The Commodores join a wide cornucopia of FBS programs that have been rolling in this spring with interest. To date the 6-foot, 180-pound Figaro has offers from Boston College, UMass, Michigan State, UConn, Syracuse and North Texas. Temple, Maryland and Miami (Fla.) have also shown varying degrees of interest, while FCS upstart Old Dominion has also extended an offer.
Figaro started all 13 games this past season for the Crimson Tide, alternating between strong safety and slot cornerback, as they captured their third straight Eastern Mass. Super Bowl title. Alongside seniors Jakarrie Washington (Wisconsin), Jalen Felix (Eastern Arizona JC) and Gilly De Souza (UMass-Lowell - soccer), Everett's secondary was considered the state's most feared. Figaro registered 37 tackles, five sacks and three interceptions for the season.
Vandy's offer is the latest in an unusually voluminous offseason of recruiting for Bay State prospects. Earlier this month, St. John's Prep four-star running back Jonathan Thomas committed to Maryland over Arkansas and BC. Last Friday the state's other four-star 2014 recruit, St. Sebastian's linebacker Connor Strachan, became the fourth in-state pledge to BC, joining Millis' Jon Baker, Roxbury Latin's Kevin Cohee and Doherty's Isaac Yiadom.