Dunmore High principal Charles Mecca confirmed a report in Thursday's edition of the Scrantonion Tribune that quarterback Tommy Marchese has committed orally to play at the University of Maryland.
Marchese, 6 feet 3 and 195 pounds, reportedly chose Maryland over 10 other schools, including UCLA and Wisconsin. Marchese, a four-year starter, completed 224 of 455 passes for 3,475 yards and 32 touchdowns while at Dunmore. He also started as a defensive back. Marchese is one of several quarterbacks recruited by Maryland this season to fill the position vacated by fifth-year senior Scott Zolak.
Under National Collegiate Athletic Association rules, college coaches cannot comment about recruits until they have signed. The national signing period for seniors who plan to play football at Division I schools will begin Feb. 6 and end April 1.