A week ago, quarterback Jonathan DiBiaso (Everett, Mass./Everett) was certain Ivy League football was in his future. Now he's not so sure.
“Northwestern called over the weekend,” DiBiaso said. “I have to send them my transcript and film. We'll see what happens there. I hope that works out. I think it'll be a good fit for me.”
DiBiaso, a senior, recently received ESPN Boston's Mr. Football Award, which is presented annually to the top high school football player in Massachusetts. Last Saturday, Everett won its second consecutive Super Bowl by defeating Lincoln-Sudbury 36-13.
Harvard, Dartmouth and Pennsylvania are DiBiaso's other college options at this point. He's scheduled to visit Harvard this weekend, and both Dartmouth and Pennsylvania in January. Brown and Holy Cross have also shown interest.
“Harvard and Dartmouth have offered,” DiBiaso said. “I'm waiting on Penn. I think Penn will offer when I'm up there.
“I'm gonna see how the visits go. I really want to be on a successful team and [Harvard and Penn] are the two winningest programs in the Ivy League. I also like Dartmouth a lot. I went to the Dartmouth-Princeton game and I think they're moving in the right direction.”
DiBiaso set a state record by passing for 44 touchdowns during his senior season. He set the previous record (43) last season. He completed his high school career with 103 touchdown passes and 7,052 passing yards. Both are state records.
“I've never been away from home so I think it'll come down to whatever feels best and where my parents feel like I'll be most comfortable,” DiBiaso said. “I'm definitely gonna wait until the last day possible to decide. I have two months to figure it out. Hopefully I'll make the right decision.”