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Three-star offensive lineman Mark Brazinski recently de-committed from Rutgers and is now completely open in his recruiting process again. It didn't take long for that recruiting to pick up again once he made the news public as he picked up another offer this week from North Carolina.

Mark Brazinski, the No. 1 ranked center in the entire country according to Scout.com has picked up another scholarship offer from North Carolina and is now hearing from plenty of other programs now that he's on the open market. The 6-foot-4, 285-pounder from Immaculata High School in Somerville, N.J., broke down his thoughts in a recent interview.

"I've known for a few days that the offer from North Carolina was coming, but I never say anything until I have the paper in-hand," Brazinski said. "I looked on US News and World Reports and they claim that UNC has the number four business school in the nation which I was pretty impressed by. Right now my recruiting it completely open though, so I'm taking my time with this."

"I have been talking to Notre Dame, Boston College and Duke a lot lately as well," Brazinski explained. "My stance has always been that football is a small part of my life. Don't get me wrong, I love football, but I understand that this is a decision that will affect the rest of my life."

We asked how tough it's been since de-committing from Rutgers.

"For a while there it was tough, but now football season is here and that's my favorite time of year," Brazinski stated. "I get up at 5:30 am every single morning so that I can get my lifting and conditioning work out of the way, that way I can go spend time with my team practicing and working in the film room. I especially love these double sessions because we get to do 1-on-1 drills. When you're doing a 1-on-1 drill there is no where to hide and you find out whom the better man is and who has been working the hardest and wants it most. I love the sport, I love that football is coming, I just keep in mind that there is life past football."

Brazinski will most likely take all five of his official visits this year and will probably also continue to receive more scholarship offers as time passes.

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