New Jersey QB Intrigued with Hawkeyes

When Darrell Wilson arrived on the Hawkeye staff, immediate thoughts of reopening the Jersey Pipeline excited Hawk fans. The staff seems very intent on establishing that connection once again, especially with the rumored hiring of Bernie Wyatt. One of the first members of the new Jersey-Iowa pipeline may be an athletic strong armed QB from Camden.

QB Nick Cangelosi is one of the most prominent returning signal callers on the east coast. With offers already in hand from North Carolina and Boston College, it would not be surprising to see the 6-4, 220 pound Cangelosi receive many more.

"We have two other prospects at Camden Catholic in LB Joe Kedra and WR Byron Williams," Nick said. "Between all three of us, I would say we have combined to have 60 or more schools drop by so far in May. The ones that are showing the most interest in me so far are North Carolina, Boston College, UCONN, Michigan State, Penn State, Syracuse, Rutgers, and Iowa."

Coach (Darrell) Wilson stopped by our school for Iowa. He really talked about the school at Iowa, and how Sports Illustrated had them as one of the top five rising programs in the nation. He told us it would be a great program to enter."

So does Coach Wilson hold any connection to Camden Catholic High School?

"He recruited our OL coach back when he was in high school. Also, his nephew, WR Marcus Wilson, will be a varsity contributor this fall as a sophmore. He even played a little varsity as a freshman last year."

That is pretty amazing for a freshman at a very profilic school in New Jersey like Camden Catholic. Marcus could very well be a guy to keep an eye out for in the next few years.

"The great thing about Iowa is that they were not a big name in college football just a few years ago. They have now quickly made themselves a big name after coming off the bowl victory. I know they are seriously interested because they send the most letters, and provide some great quotes."

Nick, with a 3.0 GPA, will be taking the SAT test this summer. However, that is not the only thing he hopes to accomplish this summer.

"I want to make my decision around late July or in the middle of August. Pretty much, I just want to get it done before my senior season starts. I hope to take a few more visits this summer. Also, I usually play on the Rough Rats AAU basketball team, but this summer I plan to concentrate on football."

Nick has also received some interest in basketball, as he has been playing varsity since his freshman year. He averaged 15 points and eight rebounds per game this past season.

Finally, what is the interest level in Iowa for Nick's two teammates?

"I know Joe has some interest in Iowa, but Byron seems to be the one with most interest in Iowa right now. Hopefully, we'll all three be able to take a visit out to Iowa sometime this summer."

Certainly, Hawk fans would not have a problem with that. There should be a lot more results in the state of New Jersey these next couple years with the addition of Coach Wilson and the extra effort the staff is putting into the state. Landing a few from the Camden area could go a long way to re-establish the Jersey Pipeline that brought former Hawks like Andre Tippett, Norm Granger and Keith Hunter to Iowa City.


Hawkeye Insider Top Stories