Gorman: Central's Adomitis at home at tight end
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The jerseys hang in Central Catholic's weight room, reminders of the prominence of one position at the school.
One belongs to Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino, the other to former Pro Bowl quarterback Marc Bulger.
“Those jerseys give you motivation,” Central senior Graham Adomitis said. “I'd been a quarterback my whole life, since I was 7 years old. I know not many sophomores get a chance to start at a school like this.”
After starting the first three games of his sophomore season, Adomitis gave way to J.J. Cosentino, now at Florida State.
Instead of carrying on Central's quarterback tradition, the 6-foot-4, 235-pound Adomitis joins Jeff Dugan, Steve Buches and John Pelusi as the latest in the Vikings' long line of Division I tight end prospects.
“His best opportunity to play at the highest level was proving to be at tight end,” Central coach Terry Totten said. “I think he'd make a great H-back where he creates mismatches against small cornerbacks and slow linebackers.”
Adomitis, who boasts a 4.5 GPA and scored 2,010 on the SAT, has offers from Akron, Georgetown, James Madison, Princeton and Toledo.
“He's a Division I football player,” Totten said, “with Ivy League grades.”
As well as a tight end who takes as much pride in his blocking as he does his pass-catching.
“I definitely want to be that next name,” Adomitis said, “when, a few years down the line, hopefully, coaches can compare their current tight end to me.”
And point to his jersey.
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