Vitabile About to Lift Off

Every year there are a handful of kids who come out of the woodworks to become top level recruits. Brandon Vitabile of Bishop Ahr H.S. (NJ) will likely be one of them being that true, tough centers are hard to find. Although he stands at a mere 6'1 1/2, he weighs 293 lbs., is a natural knee-bender and has an extremely strong, low center of gravity

He plays with the tenacity of a guy in the last year of his contract before becoming a free agent. Thing is, the future of this talented young prospect is not dependant upon football. Brandon has a ton of options being that he is a true academic scholar and carries a 4.4 GPA.

"I am in the Honors Program and have taken accelerated courses since my freshman year. I also have a heavy AP workload", said Vitabile. I had no idea one could actually do better than a 4.0, but Vitabile explained to me that Honors and AP courses can actually pull you above a 4.0. As you can tell, this young man is very impressive. Any program in the country would be lucky to land this kid. On top of him being a true scholar, he is also a dynamic athlete on the football field. He had over 70 tackles and 6 sacks at defensive end and thoroughly dominated opposing defensive linemen at Center.

I go 110% all the time", Vitabile said.

Vitabile is being shown interest from Rutgers, Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, Notre Dame, UCLA, Boston College, Maryland, Florida, Alabama, Clemson, Syracuse, and Miami. He has interest in every school recruiting him and feels they each have something specific to offer. As for Rutgers, he sated, "RU is great. I was there for Jr. Day. They have a lot of majors I like. I like what they are doing overall. They have a program that is going to be strong. I get a lot of (correspondence) from Joe Susan. He is a good guy". Three things most important to him in making a selection are academic strength, football program potential and location.

In 2008, Brandon helped his team go undefeated in the White Division (GMC) and to a 9-2 record overall.


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