On a normal year, Pennsylvania has 75 division 1A scholarship players. But this is a good year for Pennsylvania and players like Chris Daino is among the players that are making it a deep year in the Keystone State. Daino is a talented linemen who plays both offensive and defensive line in high school. During his senior season, he had four sacks, 50 tackles, and one fumble recovery for a touchdown. On offense, he averaged four pancake blocks per game. In college, he projects as an offensive linemen probably center or guard.
Currently, he has offers from Rutgers, Akron, and Delaware. However, other teams are starting to take notice. Last week, he received a call from Pittsburgh head coach Dave Wannstedt who was impressed by his films then offered him an official visit. Daino believes that the official might lead to a written offer.
Although one of his home state universities is close to offering him a scholarship, Daino states that his favorite is Virginia. During the weekend of November 18th, he visited the campus of Virginia for an unofficial visit. Although Virginia suffered a loss to Virginia Tech, he left the campus impressed by the atmosphere and the academics. He stated that the visit was awesome. However, Virginia has yet to offer and has not provided any intent to offer. Over the next few weeks, Daino will contact his Virginia recruiting coach regarding their intent to offer.
Regarding the rest of his suitors, Daino feels following:
- Likes the school and coaching staff
- Will be setting an official visit.
- Their recent success has impressed him.
- Visited the school for the Massachusetts game.
- Likes the environment and football program
- Likes the type of recruiting class they are assembling.
- Looks to get more information about the program.
Regarding making a decision, if he really likes a school, he might commit after the visit. He is looking for a school that he can fall in love with before he would commit after a visit. Therefore, it is important for him to like the people and the atmosphere.