NJ ATH Waiting on SAT Score

West New York (NJ) native Alfredo Cadiz has all the physical tools that coaches at the next level are looking for. At 5-foot-11, 200 pounds the Memorial High School star could be looking at a heavy dose of attention once his SAT score comes in.

"Recruiting has been picking up this past few months," Cadiz said. "The usual schools have been Rutgers, Virginia, Wisconsin, Penn State, Syracuse, Pittsburgh and Kansas."

During his junior season, the multi-talented Cadiz ran for over 700 yards on 115 carries, with 9 touchdowns at running back. Defensively, he added 75 tackles, 12 tackles for a loss, with 5 sacks, 2 interceptions and 1 fumble return for a touchdown as a safety.

"I recently started receiving interest from Ole Miss, Kent State, Akron, Buffalo, Marshall, Maryland, and Michigan State," Cadiz added. "Really, there's no leader right now. I don't even have a top five list yet."

With a list as long and prestigious as Cadiz currently holds, many have wondered aloud why he hasn't garnered his first scholarship.

"A host of the schools on my list are waiting for my SAT scores," Cadiz said about his scholarship situation. "I'm hoping that I do fine and I'll get my first scholarship."

Ultimately the decision could be a quick one for the Jersey running back/safety prospect, who considers academics to be the biggest aspect of his recruitment.

"I think I'll make an early decision," said Cadiz. "I'm looking for a school with good academics, because my parents are big on that. It's really the main thing."

According to him, Rutgers or Virginia will more than likely be the first school to offer once he gets his SAT score, citing coaching staff hints. Cadiz has made one unofficial visit to Rutgers and plans on taking official visits to see schools before deciding.

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