Nashoba's Zack Hume commits to Maine

Nashoba linebacker Zack Hume told ESPNBoston.com earlier this week that he has verbally committed to the University of Maine for the 2013 season.

Hume made his decision last Sunday, the same day that longtime Chieftains head coach Ken Tucker announced his retirement during the team's season-ending banquet.

The 6-foot-2, 230-pound Hume was one of the most feared linebackers across the state in 2012, as the Chieftains captured their second straight Central Mass. Division 2 Super Bowl title to extend their win streak to a state-best 26 games. Hume totaled 113.5 tackles on the season, giving him over 100 for the third straight year, with 10.5 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles, a sack and an interception. Hume was also the two-time Defensive MVP of Mid-Wach B.