Andover quarterback CJ Scarpa made his way into the school's record book this season, and in the process garnered the attention of Elon College.
Scarpa, who committed earlier this season, plans to sign a letter of intent by next Wednesday, Feb. 6, which is when players can begin to sign their letters.
According to Andover coach EJ Perry, Elon coach Jason Swepson met with Scarpa last week and said he will compete for a starting job next season.
Scarpa finished this season with 2,622 yards, 32 TD passes and 7 interceptions as he led Andover to a 10-2 record and the Merrimack Valley conference title, and his career totals stand at 4,313 yards, 53 TDs and 12 interceptions, along with 11 rushing touchdowns. His passing totals set both season and career records for touchdowns and yards.
On Monday, one of Scarpa's favorite targets, teammate Will Heikkinen committed to Brown. Heikkinen caught 67 passes for 1,126 yards this season for nine touchdowns, and finished his career with 121 catches and 1,881 yards – both school records – and 22 touchdowns.
"Brown's excellent football reputation, combined with its academic prowess convinced Will," Perry said.
According to Perry, the Andover-Brown connection played a huge role in Heikkinen's decision.
Heikkinen will join former teammate Andrew Coke, who rushed for 2,998 yards at Andover.
Several reporters and editors contribute updates, news and analysis to the High School Sports Blog.
- Bob Holmes: A Reading resident (Go Rockets!) and Boston College graduate, Holmes is the Boston Globe High School Sports Editor. We remind you now that his weekly picks are often made in jest so everyone just calm down when he picks against Everett for 11 straight weeks. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeHolmes.
- Craig Larson: A native of West Springfield (Leo Durocher anyone? Tim Daggett?) and Curry College graduate (a proud Colonel!), Larson is the sports editor for the Globe's regional sections: South, West and North, as well as a frequent contributor on the college beat. Abington to Xaverian: it all starts with the schools. Have a compelling story idea? Contact him at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeLars.
- Zuri Berry: Berry attended the same high school as sports legends O.J. Simpson and Joe DiMaggio. (Guess which one is his hero.) He's a South Boston resident (formerly of Eastie) and the editor of the High School Sports blog as well as the go-to-guy for everything high school sports on Boston.com. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @GlobeSchools for all of the latest updates.
Then there are our winter correspondents:
- Emily McCarthy | @EmilyMcCahthy | BPS correspondent
- Jake Fischer | @GlobeFischer | Boys basketball
- Michelle Fenelon | @michfenelon | Girls basketball
- Andrew MacDougall | @Andy_MacDougall | Boys hockey
- Liz Torres | @etorres446 | Girls hockey
To reach the high school sports department, e-mail email@example.com.