Red Wolves offer Raschilla

While driving away from the Arkansas State satellite camp in Pelham, Ala., Adam Raschilla got a phone call.


On the phone was Arkansas State co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Glen Elarbee , who had some good news for the Tuscaloosa County offensive lineman.

“They weren’t allowed to offer me at the camp so they called me about 10 minutes after I left,’’ he said. “I was excited.”

A-State is not the only school to like the 6-foot-5, 300-pounder.

“I have offers from Troy, West Alabama, Alabama A&M, Samford, Mercer, Southern Miss, Middle Tennessee, Western Kentucky and I feel like Louisiana-Monroe will offer soon,” he said.

Running backs coach Anthony Tucker has been recruiting the big lineman.

“Coach Tucker and I have been talking for a while,’’ said Raschilla. “The camp was about an hour-and-a-half drive so I got a defensive back who Arkansas State is talking to and a couple of other friends and we loaded up and went to the camp. They invited me so I wanted to go. I really like Arkansas State.

“It was great. I loved it a bunch. It was my first camp. I’m going to the Michigan satellite camp at Prattsville. This week.

Raschilla, whose father is the assistant gymnastics coach for the Alabama Crimson Tide, said the Red Wolves talked to him about playing left tackle.

He said he plans to visit Arkansas State this summer. He has visited Louisiville, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Alabama, Auburn, Samford, Middle Tennessee, Western Kentucky and Southern Miss.

“For a month there it seems like I was going somewhere every Friday and Saturday,” he said.

Raschilla moved into the starting lineup last season for TCHS, one of the smallest 7A schools in the state. But he wants more.

“I have always played defense until I got to high school,’’ he said. “I want to get to play some defense this year. But our coach does not want to lose one of his linemen to defense.”