Yesterday, the Villanova Wildcats extended an offer to Millis High School (Mass.) offensive lineman Pete Fallon. This morning, Fallon accepted and verbally committed to Andy Talley's program. He is the seventh verbal for the 'Cats in the class of 2016.
So honored to say that I was offered by and committed to Villanova. I want to thank my Coaches and my Family. pic.twitter.com/LPNcv6ZPhs— Peter Fallon (@FallonPeter) July 25, 2015
Fallon committed to Villanova overs offers from Coastal Carolina, Fordham, Lafayette, Central Connecticut State, Bryant, Holy Cross and Sacred Heart. In an interview with ESPN Boston, his high school coach broke down why Fallon committed:
"Every time we kept circling back to where we thought would be a good place for him and his family, the academics and football reputation at Villanova stood out," Olson said. "The big thing with college football is stability. Coach [Mark] Ferrante, the offensive line coach and [associate head coach], has been there 25 years. A lot of their staff has been there a long time. That was a big thing for Pete, the stability of the staff and everything else, the caliber of football, the conference they play in -- the Colonial, which is in my opinion one of the better, if not the best, 1-AA football conference in the country. It all came to a head last night."
Fallon is a 6'4" 280 pound offensive lineman who has primarily played right guard in high school. On tape, he shows a good burst off the snap and a nasty mean streak while finishing his blocks through the whistle. Fallon's high school coach has high praise for the senior-to-be.
"He moves well and he's also an animal," Olsen said of Fallon's physicality. "Those two combinations are rare with linemen lately -- it seems you either get one or the other."
Welcome Peter to 'Nova Nation!