2014 offensive lineman Nick Apostolu of Springfield, Pa. is quickly becoming a name to watch during the next recruiting year. The big lineman attended a few summer camps this year and is now looking forward to checking out a few schools this fall.
"Recruiting is going pretty good at the moment," said Apostolu, who is 6-foot-5 and 290-pounds. "Syracuse, Rutgers and Temple have shown some interest. The lineman coach from Michigan also liked me a lot."
This summer Apostolu had a chance to showcase his abilities at two camps.
"I did a day camp at Penn State and I also camped at Michigan," said Apostolu. "I was going to attend more, but I was away for my senior project."
While he had hoped to attend a few more summer camps, the two he did attend left a lasting impression.
"I enjoyed both and felt that both helped me develop," he said. "The thing that stood out to me at Michigan was that we got to do so much, like going on the actual stadium field and having practice. I probably would have gotten even more out of Penn State if I would've had the chance to go out on their field."
Apostolu will also look to hit the road this fall to check out a few schools.
"I'd like to go to a couple of school to get a feel for the environment there," he said. "I'd like to go to Syracuse because the one coach talked up how loud it gets in their dome. I'd also like to get to visit Michigan, as well as Penn State and Rutgers."
On all of his college visits, Apostolu is paying close attention to a few specific aspects of each school.
"I'm looking for a place where I can see myself fitting in nicely with the team and the people at the college," he said. "I'm also looking for a place with a pretty good tradition."
This fall Apostolu will line up at offensive guard and defensive tackle at Springfield.
"I've been putting in all kinds of work to get ready for this season," he said. "I've worked to improve my footwork in pass and run blocking, as well as finding an even greater level of focus and determination than I had in the past."