Big Time Two Way Lineman Has A Leader

Avon Old Farms has yet another talented prospect this year in Matt Lauro and he was one of the main reasons why Mike Cox was able to be so successful and end up at the University of Michigan. While Lauro did help out at offensive guard as a junior, it's the defensive line where he'll be playing in his college days however.

Matt Lauro was an absolute one-man wrecking crew for Old Farms Prep last season, amassing 83 tackles, 32 tackles for loss and eight sacks from his defensive tackle position in just nine games. This 6-foot-1, 295-pound pass rusher is just starting to send out his film now and is getting positive feedback already.

"Texas just called me and said they are evaluating my film now and may want me to travel down there for their spring practice," Lauro explained. "Some of the coaching staff has already signed off on it, but the rest have to see it too. They are definitely a great program and I'd love to visit down there."

"Pittsburgh is definitely my No. 1 choice because my father Phil played offensive guard when Tony Dorsett was there and my uncle Mike was a linebacker on the same team," Lauro said. "I have been to a ton of Pitt games and think it's awesome that they play at an NFL stadium in Heinz Field. Another cool thing about Pittsburgh as a city is that there aren't many professional sports teams, so Pitt football is a big deal to those people. There is a ton of history there which is awesome and I can't wait to get down for camp this summer."

"Penn State is another program sending me mail, but not as much as some other schools," Lauro stated. "A funny fact is that Joe Paterno is actually my third cousin as he's my grandmother's cousin. I need to send them some film as I haven't done so yet and I like them because they have a ton of tradition there."

Iowa, Connecticut, Boston College, Maryland, Duke and North Carolina have also been in contact with the Avon, Conn., product.

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