Cornerback Anthony Ferla out of Waldwick (N.J.) St. Joseph's still holds a lone offer from Kansas. The 5-foot-10, 194-pounder is putting on an impressive senior year and hopes that turns into more offers from a handful of other schools.
"So far he still has the written offer from Kansas and he is very excited about it, but I think part of him wants to stay on the East Coast," said St. Joseph's head coach Tony Karcich. "A lot of people are looking at him including Virginia, Maryland and Connecticut. I think he does like Virginia a lot, I know he talks to them every week, but they haven't offered him yet."
Meanwhile, the three-star prospect is doing everything he can on the field to accrue more scholarships.
"He's having an outstanding senior year and doing a great job at cornerback and running back for us," he said. "We've had a lot of blowout games and his numbers could be staggering, but he doesn't get a lot of carries since we're up by so much. I know he's averaging 10-yards per carry.
"He's playing with a lot more confidence this year after coming off a serious injury as a sophomore. He used to be reckless and always be around the ball and he has gotten back to that form. He's improved his speed and is a little bigger as well. He's at his best in press coverage because he's a strong kid that loves to get his hands on you. He's got a good initial pop and worked hard to perfect his technique over the past year. The only problem is he's 5-foot-10 and not 6-foot, but ultimately those schools will come around."
This week Ferla and St. Joseph's face a tough Don Bosco Prep squad.