Once again this year Xaverian Brothers High School is sending a significant number of their seniors on to play college football. The school has a long tradition of producing top prospects including NFL talent such as Matt and Tim Hasselbeck and Greg Comella (in addition to their younger brothers Nat Hasselbeck who played at UMass and J.P. Comella who played at Boston College). This year they have ITHMA Defensive Player of the Year Cal Flanders who is committed to play at Brown University and AJ Ryan who was one of the top linebackers in the state just committed to Yale University. Also from the Hawk’s defense top defensive back Mekhi Henderson is still uncommitted but has scholarship offers from a number of schools, linebacker Colin Lama recently committed to play at Union and Ben Kangos is committed to play at Nichols. From the Xaverian offense running back Devon Piccinin is committed to Bentley while wide receiver Sam Laurent has picked up a number of FBS and Ivy league offers over the past few weeks and quarterback Mattison Cronin is committed to St. Anselm’s. On the offensive line you have Jake Guidone committed to Dartmouth, Langston Puller committed to Amherst and Dan Gioioso committed to Union. Two other former Hawks are doing post grad years as linebacker John Dean is committed to Yale and DB/WR Coby Tippett just announced he is committed to Towson. There is a reason that Xaverian made it to the Division 1 State Championship game this year and it is the number of high quality players they had on both sides of the ball. To send eleven starters from this year’s team on to play in college is a tribute to what Head Coach Charlie Stevenson has built over the course of his career in Westwood.