New Hampshire Football Report

Instone set to sign with UNH

Collin Instone, a 6-foot-3, 260-pound guard/defensive tackle, is expected to be among those who join the University of New Hampshire program Wednesday, the first day of the early signing period.

Instone attends Richland High School in Johnstown, Pa., and led the Richland¬† football team to a 13-1 record last season. Richland’s season came to an end with a 35-7 loss to West Catholic in the PIAA Class AA playoffs.

Instone committed to UNH last month. He also had offers from Bryant, Colgate and Fordham.

“It was really four major things,” Instone said when he was asked why he selected UNH. “Coach Mac (UNH coach Sean McDonnell) is a legend, and I liked the other coaches too. The football program has been successful, and I liked the campus and how it was set up. The other thing is their GSR (graduation success rate) is pretty high.”

Instone, who plans to study Business, took an unofficial visit to UNH when the Wildcats played James Madison last season. He said he plans to take his official visit on Jan. 19.

“The stadium was really nice, and I liked the atmosphere,” Instone said. “When I was there for a game it was just amazing.”

Instone also plays varsity basketball for Richland, and scored the 1,000th point of his career during a 54-45 victory over Cambria Heights on Friday.

Instone said he’s unsure if he’ll play offense or defense in college.

“They told me they’re bringing in at least one more lineman, and it may depend on what he plays,” Instone said. “I think I’m better at defense, but I still like offense.”

UNH COMMITMENTS

Max Brosmer (QB), Roswell Ga.
Griffin Helm (WR), Jacksonville, Fla.
Breece Hoff (RB/S), Charleston W. Va.
Collin Instone (OL/DL), Johnstown Pa.
Oleh Manzyk (TE/LB), Langhorne, Pa.
Caleb Mead (RB/DB), Willow Grove, Pa.
Dylan Poirier (T/DE), North Kingstown, R.I.
Isaac Seide (RB), Everett, Mass.
Noah Stansbury (WR/CB), Edison, N.J.

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