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May 11, 2023
During his recruiting process, Charlie Kremin was presented with a unique opportunity in Tufts University. The Division III school located just outside of Boston has a great football program, competing in the NESCAC conference but is also an incredible school academically. That hybrid of athletics and academics drew Kremin to Tufts and led to his commitment in December of 2022.
“Despite being Division III, Tufts still plays really good football. It’s a great school academically too. Being able to enjoy myself and getting to do what I love to do with football and getting a top tier education is awesome,” said Kremin. “It’s also a great location. I’m super excited about being in Boston. All in all, I’m just looking forward to everything.”
Kremin protected the offense and helped lead the 6-3 Kits to a trip to the playoffs in the 2021-2022 season. Combined with a dominant season at offensive tackle this year, that was more than enough to draw the interest of Tufts and Drake University, his top choices.
A special part of football [at ETHS] is playing with my best friends.”
— Tufts University commit Charlie Kremin
“I was considering Drake a lot. It was kind of like a battle of trying to play at Drake, a D1 school or Tufts, which is D3 but stronger academically. I always thought my goal was to play D1, but then I ended up really liking Tufts,” Kremin exclaimed. “It came down to a tough decision between the two schools and just got a gut feeling that [Tufts] would set me up for more success.”
Kremin’s tackle football career began in fourth grade, playing for the Junior Wildkits, Evanston’s feeder football program. Eight years later, Kremin can’t help but smile thinking about the memories made with teammates throughout his football career in Evanston.
“A special part of football [at ETHS] is playing with my best friends,” Kremin said. “There’s kids on my team that I’ve played football with for eight years. Obviously I’ll make new friends on my team in college, but the chance to play with some of my childhood best friends was really special.”
Kremin is planning on majoring in economics at Tufts.