Jay Symonds has had quite a junior year over at BB&N as the big tight end helped his team win the 2016 ISL Football Championship and more recently he has had Pittsburgh, Temple and URI all come forward with scholarship offers. In addition to these offers Symonds will be attending the UMass Junior Day and he has had interest from Wisconsin, Duke, Northwestern, UConn, Louisville and Boston College. The combination of academics and athletics attracted Symonds to BB&N (the school is ranked #19 out of 8,000 private high schools for academics) and the fact that they also had a middle school allowed him to enroll and play varsity football as an 8th grader. He and his parents met with Coach Papas and Coach Willey and it was a great fit as BB&N runs an offense that highlights the tight end position and they had put numerous tight ends into D1 college programs prior to Symonds arrival. Symonds stands 6’4″ and 257 pounds and is a two-way player for the Knights as he also lines up on the defensive line where he is also very effective. In the little free time he has Symonds says that he likes to work out at home or at Athletic Evolution in Woburn, play video games (Call of Duty, NBA 2K17 and Madden 17) and he volunteers at his town’s YMCA Daycare Center where he works with kids. Symonds has one more football season left at BB&N and he will look to win another ISL Championship and another bowl game as he hopes to repeat this year’s success in his senior season. He will also be looking to find a college that has great academic and football traditions with coaches that see him being a key piece in their system and as a player that can help their team win. Given his recent recruiting momentum, look for Jay Symonds to receive a lot more college scholarship offers from top programs and for him to represent Massachusetts very well at the school he ultimately decides to attend.