Next Two Weeks Crucial for DePietro

The next three weeks will play a huge role in the recruiting process of Lancaster Catholic (Lancaster, Pa.) offensive lineman Adam DePietro. caught up with the three-star guard to find out the specifics of his next two weeks and what it means for Rutgers.

Through the next two weekends, offensive lineman Adam DePietro plans to visit eight colleges and Rutgers is not one of them. The fact that Piscataway is not in the travel plans does not mean Rutgers is out of the race, DePietro said.

"Rutgers is one of the schools I'm most familiar with," DePietro said. "I'm going to a bunch of places before I think of narrowing it down. I don't want to narrow down and cut out a schools until I see it."

The next two weekend's trips are more based on geographic convenience than anything else.

Northwestern, Michigan State, Illinois and Wisconsin are on tap for this weekend. DePietro will visit West Virginia, Cincinnati, Vanderbilt and NC State the following weekend.

"It's certainly a busy June," he said. "That's going to be a huge time for me. It's something I have to do, but I'm excited for it."

The next two weekends will pay major dividends in DePietro's recruitment, because he plans to make his decision soon after, he said.

"I want to decide in the first few weeks of July," he said. "I'm not going to force myself to if it doesn't feel right, but that's the target. I don't want to be thinking about it during the season."

Before DePietro takes his visits, he said he is most knowledgeable and comfortable with Northwestern, Boston College, Michigan State, Pittsburgh and Rutgers.

DePietro said, however, he has no leaders.

"I'm having steady conversations with every school that's offered me," he said. "There isn't any one or two schools that's after me harder than anyone else."

DePietro has been to Rutgers three times including a game last season and near 10-hour unofficial visit March.

"I definitely like Rutgers and I know more about them than a lot of the schools that offered me," he said. "I talk with [assistant coach Brian] Angelicho all the time. I really like him. I also talk with Coach [Kyle] Flood and [head coach] Greg Schiano sometimes.

"It's a good program building over there. I like Schiano's visions and he is a good coach. They're showing improvement."

DePietro said Rutgers likes him as a guard or center. He has no preference.

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