Junior Leo Krizanovic of Paramus (N.J.) Paramus Catholic has already made his mark at both the linebacker and fullback position at the high school level. Hoping that this versatility will catch the eye of college recruiters, the North Jersey junior is beginning to receive interest from a number of impressive programs.
Krizanovic, 6-foot-2 and 235 pounds, is happy with how his recruiting has been progressing for him, and has been helped by the fact that one of his teammates is a top Class of 2010 recruit.
"I have numerous colleges sending me letters everyday, inviting me to games and stuff like that," said Krizanovic. "I've run into a couple of coaches when they come to see Marquise Wright, and we have a couple of words."
Rutgers, North Carolina, Nebraska, Penn State, Wisconsin and Oregon are currently showing the most serious interest according to Krizanovic, who is being recruited as both a linebacker and a fullback.
"I love playing both sides of the ball, and whatever a school needs more I'm comfortable playing," he said. "As long as I can get on the field, it doesn't matter, because I just love playing the sport."
Krizanovic did not have the opportunity to attend any summer camps this year, and has taken a visit to Rutgers for their season opener. In the meantime he has been busy with his junior season at Paramus Catholic.
"I'm having a pretty solid season so far, but I want to finish this year with a bang," said Krizanovic, who is also seeing time at tight end, aside from his normal time at fullback and linebacker. "As a team I think we came out with a strong start, being 2-0, but it may have gotten to our heads and we lost focus, which has us going downhill. We can still make the playoffs with a strong finish this season."