Receiving Interest from
"Rutgers, Penn State, Notre Dame, Virginia, Boston College, Maryland, Northwestern, West Virginia, Syracuse, Michigan State, Vanderbilt and Illinois."
"No, not yet, any school that is interested in me, I'd like to hear from."
What will influence your choice of a college?
"The most important thing for me is the education. Education is a very big thing. After that the coaches and the atmosphere."
What is the most important thing that you will bring to college program?
"I'll do anything that the coaches want me to do. Anything that they want me to work on, I'll work on. I would never say no to a coach. I am very coachable."
What are your feelings on Rutgers right now?
"I like Rutgers a lot, I went up there a couple of Fridays ago. I met with coach Schiano and talked to him and I liked him a lot. I am getting a lot of letters from Coach Donofrio and Coach Susan. They both send me handwritten letters weekly. I used to play with Will Gilkison and Joe Henley. They keep asking me if I want to go there. I told them that it would be a great honor to go there. Any division offer is an honor but especially Rutgers due to the education that you can come out of there with."
Will you be taking unofficials to any other schools?
"I have two cousins playing for Notre Dame (Chris and Greg Olsen) and I am going out there for a visit the Sunday after Easter. I'll be going up to Boston College for their a practice in March and their spring game in April. I am also taking unofficials to Northwestern and Michigan State and I'll be going to a practice and Junior Day at Penn State. I also plan on attending Virginia's Junior Day in June and will be at Notre Dame's Junior Day in April.
I may also fly to Vanderbilt for a visit during the spring since they asked me to come to a game last year and I could not fit in with football."
How are your academics?
"I had a 1140 on my January SAT and have a 3.73 in Honors and A.P."
When will you make a decision?
"Besides academics,the schools that offer me early will be the ones I give the most consideration to as I want to commit to a school early so I can concentrate on my senior year."
Last Season Honors
"First Team All County, First Team All Division (Shore Conference); Newark Star Ledger Athlete of the Month for November, Defensive Team MVP"
Last Season's Statistics
"Last year I had 103 tackles in 10 games, 14 for loss, 6 pass break ups, caused 6 fumbles, 3 fumble recoveries, 6 sacks."
Mike Fasano: MikeFasano@comcast.net