Louis Taglianetti, a 6-1, 185-pound defensive back from Pittsburgh Central Catholic is ready for a big senior season. He's been a key member of the varsity team since his sophomore year, and is getting ready to kick off his senior season in a couple weeks. Taglianetti went to a couple of camps this summer, has gotten some interest, but is still looking for his first offer.
"We only did one organized 7-on-7 at Gateway, there were about five or six local teams there," Taglianetti said. "We didn't do Pitt's 7-on-7 camp this year. I did go to Pitt's prospect camp, and I went to Richmond. That's about it."
He's heard a little bit from those coaching staffs, but still too early to figure out if he's in the plans at either school.
"The Richmond coach, he said to keep in touch," Taglianetti added. "I've gotten a couple letters from him, and he told me send him my tape after the first two games. They (FCS schools) don't move real fast (in recruiting), but once I get some senior film, I'll send that to him. Pitt, they've stayed kind of quiet for awhile. I don't know what's going on yet, but hopefully I'll be able to impress them this year."
Taglianetti is resting a sore ankle, and missed his team's scrimmage with McKeesport this Saturday. He will rest it again for the Vikings' second scrimmage with Perry Traditional Academy on Friday. His focus is on being ready for the big opener with Archbishop Wood.
"Everyone's really excited about that," Taglianetti said. "It means a lot to play a really good opening game like that. It's going to be a good experience for us, and prepare us for the season. We play a good amount of good teams, with Woodland Hills and Penn Hills too. We've been in big situations before, but with this game on ESPN, this is a big step up. We're real excited for it."