Danny Oquendo Recruiting Journal
As a monthly feature, we will be bringing you recruiting journals from some of the best football players in the country. For this week's installment, Danny Oquendo will discuss some of his experiences over the past two months. This should continue until National Letter of Intent Signing Day.
In order to prepare for the upcoming season I have been lifting weights, conditioning with my team, running routes and defending against routes. The biggest challenge has been fitting time to make recruiting visits to colleges during my busy schedule of work, conditioning, weight lifting, and offensive and defensive practices. My goals for the upcoming season are: State championship, all league, county, north jersey, and state honors, and national recognition. It would be great to be ALL-American.
Recruiting has slowed down for the most part, but I'm still narrowing down things between colleges, but it's a pretty exciting process. I have made unofficial visits to Rutgers and Maryland a few times this summer, and I intend on going to Boston College and Virginia Tech because they are at the top of my list as well, but It is hard to get a ride over there when both of my parents work, and other family members do as well. Plus the car ride would be tremendously long and I start football camp soon.
During the Rutgers and Maryland visits, I met just about every coach. I saw all there facilities and there academic buildings and my mother got to talk to the Head coach one on one. It isn't really important to me to play freshman year, but I will try my hardest to play my freshman year. Since they might pass that new rule where a player has five years of eligibility, I would be able to try and start all five years of my career. But if it isn't passed, I will only redshirt of I'm not starting.
Top Five Schools consist of:
Virginia Tech, Maryland, Boston College, Rutgers, Pittsburgh (list still moving around and in no particular order)
My coaches, mother, father, Uncles, and a few other family members are helping me make my decision. I don't have a time period yet for my decision, but I'm trying to make it during the middle of the season. It would be great to have a press conference or TV announcement when I make my decision
Donald "Big Dog"
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