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Gronkowski is nearing 20 offers

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Tight end Rob Gronkowski is up to approximately 18 offers according to Williamsville (N.Y.) Williamsville North head coach Mike Mammoliti. Does the 6-foot-6, 232-pounder have any favorites?
"I don't think there are any favorites in particular," he said. "He's pretty open to the whole process, but I think there could be a slight draw for Maryland because two of his three older brothers play on the team. I believe there is a desire to go there and have all three brothers on the field at the same time."
Right now Mammoliti claims his star tight end has offers from schools including Maryland, Arizona, Boston College, Florida, Clemson, Georgia, Temple, Syracuse, Michigan, Michigan State, Ole Miss, Duke and Penn State.
Obviously the interest is continuing for the Empire State prospect, but what do all the coaches like about him?
"I can say one word describes Rob and it is dominant," he stated. "He is a dominant player with an attitude that comes to play everyday. As a tight end, he loves the physicality of the game and has a tremendous ability to push the vertical passing game. He also has an impressive skill to hold the edge of the line in the running game.
"One other thing to note is that he is still very young. He just turned 17 last week and is still growing. I think he may not grow much more in height, but definitely could add a lot of weight and get up to 275-pounds and still be lean."
This spring Gronkowski is keeping busy with baseball. He has helped his team to a 10-2 record so far.
Last year the tight end prospect hauled in 36 receptions for 648 yards and seven touchdowns. He went on to earn all-Western New York and co-offensive player of the year in the league honors.
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