New York Duo Plan Return Trip

Teammates Uceta and Sorrenti hope to score offers after camping at Penn State this summer. They were on campus for the Blue-White Game.

Endwell, N.Y., teammates Luis Uceta and Nick Sorrenti both loved Penn State growing up. Saturday's Blue-White Game visit reaffirmed that belief.

The duo, who won a New York Class A state championship last season with Maine-Endwell High -- Uceta was the state Class A class -- will both camp together at Penn State this summer with the hope of obtaining offers.

“Coach [John] Strollo is coming to our school sometime in May, and we are going to talk about which camp will be best for Nick and I when he comes,” Uceta said. “We are anticipating his visit.”

Uceta has been invited to camps at Boston College, Cornell , Penn, Indiana, N.C. State, Dartmouth and Princeton. He said Strollo told him the Nittany Lions are looking at him as a slot receiver or corner back, and potentially a kick returner, too.

“They said they may be looking at me as a kick returner because of my elusiveness,” Uceta said.

Uceta thought his size -- he checks in at 5-foot-9, 161 pounds -- would be an issue, but after arriving on campus, he felt more comfortable.

“Before I met the recruits I thought my size was a little too small for Penn State,” Uceta said. “But when I saw I was bigger than some of the recruits, and even some of the players, I felt a lot more comfortable.”

The bond the two teammates share is well documented by both Uceta and Sorrenti, who will also attend camp at Boston College together.

“It feels good to go places together because I don't have to go through everything alone,” Uceta said. “I have someone that I feel comfortable with.”

As for Sorrenti -- who is being recruited as a linebacker and measures in at 6-1, 235 pounds -- he came away especially impressed with PSU head coach Bill O'Brien

“After meeting Coach O'Brien, I realize why he is the coach there now,” Sorrenti said. “I know he means business and that's definitely somewhere I would like to visit once again and learn more about. I'm going to prospect camp in the summer, and I hope my hard work pays off.”

Nick Sorrenti

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