Rutgers Offers Lancaster (Pa.) Catholic OL

Lancaster (Pa.) Catholic offensive lineman Adam DePietro was one of the top performers at the New Level Athletics lineman combine last month, and it is showing from the interest he is now receiving. DePietro's latest offer came from Rutgers during a conversation Thursday with coach Greg Schiano.

Lancaster (Pa.) Catholic offensive lineman Adam DePietro was one of the standouts at the New Level Athletics lineman combine a few weeks, and word is apparently getting out.

Since his performance a pair of schools offered the 6-foot-4, 270-pound DePietro, with the latest being Rutgers. He received his verbal offer after speaking with Scarlet Knights coach Greg Schiano today.

"I was hoping it would happen," DePietro said. "I really like that program, just the feeling I get from the coaches. Coach Schiano told me he liked what he saw on film, and what he's heard about me as a person, and he told me a little about the program."

DePietro is yet to get the full tour of campus, but he was at Rutgers in the fall when the Scarlet Knights hosted Tulane on homecoming.

Now, he is trying to schedule a visit to Rutgers for the spring.

"They want me to come up as soon as possible, but I'm not sure of my schedule," DePietro said. "I have a few visits planned, but I know I'm going to get up there and see the campus."

During the conversation with Schiano, DePietro gained a better understanding of the program.

"I know they have something great starting there right now," DePietro said. "Coach Schiano seems like he as a great vision for the program, and there is a solid future coming up. He said it's a tight-knit family atmosphere, and I like that."

DePietro holds offers from Northwestern, Rutgers and Boston College, and is being recruited by Pittsburgh, Stanford and Virginia.

"It seems like Pittsburgh is going to offer," DePietro sai. "I grew up watching a lot of Penn State, but it's not a big thing. It's who I cheered for, but I like watching college football."

Each school is recruiting DePietro for a different position along the offensive line.

"Northwestern wants me as a left tackle, and Boston College as a center or guard," he said. "Rutgers didn't really say anything. I could definitely play center. I haven't done it in a game, but I have in practice. I'll play wherever they want me to play along the offensive line."

DePietro was one of the top performers at the NLA lineman combine. He is technically sound, moves he feet well and is an explosive blocker.

"(The combine) opened up a lot of doors for me," he said. "Pittsburgh is now interested, and I just started talking to Stanford the past couple of days."

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