Sacco Will Camp At Boston College

Don Bosco is one of the legendary high school programs in the Northeast. Every year they send a handful of players to college programs. This year is no exception. A half dozen Bosco players are being recruited by major college programs. One of those is defensive end Brandon Sacco.

In football today, versatility is the thing most prized by college recruiters. Prospects that can play a number of positions are highly valued as they allow programs to fill multiple holes in a roster. Brandon Sacco is a good example. He is 6'4" and 255 pounds. He can play on the offensive line and at both spots on the defensive line. Consequently colleges from around the Northeast are recruiting the Jersey big man.

"Things are going good with my recruiting. A lot of coaches have been to my school. I'm planning to make a bunch of visits over the summer. So far, Virginia, Central Michigan, Akron, Miami(OH), Boston College, Rutgers, Pittsburgh and some others have shown a lot of interest."

Virginia was the first to offer, followed by Rutgers and the two MAC schools. Brandon expects the other schools that have been recruiting him to extend offers over the summer. One of those is Boston College.

"Boston College has been in and talking to all of us. We have like six guys who can play at the next level. They have not been talking to us individually. Our whole team goes up to BC for summer camp. That's when they say they will do their final evaluations on us."

As far as where schools think he will play at the next level, most think offense, but others think defense.

"It is all over. Every school is different. Virginia wants me on defense. Akron and Miami(OH) say offense. Pittsburgh and Rutgers also say offense. Boston College is saying defensive end. I'm not partial to either side. Wherever I fit best is where I want to play."

As far as what is most important in evaluating his college choices, Brandon has made one decision so far.

"I'm looking for good team chemistry. I want to be with a group of guys I feel comfortable with. Those are the guys you spend most of your time with in college. So, it is important to be with a group of guys you get along with outside of football."

This summer, Brandon will try to visit all of the schools that have shown interest and evaluate his options at the end of the summer. In addition to attending the Boston College camp, he will attend the Notre Dame camp for one day and try to get to some other one day camps.

"I'm going to take the summer to see who has offered and who is really interested. I don't want to commit now just to get it over with as that would not be fair to that school. If I committed and then changed my mind I'd have to de-commit and I don't want to do that. So, I'm going to give everyone who is recruiting me time to decide on whether to offer and then go from there."


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