Three offers roll in for Federico

Mt. San Antonio is always loaded with D-1 talent and DT Vincent Federico (6-4, 295) is yet another Mountie defender with the athleticism and size to be a a force inside. JCFootball.com caught up with Federico recently and he updated us on things including which schools have been recruiting him the hardest as well as where he's looking to take some visits after the holidays...

Federico prepped at Bishop Amat in La Puente, California and after being courted by several Mountain West and WAC schools, he signed with New Mexico, however things didn't work out after he redshirted in 2007.

"My dad passed away and I needed to come home and take care of things, so it wasn't about grades or anything like that," Federico recalled to JCFootball.com. "Once I got back home and things slowed down a little, I started to look around and Mt. SAC is the best so I came here and I had a lot of fun this season."

Working into the defensive tackle rotation, Federico managed to total 42 tackles, six sacks and four fumble recoveries while being named First Team All-Conference for his efforts.

"I'm a three-tech so I penetrate and rush the quarterback," Federico said. "My speed and my first step are what give me the advantage. I can read a play and I worked really hard on my 'get off' so that I could get the advantage on the lineman across from me."

On the recruiting front, Federico has seen things pick up and he's already managed to haul in three offers and more could be on the way.

"Louisville, Washington and Washington State have all offered me," Federico said. "Washington has been on me for a little while and they offered me in the last couple weeks.

"Washington State has been on me for a while and they really want me to visit and so does Louisville, but I won't take any visits until January."

In addition to those offers, Federico also noted that California and Baylor are also both close to offering as well.

Because of the 4-2-4 rule, Federico will need to get his AA degree and he won't finish that until May, so he'll sign in February, but he'll have three years to play three wherever he ends up.

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