Schools are taking notice of Islip Terrace (N.Y.) East Islip quarterback Rob Calabrese. The 6-foot-3, 210-pounder has already visited four schools in the ACC and Big East earlier this spring.
"I've been getting a lot of mail from everywhere," he said. "I've visited Rutgers, Maryland, Connecticut and Syracuse and plan to go to Central Florida in June.
"Most recently I went to Syracuse a couple weeks ago. That was pretty fun. My father and I sat down with coach Robinson. He talked to me about his career in the NFL. I also watched spring practice and saw that they only had two quarterbacks, but two more are coming in this year."
Did any of the four unofficials stick out to Calabrese?
"I thought Maryland was very nice," he said. "I stayed after and talked to coach Friedgen there. Their college is real nice and big. I went to the UNC/Maryland basketball game and their fans are crazy. I'm sure they are just as crazy in football. I also was impressed with the facilities at Rutgers. They are the best in the nation. I've got to say though, all the schools I liked a lot."
The Empire State quarterback claims no colleges are standing out for him right now. Without a clear cut favorite, what is he looking for in a school?
"First I want academics. I'm leaning towards physical education," he said. "It will also come down to the coaching staff, type of offense they run, how I'll fit in and the atmosphere and players they have there.
"Location doesn't matter. I'm looking for the best fit for me and my parents are open to that."
Calabrese believes he'll be attending quite a few summer camps in June and July, although none are currently scheduled.
Last season he accounted for 1,950 yards and 22 touchdowns to eight interceptions on his way to all-county honors.