Mentor (Ohio) Lake Catholic defensive end John Stepec has narrowed his list of offers down to a final two, and the 6-foot-3, 250-pound prospect is closing in on a final college selection. He detailed his plans for a commitment earlier this week.
"Right now I am just looking at Toledo and Cincinnati," Stepec said. "I think I am going to make it soon… like later this month. Maybe the end of this month or in a week or two."
Stepec settled on his final two schools last month after doing extensive research on all the schools that had offered him a scholarship.
"I have seen enough of these two schools, now I just need to get the pros and cons and write it down on a piece of paper," Stepec said. "I'm kind of doing it solo, then me and my family will talk a little bit."
Key factors in Stepec's decision include playing time and how each school would utilize him in their defense. Both Cincinnati and Toledo project him to the defensive end position.
Stepec broke down his final two schools, highlight what made each program stand out above the rest:
Cincinnati - "For me, it is the coaching staff. I like their coaches, feel like I can bond with them. Then, it is the tradition of football and they are just a good team."
Toledo - "It is the coaching staff again. Then, the other reason is the players. I met T.J. Fatinikun and he is a nice guy."
Other schools that had offered Stepec include Bowling Green, Minnesota, Syracuse, Boston College, Western Michigan and Ohio.