Lancaster OL Impresses at Lineman Camp

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- The Rutgers campus played host to some of the top offensive line talent in the area over the weekend, and one of players making his mark in the New Level Athletics Elite Linemen Challenge was Adam DePietro. The 6-foot-4, 270-pound tackle from Lancaster (Pa.) Catholic spoke to about his recruitment, his offers, and where Rutgers stands.

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Lancaster (Pa.) Catholic High's Adam DePietro already holds an offer from Northwestern and is being recruited by a number of BCS schools, including Rutgers, but he had a clear goal heading into the New Level Athletics Elite Linemen Challenge.

"I want to gain some more exposure and hopefully open the door for some more recruitment," the 6-foot-4, 270-pound DePietro said.

Well, he accomplished that.

The technically sound DePietro was one of the better performers in the field in showing why he is a Division I talent.

"I have an offer from Northwestern, and I was just at Virginia on Wednesday and then I'm going to Boston College (today)," DePietro said. "I think I'm real close to getting offers from both schools."

DePietro is also hearing from Penn State, Nebraska and Illinois. Although this camp was not affiliated with Rutgers and DePietro did not get a chance to look at the campus very much, it was his second trip to the school.

DePietro was in attendance for the Scarlet Knights' homecoming game against Tulane in October.

"I don't know a whole lot of them, to be honest," DePietro said. "It seems like they have good academic support for their student-athletes."

DePietro also plays defensive tackle in Lancaster Catholic's 3-5-3 defensive scheme, but he is being recruited solely as an offensive lineman. And that is fine with him.

"I like offense a little bit better. I got a thing for it," he said. "I like the athleticism involved with (left tackle); quick feet and everything. It's kind of like the anchor on the line, being out at left tackle, and I like that."

DePietro acknowledged growing up a Penn State fan, as many folks are in his area, but said that may not factor into his decision, if the Nittany Lions offer.

"I'm looking for real good academics and Division I football," DiPietro said. "I want something that I can combine the two with."

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