Thomas Altieri has three written offers and seven favorites. He, like many other top players around the nation, enjoys Coach Stoops' style of coaching. Altieri is a presence on both sides of the ball."> Thomas Altieri has three written offers and seven favorites. He, like many other top players around the nation, enjoys Coach Stoops' style of coaching. Altieri is a presence on both sides of the ball.">

San Diego Center Loves Smashmouth Style

<a href="http://scout.theinsiders.com/a.z?s=106&p=8&c=1&nid=1444758">Thomas Altieri</a> has three written offers and seven favorites. He, like many other top players around the nation, enjoys Coach Stoops' style of coaching. Altieri is a presence on both sides of the ball.

Height: 6-3
Weight: 285
40 time: 5.25
Bench: 340
Squat: 600
Clean: 290
Vertical:'24
From: Vista, California
High School: Vista

He figures that on the year he has around 40 pancake blocks at center and 12 tackles and three sacks on defense. "Most schools like me as a center," he says.

Altieri has written offers from Arizona State, Boise State, and UNLV. "I like Arizona State, Boise State, Cal, Notre Dame, Kansas State, Michigan, and Arizona.

"I like Stoops' smashmouth style of coaching. That is the way we play football here so I don't think it would be too hard for me to adjust if I went to school there."

Altieri has not scheduled any visits yet but says he'll do so in the next couple of weeks.

He was a first team all-league and county selection as a junior and a second team all-CIF selection. "I have a good metality for the game and I communicate well. I also have a good ability to read defenses."

He carries a 2.8 core GPA and will take his SAT on November 9th. The center prospect would like to major in Liberal Arts.

Vista is 6-0 on the year and has a big test coming tonight when they take on Carlsbad.


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