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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Bowman, Biestek videos up

On Wednesday, I did video interviews with Notre Dame-West Haven's Rob Bowman and Sheehan's Brett Biestek moments after they signed National Letters of Intent.

Due to technical difficulties (the video camera ran out of batteries), the Bowman interview was cut short. Bowman will play at New Hampshire. Biestek will play at Fordham.

Go to and scroll down the right side of the page until you find our video section.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Wilbur Cross' Plair among SCSU recruits

Wilbur Cross cornerback Mustaqiim Plair (5-foot-10, 180 pounds) is headed to Southern Connecticut State after signing a National Letter of Intent Wednesday.

Plair joins Notre Dame-West Haven's Dom Diglio as area athletes to sign with SCSU.

The two other state players headed to Southern are Connor Bray, a safety from Suffield Academy, and Windsor's Peter Tiemann. Bray is a Glastonbury native.

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Biestek headed to Fordham

Sheehan standout Brett Biestek signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Fordham.

Biestek, 6-foot-3, 225 pounds, went for an official visit two weeks ago. He picked the Rams over Ivy League school Brown. Biestek also considered Amherst, Cornell, Princeton and Lafayette.

Despite playing quarterback during his entire career with the Titans, Biestek will likely move to outside linebacker, or possibly tight end, in college.

"I just want to get out there (on the football field)," Biestek said. "Offense, defense, special teams. I will do whatever, really."

Biestek will likely major in business or economics.

"New York City is the perfect place," Biestek said. "It’s the biggest media market in the world. I also maybe wanted to get into sports management, be a general manager for one of the sports teams. You have all the sports franchises right there. It’s really the perfect location."

Look for a video clip of Biestek explaining the decision to attend Fordham on Thursday at There will also be video of Notre Dame-West Haven's Rob Bowman, who will attend the University of New Hampshire.


State Recruiting List (updated)

Here is the list of state recruits. This entry will be updated as more information becomes available.

Here’s a look at the state high school football recruiting list:

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. School College
Dominic Appiah DE 6-5 260 Cheshire Academy Boston College
Brett Biestek LB 6-3 225 Sheehan Fordham
Rob Bowman OL/DL 6-5 270 Notre Dame-W.H. New Hampshire
Ian Bradley OL/DL 5-11 222 St. Paul Mass. Maritime
Connor Bray S 6-2 180 Suffield Academy/Glastonbury Southern Conn. State
Conor Brownell TE 6-4 225 Xavier Marist
Dave Campagna RB/S 6-2 190 Berlin Bentley
Rob Carbone K/P 5-11 175 North Haven Worcester State
Andrew Clements QB/S 6-1 215 Pomperaug Central Conn. State
Kyle Connolly TE/LB 5-11 176 Berlin Union
Pat DeSautels OL/DL 6-3 245 East Catholic Marist
Dom Diglio OL/DL 6-4 315 Notre Dame-W.H. Southern Conn. State
Morgan Donohue TE/C 6-6 220 Cheshire Academy Lafayette
Khairi Fortt LB 6-3 228 Stamford Penn. State
Taylor Fuller OL 6-4 277 Bunnell Central Conn. State
Joe Ghergurovich OL/DL 6-3 245 Columbia
Victor Harris DE 6-1 210 Windsor Central Conn. State
Jalen Hill WR 6-3 200 Bloomfield Central Conn. State
Travis Hurd RB 5-8 185 Cheshire Academy Rhode Island
Evan Jackson RB 5-9 165 Choate UPenn
Byron Jones WR 6-2 185 St. Paul UConn
Denzell Jones QB 6-5 200 Bloomfield Central Conn. State
Tebucky Jones, Jr. WR 6-1 180 New Britain UConn
Rory Kennedy TE/DE 6-3 230 New Milford Central Conn. State
Kevin Kucinskas LB 6-2 215 Simsbury Central Conn. State
Chris Linares DB/WR 5-8 160 New Britain Centrall Conn. State
Dino Mancinelli QB 6-0 185 Cheshire Academy Framingham State
Brian MacDonald QB 6-0 205 Rocky Hill Springfield
Tyler Murphy QB 6-2 190 Wethersfield Florida
Zach Parson LB/QB 6-0 190 Berlin Amherst
Kevin Pierre-Louis LB/FS 6-1 215 King Low Heywood Thomas Boston College
Mustaqiim Plair CB 5-10 180 Wilbur Cross Southern Conn. State
Martin Pomykala OL/DL 6-3 240 New Britain Dartmouth
Silas Redd RB/DB 5-10 190 King Low Heywood Thomas Penn. State
Jake Rodrigues LB 6-3 240 Southington Fordham
Justin Strid RB/LB 6-2 220 Northwest Catholic Cornell
Sean Sylvia SS 6-1 210 Cheshire Academy Boston College
Taylor Tavarozzi RB/DB 5-9 175 Berlin Bentley
Will Tye TE 6-3 230 Sailsbury Florida State
Ian Wiggins OL 6-4 280 Cheshire Academy Tulane


Diglio, Bowman sign

As expected, Notre Dame-West Haven lineman Rob Bowman signed a National Letter of Intent to play football at the University of New Hampshire. Bowman made his decision in August.

Bowman was a Register All-State and All-Area selection while leading the Green Knights to an 11-1 record, the Class L state title and the No. 1 ranking in the final Register Top 10 Poll.

Bowman joins the New Hampshire program that went 10-3 in 2009 and advanced to the quarterfinals of the FCS playoffs. It was the sixth straight time that New Hampshire qualified for the playoffs. The Wildcats have won 10 or more games four times since 2004.

Teammate Dom Diglio decided on Wednesday to sign with Southern Connecticut St. Diglio chose the Owls over the University of New Haven. Diglio was also a Register All-State and All-Area selection.

"SCSU was the right choice for me," Diglio said. "I grew close to the coaching staff during the recruiting process. It is close to home and a successful program."

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Three from Choate sign

As previously reported, Evan Jackson, a Hamden resident and a standout running back and strong safety at Choate, has signed with UPenn. Jackson, 6-foot-1, 190 pounds, was a three-year starter and an All-New England Prep School Div A selection on defense.

Also signing for Choate were:
Kevin Marchand (6-7, 245), a tight end/defensive end..will play at Cornell. Is also a lacrosse prospect.
Matt Grant (6-3, 185), from Greenwich, a wide receiver/defensive back. Will play at Lafayette.


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Jackson headed to UPenn

Choate standout running back Evan Jackson, a Hamden resident, has committed to play at the University of Pennsylvania.

Continue to follow this blog for more updates as National Signing Day approaches.


Monday, February 1, 2010

Mancinelli makes choice

Dino Mancinelli, a senior quarterback from Cheshire Academy, has enrolled at Framingham State, according to his father, John.

Dino, a Madison resident, left Cheshire Academy in early January and enrolled at Framingham. He's expected to play in the fall at the Division III school.