Every year there's always a mammoth prospect north of the border, and while Austin Pasztor might not be the top Canadian prospect in the class of 2008, he's definitely one to keep an eye on.
Pasztor is a 6-foot-6, 295-pound defensive tackle from Tillsonburg (Ontario) Glendale that plays for the London Falcons. In 2006 he was named to the Junior Ontario Varsity Football League all-star team, was named the athlete of the year at Glendale High School and was the defensive lineman of the year for the Falcons.
In 2006, he had 30 solo tackles, 50 assists, 15 tackles for a loss, five sacks and five fumble recoveries. While he said he's not the fastest guy around, he does pride himself on being a great run defender.
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"I'm a run stopping defensive tackle," he said. "I plug up holes, and stop the run inside. I can rush the quarterback on passing situations, but I'm more known for stopping the run."
Pasztor said he's already getting regular mail from Penn State, a school that looks everywhere to find recruits, including Canada, plus schools like Michigan, Notre Dame and Duke have shown him some interest. He also is interested in Akron.
Pasztor said he does plan to camp this summer at Penn State, but is open to other school's camps if they show him more interest.