Rutgers Keeping Eye On Bishop Eustace DB

Bishop Eustace (Pennsauken, N.J.) defensive back Anthony Marcozzi is ready to hit the camp and combine circuit to make a name for himself. He is already getting attention from a number of schools, including Rutgers, and he discussed his recruitment with

Trying to make a name on the combine and camp circuit is a big part of the spring for many prospects, and Bishop Eustace's (Pennsauken, N.J.) Anthony Marcozzi is in the process of doing that.

Marcozzi, a 5-foot-11, 175-pound defensive back, is beginning to hear from a number of schools as attention turns to class of 2012 recruiting.

"I've been hearing from Purdue, Penn State, Rutgers, Maryland (and) actually went up to the University of Buffalo's junior day," Marcozzi said. "I really liked their facilities, and their coaches are good guys. And I've been hearing from Bucknell and Penn."

Marcozzi played receiver and cornerback as a junior, but recently made his mark playing safety at the New Level Athletics 7-on-7 last month on the Rutgers campus.

"(That) was my first time playing safety," Marcozzi said. "I played corner the first day, but I'm trying to mix it up a little bit, but playing in a lot of space, you need to use technique and play with a lot of speed."

Marcozzi made 11 catches for 150 yards on offense, but schools are interested in him because of his defensive ability. He made 25 tackles, intercepted a pass and had nine pass break-ups as a junior.

His performance for one of New Jersey's entrants in last month's 7-on-7 is only the start of the recruiting process as Marcozzi hopes to get his name out more in the coming months.

"My coach has been sending out all my film and sending it to coaches," he said. "I'm going to be at a bunch of camps, but I'm still trying to figure out which ones."

And just because Marcozzi is receiving attention from BCS schools, he isn't set on making his decision based primarily on football.

"I want to see where I fit in best," Marcozzi said. "I've been hearing from all levels, but wherever I fit in right will be the best. I guess when I go on visits, we'll see from there."

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