Pa. Receiver Taking His Time

Every summer it seems that countless college football prospects decide to wrap up the recruiting game early. For one Pennsylvania wideout though, it's the exact opposite. He's taking more of a wait-and-see approach.

Tim Cortazzo, a 6'1" 185 pound speedster out of Harrison City, Pa., currently holds scholarship offers from Akron, Temple, and I-AA New Hampshire. He's getting interest from a number of Big 10 and Big East schools, including West Virginia. Earlier this month, Cortazzo attended WVU's one day rising senior camp.

"That was my fourth or fifth trip (to West Virginia)," Cortazzo told

While he hasn't been offered yet by the Mountaineers, he came away from the camp with a good impression of the program.

"I really liked the coaches a lot," he said. "They're pretty down to earth, but they know how to win. I think they can win a national championship soon, and that's big."

The rest of his summer camping schedule is up in the air.

"I'm probably going to go up to Michigan State, and I'll be at Pitt this weekend for a 7-on-7 passing camp," he noted.

The wideout has great speed, but cites something different when asked for his biggest strength as a receiver.

"I'd say my routes. I accelerate well out of cuts and run pretty crisp."

Tim's ties to WVU are limited. His cousin went to high school with current Mountaineer receiver Jeremy Bruce (at Blackhawk), and his father coached against a Jeanette High team which included Mike Dent, who now backs up Outland Trophy candidate Dan Mozes at center.

As for a collegiate decision, Cortazzo indicated that there is no timetable, except that he'll likely wait until after the season is over before making a choice. At the top of his list for the time being is having a successful senior year at Penn-Trafford.

"I want to win this season. That's the biggest thing. We're a lot more confident that we were last year. I think that we'll have a pretty good team this year and surprise some people."

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