Tennessee, Virginia, Rutgers, Syracuse, Duke, Iowa, Penn State, Notre Dame, UNC, NC State, West Virginia, South Carolina, Michigan, Ohio State and others
Jesse has about 35 offers in all.
UCLA, Michigan, Ohio State, Notre Dame, UVa
"I added UVa since they are a young program and they are starting a lot of young talent. In a few years with all the young talent coming in they have the opportunity to be a real good team."
Have you set any official visits as of yet?
"I haven't set up any visits as of yet but I hope to do that in the near future. Definitely UCLA, Michigan and Notre Dame will get official visits. I am not sure about the other two at this time."
Last year Jesse played quarterback, wide receiver and free safety in football and wing guard in basketball. He excelled in everything he did. As a basketball player he averaged 19 points per game. As a quarterback he hit 25 of 55 passes for 225 yards, as a free safety he had 45 tackles (38 solos) and three interceptions but the stats that have college coaches attention are those dealing with what Jesse can do as a wide receiver. Last year Jesse had 49 catches for 865 yards and 15 touchdowns. That's over 17 yards per completion. Those stats were good enough for Second Team All State, First Team All County, First Team All Conference and First Team All Area.
Jesse has been the subject of major articles in various New Jersey papers talking about his great potential in two sports. Here's what he had to say about the season so far and all the pre season publicity.
"In a scrimmage against Point Pleasant Beach I had 5 or 6 catches for 75 yards. I had three interceptions and took back one for a 90 yard touchdown. I am really interested in starting this season. With all the hype it is time to put up or shut up. I want to show that what has been written is really true. I know I'll get single, double and even triple coverage. I know that people will try to knock me off my route but I have been preparing for that and my coach has been doing a lot of things to get me free. They can double cover me but that will free up other people. I'll play a little quarterback to get me in the game. There will be a lot of things to get me involved. My coach is doing a great job thinking up things to get me involved in the offense and I can't wait for the season to begin for real."
Mike Fasano: MikeFasano@comcast.net