Spotlight 2014: QB Frank Nutile

The next in a line of successful quarterbacks at Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.), rising junior Frank Nutile is ready for action. Nutile was a backup on last year's undefeated national-championship squad and is expected to start for the Ironmen this season.

Class of 2014 prospect Frank Nutile is ready to take over at Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.).

Fresh off another state title in 2011, Bosco graduated starting quarterback Mike Yankovich and Nutile is set to take over.

Following national champion quarterbacks like Yankovich, Gary Nova and Mike Teel, Nutile has been hard at work in the offseason to get himself ready for his junior season and ready to show colleges what he can do this summer.

"I can't wait for this," Nutile said. "I'm working my butt off every day. The whole team is in the weight room and I'm working there every day. I can't wait for this season."

Nutile backed up for Yankovich as a sophomore last season and has been compiling advice from other Don Bosco standouts for the day he takes over.

"I've learned a lot from them," Nutile said. "Gary comes back sometimes and me and him are talking all the time. He's telling me, ‘you got to be a leader now.' There's no more sitting back, saying I'm only a sophomore or whatever. I have to step up in that huddle and take control of the team. Mike is the same thing."

Nutile is spending his spring working out with Rutgers bound wide receiver Leonte Carroo. Carroo, who will enroll at Rutgers later this month, is staying in shape by running routes with Nutile.

The U.S. Army All-American caught balls from both Nova and Yankovich and is impressed with Nutile's work ethic at the position.

"He's going to be good, really good," Carroo said. "He's the guy who I work out with now and he is really improved. He's going to be as good as [Gary Nova] ... maybe better."

In recruiting, Nutile is most familiar with Rutgers and Boston College. He competed at the Rutgers 7-on-7 last year and has four teammates in the program.

"I know Coach [Kyle] Flood," Nutile said. "I've talked to him a few times like when he came to our practice and also at their 7-on-7 when he was an assistant coach. I like him. The older [Bosco] guys really like him.

"They love it. [Darius Hamilton] is down there lifting and says he loves it. It's a great atmosphere, great coaching. Gary loves it. You saw him there this year, stepping in and winning. They all love it."

Nutile is also familiar with Rutgers offensive coordinator Dave Brock.

"I did some things with him at the Boston College camp when we went up there," he said. "He's a good coach."

Standing at 6-foot-4 and 195 pounds, Nutile plans to keep himself busy during the summer with multiple camps and 7-on-7 events. For now, he expects to camp at Boston College and participate in the 7-on-7s at Rutgers and Kean.

"I need to get my footwork up and my strength up," he said. "I've been working on that a lot, jumping rope, speed ladder, weights, everything. I get that agility up, I'll be good."

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