UMass just landed another Bay State recruit who very may well be the biggest person on Nantucket.
According to XOFan’s Matt Alkire, Terrel Correia, a 6’7, 280-pound defensive end from Nantucket High School, has verbally committed to play for the Minutemen.
Alkire broke the news on Twitter today.
According to hudl, Correia was a Mayflower League All Star in 2010-2011 and 2011-2012, and he helped Nantucket High School win the Super Bowl in 2011-2012. MaxPreps also has Correia listed as a tight end and wide receiver.
In Alkire’s follow-up article, he mentioned that the commitment “was in the works for a little while.” He added that Correia will either play offensive line or defensive end at the next level. It sounds like UMass is interested in him at offensive line, according to ESPN Boston’s Brendan Hall.
There isn’t too much else out there about Correia right now, and I assume that’s due to a combination of things: 1) It isn’t easy to get noticed out on Nantucket, and/or 2) Correia is a big, raw athlete that will benefit from FBS strength conditioning and coaching.
Check out his highlights here.
Correia is the eighth verbal commitment for UMass so far. Here is the updated list:
- Cole Ormsby, DE: Windsor HS (Conn)
- Todd Stafford, QB: Greenwich HS (Conn)
- Steven Casali, LB/RB: Sachem East HS (N.Y.)
- Sha-ki Holines, DE: Commerce HS (Mass)
- Richard Queen, OL: Bergen Catholic HC (N.J.)
- Sam Zeff, OL: Montclair High School (N.J)
- Jordan Page, OL: The Pennington School (N.J)
- Terrel Correia, DE/OL: Nantucket High School (Mass)