Colucci Wants To Hear From Pitt

Greater Latrobe High School offensive lineman Dylan Colucci currently holds a verbal offer from Youngstown State, but the Wildcat senior is hungry for more. Colucci gave us an update on where he stands with his recruitment and who he hopes to hear from during his senior season.

Dylan Colucci may want to consider majoring in marketing when he goes on to college, wherever that may be. The reason: the Greater Latrobe lineman will be going on an all-out blitz sending out senior highlight films to Division-1 colleges.

"No schools have contacted me about sending them senior film," Colucci said. "So I'm going to send them my film myself."

Colucci, a 6'5, 300-pound senior anchoring the offensive and defensive lines for the Wildcats, says he plans to send his senior highlight films to Cincinnati, Michigan State, Penn State, Pittsburgh, and West Virginia. He only holds one solitary scholarship offer - from FCS (formerly 1-AA) rep Youngstown State.

Colucci says he's embarking on the film blitz because his goal has always been to play football for a major Division-1 college.

"I think I can play much better and bigger than Youngstown State," Colucci said.

Colucci and Latrobe head coach Ray Reitz also expressed that Pitt hasn't been in contact recently. Colucci had attended a camp at Pitt over the offseason and had performed well, Reitz said.

If the Panthers would show interest in his senior film and entertain an offer, Colucci said he would "most definitely consider" the interest. But he wouldn't immediately issue a commitment, regardless how many schools show interest or offer.

"I would definitely wait (to commit) so I could review all of my options," Colucci said, adding that the day he makes a commitment to a D-1 program "will be great and worth it because all of my hard work will have paid off."

One area the Latrobe senior has greatly improved is in the weight room. During his sophomore year, Colucci said he maxed at 270 pounds on the bench press. Fast forward to the present, and he's maxed at 420 pounds on the bench.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette all-Foothills Conference selection on the defensive line said he's very excited for his senior season.

"The biggest goal is to get a home playoff game and making the WPIAL AAAA playoffs," Colucci said. "It would be great to get past the first round. It would be great to shock the world."

Latrobe finished 5-4 overall in 2010 and missed the WPIAL playoffs. In the last two years, the Wildcats are 9-10 overall, including a playoff loss in 2009 to North Allegheny.

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