‘Cuse Interested In Four Athletes At Local HS

Syracuse CBA (Syracuse, NY) football coach Joe Casamento thinks his football team has a real good chance at a state title this coming football season with four potential Division 1 athletes.

"We have four kids being recruited by division one schools," said Casamento. "If we stay healthy we could have a big season."

The first Division 1 prospect Casamento mentioned was 6-foot-3,190-pound All-State Wide Receiver Lavar Lobdell. "Right now Lavar has offers from Pittsburgh (first to offer), Syracuse, and West Virginia. I also expect Virginia and Michigan State to offer pretty soon."

Casamento thinks Lobdell will have 11 or 12 offers when the recruiting process really starts to heat up in the next couple of months.

The second Division 1 prospect Casamento talked about was his other All-State wide receiver, 6-foot-0, 160-pound Bruce Williams.

"Bruce is pretty close to getting an offer from Pittsburgh. There reviewing tape on him now. Syracuse, Wisconsin, and Boston College are also showing interest."

Casemento also said that Lobdell and Williams went to Syracuse the other day to check out a spring practice.

The third Division 1 prospect Casamento mentioned is a 6-foot-3, 225-pound FB/LB Brian Bojko.

"Brian is a kid who has been under the radar until recently. At a workout during the winter, Bojko ran a 4.4 forty. He lives in the gym and would be a great linebacker or fullback at the Division 1 level. He has no offers as of now but Penn State, Syracuse, Boston College and Wisconsin are showing early interest."

The fourth and final prospect is the one everybody knows two-time All-State QB Greg Paulus. Paulus has given a verbal commitment to play basketball at Duke for quite some time but rumors have been flying that he is now re-thinking his commitment to them.

Casamento wouldn't speculate on what Paulus might do but he did have some interesting comments.

"There are five schools still actively recruiting him for football. The only thing I will say is if he is going to play basketball in college it will be at Duke."

Casemento also stressed the fact that none of his players will commit early. He said that all four athletes would wait until their football season is over and then take their official visits.

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