Cornerback Anthony Ferla is looking to help Montvale (N.J.) St. Joseph's win their record seventh straight championship with a win this weekend over Delbarton. What does the game mean to the 5-foot-10, 194-pounder?
"This is a huge game and the last hurrah for me," he said. "This is the culmination of our team's legacy over the last six years and we already hold the record for six championships in a row and are looking to continue that with seven.
"I've played very well this year rushing for 1,300 yards and 29 touchdowns. On defense, it's been kind of boring as only 11 or 12 balls have been thrown my way and I've picked off three of them. The only pass that was caught resulted in me forcing the guy to fumble and I recovered it. I've been really happy with my play this year especially the last three weeks as I've gotten four touchdowns a game. I can see that my abilities are getting better and better every week and I feel like I have even more of a swagger about me now."
On the recruiting front, Ferla continues to wait for more offers. He still holds a lone offer from Kansas.
"I'm still waiting on kids to commit to schools in hopes that some of these programs will then offer me," he said. "Most of the schools have said if they are interested they'll get back to me around mid-December or January.
"I continue to hear the most from Colorado State, Maryland, Northwestern, Virginia and Kansas. Kansas is great as they were the first school to offer me and even coach Quartaro came to my house this week. I'd say they are my top option just because they've been with me the whole time and I do like their school a lot."
As for the rest of the schools, what does the three-star prospect like about them?
"I know that they all have very good tradition, they are winning programs and would be great to play for."