Mike Teel

Mike Teel

Mike Teel (QB, 6'4"-210lbs, 4.82 forty) from Don Bosco Prep is arguably the best quarterback in the state of New Jersey. Last season, he threw for 2183 yards on 179 attempts for 110 completions. He led Don Bosco to the Parochial Group IV State Championship. For his efforts, he was named first-team AP & Star-Ledger All-State. He was also named to the AP Junior All-American team.

Who has been in contact with him?

Teel has drawn the attention of Boston College, Rutgers, Virginia, Penn State, Michigan, Tennessee, Miami, Iowa and Virginia Tech.

Who are his favorites?

Teel listed his favorites, in order, as Virginia, Rutgers, Maryland, Penn State, and Boston College.

How does he feel about his top 3 schools?

- Virginia - attended the Spring Game and obtained a good feel for the staff along with the program. He likes Coach Groh and the youth on the team.
- Rutgers - Great coaching staff, who were placed in a bad situation and are quickly turning things around. They have recruited some good players and will be a contender soon.
- Maryland - runs the same run and shoot offense as his high school. They have some great offensive coaches and a beautiful campus. He feels like he will really fit into the offense.

Where has he taken unofficial visits or plan to do so?

He has taken an unofficial visit to Virginia, Maryland, and Rutgers.

He is waiting until the end of the May evaluation period before he decides on which camp to attend.

What are some factors in his decision?

- Offensive system: a school that employs a dropback, pocket passing, or run-and-shoot offense with a good mix of run and pass.
- Coaching: a staff that he can develop a good relationship with and feel very comfortable playing for.
- Education: a school with a good academic reputation. To enable him to possibly attend graduate school and grasp the offense, he stated that he would like to be redshirted.

What does he plan to study in college?

Currently, he wants to major in Sports Management.

Is it possible for Mike Toal and you to attend the same school?

Although it is possible, both players will make their decision independently. However, he stated that it would be great to play football with Mike Toal in college.

Since you are a New Jersey player, does playing at home play a factor in your decision?

Although it would be great to play in his home state, which would allow his father and his friends to attend, see him practice and play; it will not be a factor.

However, Rutgers is as high on his list as any other school. It will depend on the number of wins and improvement that they display. Four or five games would be enough along with some competitive games with Boston College, Miami, and Virginia Tech.

Last season, he played basketball but will not play next season.

Donald "Big Dog" Forbes: dforbes@theinsiders.com
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