Duke Falling Behind For NE Prospect?

Andrew Szczerba, a 6-foot-6, 255-pound tight end from the Salesianum School in Wilmington, Del. is one of the summers hottest prospects and as the summer rolls along he's beginning to narrow down his list of favorites.

Szczerba holds offers from Penn State, Maryland, Virginia, Iowa, Duke, North Carolina, Syracuse, Rutgers and West Virginia.

The Scout.com three-star prospect plays both ways for Salesianum, but he is adamant that he will be lining up on the offensive side of the ball in college.

"I am being recruited as a tight end," Szczerba said. "I have been playing offense my whole life and I love to catch the ball, but I am the type of player who will also get the job done blocking. I can get down the field and make a key block, but at the same time I can make a big catch."

He has visited three of the schools multiple times over the last year, and those three programs have steadily elevated to the top of his recruiting wish list.

"The only schools I have visited so far are Maryland, Penn State, and Virginia. All of the schools are really nice places where I could see myself and my family," Szczerba explained. "I do not think that I could name a clear leader between those three schools at this time.

"Iowa is another school that I am interested in. I just wish they were a little closer to home. I would like to get out there for a visit this summer."

Major programs from across the country are beginning to show Szczerba a lot of attention, but he is satisfied with the schools that took an early interest.

"It would definitely be nice to have the honor of being offered by some of those schools, but I am most interested in schools like Virginia, Maryland, and Penn State that have been recruiting me for a long time. I just feel that I have been able to make a connection with the coaches at those programs."

After a successful junior season, Szczerba earned All-Conference and second team All-State honors.

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