The next Don Bosco quarterback, 2014 prospect Frank Nutile, took the field at Rutgers last week while working out at a one-day skills camp and left with some exciting memories of his own.
"It's great being there knowing all the Bosco guys that played for Rutgers and everything," Nutile said. "I was talking to Gary before and we were hanging out in a meeting. It was a really cool atmosphere yet competitive. I got a lot out of it."
The 6-foot-4, 200-pound quarterback was one of the top performers at his position at the skills camp, where he received loads of positive feedback from quarterbacks coach Rob Spence.
"Coach Spence knows so much about the game, so much about being a quarterback, so that was really good," Nutile said. "I liked how he really broke down the film well and stuff like that.
"He said he wants me to be more limber, like loosen up a bit and move a little better. He said I have a great arm, I could throw it through a wall. I have a powerful motion and really good footwork. They just want me to get a little bit more loose and stuff like that."
The rising junior is still waiting on his first verbal offer, but is receiving interest from Rutgers and a handful of other schools before taking a single snap as a starter.
"[Penn State] was good," Nutile said. "I had a good showing. I was talking to their quarterbacks coach and he liked me a lot. I'm also talking to Miami a lot, they came by the school. We're going to the Boston College camp as a team [this week]."
Nutile is slated to take over the starting spot for the Ironmen and try to bring home another national championship like Teel, Nova and 2011 starter Mike Yankovich did before him.
"I'm excited and can't wait for it," he said. "I can't wait for practice to start, to compete against a defense that good every day. That's where the fun will start."
Nutile said he is thankful for the emergence of teammate Alquadin Muhammad as one of the top 2013 prospects in the country. Muhammad, who is well over 25 verbal offers, can expect to bring in scouts and assistants from dozens of colleges this season.
"It's going to help me a lot," Nutile said. "If I have a big game when they're all there for him, who knows? Quan's a really great football player, so it's great to have him on my team."