Four-star tight end Jonathan Stupar from State College (Pa.) State College Area has narrowed down his list of schools to eight lucky programs. And a couple of his choices might surprise you.
"My final eight schools are, in alphabetical order because I don't have a favorite, Arizona State, Boston College, Florida State, Iowa, Maryland, North Carolina, UCLA and Virginia," said the 6-foot-5, 245-pounder. "I like something different about each of them."
Stupar has official visits set with Florida State (Oct. 26) and Virginia (date to be set) and broke down each team as follows...
Arizona State -- "They have a new coaching staff and great facilities. They have a great program and I hear it is a great place to live."
Boston College -- "Academically they are one of the top schools in America. They have been recruiting me very hard and the city of Boston I hear is just awesome."
Florida State -- "FSU has had a top-10 program almost every year and to play for coach Bowden would just be a tremendous experience."
Iowa -- "They have been recruiting me from the very beginning and have done a great job. I have been told that the campus there is first class. Great facilities, they also play in the Big Ten which is a great conference."
Marryland -- "I had a chance to talk with Coach Friedgen for about an hour and a half when I visited and you won't find a top-notch coach with a better sense of humor than him. They are building new facilities which will be great as well."
North Carolina -- "I visited the Tar Heels in the spring and really fell in love with Chapel Hill. It is a beautiful campus and they have a great coaching staff."
UCLA -- "Although I have never been to UCLA I hear it is one of the most beautiful places in America. They have a top football program and academically are superb."
Virginia -- "I camped at Virginia and really liked it. They have a new coaching staff which is very enthusiastic and determined to win a championship. They had the number five recruiting class last year and are on the rise."
Stupar will set his remaining three official visits over the first month or so of his senior season. As a junior, he had 29 catches for 340 yards with eight touchdowns and four two-point conversions.