Skip to main content

McGair: Cumberland's Vasey hopes to give R.I. quarterbacks a good name while at Elon University

January 9, 2013

By BRENDAN McGAIR
Sports writer
While he heads to Elon University in hopes of making waves with the school’s football program, Cumberland native Trevor Vasey also heads south with the intent of raising awareness of potential quarterback prospects among Rhode Island high school football circles.
It’s no secret that the Ocean State has been a bit player when it comes to churning out Division I college quarterbacks. La Salle graduate Liam Coen enjoyed a stellar career at UMass Amherst, while Bobby Bentsen via Warwick Vets went from not having an athletic scholarship to starting under center at URI this past season.
Other than Coen and Bentsen, you would be hard pressed to come up with a quarterback with firm Ocean State ties who has recently gone on to compete at a high-end collegiate level. You have to go back to when current South Kingstown High athletic director Terry Lynch enrolled at URI in the early 80s – he went to Rhody as a quarterback but ended up finishing his career as a tight end.
That’s why Vasey, a 2011 graduate of St. Raphael Academy, seems himself as a torch bearer, someone who hopes to open eyes with his play with Elon, which in turn would show that you can climb to great heights with “Rhode Island” stamped on one’s birth certificate.
“Trevor is especially proud that he’s representing Rhode Island and carrying a flag for the state,” remarked Todd Vasey, Trevor’s father and head football coach at Dean College. “How well he does will be important for the other guys in the state.”

For more about Trevor Vasey committing to Elon and playing for his dad at Dean College, click here: http://www.woonsocketcall.com/node/7124

PROVIDENCE – Earlier in the week, even Burrillville High head coach Bill Robinson indicated...
PROVIDENCE – Immediately after it ended, North Smithfield High’s players skated over...
  CUMBERLAND – From instructional to peewees to interscholastic competition to ......
WOONSOCKET – Running enthusiast and Woonsocket police Capt. Michael Lemoine counted his father-in-law as one of the...
The Blackstone Valley towns of Bellingham, Blackstone, Millville and Uxbridge will get more than a quarter of a million...
CUMBERLAND – The town’s liability insurer has agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle a police brutality suit brought...

 

Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes