One of the most highly sought-after recruits in the Shore Conference has made his decision, as Barnegat senior tight end Jarrett Darmstatter has made a verbal commitment to Boston College, according to Bengals coach Rob Davis.
Darmstatter, a 6-foot-4, 240-pounder with good hands and speed, had double-digit scholarship offers from Division I-A schools and chose the Eagles, where former Manasquan star Brad Newman is currently a defensive end. Purdue, Rutgers, and Syracuse were other schools in the running for Darmstatter, who becomes the first Division I-A recruit in the young history of Barnegat’s program.
“Jarrett is a great kid and he is going to a nice, established program,” Davis said. “Jarrett deserves everything he has gotten because he has worked hard for it.”
Darmstatter missed 2 1/2 games earlier this season with a dislocated elbow but has returned for the Bengals (2-5), who will play winless Lakewood on Saturday in a nondivisional game. He is currently third on the team with 15 catches for 272 yards and also is a starting linebacker.