Dec. 28 recruiting notes

We spoke to the coaches for two of the premier programs in the state in Springfield Central and Mashpee to get a rundown on some of their players

First, we reached out to Springfield Central coach Valdamar Brower, whose team won the Division 3 state title at the beginning of the month. During the early signing period, he saw defensive back Keshaun Dancy (Colgate), wide receiver Myles Bradley (Colgate), and defensive back Elijah Ayers (Albany) all ink their pledges to Football Championship Subdivision schools.

Of his remaining seniors, he noted wide receiver Tyvarius Daniels had recently been offered by American International. Brower also said that Daniels, who had a terrific game against Tewksbury at Gillette Stadium, is also looking at Lackawanna College, and potentially some prep school destinations.

Defensive back Jaquez Johnson is also receiving Northeast-10 interest in the form of Assumption and Merrimack.

Defensive lineman Aminder Singh is looking at Bates and potentially some other NESCAC schools, while defensive back Jaleek Muhammad is also considering American International.

Linemen Zeleke Martin and Isaiah Rodriguez are both on the radar for Westfield State.

We then spoke to Mashpee coach Matt Triveri, who said defensive end Xavier Gonsalves is still verbally committed to UMass.

Triveri had nothing but positive things to say about Gonsalves, calling him "The nicest kid in America. Yeah, he's a great kid."

Running back/safety Devaun Ford holds a Saint Anselm offer, but Triveri said he is also exploring prep school options. As for Ford's health, Triveri reports that despite the MCL tear that cut short his season, Ford is back playing basketball and physically fine again.

Wide receiver Cam Kergo is getting Division 2 and 3 interest, but for both track and football. Kergo was second in New England in the high jump last year, so his potential in that sport may help dictate where he ends up at the next level.

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