New England Showcase highlights abundance of talent in the region

May 14, 2023

The New England Showcase is back. The brainchild of Avon Old Farms Head Coach Jon Wholley, the showcase will be held today in Connecticut and tomorrow in Massachusetts. The Coaches Chat: Presented By The League: Jon Wholley, Avon Old Farms — New England Football Journal ® 🏈 (@newftbj) May 12, 2023 Some of the top prospects in New England will showcase their talents in front of over 60 schools…


Boston College’s Jason Tudryn on the state of recruiting

March 11, 2023

FOXBORO — On Saturday, the second day of the New England Football Coaches Clinic at Gillette Stadium, Jason Tudryn covered a lot of ground with his presentation on the current recruiting landscape. Tudryn is the recruiting coordinator at Boston College, and has loads of experience at both the high school and college level. We got a chance after his talk to speak with him on a few topics. One aspect…


Harvard offers Catholic Memorial OL Brandon Sullivan

February 10, 2023

For a first Division 1 offer, this one had to be pretty special for Brandon Sullivan. The Catholic Memorial offensive lineman announced on Twitter Friday that Harvard offered and became the first D1 school to pull the trigger. Sullivan, a New England Football Journal Second Team All-State selection, is a junior, or member of the 2024 class. He plays guard, and that is the position he projects at on the…


Recruiting: Ronan Hanafin commits to Clemson

August 15, 2022

BB&N four star wide receiver and defensive back Ronan Hanafin has committed to Clemson. Hanafin made the announcement yesterday evening at 5:30 pm. Hanifan picked Clemson over Ohio State, Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Penn State, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, UConn and B.C. He had 26 total offers. Hanifan really connected with the staff at Clemson specifically offensive coordinator Brandon Streeter and wide receivers coach Tyler Grisham. Hanifan will play wide receiver…


Recruiting: Loomis-Chaffee offensive tackle Olaus Alinen commits to Alabama

July 22, 2022

After a year of being one of the most heavily recruited offensive lineman in the nation, Loomis-Chaffee offensive tackle Olaus Alinen announced this morning that he is committing to the University of Alabama. Alinen picked Alabama over Ohio State, Oregon, Georgia and Miami. Alinen had 45 total offers but narrowed it down to these five schools a few weeks ago. The native of Finland has only been in the…


Recruiting: New England will be the center of the recruiting universe this weekend with the Alinen, Aguero announcements

July 22, 2022

Images courtesy of 24/7 Sports New England is the recruiting center of the universe this weekend as Loomis Chaffee offensive tackle Olaus Alinen and St. John’s Prep athlete Joenel Aguero are set to commit to the schools of their choice. Alinen has narrowed down his choice to five schools. Ohio State, Alabama, Oregon, Georgia and Miami. Alabama is the rumored favorite to land Alinen. Alinen has 45 total offers which…


Recruiting: Jayden Bass realizes a lifelong dream by committing to Syracuse

July 20, 2022

Syracuse reeled in a big fish out of the New England pond last night when Springfield Central offensive lineman Jayden Bass committed to the Orangemen. Scared money don’t make money 🍊💯 #juicedup 🍊 — Jayden Bass (@jayden_bass) July 19, 2022 Bass held 20 offers total including offers from: Temple, UConn, UMass, Central Michigan, Buffalo, Akron, Eastern Michigan, Navy, Army, UNH and Maine. Ultimately, Bass settled on Syracuse after receiving…


UMass: Minutemen keep rolling with a commitment from EDGE Donovan Dyson out of Maryland

July 17, 2022

UMass continues to rack up the 2023 commitments. Don Brown and his staff picked up a commitment from Donovan Dyson out of Baltimore, Maryland yesterday. Thank you God , Let’s Rock 🚩#flagship @UMassFootball — Donovan Dyson (@8maxin1) July 16, 2022 Dyson plays EDGE. At 6-2 220, he is tightly packed and has good pop on the snap. He can play along the line of scrimmage and he makes a…


UMass: The Minutemen add another dude in 2023 WR Rico Watkins

July 12, 2022

For the second time in three days, UMass added another three star recruit in the Class of 2023. This time it is wide receiver Rico Watkins who like the recently committed Tristan Sion comes to Amherst from James Rickards High School in Tallahassee, Florida. I’m Home❤️‍🔥 @CoachPart @Coach_Casula @FBCoachDBrown — Rico Watkins (@WatkinsRico2) July 11, 2022 Watkins was rumored to be following Sion to Amherst after Sion committed this…


UMass: Minutemen land three star cornerback Tristen Sion out of James Rickards High in Tallahassee, Fla

July 9, 2022

The Don Brown Affect is a real thing. Brown’s presence at UMass is attracting talent from across the country. The latest example is defensive back Tristen Sion from James Rickards High School in Tallahassee, Florida. Sion committed to UMass last night. He is one the highest ranked recruits to ever commit to the program. Sion had 41 total offers and picked UMass over BC, UConn, Wisconsin, Ole Miss, Mississippi…