Cefalo Joins UNH Football Recruiting Class

DURHAM, N.H. – UNH head football coach Sean McDonnell announced Thursday that Nick Cefalo, a defensive back/wide receiver from Basking Ridge, N.J, has signed a letter of intent to join the Wildcats' football program as a student-athlete this fall. 

Cefalo, a three-year starter at Ridge High School, was named All-State First Team and All-County First Team by the Newark Star Ledger and First Team All-Area by the Courier News. As a senior, he was named Somerset County Player of the Year and Courier News Male Athlete of the Year.

His career numbers at Ridge H.S. included 46 receptions for 1,010 yards and 15 touchdowns as a receiver and 778 yards rushing on 113 carries with four TDs as a halfback. From his defensive back position, Cefalo made seven interceptions, returning one for a touchdown, seeing time as both a cornerback and a free safety. "Nick is an outstanding all-around athlete whose athleticism and skills will add depth to the free safety position at UNH," McDonnell said.

Cefalo played a post-graduate season at Cheshire (Conn.) Academy, where he set a state record by returning five interceptions for touchdowns. He was named All-Colonial League and All-New England, leading New England in receiving and interceptions. Cefalo also captained the Cheshire basketball team and boasts an impressive 3.8 GPA.

Here is the updated list of student-athletes who have committed to UNH since National Signing Day on Feb. 2.:

Name                            Pos.                Ht.        Wt.            Hometown/High School
Jared Allison                   WR/DB           5-8        165            Cliffwood, N.J./Matawan Regional
Akil Anderson                 FS/WR            6-1        190            Morristown, N.J./Morristown
Rashid Armand               DL/OL             6-0        300            Brooklyn, N.Y./Sheepshead Bay
Kalil Bailey                     DB/WR            5-10      160            Lancaster, Pa./Manheim Township
Nick Cefalo                     DB/WR            6-2       185            Basking Ridge, N.J./Ridge   
Mike DeTroia                   WR/FS            6-3        193            Barnegat, N.J./Barnegat
Seth Geyer                     LB/RB             6-1        220            Valencia, Pa./Mars Area
Sean Goldrich                 QB/FS             6-3        195            West Haven, Conn./Notre Dame
Austin Heter                   OL/DL             6-4        250          McKees Rocks, Pa./Montour           
Zach Hundertmark          OL/DL             6-2        280            West Windsor, N.J./Hun School
Mike Kelly                      DB/WR            5-9        175            Merrimack, N.H./Bishop Guertin
Shane McNeely               TE/DE             6-2        250  Whitehall, Pa./Allentown Cent. Catholic     
Douglas Moss                  DB/WR           5-10      165            Columbia, Ala./ Columbia
Dan Riley                        DE/TE            6-4        230            Danielsville, Pa./Northampton Area
Jullian Turner                   DL/OL           6-0         300  East Pittsburgh, Pa./Woodland Hills           
Ryan Welch                      DL/OL          6-3         300           Dunstable, Mass./Lawrence Academy

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