Arcidiacono Picks Up First Offer

Archbishop Wood (Warminster, Pa.) 2013 lineman Nick Arcidiacono will visit Rutgers tomorrow fresh off picking up his first verbal scholarship offer this week. Arcidiacono will travel with his brother, Rutgers signee Brandon Arcidiacono, and updated his recruitment with

Archbishop Wood (Warminster, Pa.) 2013 lineman Nick Arcidacono is no longer an under-the-radar name with his junior tape out for colleges to see. Within a week of sending his tape out to schools, the 6-foot-4, 250-pounder picked up his first verbal scholarship offer.

While visiting Temple for a spring practice, Arcidiacono met with coach Steve Addazio and received an offer.

"They got my film last week and made contact with my coach (Steve Devlin) and wanted me to come to practice," Arcidiacono said. "I came up today and looked at the school and met with Coach Addazio and they offered me in his office. It was a good day."

The only problem, Arcidiacono said, is that Temple does not know what position he should play.

A versatile athlete, Arcidiacono played defensive end and guard for Archbishop Wood this year and will move to tight end next season with Colin Thompson headed to Florida.

"Temple, they said they could use me anywhere," he said. "They said D-end, maybe o-line and maybe even tight end or linebacker. They said they know I can play and just want to find a spot for me. They're just not sure where."

Arcidiacono will travel to Rutgers tomorrow with signees Brandon Arcidiacono and Desmon Peoples. Rutgers, he said, is one of his top schools of interest since his brother committed last summer.

"I'm really looking forward to [my visit]," Arcidiacono said. "I would love to receive a scholarship from Rutgers. It's obviously one of my top choices. I'm excited."

Tomorrow will be his first opportunity to meet with the Rutgers staff since Greg Schiano and assistant Brian Angelicho left for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

"It's just talking with some of the coaches on Facebook right now," he said. "Visiting will be big, so we'll see how that goes."

Arcidiacono has a busy spring planned. After visiting Rutgers, he plans to go to Connecticut, West Virginia and Penn State. He has already been to Maryland and Boston College.

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