2013 quarterback Christopher Laviano of Hicksville (N.Y.) Holy Trinity has taken an aggressive early approach with his recruiting process by attending Elite 11 Camps at both Penn State and Ohio State during the last month. He will continue his busy schedule during the summer with several camps, and in the meantime has picked up his first offer.
Laviano first discussed his performance at the Elite 11 Camps.
"I think I did pretty well throwing and my footwork was good," said Laviano, who is 6-foot-2 and 200-pounds. "I need to do better out of the gun."
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Overall, Laviano's recruiting process is beginning to pick up.
"Rutgers verbally offered me, through my coach," said Laviano. "I've heard from a couple of other schools. I've got letters from Clemson, UCLA, RU, Texas A&M and Ole Miss the most. Hopefully these events will get more schools more interested in me."
Since Rutgers was the first offer, Laviano shared this early thoughts about the Scarlet Knights.
"I really like new offensive coordinator Coach Cignetti and what he's about," said Laviano. "I like the pro-style offense they run and they also have great facilities. I went for an unofficial visit for a spring practice and dropped in on the quarterback meeting."
Next up for Laviano are several college camps.
"I'm going to Clemson, RU, Alabama, UCLA, North Carolina, Ole Miss and Texas A&M," said Laviano, who mentioned a few things he will be looking for in a program. "I have no idea right now, since I still have a lot of high school football left, but mainly a pro-style offense."
During his sophomore season Laviano completed 65% of his passes for approximately 1,350 yards.
"I thought my sophomore season was good and my varsity record is 17-4 during my freshman and sophomore seasons," said Laviano. "This off-season I'm just working on improving my footwork and being better at reading the defense."