Central RB Malone commits to UMaine

Springfield Central head coach Valdamar Brower confirmed to ESPNBoston.com that running back Sacoy Malone has verbally committed to the University of Maine for the 2012 season, and will sign a National Letter of Intent on February 1.

Malone took an official visit to the Orono, Maine campus last weekend. He gave a commitment to the Black Bears Wednesday night.

Malone was one of the state's leading rushers last fall, carrying 257 times for 2,001 yards and 22 touchdowns as the 10-3 Golden Eagles made it all the way to the Division 1 Western Mass. Super Bowl at Gillette Stadium