Top LI lineman Sebastian Regis signs with Stony Brook


One of Long Island’s best high school linemen has chosen to continue his football journey close to home.

Sebastian Regis, the 6-foot-1, 260-pound lineman hailing from East Islip, stands out among the eight recruits who penned their National Letters of Intent on Wednesday to play for Stony Brook University in the upcoming season.

This incoming class will be the first under the helm of new head coach Billy Cosh, succeeding longtime coach Chuck Priore who was relieved of his duties in November.

Cosh is jacked for this year’s class. “All of these young men have the traits we need in our student-athletes,” he said. “They’re high-character, competitive, academically strong and all have great football instincts.”

Regis, a two-time first-team All-State selection, showcased his versatility and leadership during his final year at East Islip. As team captain and a two-way starter, he propelled the Redmen to clinch the Long Island Class III championship against Southside with a 19-14 victory.

Post-season honors poured in for Regis, becoming the first lineman to win the Carl A. Hansen Award, an honor given to the best player in Suffolk. Additionally, he secured the Robert Burnett Award for Suffolk’s top defensive player and the Bob Zellner Award, recognizing the premier lineman in Suffolk.

Throughout his high school tenure, Regis amassed an impressive stat line, tallying 101 tackles, 11 sacks, four forced fumbles, and five blocked extra points as a defensive lineman.

Watch his high school highlight tape here.

Not just a force on the gridiron, Regis excels in wrestling as well, clinching the 2023 State Championship with a remarkable 51-1 record in his senior year.

He joins the Seawolves with a chip on his shoulder. “[SBU] was one of the only schools who put their belief in me and that makes me want to perform over their expectations,” he told GLI.

Regis is set to join forces with other Long Island standouts, Alex Menghi, a tight end recruit from St. Anthony’s, who committed to the Seawolves during the early signing period in December, and Jameer Reeder, a Holy Trinity running back from Freeport, who committed to SBU on Wednesday. Regis, Menghi and Reeder were among the cream of the crop on Long Island this past season.

For the full roster of recruits signed with the Seawolves, click here.

Where other top LI recruits are headed

Here are where the other top recruits from the island are headed:

  • No. 1 recruit in NYS: Korey Duff Jr., a three-star tight end from St. Anthony’s, will be playing for Rutgers next year
  • No. 3 recruit in NYS: Josiah Brown, a three-star wide receiver from Malverne, will play for Penn State next season
  • No. 12 recruit in NYS: Kenyon Miles, a three-star wide reciever from St. Anthony’s, will play for Villanova next season

Top: Sebastian Regis after racking up the post-season awards. (Credit: Facebook/Section XI)

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