Four-Star Carroo Finalizes Announcement Plans

As reported last week on, Leonte Carroo is down to his final four schools and will announce his decision Aug. 6 at a party for friends and family. Carroo spoke with today about the details of his planned announcement and why Rutgers, Wisconsin, Boston College and California made the cut.

Four-star Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) receiver Leonte Carroo will announce his college choice at 9 p.m. in Mountainside, N.J. Carroo, who told last week he was down to Rutgers, Wisconsin, Boston College and California, said that he has not made his decision yet and will not know until the first week of August.

Carroo chose Mountainside because of its proximity to both his home in Edison and Don Bosco Prep.

"I'm really excited about this," Carroo said. "I didn't realize it could get so big, but it sounds like we're going to have more than 100 people there. It will be good for everyone to finally see where I'm going to commit."

Here is how Carroo breaks down his final four:

California: "I have a great relationship with the coaches. Both receivers coach [Eric] Kiesau and DL coach [Tosh] Lupoi have been one me for a while and I like them both. Plus I talk to former Cal and Don Bosco [quarterback] Steve Levy a lot and he's very positive about his experience."

Wisconsin: "The communication with the coaches is really good there, but the main thing there is the chance for a lot of playing time. They're really open about saying they need receivers badly and they think I would be the perfect fit."

Boston College: "Having Mike Strizak commit there was a plus, but I've liked BC for a really long time. They were the first school to offer. [Don Bosco head coach Greg] Toal has a lot of connections there and he tells me all the time about the options BC offers. The education there is great and it can do a lot for me outside of football."

Rutgers: "Everyone has heard it before, but Rutgers is the home-state school and I'm so close. I'm four minutes away and can really just go over whenever I want so I have a tremendous relationship with everyone there. I've gotten really close with Coach [P.J.] Fleck and Coach [Jeff] Hafley. I'm always welcome there and the coaches make sure I know how badly they want me. Then on top of that, there's already Gary Nova and Paul Canevari there."

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