Boston High School: Virginia Tech

St. John's of Shrewsbury middle infielder Jake Rosen verbally committed to Virginia Tech yesterday morning, his parents Kristen and Howard Rosen told in an email yesterday.

Rosen, a Northborough resident, was called up to the varsity midway through last spring and helped the Pioneers in their playoff run as they reached the MIAA Division 1 Central semifinals. He attended Tech's prospect camp last October, and took an unofficial visit to the Blacksburg, Va., campus last weekend.

"He thoroughly enjoyed his visit and loved the atmosphere on campus," Rosen's parents wrote. "We were all impressed with the academic side as well, the advisor assigned to the team, the academic center on campus and all that Virginia Tech offers to the student~athlete. In his time visiting Virginia Tech, Jake got to sit down with head coach Mason and was offered. After spending a week processing and discussing as a family, we are thrilled that Jake has verbally committed to one of the top programs in the ACC. Overall we feel that Virginia Tech is an amazing college with an amazing sports program."

New Hampton's Kiley drawing FBS interest

April, 25, 2011
ESPN's Roger Brown checks in today with New Hampton (N.H.) quarterback Jake Kiley, who is drawing interest locally from Boston College and UConn, primarily as a wide receiver or defensive back.

"I met with [BC assistant coach] Sean Devine briefly and they want me to go to a one-day camp," Kiley told Brown. "If I perform there I think I'll be OK. I think I'll be going to their first session [of summer camp]."

Kiley, who has been clocked as fast as 4.56 seconds in the 40, also told Brown that he thought he was close to getting an offer from UConn last season before head coach Randy Edsall bolted for the same position at Maryland.

"I think I'm still in the running for an offer from UConn," Kiley said. "I think I'll know by the time I attend a one-day camp there. I really feel like if I go to camp and do OK I'll be all set."

Kiley, whose father Ed is the head coach at the New Hampton, N.H. prep school, plans to attend camps at BC, UConn, Maryland, Virginia Tech, Duke and Penn State this summer.

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