Wood QB Russo Gaining Steam

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Warminster (Pa.) Archbishop Wood quarterback Anthony Russo has a new offer and plenty of schools set to see him work out during the spring evaluation period. Russo caught up with Scout this week for the latest on his recruitment, including where Rutgers stands after its junior day offer.

A Rutgers offer meant increased exposure for Warminster (Pa.) Archbishop Wood quarterback Anthony Russo, and the Scout three-star prospect is grateful for the opportunities.

Russo threw for multiple schools since the start of the spring evaluation period, and UCF is the next school slated to see him. New schools are in the mix, but Russo wants to make a relatively quick decision as quarterback dominoes fall throughout the region.

“I plan to hopefully commit within the next two or three months – definitely before the season starts,” Russo said. “We’re going to see how things play out. I have a great list of schools right now, and I know I could make a decision happily out of those schools. We’ll see what other schools come in, but I’m definitely going to make a decision soon.

Russo did not visit the Rutgers spring game, where 2017 teammate Mark Webb picked up an offer, but hopes to return to campus soon for a different look at the school.

“I still have a great relationship with them,” Russo said. “I’m looking to get up there with the whole family. I’m trying to see the academics and the school and all of that kind of stuff.”

Offensive coordinator Ben McDaniels took over Russo’s recruitment personally.

“I love coach McDaniels,” Russo said. “Me and him have a really good relationship. We talk almost every day on Twitter, and we give each other a call pretty frequently. He’s definitely a guy I could see myself playing for.”

Rutgers has one staff member – Brandon Arcidiacono – and two players – Desmon Peoples and Nick Arcidiacono – from Archbishop Wood.

“I talk to them here and there,” Russo said. “They just ask me when I’m coming up, and they offer to show me around and stuff like that.”

Temple was the newest offer for Russo, where coach Matt Rhule has two Wood players of his own – Nate Smith and Colin Thompson.

“It was really exciting,” Russo said. “[Temple] came out and watched me throw on Wednesday,” he said. “I'm starting to get a good relationship with their coaching staff, so I was really excited to get that offer."

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