One of the top athletes in the Garden State for the 2005 recruiting year is Anthony Scirrotto of West Deptford, N.J.. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound safety/quarterback is receiving interest from schools across the country and there are good reasons for it.
For the past two seasons Scirrotto has put up impressive numbers on both sides of the ball. During his sophomore year he started at free safety and had 110 tackles with 12 interceptions. He was the only sophomore to be selected to the all-South Jersey first team.
Last year he had 66 tackles, six more interceptions and one sack. He is now very close to the New Jersey state record for career interceptions. As the starting quarterback he completed 56 passes on 102 attempts for 949 yards and 12 touchdown passes. He also rushed for another 507 yards and scored 10 touchdowns. He was selected first team all-conference quarterback and again all-South Jersey defensive back.
"Most every school is recruiting me as a defensive back. I'm hearing from a lot of schools, but for now my favorites would be Penn State, Boston College, Syracuse, Rutgers, Maryland, Michigan and Stanford."
An excellent athlete, last year he was timed in the 40-yard dash at 4.4 seconds and has a vertical jump of 35 inches.
"I plan on camping at a few schools, but I'm not sure what ones right now. I also plan on going to a few combines this Spring."