Super TE May Visit UM

This talented tight end prospect recently received a phone call from UM tight ends coach Rob Chudzinski and was offered a scholarship. Read on to find out what he thinks of the Hurricanes and everyone else involved.

At 6-foot-5 and 245 pounds, State College, Pa. standout tight end Jonathan Stupar has been part of a 2-4 team this season that Stupar thinks is pretty good.

"The four games we lost were to teams that are undefeated," he said. "I still think we have a real good team, but our schedule was really tough this season. We have a real young quarterback that's starting to get better each week. Over the last three games, I've had 20 catches and for the season, I have 26 for 310 yards."

Stupar, a full academic qualifier with a 1030 SAT score, has already enjoyed a good part of the recruiting process by taking some early official visits.

"I've already been to Iowa, Arizona State, and Virginia," he said. "They were all great. I really enjoyed all three. They were all different. Arizona State has some great people there. Virginia's putting together some pretty good recruiting classes, and Iowa is a lot like State College except without the big mountains."

The talented tight end prospect has two visits remaining, including one already scheduled.

"My fourth visit will be to Florida State on the 26th when they play Notre Dame," he said. "I'm not sure yet on my fifth visit. I was thinking Notre Dame but I also like N.C. State, UCLA, Maryland, and Boston College. Then Miami started calling and offered me a scholarship about two weeks ago. That fifth one, I might wait until after the season because I need to decide which one will get my last visit."

Stupar talked more about how the Hurricanes got involved.

"My receivers coach knows someone at Miami and they were real interested in the beginning but then I didn't hear much from them," he said. "Then their tight ends coach started calling me recently and offered a scholarship like I said."

Stupar thinks he knows why the Hurricanes waited so late to offer.

"Well, them along with everyone else thought I would be a shoe in for Penn State," he said. "But I'm not even considering them. The timing was bad. They have three young tight ends and it just didn't work out."

So what does the talented tight end, who doubles as a pass rushing specialist on defense, like most about Miami?

"Oh man," he said. "What is there not to like about Miami? I've never been there so I'm definitely considering taking a visit there to see how I fit in. It just doesn't get any better than Miami."

So where is Stupar leaning?

"I really couldn't say at this point," he said. "They're all even. I'm so wide open that I might end up committing to a school that I don't take an official visit to. There are many great schools on my list and I have a tough decision ahead of me."

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