Class of 2004: Jeremy Zuttah

Edison (NJ) J.P. Stevens Offensive Lineman Jeremy Zuttah has picked up several early offers in the spring evaluation period from schools across the eastern seaboard. <P> Have Chuck Amato's N.C. State Wolfpack put forth a scholarship offer?

"Yes, N.C. State has offered me a scholarship," Zuttah told StateFans.  "Other schools that have offered are Maryland, Rutgers, Iowa, BC, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Clemson, and South Carolina.  There are some others and I have over a dozen offers. All of those schools came and saw me during the evaluation period."

Jeremy is a strong lineman from New Jersey who was very impressive at the recent Penn State NIKE Camp.

"I did pretty good up at Penn State.  I ran a 4.9 40 and did 28 reps on the bench (@185 pounds).  They measured me at 6'4 285 pounds and I think I had a 4.8 pro shuttle too.  Most schools liked the numbers I've put up and told me that I didn't even have to camp with them because they already know what I can do.  I still may camp at Rutgers though because some of my teammates are going over there to camp."

Not ready to list any favorites, Zuttah is keeping his recruiting cards close to his vest.

"I don't even have a top five right now.  I'm just open and looking at all these schools.  Distance won't really matter much to me and I've been watching the Big East/ACC expansion stuff too.  That could affect my decision because I want to play in a major conference and be able to win a national championship."

With the Wolfpack putting an offer on the table this early in the process, they are definitely a school that interests Zuttah.

"I like N.C. State alot.  They are recruiting me hard and I like Coach Demarest and Coach Barry.  NC State is just an up-and-coming program that is really on the rise.  They had a great recruiting class last year and I think they are going to have another this year, too."

Don't expect an early decision from Zuttah, who is in no rush to decide.

"I'm pretty sure I'll take all my visits and decide later on in the year.  I don't see any reason to make a choice right now."


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