Scouting New England

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Talent-wise, New England--New York, Massachussets, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island and Maine--is the weakest region in the country. It is a highly populated area but there are only suspects, not a lot of blue chippers.

The top three players in the seven-state area are quarterback McCallum Foote of Dedham, Mass., tight end Arthur Fontaine of North Dartmouth, Mass., and wide receiver Josh Adams of Cambridge, Mass., who has transferred to a prep school in Chelsea, Connecticut.

Foote, who is 6-5 and weighs 200 pounds, is an Ivy League type.

Adams, a 6-4, 220-pounder, is committed to North Carolina. He is one of the best wide receivers in the nation.

Fontaine, a 6-5, 245-pounder, has great hands. He has been offered by Georgia, Florida and several Eastern powers.

Perhaps the best interior lineman is 6-6, 260-pound Brennan Williams of West Roxbury, Mass., whose father played in the NFL. He is one of the most recruited prospects in the state.

Other players in Massachusetts to watch are 6-4, 190-pound safety Jim Noel of Everett, and 6-4, 230-pound defensive end Darryl Bishop of Groton, whose father played football and basketball at Kentucky.

Top players in Connecticut are 6-4, 220-pound tight end Jake Golic of Hartford, son of former Notre Dame and NFL player Mike Golic, who has committed to Notre Dame; 6-3, 235-pound linebacker Forrest West of Salisbury; 6-5, 275-pound offensive lineman Tim O'Brien of Kent; 5-10, 185-pound running back Andre Lawrence of Hartford; and 6-1, 175-pound wide receiver Marcus Allen of Bristol.

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