As MIAA golf championships are conducted Tuesday around the state, seniors in the field will be trying to impress college coaches one last time before the NCAA early signing period opens on Nov. 9.
For Ryan Downes (Longmeadow, Mass.), from the class of 2024, the decision-making — that's still in up in the air for his slightly older competitors — is over and the news on where he is going is a blockbuster.
Downes this month announced his decision to accept an offer from the current No. 2-ranked Commodores of Vanderbilt University.
This signing marks the second time in three years that 10-year head coach Scott Limbaugh has reached into the Bay State to snare a recruit.