only option for truly competitive high school football in this area during the spring. Local and non-local college…


Recruiting: Catholic Memorial’s Traore verbally commits to Notre Dame

April 28, 2022

After de-committing from Boston College earlier this year, Catholic Memorial defensive end Boubacar Traore announced his verbal commitment to Notre Dame. The Irish currently have the No. 1 class in the country for the class of 2023’s 247 composite rankings. That may seem like a mouthful, but basically it means that the Fighting Irish are putting together the best class in the nation, and Traore is now a part of…


Recruiting: Rappleyea follows his heart and commits to Penn State

April 7, 2022

When Milton Academy tight end Andrew Rappleyea committed to Michigan on January 16th, he did it because he thought that was the best place for him athletically and academically. Despite verbally committing to Michigan, the Wolverines were not Rappleyea’s first choice. He always wanted to play at Penn State. The New York native was disappointed that the Nittany Lions couldn’t offer him a scholarship at the end of last year….


Recruiting Round-Up: St. John’s Shrewsbury

April 4, 2022

There is a bit of a conundrum now with St. John’s of Shrewsbury. On the one hand, the Pioneers are located in Central Massachusetts, and that part has not changed. On the other, St. John’s is a member of the Catholic Conference, a league with all teams from Eastern Mass. So what is it? Is St. John’s an EMass or CMass team. Right now, the Pioneers get ranked in both EMass…


Recruiting Round Up: Catholic Memorial

March 21, 2022

By Adam Kurkjian It is good to be on top, and that is where Catholic Memorial is right now in the world of MIAA football. Coming off an undefeated season and Div. 2 state championship, the Knights are feeling good about themselves, and that bleeds over into recruiting. Offers are rolling in and there are college commitments aplenty. This past weekend, we talked to CM coach John DiBiaso about that….


Recruiting: Catholic Memorial defensive end Boubacar Traore decommits from Boston College

March 13, 2022

Four star Catholic Memorial defensive end Boubacar Traore announced on Saturday night that he is opening up his recruitment and is no longer committed to Boston College. Respect my Decision. — BoubacarTraore (@24era24) March 12, 2022 Traore committed to Boston College in August of 2020 along with teammates Datrell Jones (RB) and Jaeden Skeete (WR). Eagles coach Jeff Hafley wanted to get a jump on local recruiting after arriving…


Recruiting Round Up: Xaverian

March 7, 2022

While Xaverian usually has stellar offensive line play, it does not always have the big, FBS-caliber hulking bodies up front. Lately, though, that has begun to change. Senior Jack Funke checks in at 6-foot-6, 290 pounds, and will continue his career at Boston College. We spoke Friday night with Xaverian coach Al Fornaro about Funke and some other Hawks prospects for this week’s recruiting roundup. Starting with Funke, Fornaro said…