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Offers are piling up for Poggi

Baltimore (Md.) Gilman School defensive tackle Henry Poggi is quickly becoming one of the top prospects on the East Coast. Offers are coming far and wide for the 6-foot-3, 250-pounder.
"He's got roughly 20 or so offers," Gilman School assistant Henry Russell said. "I know he went to Stanford for that Notre Dame game and had a great visit to Stanford. I know they are high on his list.
"He went to a Michigan game earlier and they are high on his list too. I know Virginia is up there; Alabama and Auburn are up there as is Ohio State. Those are the schools and then maybe the state school, Maryland. Henry has friend up there, so they may get a look too."
It seems most of the schools up there right now are major programs.
"He wants to play for a big-time program," he said. "He wants to go to a place where he can get a great education and a place he'll feel comfortable with his teammates and coaches. That is one thing about Stanford, he really liked the kids there and was really impressed with the academics, it was a lot like Gilman where academics are first and football is second."
On the year, Poggi had a big season.
"Henry was awesome," he said. "He started both ways at tight end and defensive tackle. I don't know how he played as hard as he did. He was really impressive and did a really great job in the playoffs. He played every play running around and was exhausted by the end of the game, it's a tribute to his character, his motor is ridiculous."