In comparison to recent years, the 2012 season for Ramsey (N.J.) Don Bosco Prep was a major disappointment. However, there were highlights, and one of them was the steady progression of junior quarterback Frank Nutile.
"It was definitely rough the way it ended," said Nutile, who is 6-foot-5 and 205 pounds. "It was unlike most Bosco seasons in the past couple of years. It was rough to not win states or even make it to the championship like all the teams before us did."
Despite this disappointment, Nutile noticed improvement in his own game.
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"I think I played well," he said. "I definitely got better week after week and it definitely showed. When I started breaking down film all the time it really started to pick up for me and it started to become a lot easier. The more experience I got, the better my play came."
Nutile, who completed 124 of 198 passes for 1,458 yards and 13 touchdowns, mentioned that he will spend a majority of his off-season working to improve his footwork and his speed. Along the way, Nutile will also be dealing with his recruiting process.
"Recruiting is moving along alright," he said. "Hopefully after my tape gets out it will pick up a little. Rutgers and Maryland are showing the most interest now.
Because of his hectic schedule, Nutile was unable to take any recent visits.
"I got some game invites, but never made it out to one," he said. "I was also supposed to go to the Rutgers junior day about two or three weeks ago, but couldn't attend for family reasons. I don't have any visits planned yet."
When he does get the opportunity, Nutile pointed out that he would like to visit Maryland and Pittsburgh. He already has an idea of what he will be looking for in a school.
"Definitely just a school where I'm a good fit for their offense and that I'm in a good position to play early," said Nutile. "I'm looking for a good program."