Rhody coach Joe Trainer on local commits

University of Rhode Island Media Relations Coordinator Shane Donaldson sends along information regarding its incoming football recruiting class, and includes comments from head coach Joe Trainer.

We're running Trainer's comments on the New England area signees below:

Tyler Catalina

Offensive Line

6-6 | 300 Lbs.

Worcester, Mass. | Kent School

Wachusett Head Coach Mike Dubzinski:

“Tyler is an athletic and aggressive lineman. He has put forth a strong effort to increase his speed and strength. We are extremely proud of Tyler and wish him well.”

Rhode Island Head Coach Joe Trainer:

“Tyler is a monster, a big guy who is well proportioned. He’s going to be a guy who develops. He’s probably already at 305 pounds and he’s well put together. He’s going to be a guy who comes in and has to learn our system, but he’d definitely going to be a very good player.”

Sean Conley


6-1 | 190 lbs.

South Kingstown, R.I. | South Kingstown

South Kingstown Head Coach Eric Anderson:

“Sean is a hard worker, a very dedicated kid. He really grew during his career at South Kingstown. He’s very familiar with the Rhode Island program, which will help. He’s a great kid who knows how to get the job done on and off the field.”

Rhode Island Head Coach Joe Trainer:

“Sean is just an exciting player. He reminds you a little bit of Matt Hansen in the sense that he does a lot of different things. He’s very active and plays a couple different positions. You can tell in watching film of him that football is very important to him. You tend to know more about players who are closer in proximity to your program physically. We know an awful lot about him, and we know we are getting a great player and a great person.”

Robbie Jackson

Wide Receiver

6-2 | 190 lbs.

Natick, Mass | Dean College

Rhode Island Head Coach Joe Trainer:

“He is a longer kid at 6-2. We have some great receivers in our program, but having that kind of length gives you a different dimension, especially in the red zone for fade routes and those situations where you want to have guys go up and compete for jump balls.”