Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Sounds Familiar, Huh?

There's a familiar name in the Daily Hampshire Gazette down in Massachusetts. Make that a familiar last name.

Here's the headline:
UMass football lands first commit from class of 2018, quarterback Jaret Pallotta.
From the story:
Jaret Pallotta wanted to make his college choice early and UMass felt like a fit right away.
The 6-foot-5, 200-pound quarterback from Canton, Ohio, visited Amherst last month on his way to the spring game at Dartmouth, where his brother Jake is the starting quarterback.
Yup, Jaret is Jake's younger brother. He'll be a high school senior in the fall. But the Gazette jumped the gun a little bit in anointing the older brother as Dartmouth's starting quarterback. He did not see action as a freshman.

Jaret Pallotta chose UMass over offers from Eastern Kentucky, Western Kentucky and Georgetown according to Scout. The 247Sports site reports he also had an offer from Davidson and interest from or in Dartmouth.

From the story:
“I love Coach (Mark) Whipple and I think the offense he runs is perfect for my set of skills,” said Pallotta, who was also considering Western Kentucky and Toledo. “The offense he runs fits me. It’s an NFL type offense. At the end of the day my goal is to play in the NFL and this gives me a great opportunity to showcase my skills in a great system.”
By the way, the Dartmouth roster page has been updated with the addition of freshmen.