LB Lands a Lion Offer

Chris Colasanti is quickly becoming one of the more sought after linebackers in the country. Colasanti, the 6-foot-2, 235-pound prospect from Brother Rice High in Bloomfield, Mich., was originally included as a Penn State Junior Day participant, however he was ultimately unable to make the trip to Happy Valley.

“My coach had a fundraiser trying to get turf on our field, so I was unable to make it,” Colasanti said. “I plan on going down there on April 26 with my mom and dad to visit. [Penn State] just recently offered.”

Currently, Colasanti has written offers from Penn State, Michigan, Ohio State, Iowa, Michigan State, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Hawaii, Stanford, Arizona State and UCLA. The Nittany Lions along with Hawaii are two of the schools most recently to offer Colasanti. As for Penn State, Colasanti said that he was humbled by the offer.

“It hasn't really changed, it makes me feel more content,” Colasanti said. “I kind of didn't think I wasn't good enough to play there. It made me feel better. Paul [Posluszny] and Dan [Connor] are always my idols. I'm excited to go down and visit and everything.”

Colasanti said that Penn State linebacker's coach Ron Vanderlinden spoke to him shortly after the offer arrived. Vanderlinden indicated that the Penn State coaching staff unanimously agreed to extend a written offer to the Michigan linebacker.

“I've talked to Coach Vanderlinden,” Colasanti said. “He kind of apologized because it took long, but he said that they all decided as a group that they wanted to offer me, which is why it took so long because they had to watch my film as a group. They unanimously decided to offer me. He said they are excited and that I'm a good linebacker. Just to hear that from him was a great thing.”

Colasanti indicated that he intends to narrow his choices by the end of the spring after two more unofficial visits.

“I'm going down to Iowa and Penn State,” Colasanti said. “After those two, I'm going to go down to my top three or top five, which will be my official visits, but right now I'm not really sure.”


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