New Jersey DB Draws Attention

Anthony Ferla, from St. Joseph Regional High School, wanted to prove to college coaches he could compete with anyone at the Elite college combine held in New Jersey. With over 100 college coaches in attendance, Ferla proved himself, and was named the defensive back MVP of the combine.

Anthony Ferla, 5-10, 188 pounds, put on one of the best performances of the day, and admitted he was tired when the combine ended.

"It was a good experience to be out there competing against the best competition in the East," he said. "I did really well. I ran a 4.5 forty, and I had a 4.19 shuttle time. I just went out there and did my thing. It was great to win the defensive back MVP. I was calling out the best wide receivers there, and they started calling me out too. I was going about every third time, and I got a little tired. It was a very good feeling though."

College coaches from across the country witnessed first hand Ferla's performance, and schools have picked up their interest in the New Jersey product.

"I spoke to a coach from Virginia today, and I have talked to a coach from UConn. I have started receiving several hand-written letters from a few schools. I am still receiving a lot of interest from Alabama. I saw Coach (Chris) Ball and Coach (Dave) Ungerer at the combine. I haven't received anything from Alabama since then, though. I have not received any offers yet."

Ferla knows the next step is summer camps, and said, "I am going to Boston College and Virginia. I am going to try and attend several one day camps. I am going to head down to Alabama for their senior day camp."

In's last interview with Ferla, he proclaimed the Crimson Tide as his top choice.

Monday, he said, "Sure, Alabama is still one of my favorite schools. The coach from Virginia seemed very nice, and very interested in me. I can't choose right now because I don't have any offers. I am going to wait and see what happens. Hopefully, after this combine, and a few summer camps, I will receive a few offers."

This weekend, Ferla plans to take his first unofficial visit to Northwestern.

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