Junior tight end Luke Carrezola of Langhorne (Pa.) Neshaminy had been receiving steady interest from a number of schools throughout the spring and summer, but recently he has seen these interest levels quickly increasing.
"Recruiting is very good," said Carrezola. "I have been getting a lot of mail lately from the same and new schools."
The 6-foot-3, 230-pound tight end gave a quick rundown of what schools are showing the most interest now.
"Penn State, Rutgers, Boston College, N.C. State, Temple, Maryland, Michigan State, Northwestern, UCF and Pitt, not in any particular order though," he said.
During the summer Carrezola attended camps at both Penn State and Rutgers.
"They were both really good and they were about even," he said. "I liked working with both of the tight end coaches."
Last weekend Carrezola attended the Penn State game against Navy and hopes to attend games at Boston College, Temple and Maryland later this season. He shared his thoughts on the Penn State experience.
"It was great," he said. "It was my first Penn State game ever. I liked how they rolled four tight ends in the game and the atmosphere was amazing."
Carrezola is optimistic that Penn State will be able to overcome their current situation.
"It's a new Penn State up there and I think they are headed in the right direction," he said.
Out of all of the schools that are currently recruiting Carrezola, he is most familiar with Rutgers. This is because his brother, Paul Carrezola, is a member of the Scarlet Knights.
"I think it is a great school and they graduate a ton of the player, and that's a very important thing to me," he said. "It is a really nice program that is definitely on the rise."
Carrezola discussed if having his brother playing at Rutgers will help the Scarlet Knights in his recruitment.
"I watch more of them because I love watching my brother play, but I know it's my choice and it's where I feel the most comfortable with and it's who I like," he said.
Carrezola also realizes that watching his brother go through the recruiting process a couple of years ago is to his advantage.
"It helps me because he visited a lot of schools to go check them out and I think that's a good thing. I hope to do that as well," he said. "He also knows a lot of the coaches that I get to talk to, so they know who I am."
During his junior season Carrezola is playing both tight end and defensive end.
"The season is going very well and we are 2-1," he said. "I think I'm performing very well. I feel faster, I'm more physical and I have been making more plays."