Eye on Recruiting: Robert Scarpati

Been a couple of days, but we haven't forgotten Lobo football fans!

Robert plays every position of the defensive line and is currently out in camps to get his name out, "Last week, I went to UTEP's camp and check this out, I got me a nice bit of turf burn," says Scarpati. "This weekend I'm here at New Mexico, then I'm going to hit UTEP's satellite camp in Houston later this month. I'll also go to Houston's camp in San Antonio."

A wound only a football player would be proud of!

 I asked the Robert why New Mexico? "I never really thought about New Mexico, but they came to spring practice and they started showing interest in me, so I started checking them out over the internet and saw that New Mexico is an up and coming school, and they have a new coaching staff. Coach Locksley has had great success where he was before, and I thought it would be a great idea to come out and take a look at what they are doing."

Are you working hard out there? "I've been working hard at camp," said Scarpati. "That's okay though I enjoy it."

Which led me to ask Robert what kind of a player he thinks he is and what are his strengths. "I go hard every play until the whistles blows," exclaimed Scarpati! "Never stop, having a great pass rush, get to the ball, I also like film work to see what the offensive lineman is doing, that way I know his techniques and tendencies for next week's game."

And what have you learned from being at New Mexico's camp this weekend? "I have to work on my speed," replied Scarpati. "Speed, speed, speed, that is all I'm hearing from these guys, is that you have to be fast, run, and be aggressive, get to the football all the time. Play balls out every time!"

At this time Robert said he has no offers but is receiving serious interest from UTEP. Scarpati also said that he is getting interest from New Mexico, Louisiana-Tech, Western Michigan, and Houston.

Cyrpress Ridge HS (Houston TX) DL Robert Scarpati 6-3 345

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