First Offer in for Bosco OL Fornadel

Ramsey (N.J.) Don Bosco 2017 offensive lineman Liam Fornadel impressed at a June Rutgers camp, and reeled in an offer Thursday evening as a result. Fornadel spoke with Scout about his first offer and the Scarlet Knights.

The first offer is in for 6-foot-4, 270-pound offensive lineman Liam Fornadel out of Ramsey (N.J.) Don Bosco Prep.

Fornadel's first offer comes in the in-state form of Rutgers, where many former Ironmen found success under coaches Greg Schiano and Kyle Flood.

"Rutgers is really great," he said. "It's a great program. It's a great environment and everything about it. I think the coaching staff really helped me out a lot [in camp]. It taught me some techniques I'll continue to work on and add to my game."

Fornadel camped at Rutgers' June Big Man Academy. He worked closely alongside active roster members and offensive line coach Mitch Browning. He did not leave campus with an offer, instead adding one Thursday.

"I really can't describe it," he said. "It's one of the happiest things that's ever happened to me, really.I talked to [recruiting coordinator] E.J. Barthel. I was shocked, really, and happy at the same time."

The rising junior also camped at Pittsburgh, Boston College, Penn State, Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech. UCLA and Kentucky are also in contact.

Don Bosco Prep welcomed a new offensive coordinator to its program this year in former star Mike Teel. Teel joined the Don Bosco roster after a graduate assistant stint at Rutgers, where he made his fame as one of the best quarterbacks in school history.

"He's a cool guy, and he's been helping out the team." Fornadel said. "... It's really great because he brings a lot of knowledge to our team. It helps us get better."

Fornadel projects as a guard, and seeks an engineering degree.


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