Decision Close For Darmstatter

Jarrett Darmstetter is one of the top recruits in the northeast. Schools from around the country have been recruiting the New Jersey tight end and he has started to narrow his list down and take official visits. The process of evaluating schools is coming to an end a decision is near.

For many of the top prospect in the country, the fall is about making official visits and narrowing down their list of favorites in order to make a final decision. Jarrett Darmstetter has made one official visit to Boston College and has one other visit planned.

"I went up to Boston College two weeks ago. I like it a lot. I liked the coaches and players and the campus. I liked it a lot. I got to see the Game Day set and it was pretty cool. They had a big screen and you could watch everything. There were a lot of students there with signs. It was pretty cool. There were a lot of people there in that small area.

"At night, we went to the Capital Grille. I had lobster and steak and it was great. My host was a freshman, a guy name Keuchly. He was great. I hear he is doing well this year."

Boston College is just one of the schools in the mix for Jarrett. Purdue is also in the mix and is expecting an official visit.

"This week I'm planning to go up to Purdue. We're trying to get up there this weekend. Right now Rutgers, Central Florida and Syracuse in addition to Boston College and Purdue are the schools I'm looking at now. Academics are the main thing I'm looking at and that will be what decides it for me."

At 6'4" and 245, Jarrett projects to a number of positions at the next level. For his high school team he has been primarily a tight end, but has also played defense.

"Everyone is recruiting me as a tight end. The schools I'm looking at are recruiting me as a tight end but others have mentioned other positions."

For many of the top prospects, the recruiting process can become a burden. Reporters call every day and coaches are in constant contact. Jarrett has remained focused on what is important, even when the process can become a chore.

"I'm having fun with recruiting, but I would like to get it over with and get back to focusing on school. I don't mind talking to you guys [reporters], but there are some people who put things in their stories that I did not say and that turned me off. Otherwise it has been OK."

While going through the process of deciding on a college, the main focus has been on football and his senior year as student. That has presented some challenges.

"In the beginning of the season I dislocated my elbow. So I have been out for a while, but I was just cleared to play. I'm excited to get back. We play St John this week. I'm looking forward to getting back on the field."

The big question, of course, is when he will make a decision.

"I'm going to try and go out to Purdue after the game on Friday night, but I'm not sure yet. Maybe we will go out Saturday morning. That will be my final official visit, probably. I think I'll decide in the next couple of weeks. I'm looking at the schools as far as academics. Football does not last forever so I have to plan for my future. "


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