Two more soon to be high school seniors have made their college choices. Middletown South’s James McCarthy and Freehold Township’s Anthony Lotti have given verbal commitments to play Ivy League football at the University of Pennsylvania
A pair of Shore Conference talents are on their way to the Ivy League. Rising seniors James McCarthy of Middletown South and Freehold Township’s Anthony Lotti announced on Twitter that they have committed to play Division I football in the Ivy League for the Penn Quakers.
Honored to say I will be continuing my academic and football career at the University of Pennsylvania!!🔵🔴 pic.twitter.com/BD4TB869Ph
— Anthony Lotti (@Anthony_Lotti) July 2, 2016
McCarthy had a Division I FBS offer from Syrcause along with FCS offers from Monmouth, Cornell and Villanova. He’s expected to play outside linebacker for Penn, but in his senior year at Middletown South he’ll get plenty of chances to touch the ball at running back as well as being a key part of the Eagles defense. He had 16 touchdowns on offense and three interceptions on the defensive side of the ball to help the Eagles win a state championship. Lotti had offers from Army, Bucknell, Colgate and Delaware. He’ll play safety in college and is a two way threat for the Patriots seeing time at running back and receiver as well as playing defense for Freehold Township.
Shore Conference Division I commitments this summer
Jamal Beaty, Saint John Vianney OL – Rutgers
Micah Clark, Saint John Vianney OL – Rutgers
Anthony Lotti, Freehold Township safety – Penn
James McCarthy, Middletown South LB – Penn
Kenny Pickett, Ocean Township QB – Pittsburgh
Mike Ruane, Rumson-Fair Haven – UMass
Ja’Sir Taylor, Brick Township WR – Temple
Bryce Watts, Toms River North WR/DB – Rutgers