Tewksbury three-sport star Anthony Arcari has signed a National Letter of Intent to play both football and indoor/outdoor track and field at Merrimack College starting next fall, his father wrote in an email to ESPNBoston.com tonight.
The 5-foot-11, 185-pound Arcari ran for 700 yards and 13 touchdowns this season for the Redmen, and was a two-time Merrimack Valley Conference All-Star at running back. On the track, he has established himself as one of New England's fastest sprinters, holding the school record in the 55-meter dash as well as capturing the MVC title. Last spring, he placed second in the state in Division 2 for the 100, and took fourth overall in the same event at New England's.
Regarded for his speed, Arcari garnered varying degrees of interest from several Division 1 FCS schools before settling on the Division 2 Warriors. He has run the 100 in as fast as 10.8 seconds; last summer at the Reebok All-American Showcase in Canton, he reportedly ran a hand-timed, 4.36-second, 40-yard dash.
At Merrimack, he will run sprint events in the winter and spring, and will push for time at running back, safety and returner during football season.