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Worcester Acad.'s Severin cuts list to five

ESPN's Roger Brown checks in today on his recruiting blog with Worcester Academy athlete Canaan Severin, who has trimmed his list of Division 1 FBS suitors to five.

The Marlborough resident gave Brown a rundown on each school, with his thoughts:

Boston College: "It's very local. People from my hometown can see me play. My dad can see me play. Boston is a sports town. I know the staff there real well."

Connecticut: "I really like the wide receivers coach, Matt Cersosimo. I really like Coach [Paul] Pasqualoni and his success as a coach at Syracuse, where he coached players like Marvin Harrison."

Penn State: "Penn State has probably one of the top football traditions in the history of college football. Coach [Joe] Paterno may be getting old, but he's still sharp. He's all education first. I like that, and my dad liked that. I went there for the Michigan game and they had more than 100,000 people there. I've never seen anything like that."

Virginia: "I really like Coach [Mike] London and the message he's sending. He's the kind of person you want to be around."

Iowa: "Two of their coaches went to my high school. [Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz and offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Ken O'Keefe both coached at Worcester Academy.] They're real good people. The campus was real nice. It's a college town, kind of like Penn State."

For more recruiting updates on New England's top high school football talent, be sure to check out Brown's ESPN blog.