DeCicco One Of Top Testers At OSU Camp

Clairton (Pa.) Thomas Jefferson safety Dom DeCicco came west on Saturday and ended up being one of the top performers at Ohio State's senior advanced camp. DeCicco won a pair of the individual competitions. He has a number of offers already. Click here for more on this versatile prospect who gets it done in all three phases of the game.

One of the top performers at Saturday's senior advanced camp at Ohio State was Clairton (Pa.) Thomas Jefferson safety Dom DeCicco.

The 6-3 ½, 205-pound DeCicco won a pair of individual competitions at the 200-player camp. He was tops in the broad jump (10-2) and the pro shuttle (4.01 seconds).

"That was pretty neat to come out here and compete," said DeCicco, who ran a respectable 4.6-second 40-yard time. "I think I did pretty well in the testing."

Versatility is DeCicco's calling card. He has been a three-year starter for his high school.

"I had 11 touchdowns receiving and that tied a record at the school," said DeCicco. "I had a kick return and a couple of punt returns for touchdowns and eight interceptions. That was all with missing three games due to an arm injury. My arm is fine now, I played in our last game of the season, the district championship."

At Ohio State, DeCicco spent most of the day at safety. But he also took a turn at wide receiver.

"I worked mostly at safety, but I also went over and ran a few patterns at wide receiver," he said. "Most schools are recruiting me as a safety, but some have talked about playing outside linebacker.

"I think I have good size and I read the field pretty well. I think I'm good from side to side. I think I am a pretty good hitter and a pretty good tackler."

DeCicco has offers from Pittsburgh, Arizona State, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Cincinnati, Vanderbilt, Akron and Temple.

He lists a top four of Ohio State, Pittsburgh, West Virginia and Iowa.

"(OSU assistant Joe Daniels) has been talking to my coach the whole time," he said. "I would love to hear a lot more from them, but we'll have to see how it goes."

DeCicco holds a 3.3 GPA and scored a 970 on the SAT.

"That was my first score," he said. "I'll be taking it a couple more times."

Scout.com recruiting expert Bob Lichtenfels, based in Pittsburgh, ranked DeCicco as the No. 17 prospect in the Keystone state.

"Dom is one of the best athletes in the country," Lichtenfels said. "He's performed well in two Scout combines and was one of the best we tested in the L-cone drill in the country. I would have to rank him as one of the top 10 kids we've seen, and is one of the top 20 prospects in Pennsylvania. While he's listed as a corner, I feel he many grow out of that position and be more of a safety or outside ‘backer. If he would be moved to ‘backer he would create problems because of his cover ability. I watched him cover Dorin Dickerson (West Allegheny/Pitt recruit) last season with no problem at all."

This link goes to Lichtenfels' list of the top 55 prospects in Pennsylvania:

Lichtenfels List: Pennsylvania's Best

This link goes to DeCicco's Scout.com database page, which contains video links:

DeCicco Database Page


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