The "Nate Effect" Continues

 Phil Trautwein, 6-6, 285, 5.3 (last summer), OT, DT, Voorhees, Eastern HS                                                   

Offer Update

When I last talked to Phil he had offers from Iowa, Michigan State, Rutgers, Boston College, Maryland, North Carolina, Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech. Now, he has added Clemson, South Carolina, North Carolina, UCF, Oregon State, Northwestern, Illinois, Duke Vanderbilt, Kentucky, Temple, West Virginia.

Present Favorites

"I really don't have set favorites but these are the schools I like: Michigan State, Iowa, Maryland, Boston College, Rutgers, Virginia"

Next season

"We are going to be good this year. We have a lot of speed. Anthony Orio at QB is good, we have fast wide receivers. We scrimmaged Lakewood and held Dwayne Jones to 12 yards. They ran at our middle linebacker, Eric Dube, four times and he stopped them each time. He is good. He has the school game and career record for tackles. We have Matt Spittal at wide receiver. We are going to be good. We have touch competition, Cherokee, Shawnee and others but I think we'll be in the top three in the Olympic Conference. We'll definitely go to the playoffs."

On Rutgers

"I love their offensive line coach. They are getting good players. They got Mike Teel and I heard he is amazing. I don't want to go to some place where I'll just be a number. I would have a chance to play early at Rutgers. I would be going up against Nate Robinson every day in practice. That would definitely make me better as a player."

Notes

Last year Phil had a phenomenal 50 pancake blocks.

"I won't make my decision until after all my visits. I have only set up one visit for sure. I have an official to Iowa on December 12. Michigan State will probably be on the 19th. The rest of my visits will be in January."

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