College Commitment Caps Off Big Weekend for Cervizzi
It was quite the weekend for the Brooks School and senior captain Chris Cervizzi '15!
On Saturday night Cervizzi rushed for 220 yards and added four touchdowns, as the Brooks School defeated Westminster (CT) 31-12 to win the 2014 Sean Brennan Bowl.
On Sunday morning Cervizzi informed Mass Prep Stars and later posted to his twitter account that he was committing to attend and play football for Colgate University.
"I visited Colgate this summer and fell in love with the school," Cervizzi told Mass Prep Stars. "I was impressed by the beautiful campus, great academics, and the strong football tradition."
The Bowl win capped off an incredible 7-2 season for Cervizzi and Brooks. Brooks more than doubled their win total (3-5 in 2013) from last season and the accomplishment was a remarkable turnaround from Cervizzi's first two seasons, when Brooks went a combined 1-15.
"The last few years have been really tough," Cervizzi said. "The Bowl win was a storybook ending to my high school football career. There is definitely a revival of the football culture at Brooks after a highly successful season. Every single member of the team worked so hard this summer and fall to get to that moment."
Cervizzi finished his 2014 capaign with 1,500 yards rushing and 17 touchdowns in just nine games.
"I have to give a huge shout out to my offensive linemen Nolan LeBlanc, Will Collins, Owen Rosenburger, Mike Walsh, and Jake Gottfired, my fullback Will Gibely and my tight end Luke Hajdukiewicz (co-captain), for opening holes for me every game," Cervizzi added.
Brooks Head Coach Patrick Foley had high praise for Cervizzi earlier this season when we featured Cervizzi for a Mass Prep Stars "One-on-One" interview
Chris is obviously a really talented football player," Brooks Coach Patrick Foley told Mass Prep Stars. "But it is his leadership and work ethic that set him apart. He is a two year captain and there isn't a kid who works harder than he does. It's the same way outside of football. He is a kid that people around school gravitate towards and look to as an example. He doesn't stop fighting when he's running the ball. Some of the piles that he comes running out of are crazy. He's a kid that only has one speed."
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