Central’s Adam Skidmore Commits to Tulane (Updated)

Central Regional offensive lineman Adam Skidmore has verbally committed to Tulane after also receiving an offer from Central Florida, according to Central coach Vinnie Casale. Tulane is making some inroads into this area, as they also have offered Barnegat tight end Jarrett Darmstatter and Bengals’ junior quarterback Nick San Giacomo. Skidmore is 6-6 and 280 pounds, so he has a body that projects well at the next level despite being under the radar in this area. He is the third senior from the Class of 2010 to verbally commit as Raritan’s Bennett Jackson (Notre Dame) and Manasquan’s Dan Sullivan (Monmouth University) have also made their choices.

“He’s improved tremendously in the weight room,” Casale said about Skidmore. “He played for us last year at 230, he’s put on 50 pounds, improved his speed and he has great grades. He’s really worked hard. Academics were a big part of him going to Tulane.”

Casale said Skidmore wanted to get his commitment handled before the season started. Skidmore also paid an unofficial visit to Boston College, but the Eagles wanted to see film from Central’s season opener against Wall this year before they made an offer. However, Skidmore fell in love with Tulane when he made a visit there and committed.

Interesting side story for the whole thing, it was a twist of fate that led Tulane to find Skidmore, whom Casale, who is also the school’s athletic director and has been at Central for 20 years, believes may be the first Division I-A football recruit in Central’s program history (Turns out Skidmore is actually the first Division I-A Central player in 37 years, which is explained in this post). Tulane came up to see Darmstatter, who it is going hard after, and Barnegat head coach Rob Davis, who Casale coached at Southern in the 1980s, told the Tulane coaches to go take a look at this kid from Central who was not on their radar. They traveled over to Central, got a look at Skidmore, and the rest is history. Skidmore also gets three tickets to every game to give out, so there may be a nice little getaway to New Orleans in Casale’s future.


6 Responses to Central’s Adam Skidmore Commits to Tulane (Updated)

  1. Tim says:

    John Killmurray played high school ball at Central and went to play college ball at Florida

  2. Mike SanGiacomo says:

    89 John Kilmurray TE 6-2 208 So-R Lanoka Harbor, NJ (Central Regional)

  3. Mike SanGiacomo says:

    1974 John played at the University of Florida

    • allshoremedia says:

      I had a tidbit on that in a subsequent post about Skidmore and Killmurray, who apparently also played with Central QB Robbie Keyes at FSU as well. That was a little before my time, so thanks for the help from all who posted about this.

  4. Mike says:

    QB Robbie Keyes was the best football player to come out of the Shore and will be so for quite some time. He played on both sides of the ball as the teams field general at QB and I believe as a safety/linebacker as well. He also played basketball and dropped well over 1,000 points in his career BEFORE the 3 point line was even established. So before you go and call this O-linman ther best to come from Central, or even the shore for that matter, remember the great Robbie Keyes who is now a coach for defending State Champs Freehold Boro.

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