Massachusetts star considering Commodores

Massachusetts star tight end said to be strongly pursued by Vanderbilt. Many colleges have already offered this fine prospect.

Jonathan Loyte (6-6, 250), an incredible prospect out of St. Johns High Prep in Danvers, Mass., is being pursued by the Vanderbilt staff. The Commodores are one of several schools that have already offered Loyte. Many more are in contact and very interested in his services.

Loyte was the only two-way starter for his 11-0 Catholic Conference Championship team. The versatile Loyte excelled at the tight end, defensive end and center positions. This fine player has been a starter for his team since his freshman year. He is projected as a tight end in college.

Jonathan has excellent speed for a big man. Loyte was timed at 4.6 seconds in the 40 yard dash and 4.4 seconds in the shuttle run. Loyte also registers a 35-inch vertical leaping ability.

Loyte has received recognition from several national recruiting services because of his potential as a college football player. SuperPrep Magazine,, and are just some of the services that have noticed Jonathan's outstanding ability. Dan Ventura Sports Editor of the Boston Herald recently wrote that "Jonathan is considered by many in the know, as the Top Offensive Lineman in the state."

Among the schools pursuing Loyte include Boston College, Stanford, Michigan St., Vanderbilt, Notre Dame, Rutgers, Northwestern, USC, Ohio State, Duke, Georgia Tech, Princeton, Dartmouth, Iowa, Maryland, Georgetown. Vanderbilt is said to be "strongly in his top 5 at this time." The source went on to say that "Vanderbilt has been recruiting him the longest and nearly the hardest."

Boston College has offered Loyte as offensive lineman/tight end. Both Vanderbilt and Maryland have offered him as a tight end. Syracuse is said to be very close to offering Loyte. Loyte has camped at Boston College and was selected as the top player in the camp of over 460. He also camped at Northeastern. It was at one of these two camps that the Commodore staff first observed Jonathan. He is considering attending camps at Notre Dame, Stanford and Michigan State this summer. Top Stories