2014 Prep/Private School Football Primer
With the opening games of the 2014 Prep/Private school football season upon us we decided to take a look at some f the top stars and top match-ups for the opening weekend and opening season.
Each week we will be also attending local Private school gridiron action, along with our MIAA games, as we cover “All” of the best talent in Massachusetts and beyond.
This week we will be in Groton, Mass. on Saturday as Governor's Academy and Lawrence Academy go head-tohead in a 1 p.m. opening day match-up.
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Mass Prep Stars at local Massachusetts Private Schools:
30 Mass Prep Strars in the ISL in 2014:
Belmont Hill - Harry Kraft ’15 – QB and Evan Chaletzky ’15 – WR / K.
Brooks– Chris Cervizzi ‘15 RB/DB.
BB&N – Cole O’Connor ’15 - QB and Gerald Nvule ’15 - TE/DE.
Governor’s Academy – Brandon Lopez ’15 – RB and Tyler Harrington ’15 - OL/DL,
Groton – John Beatty ’16 - RB/LB.
Middlesex –George Morris ‘15 - RB/LB.
Nobles – Teddy Strzeltelski ‘15 - DE/OL.
Rivers – Justen Voghel ’16 – QB, Jamari Venter ’17 - RB/DB and Azar Swain ’17 - WR/DB.
Roxbury Latin – Alex Abelite ’15 - LB, Peter Cahill ’15 - QB, and Sean Lowie ’15 WR.
Thayer Academy – Jordan Allen ’15 – WR/DB.
Newcomes to Watch: Seth Harrell ’16 – QB – Governor’s, Jake Palmer ’16 – OL - Governor’s Milan Murray ’16 - ATH - Thayer, and Tobechi Nwokeji ’17 – DL – Thayer.
Cushing - Chuck Moore '15 - DE/TE
Dexter – Nick Strand ’15 - OL/LB
Top Mass Prep Stars Playing Outside of Mass.
Top Dog in 2015: Christian Wilkins ’15 –DL/OL/TE Suffield Academy (CT) – The Longmeadow (Mass.) native is our Mass Prep Stars Class of 2015 No. 1 ranked player. Wilkins is a nationally ranked standout, who has been excelling for Suffield’s star-laden roster for the past three seasons. Wilkins has an elite combination of size, athleticism and skill. Look for Wilkins, who also stars on the hardwood for Suffield and in the off-season for BABC, to have an even more dominant senior season, as he helps lead Suffield back to another potential Bowl win.
Others to Watch:
David Maaghul ’15 – The former Cambridge (Mass.) resident is back under center for Salisbury School (CT) and looking at improving on his strong junior season in 2013.
Chris Ageymang ’16 – LB – Proctor Academy (NH) Billerica, Mass. The junior transfer, from Billerica, Mass.) is a talented young player to watch in the Class of 2016. Ageymang (pictured right) is now up in Andover (NH) at Proctor Academy. We caught up with Ageymang for a brief Q-and-A, as he prepares for Prep/Private School football and opening Friday night action vs. New Hampton School.
Mass Preps – How has the transition gone transferring from Billerica (Mass.) to Proctor Academy (NH)?
Chris: The transition from Billerica to Proctor has gone pretty smoothly. This is the first time living on my own and being away from my family. I felt like I have adjusted well. I really love it here. The coaches are great, the people here are great, and the faculty is superb. Proctor has been a great fit so far. It was very tough to leave Billerica because I felt like I formed a great bond with those guys. It was a family like relationship. Leaving people you develop relationships with is not easy. One reason for leaving was to be able to get an extra year to become bigger, faster, and stronger. Also, academically my grades are good but I wanted them to be better. The small classroom sizes at Proctor is what I felt I needed to give me the extra edge academically.
Mass Preps – Talk a little about the dynamic up at Proctor? How does the squad look and what are the expectations this season?
Chris: We have a great group of guys here at Proctor and Coach McCormack is a first-year head coach, after being an assistant for multiple years at Proctor. We are not big in numbers but we have the pieces to excel this season. Here at Proctor there is a lot of senior leadership, which is really crucial. This team is a senior heavy team so we will have to use that to our advantage. Being able to utilize our speed is going to be vital. I love the formations we have here at Proctor.
This year I will be playing on the offensive side of the ball as a tight end. Last year at Billerica I only played on defense, but the coaches at Proctor feel I could help out offensively. The expectations are always the same. We would love to get to a bowl game and receive a ring. We are in a competitive league. And our first game is against New Hampton on Friday (tonight). New Hampton is always a good team but I feel like it will be a great game and we look forward to the challenge.
The main difference between public and private high school football that I have seen so far is the style of play. The teams in our league seem very run heavy. While I was at Billerica the teams in that league were pretty balanced.
Mass Preps – Talk a little about your off-season this past year and the early college recruiting process.
Chris: The offseason was a grind. I did a lot of fieldwork and working out to make sure that I was fully prepared for this season.
I attended three camps this summer. I attended the Boston College one-day, Bryant one-day, and the Blue Chip Academy 3-day overnight camp at Dean College. The junior days that I attended were Bryant and UMass. I received an invitation to UConn’s Spring game and numerous junior day invites from UMass, Davidson, Yale, Penn, Bucknell, etc.
I am currently hearing from a lot of schools and many from the Patriot League and Ivy League. Marist, Rhode Island, Columbia, Holy Cross, Bryant, and Yale, and others.
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