The hard work is starting to pay off for Tony Bonadies, but the offensive lineman from Leonia, N.J. is not letting off the gas.
"I'm working on dropping a little weight and getting quicker feet, more athletic and being faster," he said. "I thought we improved a lot as a team from last year. We are definitely looking good for next year. I improved a lot throughout the season so I was pretty happy with my last few games."
The 6-foot-4, 296-pound center, who said he would feel comfortable as a guard, tackle or center, has been receiving increased attention since the U.S. Army All-American Combine.
"The combine was a great experience and I liked playing against some really good competition," said Bonadies. "I'm hearing from Boston College, UConn, Rutgers, Temple, Pittsburgh, and recently Penn State and Georgia Tech."
Bonadies, who carries a 3.7 GPA, places a lot of importance on his education, which makes academics is a major factor in his decision making process.
"That's why I like schools like Boston College and UConn, because of the combination of athletics and academics," he said. "My dream school is Stanford, but right now I like Boston College and UConn.
"My dad grew up near UConn's campus and I feel really comfortable up there," said Bonadies. "I really like Boston College and the Boston area. I've been there a bunch of times and have a lot of family up there. Plus, I'm a big Red Sox fan."