Boston High School: Utah

Utes are latest to reach out to Tabor's Sylva

April, 27, 2011
4/27/11
1:02
PM ET
ESPN's Roger Brown checks in today with Tabor Academy junior linebacker Jason Sylva, who will end up staying at the Marion prep school after all.

A month and a half ago, the Plymouth native told Brown he was transferring and considering New Hampton (N.H.), Tilton (N.H.), Trinity-Pawling (N.Y.) and Cheshire Academy (Conn.).

"I do my school work, it's just really tough academically [at Tabor]," Sylva told Brown at the time. "I had a good season here, but I still don't have any offers. Some of those places have produced quite a few [FBS] players."

Now, he seems set on staying.

“I really considered leaving,” he told Brown. “I thought I would be someplace different next fall, but the coaches here helped me out with a few things. I’m commuting to school instead of living on campus, so I get to go home every night. Things are a lot better now. I’m hoping the next step is that first offer.”

The 6-foot-2, 224-pound Sylva plans on attending camps at UConn, Temple and Maryland this spring, and is still holding out hope for a scholarship offer from Boston College. In the meantime, the University of Utah has begun to reach out for his services.

“Utah is beginning to show a lot of interest and I’m going out there for a visit on June 18,” Sylva told Brown. “Their linebackers coach wants to work me out during a one-day and I got the impression they’re interested in offering. They told me coming out for a visit would be worth it. It’s a nice area and it might be something different. It might be something I’m interested in. That would be a huge offer.”

For more recruiting updates on New England's top high school football talent, be sure to check out Brown's blog.

SPONSORED HEADLINES