Hingham's McCarthy commits to Columbia

Hingham High senior running back/defensive back Kevin McCarthy has committed to Columbia University for the fall of 2012, his father, Kevin Sr., wrote in an email to Boston-area high school media members this morning.

"Kevin will play safety and feels confident in the new direction the Columbia football program is headed," the elder McCarthy wrote.

This past season, the younger McCarthy was a captain for the 6-5 Harbormen and accumulated 15 rushing touchdowns, four interceptions and over 1,300 rushing yards.