Duke Interested In NJ LB

Chris Mancuso and Marcus Witherspoon are two thirds of one of the best linebacker corps in the state of New Jersey at Holy Spirit High School. Duke and Connecticut were two of the first Division I programs to start recruiting Mancuso, but others are jumping in now.

Chris Mancuso had already visited Connecticut and Duke, but recently he made a third stop to Boston College with a teammate. Minnesota, Syracuse and a select group of I-AA programs have also expressed heavy interest in the 5-foot-10, 220-pound linebacker and he has had his share of visitors lately.

"I'll be meeting with coaches from Pennsylvania, Princeton and Richmond tomorrow in school," Mancuso stated. "I was also introduced to coaches from Syracuse and Minnesota today at school and recently visited Boston College, although they're not recruiting me very heavily."

"I think the heaviest contact I've been getting at this point is from Delaware, Villanova and Columbia," Mancuso explained. "I've already seen Villanova when I was at their game against Massachusetts last season and liked it a lot there. I'm just really excited to have some Ivy League schools showing a ton of interest and other quality Division I programs as well."

"Duke is another school that I've still been hearing from a ton," Mancuso added. "Graduating from Duke and having the opportunities a person has with that kind of degree would definitely be awesome and I'd have an opportunity to play against some tough competition in the ACC. I really like the North Carolina area and am thinking about camping there in mid-June."

Mancuso has yet to provide his junior statistics to Scout.com, but will be getting them in shortly. He has no time frame for a decision at this time.


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