Central Cath.'s Drummond-Mayrie commits to UNH

Central Catholic senior running back/defensive back D'Andre Drummond-Mayrie gave his verbal commitment to the University of New Hampshire on Monday, Raiders head coach Chuck Adamopoulos told ESPN Boston.

At the time of his commitment, Drummond-Mayrie held six Division 1 FCS offers. He informed the Wildcats coaching staff of his decision after taking a campus tour on Sunday.

"I love the coaching staff, I love the campus, I love everything about the school," Drummond-Mayrie said Monday night. "I just feel like I made a great decision."

Through two games, ESPN Boston preseason All-Stater has registered 13 carries for 119 yards and three touchdowns, along with 12 tackles. Last season, the 6-foot, 200-pound back had 84 carries for 612 yards and 10 touchdowns.

He indicated he will play safety at UNH.

Drummond-Mayrie, a Lawrence native, also mulled offers from Albany, Bryant, Colgate, Lafayette and Villanova. When asked about what the most difficult part of the process was, he answered that it was informing the other programs of his decision.

"Honestly, D'Andre is almost too nice of a kid," Adamopoulos said. "You talk about high character kids, he really is one. One of the best I've ever had."

But the time had come when Drummond-Mayrie felt comfortable and had his mind made up.

"I was very content with the schools I had offers from, I had no intention of waiting any longer," Drummond-Mayrie said. "In the middle of the season, I made it a little bit earlier, but after I went for the visit yesterday, that really sealed the deal."