It Is Early But Two Schools Standout

Don Bosco Prep is among the best football programs in the state of New Jersey. The school has sent players to programs such as Florida, Boston College, Rutgers and Notre Dame to name a few. DT James Kittredge is poised to add his name to this list of players.

Kittredge helped to lead Don Bosco to another state championship in 2009. Along the way, he earned his first scholarship offer from his in-state university, Rutgers. The Scarlet Knights were not alone in their interest in the 6'4"-250lbs DT. Boston College, Maryland, Virginia, Florida State, Notre Dame, UCLA, Alabama, and NC State has all shown heavy interest.

Although it is early, two schools have separated themselves of the pack - Boston College and Rutgers.

He recently visited Rutgers for the Scarlet Knights' Junior Day. "I have been to Rutgers a few times. They have been really good to me. The staff is great. They are all really friendly. They would tell you that Rutgers is not for everyone." However, the staff is not the only thing that impressed Kittredge. "The facilities are great. The players are great. Even if some of the kids are graduating or turning pro, they really show you a lot of respect. I like the campus and the way it is setup. I have not seen all of the campus but what I seen I like." But there is one thing that he likes that he likes above everything else. "What stands out to me is the players interest in the recruits and the way no one thinks that they are better than anyone else."

Although Boston College has yet to offer, they share the top spot on Kittredge's list. "I really, really like their campus. My dad grew up in Massachusetts so I am familiar with the area. It reminds me a lot of Don Bosco. They have great facilities." He has started to build a relationship with Coach McGovern, who grew up in his area.

He is still determining which schools he will definitely camp at. However, he planning on camp at Rutgers and Boston College. Since he has not been able to spend a lot of time on the campus of BC, he will take the opportunity to get familiar with their campus."

For now, Kittredge will take his time with the recruiting process. "I am taking it slow. How many times do you get an opportunity to make a decision like this." SoR will be there when he names his college destination.

Notes: Kittredge's dad played offensive line and was captain at South Carolina. As a result, he grew up a Gamecock fan.


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