Former Calais star Shorey commits to UNH football team

Posted Jan. 16, 2012, at 10:36 p.m.

Former Calaias High School basketball and football star Cameron Shorey, a 6-foot-5, 235-pound tight end, committed to play for the University of New Hampshire on Monday, according to a report filed by New Hampshire Football Report editor Roger Brown ( nhfootballreport.com)

Shorey, who played for Phillips Exeter Academy last fall, took an official visit to UNH last weekend.

“I committed [Monday] morning in Coach Mac’s [UNH coach Sean McDonnell's] office,” Shorey told nhfootballreport.com “He asked me what I was thinking and I told him I wanted to be a Wildcat. The staff and players, both current and prospective, were just my kind of people.

“I was looking for a place where I would be comfortable and be able to make an impact and develop my own skills at the same time, and I knew this was it. After my position meeting with [Brian] Barbato I was feeling pretty good about my role as a tight end in their offense.”

Shorey was also considering Maine and Villanova. He was scheduled to visit both schools later this month. Villanova was recruiting him to play defensive end.

Shorey enrolled at Phillips Exeter in 2010 with the intent of pursuing a Division I basketball career, but returned to the football field last fall.

“[UNH runs] an aggressive offense and like to throw the ball and that’s my style,” Shorey told nhfootballreport.com “I’m feeling great about my decision.”

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