Joe Mele, LB, 6-2, 220, 4.68, 30 inch vertical leap, Manasquan H.S.
"No offers as of yet. Rutgers talked to me two weeks ago. They wanted my tapes and I sent them to them. I am being contacted by Boston College, West Point, Northwestern and Illinois. I am also being contacted by the Ivy League schools. Villanova is recruiting me hard but they told me they usually don't offer till later in the year. Delaware, Hofstra and Georgetown are all talking to me."
Who are your favorites?
"It is going to depend on who will offer me. That will have a lot to do with it."
Manasquan's games to date
"We are 7-0 and I am playing pretty good. We have Holmdel this week and then Wall for the Division championship and then we start the playoffs the week after that. I have about 10 tackles a game, 2 sacks and 2 interceptions. I have a couple of forced fumbles."
As an outside linebacker last year Joe's stats were impressive. He had 110 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 interception, 4 forced fumbles and 8 passes knocked down. That performance won him all county honors in Monmouth County last season.
"Right now I am more concerned with the State Championship. The recruiting stuff is distracting. Right now I just want to play well and hopefully get my team into the State Championship."
Mike Fasano: MikeFasano@comcast.net