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The NEEAC has been helping student athletes navigate the college football recruitment process for 13 years.

What Separates The New England Elite Athletic Consultants from Other Consulting Firms?


The NEEAC has been helping student athletes navigate the college football recruitment process for 13 years. Our players and clients have competed in programs within every NCAA football division. And most of them are the most prestigious academic school in the country. The professionals at NEEAC also brings firsthand experience to the table, with regards to being recruited by and playing for prestigious programs. Nico Papas and Billy Tucker were heavily recruited by programs at every level, and committed to Columbia and Bentley respectively. They understand how different leagues—and different schools within those leagues—treat the recruitment process; they also understand how to balance demanding academic and athletic schedules. In short, they are able to give their clients the advice they wish they had gotten in high school.


The NEEAC team is constantly interacting with players, parents and coaches across the country; whether it be during the season at games and practices, or in the off season workouts or training sessions. Their impeccable reputation has earned them the respect nationwide. These relationships help us guide our clients to the best possible college fits, both academically and athletically.


We at NEEAC believe that every client deserves to be treated as family. We select a limited amount of talented student athletes to mentor, as opposed to other national services that take on thousands of players each year. We pride ourselves in knowing each student athlete and family personally; our only goals are your goals. Given these ambitions, along with your current athletic and academic talent, we will work with you to determine which services we can employ to best assist you.


Since the NEEAC began assisting promising student athletes with the recruiting process, the NEEAC team has mentored over 300 student athletes and their families through their college decision process. This is the result of vast experience, impeccable reputation and great passion. Our tremendous placement history and satisfaction amongst all of our clients speaks for itself.

Our Consultants

Nico Papas

Columbia University ’12

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Overall, our team is made up of experts on this process, who will “hold your hand” and address all questions and concerns until you find a great fit.

Nico is the Consulting Director of PFC. His first hand perspective of “what it’s like to be recruited” is invaluable to families as they navigate the recruiting process. As an All-State high school player, he was recruited to by colleges at every level of play (D1 FBS – D3), before deciding on Columbia (1AA, Ivy League), where he was a four year varsity player, playing in every game of his career. Nico has been involved in the recruiting process both as a player, and a consultant for the past ten years. He knows exactly how each different college evaluates their recruits. Nico is an expert on the recruiting calendar, the financial aid process, and the strategy behind using football to get into the best school possible. He has personally consulted for over 300 players in his career, all of who ended up at the nation's top colleges.
Matt is a Consulting Associate for the NEEAC. Matt recently moved back to Boston to help NEEAC with their efforts, as well as gain more experience coaching and recruiting, after spending ten years on Wall St. as a trader. In addition to his work with the NEEAC, Matt was a High School Recruiting Analyst for Northeast Sports Consultants. In his playing days, Matt was an All- State football player at Waltham HS (MA), and was also recruited to play at schools at every level of play. He ultimately decided to stay local, and attend Harvard University, where he was a 4- year Varsity player, and a 3- year starter at TE for the Crimson.
Billy is regarded as one of the top national consultants in the recruiting field. He has been intricately involved in the scouting and development of elite high school athletes from coast-to-coast through partnerships with ESPN Recruiting and Under Armour Football. He has worked closely with some of the game’s greats, including NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders, to launch prospect camps and events. For over a decade Billy has been at the helm of Under Armour’s High School All-America Game. His Scouts Inc. staff at ESPN provide rankings and evaluations on the nation's top high school prospects. Billy is also active in the community coaching youth football and serving on the Pop Warner board.