Top TE has Rutgers offer

Mark Wedderburn from Cardinal O'Hara high school of the Philadelphia Catholic School League is one of the top tight end prospects on the East Coast for 2008. His coveted combination of size, speed and athleticism has resulted in six early written offers and many more to come.

Despite a rough 3-8 campaign for the Cardinal O'Hara Lions, TE Mark Wedderburn (6'6 ½ 231) was a bright spot on the 2006 team. And college recruiters have begun to take notice of his skill set as Wedderburn has netted early offers from Boston College, Illinois, Rutgers, Pittsburgh, Virginia and Temple. He is also getting heavy interest from schools across the nation, including his brother's alma mater Penn State.

"I grew up watching Penn State and Big 10 football because of my brother going there. Notre Dame, Michigan, those were the kinds of schools I grew up watching and paying attention to. We think Penn State is close to offering".

While Wedderburn has an attraction to traditional powers, he did state he is totally open to the process. "I can see myself playing for any of the schools that have offered me. But I also have not visited any places. This summer I hope to go out and look at some campuses and get a feel for the different schools".

In the meantime, Wedderburn will continue to play basketball this winter, where he is a key player on the O'Hara team. "I like basketball because it keeps me in shape and it allows me to work on my footwork and agility. In the spring I will start working out hard and prepare for camps and combines in the summer. I need to improve on strength and blocking for those events".

He mentioned that he will attend the combine this summer. He is also looking at various camps, and is looking strongly to attend the ones at Penn State and Pittsburgh.

As for Rutgers, Wedderburn did follow up on their success this past season. "I am a big sports fan, and whenever Rutgers was on ESPN, I tried to watch them. They were fun to watch. I have also had a conversation with the TE coach (Joe Susan) in the past".

Wedderburn currently carries a 3.3 GPA and will take the SAT for the first time in three weeks. He is undecided as to what he will major in college.

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