All Chris Unis ever knew at Gloucester was success. Now the three-time Super Bowl champion is heading to Merrimack, finding himself back at square one.
"I'm happy, they have a quality program there," said Unis, whose brother Jim played at Boston College. "They have a lot of great things and a lot of great players. I've just got to continue the success there."
A Globe All-Scholastic and a member of the Massachusetts High School Football Coaches Association all-state team, the 6-foot-2, 225-pound lineman terrorized offenses as a feared pass-rusher on the edge, a position he plans to resume at Merrimack.
Unis, who has built a reputation as one of the most passionate and vocal leaders on arguably the most successful team of the past few years, will be entering a new enviroment as a freshman and is going to have to earn the respect he had at Gloucester. To Unis, it's just another challenge to win.
"I think no matter what year you are you can always lead the team," he said. " I've got to help build another dynstaty and go there with the same mindset of winning."
Also , Malden Catholic lineman Will Guinee is heading to play at Dartmouth.
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