TE Giacone Has Decision; Will Announce Friday

St. Peter's Prep (Jersey City, N.J.) tight end Michael Giacone will make his college decision public Friday when he announces his choice during a lunchtime ceremony. Giacone recently trimmed his list to Rutgers, Maryland, Connecticut and Boston College, and told ScarletReport.com he already knows his destination.

St. Peter's Prep (Jersey City, N.J.) tight end Michael Giacone reached his decision, and will announce it Friday.

"What we're going to try and do is around lunchtime have a little ceremony," the 6-foot-5, 235-pound Giacone said.

The ceremony is set to take place in Westfield, which is where the Giaconees live, and is tentatively scheduled for noon.

Two weeks ago, Giacone trimmed his list to Rutgers, Maryland, Boston College and Connecticut, and said he would take time to think about the process and weigh the pros and cons of each school.

Giacone, Scout.com's 27th-ranked tight end in the 2012 class and Rutgers' top tight end target, visited each of the campuses, and built strong relationships with the coaching staffs at each school.

His last visit was to Rutgers, where he spent time with the coaching staff, and also hung out with former Marauders teammate Savon Huggins, a freshman running back with the Scarlet Knights.

"I had the decision in my head for about a week now," Giacone said. "But (Monday) I saw down with (SPP) coach (Rich) Hansen and my parents, and we had a good talk and finalized it with them. Right now it's just waiting to reveal it Friday."

The decision came after pouring over tons of information about each school.

"It's really exciting to just know where you're going, and to have the opportunity," Giacone said. "It was tough. Myself, my father, coach Hansen …we did a lot of research. We tried out all our options until we knew which one was going to be the best fit."

With the decision made, one would think it is time for Giacone to relax. But in the age of social networking and news spreading quickly, the next few days figure to be tough as well.

"I'm a little more relaxed but I'm still anxious to get to Friday because everybody on my team is in my ear, ‘Hey, where are you going? I won't tell anybody,' " he said. "It'll be cool once it comes down to Friday and everybody knows."

ScarletReport.com will be on hand to provide coverage of the ceremony


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