Earlier this season, Nate Yurkovic (Clinton, Mass.) played a game at Gillette Stadium with his NEFC club.
In attendance that day was University of Rhode Island associate head coach Tony Bassett, who liked what he saw out of the versatile Yurkovic.
"He texted me literally the day after and was like 'I’d love to have you down for a visit,'" recalled Yurkovic. "I went down on a visit and I spent a lot of time with the team. I went through the locker room, watched them train at night. That was kind of the biggest thing for me -- I just really liked all the guys and how they treated me that day, and how welcoming coach Tony and (head) coach Gareth (Elliott) were while I was down there."
Yurkovic, a Class of 2023 midfielder/forward, who also plays for Worcester Academy, recently committed to Rhode Island.