DL Argenziano looking to impress in 2007

Argenziano might not be the prototypical noseguard but he makes up for it with good strength, quickness, and first step. In the 2007 season, he will look to attract the interest and subsequent offers from more schools.

Not everybody is blessed with genes of a professional athlete so some of us have to work extra hard to achieve a level of success. The 2008 recruiting class from New Jersey brings us such a case from Pineland Regional high school in the form of Rich Argenziano, he is looked upon as a self made player, not having the prototype size college football programs covet. Argenziano pours his heart into everything he does. At only 5' 9", Argenziano has his work cut out for him but he is out to dispel the notion that a guy with his size can't have success on the D-1 level.

Considered an animal in the weight room Argenziano is a model and inspiration to his teammates. People swear he sleeps in there. He has a reported bench press of 320 pounds to go along with a squat of 570 pounds.

Argenziano is put together like a fire hydrogen with a quick first step and great pad level, he has been compared to former all American nose guard Mike Ruth of Boston College. Like Ruth, Argenziano shares a similar body type and determination goal is to one day run out a N.F.L. tunnel.

Argenziano runs a reported 5.1 forty time, but is looking into hiring a strength and conditioning coach as we speak. His goal is to help lower his body fat and improve on his forty time as well as prepare himself for the college game.

Argenziano has no major offers on the table yet, but he has heard from a few schools that seem to like his burst off the ball and have shown interest of late. Some of the programs showing interest are Rutgers and Coastal Carolina. At last year, he camped at Rutgers and they have shown him some love. Some of the things that caught Argenziano's eye were the facilities at Rutgers and the speed of Rutgers practices. If Rutgers offered he would commit on the spot. Coastal Carolina is a team of interest because their new to the D-1 game and he would like to be known as the class that bought sort of put them on the map. From a pure fit aspect, Argenziano thinks Syracuse fits his style the best and they are under strong consideration at this point. Other then Rutgers anybody else will have to wait until signing date to hear from him as he would like to weigh all his other options on where he would like to spend the next four years of his life.

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