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Ferla looking at four

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Cornerback Anthony Ferla out of Waldwick (N.J.) St. Joseph's still holds one offer from Kansas. The 5-foot-10, 194-pounder with 4.52-second speed is however hearing about possible offers from some of his other favorites.
"Virginia, Maryland and Boston College are mentioning it, those would probably be my top three along with Kansas," he said. "I'm not really sure how serious they are about offering as I know when it comes to colleges, they aren't always truthful. A lot of them have said though that my stock has risen and once they find out if other players have committed they'll possibly offer me."
Ferla's leader is Virginia.
"I would still say I'm favoring UVA," he said. "They've recruited me the hardest and the coaches are from New Jersey which is a good thing. They are loud and yell in your face and I like that."
Has Ferla started to consider official visits?
"I haven't decided on anything yet. I may try to take one of my visits during a bye week, but I don't want it to effect my practice schedule," he said. "I'll probably take all of my visits after the season as I don't want to leave any stone unturned. I'll probably decide closer to Signing Day then. Right now, I'm trying not to get caught up in recruiting. I want to have fun and focus on the upcoming season."
The three-star prospect recently started practice.
"We started two-a-days and it's pretty hot, but we're looking pretty good," he said. "We've got a lot of guys that have to step up and I think we've got the best group around. I'm hoping for a 12-0 season this year and hopefully a nationally ranked team. I'm hoping I'll also be one of the top players in New Jersey. I also want to be all-state."
This season the No. 25 player in New Jersey will play on both sides of the ball.
"I'm going to be a cornerback and running back," he said. "I played a lot of wing-back last year and didn't get the ball much. This season I'll get it a lot more and I'm the go-to-guy. It's different, I'm the workhorse and I'm in the best shape of my life. It's great to be the guy and the offense is just for me."
Ferla ran for 500 yards and five touchdowns, he added 40 tackles and four interceptions on defense. The prospect was named all-league last season.
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