Kevin Pyne (Class of 2020) of Millis-Hopedale HS Talks With ITHMA (2/16/17)…

As a 6’8″ and 255 pound freshman offensive lineman, Kevin Pyne helped lead Millis-Hopedale to a victory over Maynard in the Division 4A Super Bowl this past season. Top college football programs have taken notice as the University of Rhode Island offered him first followed by Boston College (where he had an awesome visit), UCLA, Michigan and just today he announced on Twitter that Virginia Tech has offered him. Pyne was also named to the MaxPreps Freshman All-American team in early January. His brother Austin Pyne will graduate from Lawrence Academy this year and he will play college football at Lafayette next fall. Millis-Hopedale Head Coach Dana Olson and his twin brother Assistant Coach Dale Olson have done a terrific job in building the Mohawks’ football program and they are very proactive on behalf of their student athletes getting noticed and getting college scholarship offers. Senior wide receiver Brian Espanet was another top Millis-Hopedale prospect and he will be playing football up at the University of New Hampshire next fall. Pyne says that he leaves most of the recruiting activity to Coach Olson so that he can stay focused on school and so that he can work hard to get better as a player. Over the next three years Pyne says he will look to build up his body while he and his teammates chase more Tri-Valley League titles and then see if they can repeat this year’s success by winning another state title. Pyne repeatedly credited his coaches and teammates and he comes across as the type of player you would want on your college football team so it should come as no surprise that these top college football programs have already offered him while he is still only a freshman in high school. Look for even more top programs to extend offers to Pyne as he clearly has become a national recruit who will have a lot of colleges to choose from and he will represent Massachusetts very well wherever he decides to play college football.

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