A new name in New Jersey that is quickly making the rounds is Ryan Izzo. The Sparta (N.J.) Pope John tight end has been receiving serious interest from several schools over the last month, and last week an ACC school became the first one to pull the trigger with an offer.
Virginia Tech became the first school to offer the New Jersey tight end last Thursday.
"Virginia Tech is an amazing school with great tradition, and is known academically and athletically to always be one of the top in the country," said Izzo, who is 6-foot-6 and 210 pounds. "Virginia Tech is an amazing school and it was just amazing to pick up my first offer from such a prestigious school."
While the Hokies have already offered, other schools like Rutgers, Boston College, Michigan State, Temple, Maryland and Northern Illinois have also turned up their level of interest. Izzo discussed his visit schedule.
"I visited Rutgers when they played Louisville and I am visiting Rutgers again on March 30th," he said. "I visited Penn State for their junior day. I have not made my plans yet for any other visits, but I will find out soon."
With Virginia Tech offering, they will likely receive another one of his upcoming visits.
"I plan to go up to one of their spring practices," said Izzo. "I'm going to be talking to Coach Cornell Brown more to find out exact dates."
Along with setting his visit schedule, Izzo will also look into a few summer camps. This spring he will attend the Rivals Camp Series presented by Under Armour in New Jersey on April 27th.