Central Catholic senior running back/defensive back D'Andre Drummond-Mayrie has committed to the University of New Hampshire.
"They’re a very successful football program, my coach thinks highly of them, and a few Central kids have gone to UNH and have had nothing but good things to say about it," said Drummond-Mayrie.
"I like how it’s close to home. My mom likes that because if I end up playing, she can come up and watch my games."
Drummond-Mayrie, who received offers from Villanova, Colgate, Albany, Bryant, and Lafayette, visited the campus Sunday before deciding.
"He was going to do it back in the summer, but wanted to wait and he felt the time was right," said Central coach Chuck Adamopoulos. "He went to UNH with his mom Sunday and felt it was the right choice for him. It's a good fit and I'm happy for him, he's worked really hard."
Drummond-Mayrie has rushed for three touchdowns in the first two games for the No. 9-ranked Raiders. At 6 feet, 205 pounds, the Lawrence native committed to UNH as a safety.
"I think he's got great instincts as a player," Adamopoulos said. "He has good size as a defensive back, which attracted schools. A big plus is his size, he's a pretty rugged kid as a defensive back."
In a 40-0 win against Haverhill Saturday, Drummond-Mayrie had eight tackles.
Adamopoulos said Drummond-Mayrie plans to enroll as a business major.
"It feels good because now I can focus on the season and not have it on my back," said Drummond-Mayrie.
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