CASTLETON, Vt. – Tony Volpone, head coach of the Castleton University football team, and his staff are excited to announce six more commitments to the Class of 2022.
"This next wave of recruits features a great addition of skill players and much needed depth at the defensive line position. We have a Player of the Year who won a championship and some very athletic players on both offense and defense that can challenge our current roster. They also possess a lot of leadership, being named captains, and also do quite well in the classroom with their academics. We are very excited about their future in this program. They will make us better," Volpone said.
Zach Cluett hails from Sparta, N.J., and was a three-year varsity player for Pope John XXIII High School. As a linebacker, he made 30 tackles, including a sack, plus he recovered a fumble he forced and broke up two passes. His coach calls him a great kid and great teammate with a bright future.
Dominick Law was a three-year starter at defensive back for Averill Park High School in Averill Park, N.Y. He earned First Team All-Division and First Team All-League honors for his play in the defensive backfield. His coach calls Dom a hardworking kid who should do well at the next level.
Jake McCarthy of West Yarmouth, Mass., led Dennis-Yarmouth High School to the Massachusetts Division V state championship as the team's quarterback. A team captain, he was named the Division V Player of the Year by the Boston Globe as well as First Team All-League and Third Team All-State. His coach calls him an extremely hard worker, an excellent leader, and a tough competitor.
Ethan Palazzetti comes from Wakefield, R.I., and was a defensive back at South Kingstown High School. He earned Third Team All-Division honors and was also named to the All-Academic Team. His coach calls him a great teammate, competitor, and overall person and raves about his tremendous work ethic.
Liam Reilly of Wallington, N.J., led Wallington High School to the NJIC Patriot League championship. A Second Team All-League honoree, the wide receiver caught 33 balls for 545 yards and seven touchdowns. His coach calls Reilly a touch, energetic player with a "no quit" mentality.
Will Sheive of York, Maine, was a three-year starter on the defensive line for York High School. A team captain, he led the squad in tackles, earned All-Conference recognition, and was nominated for the Graziano Award. His coach calls Sheive a tremendous person and dedicated athlete.
This group joins the first 10 commitments announced at the beginning of the month.