"We were picked to finish last in the league this season," Cougar head football coach Kevin Macy said after his team took charge in the second half and dispatched Doughtery Valley 38-21 in Moraga, Calif. "The kids are working hard and it's paying off."
"Teams won't throw to his side of the field," Macy said. "You saw tonight what happens when they do."
In the midst of a tight battle, Fadelli snatched a Tyler Eastman pass and ran it back 24 yards to break open the game. Campolindo never looked back.
The 5-foot-11, 175-pound Fadelli doesn't yet have any scholarship offers, but that doesn't mean he isn't getting attention, and San Jose State is reportedly one of the schools interested.
"SJSU has told me they're interested in me but they want to see how I do this season," Fadelli said. "That's what I'm hearing from most of the schools."
There is a San Jose State connection - Fadelli's father played college ball at Arizona State with current Spartan defensive line coach Jim Jeffcoat.
"I'd have to say California is my favorite right now," he said. "At this point they've offered me as a preferred walk-on but that could change. They want me to put on a little weight."
Other schools in the mix include UC Davis, San Diego, Cal Poly San Luis Obipso, and Oregon State. He said schools are primarily recruiting him as a defensive back, and reports a 4.5 speed in the 40-yard-dash.
Recruiting isn't yet a priority at the moment for Fadelli as he said he is concentrating on his season.
For more commentary on Dan Fadelli please visit the Inside Sparta Premium Message Board
Don Hoekwater is the Publisher of Inside Sparta. You are welcome to contact Don with any questions or suggestions at email@example.com.
Better yet, join the rest of the Inside Sparta community in discussions of this article, and more, on the Inside Sparta Discussion Forums!