Harmotto Sets Camp Dates

Nolan Harmotto quarterbacked the Hopewell Vikings into the WPIAL quarterfinals in his first year as a starting quarterback.

Hopewell (PA) quarterback Nolan Harmotto has gotten his name out, and has heard a lot from schools in the Ivy League and the Patriot League. The early part of June will be a big one, as he has four big camps, where he is looking to get his first DI offer.

"I'm going to Ohio next Sunday, then going to the Pitt camp on (June) 11th," Harmotto said. "There's a Temple one, two days before Pitt on the 9th. Boston College, I'm heading up there. That's a big one, a four-day camp the following weekend. A lot of MAC schools and Patriot League schools will be at that one."

So far, it's been Penn, Princeton, Colgate, Lehigh, Bucknell, Lafayette and Cornell that have been by his school. Ohio and Temple out of the MAC are recruiting him the hardest. Ohio runs a ‘pistol' system, where they feel Harmotto can be a good fit for. Temple also likes his abilities in their system. Harmotto feels he is best-suited for a pro-style offense, even though he is capable of running the football as he did in his first year as a starting quarterback, which including a game-winning touchdown run in the regular-season finale at West Allegheny, which got his team into the playoffs.

Pitt and Maryland—two schools he had heard from in the beginning of his recruitment—have tailed off a little with new coaching staffs in place. Temple is a school he has given some serious thought to.

"I was at Pitt's camp last year," Harmotto added. "Like the other schools, they came in and talked to me at the school. They gave me the (camp) flier, and everything. Temple came in and talked to; their offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. We had a long talk, and they felt I should fit their offense. It's a pro-style offense, and they're getting better and better.

"I heard stuff from the old (Pitt staff), a ton, from (offensive coordinator Frank) Cignetti. I haven't heard much from the new staff at all. I didn't get feedback from them. Basically Maryland and Pitt, the two schools I heard from first, I haven't heard from since before they got their new staff."

Harmotto has also heard from FCS schools such as New Hampshire and Old Dominion. Upper St. Clair native Alex Park—a redshirt freshman quarterback for the Wildcats—is a close friend of his.

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