Nantucket TE Correia commits to UMass

A source confirmed to ESPNBoston.com that Nantucket tight end Terrel Correia has verbally committed to UMass for the fall of 2013.

The 6-foot-7, 275-pound Correia caught 13 passes for 195 yards and two touchdowns last season for the Whalers, who won the Division 5 Eastern Mass. Super Bowl title last December with a win over Latin Academy.

Correia is a bit of an under-the-radar prospect that has been gaining Division 1 interest recently; two weekends ago, while UMass was hosting its one-day camp at Gillette Stadium, Correia was in Raleigh, N.C., on an unofficial visit to NC State. The plan for Correia is to eventually develop into an offensive tackle for UMass.

Correia's commitment to the Minutemen is the eighth for the Class of 2013, and second by an in-state prospect in the last two weeks. Springfield Commerce linebacker Sha'ki Holines committed to the Minutemen on June 24.