Divittio Is On The Camp Circuit

For Don Bosco defensive standout Steele Divitto, this summer is about building on what he's already done. After a series of initial scholarship offers from Akron, Central Florida, Colorado, Eastern Carolina and Louisville, Divitto is focused on attending camps and getting offers from more big name schools.

After taking place in a one-day event at Florida last week, Divitto is in the midst of a four-day camp at Boston College and he feels that both might help him earn scholarship offers based on the product he's put on the field. "I did a one session for the coaches [at Florida] and I thought it went really well," Divitto said. "[Boston College camp] is great. Coach McGovern (defensive coordinator) just wanted me to show him hit direction and stuff that doesn't necessarily translate on film because I played a kind of different position my junior year in defensive end, sometimes a few yards off the ball, but mostly on the line of scrimmage. I just wanted to show quick feet and stuff like that."

The lineman/linebacker combo athlete said that he hopes for offers from both BC and Florida after his camps and will attend camp at Penn State June 26 and 27 in hopes of getting an offer from the Nittany Lions. He said that his top five at the moment, in no particular order, consists of Boston College, Central Florida, Colorado, Florida and Penn State.

When asked about his thoughts on Rutgers, the closest major program to his high school, Divitto said that he may attend a one-day event later in the month and that "it's a nice school, definitely a nice school and I like their coaches a lot."

As a junior for Don Bosco, Divitto recorded 77 tackles and eight sacks on the defensive side of the ball, but still has high goals for next season. "I want to be a leader as much as I can be just for the team's sake," he said. "Personally I'm hoping to be All-American, but I'm trying to put the team first. I think that the harder that I work for the team, the better the outcome."

On the field, Divitto said that the offseason has significantly helped him improve his flexibility, but that he still wants to work more on his versatility. "I've been working so much flexibility-wise and movement-wise this offseason because I felt that was pretty poor last season," he said. "I'm just really working to show other people that I'm a guy that can also drop back in coverage and be very versatile. Improvement wise, you can never be tough enough. You can never be fast enough. You can never be flexible enough so I'm just going to keep working."


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