Recruiting Roundup: BB&N

May 22, 2023

A tradition has been established at BB&N that says the Knights will be winners in the fall and on National Signing Day, alike. That will stands to continue going forward for coach Mike Willey and his team. In 2022, BB&N lost two games but still managed to make it to a NEPSAC bowl and earn a tie for the top of the ISL-7. Once again, BB&N will be one of…


Recruiting Roundup: Plymouth South

May 15, 2023

This past season, Plymouth South separated itself as one of the top teams on the South Shore. With a number of close wins against quality opponents, the Panthers built up an unbeaten record that only came to an end with a loss in the Division 3 playoffs to eventual champion Wakefield. Now, with a strong returning cast, Plymouth South should once again be among the favorites both in the South…


Recruiting Roundup: Catholic Memorial

May 1, 2023

Following last year’s Division 2 state title — the second in a row — Catholic Memorial coach John DiBiaso knew he would have to replace a lot of talent. Star players at nearly every position moved on to the college ranks, many at the Division 1 level. But don’t cry for DiBiaso just yet. The legendary coach has replacements ready to step up and defend those Catholic Conference and D2…


Recruiting Roundup: Notebook

April 17, 2023

If you read our Recruiting Roundup a week ago on Xaverian, you saw that quarterback Henry Hasselbeck was prominently featured. One of the top quarterback recruits in New England, Hasselbeck has a great mix of FCS and FBS programs that have offered him to this point. Hasselbeck has many great qualities as a prospect, but one that jumps out is his ability to run and make plays with his feet….


Recruiting Roundup: Xaverian

April 10, 2023

One of the premier programs not just in New England but the Northeast, Xaverian Brothers is seemingly never low on good players. But even by this program’s lofty recent standards, the Hawks have a truly special group of prospects this year. The Hawks won Division 1 state titles in 2014 and 2015, and last year finished 7-4, bowing out of the D1 state quarterfinals to Springfield Central. There is some…


Recruiting Roundup: St. John’s Prep

April 3, 2023

At this point, St. John’s Prep coach Brian St. Pierre has a bit of a different situation when it comes to recruitable players than he did a year ago. Last year, the Prep featured safety Joenel Aguero, a mega-recruit with offers from anyone and everyone. He eventually signed with the University of Georgia. The Eagles also had wide receiver/defensive back Jesse Ofurie, who signed with Rutgers. St. Pierre does not…


Recruiting Roundup: Springfield Central

March 27, 2023

  Over the last five years, few programs have made bigger gains that Springfield Central. Since 2018, the Golden Eagles have won two Division 3 state titles, and a Div. 1 crown in 2021. Last year, Central made the D1 title game again but lost to St. John’s Prep at Gillette. Many of the contributors to that success have moved on to their college careers. The members of the class…


Recruiting Roundup: Barnstable

March 20, 2023

Although Barnstable had a young team in 2022 and finished with a 3-8 record, the Redhawks will be more experienced this fall and look to rebound. Coach Ross Jatkola has one of the best collection of skill talent you will find, and if this team stays healthy, it will make a big playoff push. No matter what, Barnstable has clearly established itself as one of the top programs on both…


Recruiting Roundup: Chelmsford

February 20, 2023

This week’s Recruiting Roundup features a look up in Chelmsford for the Lions, who on the verge of getting back to where the program was in the 1990s and later. As you’ll remember, the 1994 team had running back Dan Curran, who is now the coach at Merrimack College. The Lions always had numbers, too, with participation routinely in the 100-110-range in grades 9-12. Some of the biggest games in…


Recruiting Roundup: Pingree

February 13, 2023

The Pingree School of South Hamilton, Mass. has been on a steady climb in recent years, as coach Mike Flynn has continued to boost its profile in the NEPSAC scene. The Highlanders usually have a good number college prospects on campus, and that is true now. So we called up Flynn to get the lowdown on his top players. We started with the outgoing 2023 class and offensive lineman Theo…