Terps Hope for a Third Gronkowski

With two Gronkowski brothers already on Maryland's roster, the Terrapins are looking to pick up a third in the form of younger brother Rob Gronkowski. The Terps are hoping the 6-foot-6, 250-pound tight end from Williamsville, NY follows in brothers Chris and Dan's footsteps on a path to College Park.

Of course, Maryland is not the only school in pursuit of the talented tight end who was named to Scout.com’s Junior Hot 100 Watch List earlier this year. He has received interest from programs all over the nation.

“I have offers from Florida, Clemson, Arizona, Maryland and a lot of others but I just can’t think of them off the top of my head,” Rob Gronkowski said. “I’ve been to Syracuse, Duke, Arizona and Florida. I’ve been to Maryland a couple times and I’m going to the Maryland spring game. I’m also going to the Maryland football camp in June.”

While Gronkowski said he is looking to wait to make a college decision, he did name a few schools that stood out to him right now.

“Maryland obviously because I have two brothers that play there. Then there’s Arizona who I also like, and Florida.”

Right now, he has an idea of what he wants to look for in a school football-wise.

“I’m actually waiting until the season to see how teams use their tight ends, how many tight ends they use at once,” He said. “I want to go to a school that uses two tight ends mostly every play on offense and a team that throws to the tight ends a lot.”

He said his two brothers playing at Maryland are constantly talking to him about joining them in College Park.

“It will affect my decision with them being there. I know it won’t be the wrong decision at all if I go and play with my brothers. They’re my brothers and I love them a lot and I really like being around them. We’re all close and it would just be a great time playing with them.”

Rob Gronkowski comes from an extremely athletic family. In addition to his two brothers at Maryland, his oldest brother plays baseball at Jacksonville University and his father played football at Syracuse.


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