Carroo Names Final Four, to Announce Aug. 6

Four-star Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) wide receiver Leonte Carroo will announce his college decision Aug. 6. Carroo has one more visit planned between now and then and is cut down to four schools that he will decide between at a party with his friends and family.

Leonte Carroo is almost decided, he said, but wants to visit California before being sure of his choice. The four-star wide receiver from Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) has cut down to his final four, he said.

In a party with family, friends and media on Aug. 6, Carroo will announce between Rutgers, Wisconsin, Boston College and California.

"I'm going to announce in a party where I can be with all of the people that have supported me," Carroo said. "I'm thinking somewhere in Newark because it's close enough for my friends home in Edison and my Bosco friends."

Aug. 6 is both Carroo's father's and grandfather's birthday, he said.

"That's the main reason I picked the sixth, but to be honest, I can't wait to get it over with," Carroo said. "I want to be able to move on and focus on my season and a ring at Bosco. I'm excited to move forward."

Carroo will visit California next week with his teammate, five-star defensive end Darius Hamilton, and decide upon returning home to his family.

"Cal's the only school in my top that I haven't visited, so I don't want to write them off without seeing them and make a mistake," Carroo said. "My mind is pretty much made up already, but I need to be sure."

Along with wanting to be ready for the season, Carroo said a major influence in deciding this summer is the desire to help influence other Bosco players' recruiting.

"I want to be a recruiter," he said. "I'm going to try to sway Darius, and if me and Darius end up picking the same school, I think the two of us can get Mike Strizak and [Elijah Shumate] and [Yuri Wright] if we work at it."

Carroo has been to both Boston College and Wisconsin, but said he is most familiar with Rutgers, where he is close with receivers coach P.J. Fleck and defensive backs coach Jeff Hafley.

"There's a great comfort level there," Carroo said. "I have great relationships with the staff. It's really close to home, plus [Gary Nova] and [Paul Canevari] are already there from Bosco. And I know Savon Huggins really well."

Carroo said he plans to invite the media to his ceremony and expects to be in attendance.

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