Kevin Macari, one of the best players in New Canaan High School history, signed a letter of intent on Friday with Georgetown.

"I just felt comfortable there," Macari said. "It is some place I want to be for the next four years."

Macari was a big reason behind the Rams' 11-2 record last season and reaching the state championship game for the fifth straight time. The receiver finished with 60 receptions for 1,259 yards and 20 touchdowns.

In the CIAC Class L final loss to Masuk, he helped rally the Rams from an early deficit, ending the game with 10 catches for 195 yards and a pair of scores.

Macari also averaged 22 yards and scored three touchdowns on punt returns, and finished with three interceptions, returning two for scores.

"I think Georgetown is a wonderful school and a place where he has a chance to make an impact right away," New Canaan coach Lou Marinelli said.

Macari's signing came two days after his teammate, lineman Conor Hanratty, signed with Notre Dame.

Macari also had offers from several Ivy League schools, and said the University of Connecticut and Miami offered him the chance to be a walk on with preferred status.

"Miami was a dream school since I was a little kid and I was tempted," Macari said. "In the end I was selfish. I wanted to play right away."

Marinelli, like many others, was surprised Macari did not attract more attention from Division I schools.

"In all the years I have been coaching I have never seen a kid as talented as him not get as many looks," said Marinelli, who has been at New Canaan for 30 seasons. "But when you look at the opportunities he had, those are not real shabby options."

Macari said the Georgetown coaching staff has told him with hard work he will have the chance to contribute immediately to the team.

"I'm very happy," he said. "It's definitely nice to have the whole process over with."

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