Christian Colon announced his top six schools earlier this afternoon.
“I feel like I would have a chance to play early at all six schools and they are all very good schools academically,” said the 6-foot-3, 303-pound Colon. “I also feel like I could get drafted at any of those schools if I develop well as a player.”
He gave a quick thought on each school.
Maryland: “It’s between Charlotte and New York, so both sides of my family could see me play,” Colon said. “They also run 3-4 defense and I’d have a chance to play weak-side defensive end and nose guard.”
North Carolina:”I really like (defensive coordinator) coach (Gene) Chizik. He’s a great defensive coach and I like his personality and he’s going to help them win games. They’re also an in-state school, so I could stay home and play.”
Penn State: “I love the atmosphere and the campus. They also have a great coaching staff with a lot of enthusiasm. They’re players are really cool, too.”
Pittsburgh: “I have a good relationship with (defensive line) coach (Tom) Sims and they have a reputation for putting guys NFL. They also have a good academics and play good competition.”
Syracuse: “They’re rebuilding the program and I feel like if we got a good class go there and buy in, we could really change the program around and be a part of history.”
UCLA: “I just like the reputation they bring to the table. They're a good program. They also play in the Pac-12, which is a good conference. And they have great academics.”
Colon will make his commitment on Nov. 6, which is his team's senior night.