Allen Billyk is one of the most athletic defensive ends in the Northeast. He's had some solid offers for a while and, as the season nears an end, new offers are a sign that the recruiting battle for him is about to heat up in a major way.
"Right now I have offers from Virginia, Pitt, Michigan, Stanford and Ohio State. I've been to all those schools except Stanford and I'm not sure where or when I'll set my official visits for."
Billyk has received offers from Michigan and Ohio State in recent weeks, a sign that teams in the Top 20 annually are interested in his services. With interest and offers from such prestigious programs in the Big Ten, Billyk will be getting more attention from all the schools he's interested in.
He does know that a couple of assistant coaches he's talked two have left a positive impact on him.
"Right now I really like Coach Rocco from Virginia and Coach Austin from Michigan. Those two and the others are recruiting me as a defensive end."
Billyk plays defensive and and also offensive guard for New Castle, Pa. He stands 6-foot-4 and weighs 260 pounds with the frame to add 20 pounds if needed. He boasts not only a 315-pound bench press and a 40-yard dash time of 4.76 seconds, but also a GPA of near 4.0.
It's no wonder why some of the nation's top programs are so interested in this all-around player. So what will be some of the determining factors when it comes time to make a decision?
"I might like to major in business, but I'm not sure though. Pretty much all of the schools I have left on my list are pretty good academic schools. I'd like to play early, but if I go visit a place and really like it, I can wait a year or two to play."
Billyk will be setting his official visits very shortly.