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. pic.twitter.com/x3iYY5Ufwf — 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…

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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…

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Recruiting: MACtion invades New England as MAC teams ramp up recruiting efforts in the region

March 2, 2022

MACtion has invaded New England as more and more MAC schools are starting to recruiting the New England region. MAC teams have periodically recruited the region through the years. A few years back, Bowling Green recruited Dover-Sherborn defensive lineman Ted Ouellett who ended up having a good career for the Falcons. Now thanks to newly hired running backs coach Brian White, the Falcons are recruiting the region again. In the…

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Recruiting Round-Up: BB&N

February 25, 2022

It was business as usual for Buckingham, Browne & Nichols this year. The Knights had a strong year in the Independent School League, made it to a NEPSAC Bowl game, and sent a lot of players off to college to continue their careers. That has been the routine for BB&N for years now, and it does not look to change anytime soon. We caught up with BB&N coach Mike Willey…

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Recruiting: A sense of comfort, trust and the opportunity to turn around a program are the reasons William Watson picked Nebraska

February 23, 2022

Springfield Central junior quarterback William Watson III announced on Tuesday night that he was committing to the University of Nebraska to play college football. Watson, one of the top players in the state in the Class of 2023 held 11 offers including offers from Boston College, UConn and UMass. So why did he pick Nebraska? Simple. It was the right fit. Nebraska offered everything William and his family were looking…

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Recruiting: Springfield Central quarterback William Watson commits to Nebraska

February 22, 2022

In the end, William Watson went with a familiar face for his college commitment. It just may not have been the one most were expecting. The junior quarterback from Springfield Central made a verbal commitment to Nebraska during the Golden Eagles’ basketball game against Northampton Tuesday night. With the pledge, Watson will play for former UMass coach Mark Whipple, who is the offensive coordinator at Nebraska. At one point, it…

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Recruiting Round-Up: St. John’s Prep

February 18, 2022

The news spread fast at the end of the 2021 season: Joenel Aguero was coming back to St. John’s Prep. Joenel Aguero (HUDL) The class of 2023 safety/wide receiver spent his first season in Danvers, but then played his sophomore and junior years at IMG Academy in Florida. But Aguero came back, and is expected to play for the Eagles as a senior. He has been welcomed back with open…

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Recruiting: Preston Zinter announces he is committing to Notre Dame

February 11, 2022

Central Catholic tight end and defensive end Preston Zinter announced this morning that he is committing to Notre Dame. I’m COMMITTING to… pic.twitter.com/gfNoh14exU — Preston Zinter (@Preston_Zinter) February 11, 2022 The four star junior picked the Irish over Michigan, Boston College Ohio State, Auburn and several other high profile programs. It was speculated that Zinter might join his brother Zak at Michigan but in the end, he opted to forge…

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Recruiting Round Up: Central Catholic

February 11, 2022

If anyone had the chance to see Central Catholic this fall, they came away impressed with the talent the Raiders had on the field. Now, with many of those players moving on to colleges, one again has to be impressed with the destinations for the next level. Let’s start with quarterback Ayden Pereira, an NEFJ All-State first team selection. Pereira is simply a playmaker, and he will move on to the…

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Recruiting Round Up: Milford High School

February 3, 2022

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…

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