No Longer a Secret

Middletown (Md.) High offensive lineman Justin Falcinelli is up to 11 offers, and has at least one one from the ACC, Big East, Big Ten and Pac-12, and a few SEC schools are showing strong interest.

OL Justin Falcinelli Profile

One of the secrets in the mid-Atlantic region's 2014 class is beginning to get out, and his recruitment is about to explode.

Justin Falcinelli, a 6-foot-4, 290-pound offensive lineman at Middletown (Md.) High, has seen his offer list grow to 11 after Stanford offered recently, and Alabama, Florida State, Wisconsin and LSU are also increasing interest in the versatile prospect.

He also holds offers from Boston College, Clemson, Iowa, Marshall, Maryland, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Virginia and Wake Forest.

"Everyone is projecting him as a major offensive line talent, but he can play defensive line," Middletown coach Kevin Lynott said. "He can run. He (is flexible). He's very agile. For us, he's an impactful player for us on both sides of the ball."

Stanford just happens to be one of the schools who see what Lynott sees on defense. The Cardinal like him as a defensive tackle.

"He's a straight ‘A' kid. He's a smart kid," Lynott said. "They are looking for him on the defensive side. (The family) is seriously considering a visit out to Stanford soon, especially with Justin being such an academic kid."

Falcinelli already made a number of visits, but he doesn't have any leaders.

"He's been to Rutgers, he's been the Maryland, he's been to Penn State," Lynott said. "He's been to Clemson and loved it down there. Coach (Dabo) Sweeney and coach (Brent) Venables came to our school.

"Maryland really likes him a lot. They really want him. Maryland is going to have spring practice here April 6. Every week I have every member of the staff writing a letter to (teammate) Ricky (Leonard) and Justin."

Another school hitting Falcinelli hard on the recruiting from is Boston College.

"He's been in contact with coach Addazio at Boston College," Lynott said. "He and assistant coach Ben Albert. They want him bad. They are heavily after Justin."

There are also a handful of schools paying close to Falcinelli but are yet to offer.

"He is getting regular correspondence with Alabama and LSU," Lynott said. "There are no official offers yet, but they are in contact. He's getting correspondence from Florida State, and they're pretty serious. Wisconsin is pretty new. They like (defensive end) Ricky Leonard and Justin."

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