Devils Have Early Interest In PA Lineman

York, Pa., native Wayne Tribue will head into the camp season with four written scholarship offers already in the bag from Army, Central Florida, Temple and Towson. He will also be camping at three schools who have yet to offer him, but that could change depending on how he performs.

Wayne Tribue could end up playing either offensive guard or center depending on which school he chooses and has been recruited at both so far this year. The 6-foot-4, 282-pound Central York High School product already holds offers from Army, Central Florida, Temple and Towson and has been in constant contact with Boston College, Duke and Pittsburgh.

"Coach (John) Misciagna and I speak fairly often and have been able to develop some sort of a relationship," Tribue said. "We've talked a lot about the type of commitment a player is making when they choose Army and that is something I am going to have to consider and think about as things progress because West Point is a very good school, but that extra time spent is a big commitment."

"Coach (Joe) Gilbert from Central Florida and I spoke recently as they just offered and said he liked a lot of what he saw from me on film and at camps," Tribue stated. "The interest from them really came out of the blue over the past few weeks and I am planning to try and visit their campus sometime this summer. I'm not sure how much distance will play a factor in my decision at this point, but I don't think that would be too far for me."

"I've been to Temple twice now, once on an unofficial visit by myself and then recently I went to the junior day which went really well," Tribue explained. "I spoke to all of the coaches and was introduced to the director of the honors college there who spoke with me about my academic situation and what they offered. I would simply be enrolling in advanced classes compared to other freshman because I have been taking AP classes for some time now. I think the thing I liked best about Temple was the way that the coaches treated me, I just got a good vibe from all of them."

"Pittsburgh, Boston College and Duke are three other schools that I talk to on a pretty consistent basis, however Pittsburgh has really taken it up a notch recently with how much contact we've had with one another. I took unofficial visits to Boston College and Duke earlier this year and checked out Pittsburgh's campus with my parents after the Scout.com Combine there this year and really liked the facilities at all three schools. Both Boston College and Pittsburgh have sent head coaches to meet with me at school and Coach (Dave) Wannstedt from Pittsburgh was a very laid back guy."

Tribue will have a busy camp schedule ahead of him this month as Duke has told him he is close to an offer that could be earned at camp on June 9th, which he will attend. He also plans to camp at Pittsburgh on the 15th, Boston College on the 18th and finally Temple on the 23rd of June.

Tribue was named second-team All-County as a junior and carries a 4.017 out of 4.0 GPA while taking honors classes. He scored a 1230 out of 1600 on his first SAT attempt.


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