Holmdel (N.J.) St. John Vianney is not a program that traditionally produces top level football talent, but at least for this year that may be changing. Wide receiver Ishmael Hyman enjoyed a junior season that saw him average over 30 years per reception, and that has definitely caught the attention of college recruiters.
"Recruiting is okay," said Hyman, who is 6-foot-2 and 170-pounds. "I have six or seven schools interested. Penn State, Georgia Tech, Rutgers, Old Dominion, Delaware and Northern Illinois are interested."
To this point Hyman has taken a visit to one school.
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"I went to Penn State when they played against Purdue," said Hyman. "It was an honor to meet the coaches, especially Joe Paterno, and I loved it there. That was a week or two before the scandal broke out."
Hyman is now in the process of adding a few more visits to his calendar.
"I'm going to Georgia Tech, Old Dominion and Delaware," said Hyman. "Delaware and Old Dominion said in the spring and Georgia Tech said in June so that I can go to the camp as well."
During his junior season, Hyman lined up at wide receiver, punter, place kicker and returned kicks. At receiver he finished with 29 receptions for 951 yards and 10 touchdowns, while he also returned two kickoffs and a fumble for a touchdown.