Arcidiacono Preparing Recruiting Timetable

Starting center Brandon Arcidiacono is one of five Archbishop Wood (Warminster, Pa.) rising seniors with a Division I scholarship offer, along with Rutgers commit Desmon Peoples. chatted with Arcidiacono on getting serious in recruiting and where Rutgers stands ...

Center Brandon Arcidiacono is not nearly as concerned with his college choice as he is with winning a state championship. The 6-foot-4, 250-pound Archbishop Wood Catholic (Warminster, Pa.) senior feels like this is the year.

"It's an exciting atmosphere," Arcidiacono said. "It's nuts in the weight room because we can all feel it. We have a lot of talent on both sides of the ball. A state championship is definitely something we're thinking about."

Alongside Arcidiacono, Archbishop Wood has four seniors with Division I scholarship offers.

Safety Nate Smith has three verbal offers and offensive lineman Frank Taylor has 13 of his own.

Tight end Colin Thompson and running back Desmon Peoples are committed to Florida and Rutgers respectively. Peoples' cousin, Brandon Peoples, is not far away from an offers of his own in Arcidiacono's eyes.

Arcidiacono plans to follow Thompson and Peoples' leads and get recruiting out of the way early, so he can focus on his senior season.

"I definitely want to end recruiting before the season," Arcidiacono said. "A state championship is too important. I'm going to have one serious talk with my family soon and we'll go from there."

Arcidiacono holds a verbal offer from Rutgers, as well as West Virginia, Boston College, Connecticut, Miami, Pittsburgh, Temple, Villanova and Delaware.

"I've had a lot of schools visiting me and the rest of the team," Arcidiacono said. "It's really cool that so many schools are interested, but at the same time it can get a little confusing. With so many schools, it's hard to keep the coach's names straight."

Though Arcidiacono and Taylor have similar offers and Peoples is committed to Rutgers, he said playing together is not one of his top interests.

"Going somewhere just because I can play with a friend is ridiculous, but it would be a lot of fun to play each other," Arcidiacono said.

Of all the schools to verbally offer Arcidiacono, there are no leaders. He said that when he meets with his family, which could be as early as this weekend, he will know the direction in which he wants to go in terms of leaders, camps and a recruiting timetable.

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