Arizona athlete showing interest in South

The state of Tennessee may be getting a very talented athlete added to some lucky high school. A recent business move to Nashville Tennessee has one family looking at the possibilities of either transferring their standout athlete Lucas Petrullo to the Music City or stay in Scottsdale Arizona for his senior season. Go "Inside" to find out more about this standout offensive weapon.

The state of Tennessee may be getting a very talented athlete added to some lucky high school.

A recent business move to Nashville Tennessee has one family looking at the possibilities of either transferring their standout athlete Lucas Petrullo to the Music City or stay in Scottsdale Arizona for his senior season.

It may be a tougher decision that some expect.

Petrullo rushed for over 1,200 yards and 20 touchdowns as a junior to help lead his Chapparal Firebirds to their second consecutive state championship. With a lot of returners coming back in 2011, a three peat is definitely a possibility.

"Things are going really great here in Arizona for me," Petrullo told InsideTennessee.com. "My dad moved to Nashville for business about two months ago, we are exploring several schools there, but I may end up staying here for my senior season, we aren't sure at this point."

While Petrullo is unsure if he will move to the south anytime soon, one thing is for sure he is definitely interested in playing in the south and perhaps the SEC.

The stand out running back will take an unofficial visit to Vanderbilt this weekend and work on getting to know the new Vandy coaching staff.

"I'm on spring break next week," Petrullo said. "I'm visiting Vanderbilt this weekend early and then I'm going to Atlanta to compete in the Nike Camp."

Petrullo is excited about competing against athletes in the southeast.

"I'm interested in competing against the best the south has to offer," Petrullo said. "It will be a great way to compare competition here to the competition in the south."

Another school that intrigues Petrullo is the University of Tennessee.

"I have heard so many great things about the school and the game day atmosphere," Petrullo said. "I'm planning on taking an unofficial visit to UT's spring game on April 16th."

Petrullo earned second team all state honors, all region and all city accolades his junior year.

"I definitely have interest in Tennessee," Petrullo said. "It would be closer to where my family is relocating to and they play in one of the best conferences in the country."

Stay tune to InsideTennessee.com as we follow Petrullo's recruitment.


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