A member of Mike Bloomgren's first recruiting class.
All-State, All-county and All-Area selection as a senior for coach Joe Spagnolo as a senior for the Gaels who finished 6-4 and reached the semifinals of the New York Catholic High School tournament after winning it in 2016... First Rice signee from New York since 1974 when the Owls signed for players from the state... Led an offensive attack that gained 4,030 yards and averaged 35.1 points per game... Two-year team captain... Throws the shot and discus and has competed in the New Balance Nationals twice... Serves as a Peer Counselor and Campus Minister at Iona Prep and has posted a perfect class attendance since the 8th grade.
Full name: Derek Ferraro... Born: July 5 at Greenwich Connecticut... Parents: Dave and Cindy Ferraro... (two brothers, one sister)... Father and grandfather both played football at UConn... Rice major: Undeclared... Rice College: TBD