Rutgers offers Miami DE

Miami (Fl) Monsignor Pace High School defensive end Vladimir Faustin will visit the Green Wave in January.

TI Staff caught up with Vlad for a brief chat Saturday and here's how the conversation went.

TI: How'd you guys do last night?
VF: "We won! We beat Sarasota Booker 27-17!"

TI: Who do you get next?
VF: "We play Jacksonville Bolles up at Gainesville."

TI: Let me ask you for the basics, your height, weight, 40 time?
VF: "6'3 230, 4.7."
TI: What's your max on the bench press?
VF: "I max at 315 pounds on the bench"
TI: What do you normally lift? 185 pounds? How many reps at 185 pounds can you do?
VF: No, we lift 225 pounds. I can do 12 reps at 225 pounds.

TI: How have you done this year?
VF: "I've got close to 100 tackles, about 15 sacks."

TI: How about the recruiting side of things?
VF: "I've got five offers, Central Florida, East Carolina, Tulane, Western Michigan and Rutgers"

TI Do you have any visit dates set up?
VF: "I've set all 5. I got to Central Florida January 2ed, East Carolina January 9th, Tulane January 16th, Western Michigan January 23d and Rutgers January 30th."

TI: You've basically been a defensive end, is that where you project in college?
VF: "As far as I know. Everyone tells me defensive end. Someone said they could see me as a defensive tackle. I don't remember who that was.

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