OL Danny Foose settling on visits?

Paramus Catholic offensive lineman Danny Foose gives an idea of the five schools he plans to take official visits to, talks about the time frame of making his decision, and where he improved the most in the offseason.

A few months ago three-star Paramus Catholic offensive lineman Danny Foose thought he was going to make a college decision before the season began, but now it appears it will be some time before he announces his college choice.

In the meantime, he is focusing on improving Paramus Catholic's play on the field, and working on the list of five schools that will receive official visits from the 6-foot-6, 312-pound guard.

"I'm still open and trying to find out the best place for me,'' Foose said. "Me and my coaches are still going through everything, and trying to figure out where I'll take officials.

"I'll probably go Rutgers, Stanford, Boston College, probably Penn State and Illinois. It's all pretty much the same as it was before the season. I'm focused on my team and trying to win a championship.''

The Paladins got off to a rough start with losses to Pascack Valley and St. Joseph Regional, but crushed Northern Highlands 34-6 this week.

"We should be better and hopefully we will win out," Foose said. "We lost in the last two minutes (to St. Joseph Regional). I've been having good games. I've been run blocking real well, pass blocking real well, but if we're not winning, I'm not happy."

Foose spent the offseason talking with his coaches, and working on three primary areas to improve his play. He sent tape from a few preseason scrimmages to several coaches.

"We worked on staying low, footwork and hand placement,'' Foose said. "That was the main three things for the offseason, and all the coaches that have seen my tape said it's been a huge difference. I can definitely feel it, staying low and being more comfortable. I can definitely feel it.''

Foose said it is "more than likely'' he will wait a while before making a decision. As for the five schools he is contemplating visiting, Foose gave this rundown:

"Stanford is gorgeous,'' he said. "It's pretty nice out there. Obviously, it's an amazing education, but it's where you feel comfortable and where you feel you have the best chance of succeeding. They have great football and great academics.

"Rutgers is obviously close, the coaches are awesome. I mean, they have a great program going, and it's close.

"Penn State has tradition, also great coaches. Everyone was awesome out there.

"Boston College has a new (offensive) line coach (Sean Devine). I like what he's doing. Coach (Bill) McGovern, who is my recruiting coach, is also an awesome coach, and a New Jersey guy. He seems like he's very calm.''

Foose has yet to visit Illinois, but said he was intrigued by the school.

"It seems like they have an amazing o-line coach (Joe Gilbert) and they have a lot of guys in the league (NFL),'' he said, "and I want to get to know about that school as well.''

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