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PHOTOS: National Signing Day for Xavier Football Players

Five members of the Falcon's state championship winning team committed Wednesday to playing college football.

 

Five members of Xavier High School's state championship winning football team committed to play college football on National Signing Day.

Falcons' co-captain and all-state quarterback Tim Boyle was joined by his family, coaches and teammates at the Galluzzo Media Center as he officially signed with the University of Connecticut.

"I know everyone is saying the Big East is falling apart and you know, I can agree with that to some degree but we're still playing great teams and you know, the competition is still going to be there," Boyle told WTNH's John Pierson.

VIDEO: Xavier's Tim Boyle Commits to UConn on National Signing Day

Boyle, who grew up playing youth football in North Branford and lives in Middlefield, decided to play for the Huskies after decommitting to Boston College earlier this month.

"When it came to playing football, I definitely have the best opportunity to play at UConn," he told Hartford Courant reporter Tom Yantz.

In his senior year, Boyle threw for nearly 2,500 yards and 24 TDs while leading Xavier to its third straight Class LL state title. He said he plans to continue studying the game of football and spend some time in the weight room before heading to Storrs.

Boyle's go-to wide receiver, Kris Luster of Meriden, signed Wednesday to play at Wesleyan University.

The speedy Luster, a co-captain, caught 73 passes for 1,270 yards and 12 TDs this season.

Offensive lineman Jonah Dorsey of Newington will play for Central Connecticut State University this fall, while Max Schumann of Old Saybrook has signed with the University of Chicago, a Division III school.

Max Tylki of Wethersfield, a linebacker for the Falcons, has committed to Brown University. He had 99 tackes, six sacks and two interceptions this year in leading Xavier's defense.

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