Vorhees (N.J.) Eastern Regional offensive lineman Phil Trautwein is one of the top linemen on the east coast. The big man was expected to participate at some big-time camps, but an injury has set him back.
"Phil is hobbled by a stress fracture in his foot. He was going to a few camps like Tennessee, Miami and Penn State but he won't get out of walking cast until end of June," siad Eastern Regional head coach Dan Spittal. "He has been in a cast since the middle of May and he's healing fine. The doctors expect him to be 100-percent."
The injur hasn't stopped college from visiting his school and offering.
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"We had nearly 50 schools come through here in May," Spittal said. "He has offers from many schools and BC and Iowa are probably his two favorites right now, but he also has offers from Illinois, Michigan State, Rutgers and others."
Trautwein, who is 6-foot-6 and 295 pounds, is still growing into his frame.
"He just turned 17 in April so he is young. He can easily hold 315-320 pounds. He's an aggressive player who is light on his feet and he plays left tackle. All of those things make him attractive to college coaches."
In addition to the teams that have offered, Trautwein is also interested in Tennessee, Miami and Penn State. He will take official visits before he decides anything.