Signing Day, 2021: Mass. in Mass. signees

As Signing Day draws to a close, we will for the second straight year look at the Massachusetts natives who are inking with Football Bowl Subdivision and Football Championship Subdivision schools in the Commonwealth.


Over the course of the last few years, we have seen many of these players in person, and an even greater number of them on film. We will therefore share our observations on those who will be moving on to area schools.


Enjoy.


Boston College


Drew Kendall, OL, 6-4, 260, Nobles

Owen McGowan, LB, 6-1, 225, Catholic Memorial

Casey Phinney, LB, 6-1, 230, Nobles


Kendall was the highest-rated commit in the Eagles' class, according to 247 sports. An athletic and strong lineman, Kendall maybe best projects at guard, but has the skills to line up anywhere along the offensive front. McGowan is a cerebral talent who played on offense defense, and special teams at CM. He is a big hitter in the middle of the defense, and can defend the pass, too. Phinney has good speed for an inside linebacker, and also played running back at Nobles. Like McGowan, there aren't many in the state who hit harder than Phinney, who was a Michigan verbal commit earlier in the process.



UMass


Eni Falayi, WR, 6-5, 220, Williston Northampton

Ryan Mosesso, TE, 6-5, 250, Nobles

Brady Olson, QB, 6-4, 185, Milford

Dominic Schofield, LB, 6-3, 230, Milford


Falayi may have flown under the radar early in his recruitment, but is an excellent player who has the ability to make an impact in Amherst. With his size, as he could be a red zone threat, but his film showed plenty of ability as a downfield target. Another player out of a loaded Nobles roster is Mosesso. He has excellent size, good hands, and a physical streak that will serve him well with the Minutemen. One would have to consider the quarterback position pretty wide open in Amherst, and Olson has the ability to jump in and take it. Olson is an impressive thrower, particularly in the short and intermediate ranges. Schofield is brimming with potential as an edge player. A versatile performer in high school, Schofield likely settles in at outside linebacker for UMass, where he can be an impact pass rusher early in his career.


Harvard


None


Holy Cross


Jordan Fuller, RB, 6-0, 225, Governor's Academy

Kevin Gillis, DL, 6-2, 275, Governor's Academy

Marcus Romboli, DL, 6-2, 260, Deerfield


Fuller came to Governor's from New Hampshire, but for the purpose of this exercise we will consider him a Mass. player for prepping in Byfield. Fuller shows breakaway speed and has the requisite strength to power through tackles. Gillis was a wrecking ball for the Governors. Gillis has good feet and will be able to make a living in the backfield for the Crusaders. Romboli is an Everett native who had an excellent career for Deerfield. He was one of the most disruptive players in the NEPSAC, and showed the ability to wreak havoc as an interior defender.


Merrimack


Trey Cavaan, LB, 5-11, 200, Springfield Central

Ajahn Rue, WR, 6-0, 170, Wilbraham & Monson

Myles Wilson, WR, 6-1, 200, Thayer


Cavaan was one of the most feared hitters in the MIAA from his safety position for Springfield Central. He should make a smooth transition to linebacker at the next level. Rue has some of the niftiest footwork of any area player in this class. Although he has good speed, what sets Rue apart is his quickness, and change-of-direction skills. Wilson is a physical player who uses his size to his advantage. Combined with good speed, Wilson is dangerous with his contested catch ability and penchant for the big play.

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