Playing alongside nationally ranked defensive end Noah Spence, the rest of the defense at Harrisburg (Pa.) Bishop McDevitt may be a bit overshadowed at times. However, linebacker Brock Dean is working on making a name for himself, and is accomplishing his goals with one offer, and more schools knocking on the door.
Dean, 6-foot-1 and 217-pounds, is happy with how his recruiting process is progressing.
"Recruiting has been great," said Dean. "I've been gaining a lot more interest from schools and I'm taking a lot of visits. I'm actually going to Rutgers on Thursday."
Dean is excited about his upcoming visit.
"Rutgers is a really good school, has a great coaching staff and I'm looking forward to the visit," said Dean, who has a long-standing relationship with Coach Brian Angelichio from his days at Pittsburgh. "We met when I was a freshman. He's a great guy and we've developed a good relationship since then."
Aside from Rutgers, Dean is also receiving interest from Maryland, Northwestern, Marshall, Boston College, Cincinnati, Syracuse and Penn State. He also recently picked up his first offer from Temple.
"I got the offer when I was at Temple to watch a spring practice," said Dean. "I think their program is on the rise under Coach Addazio. I was impressed with how high tempo their practice was and they have a very physical and tough football team."
After his upcoming visit to Rutgers, Dean will look to finalize his summer camp schedule.
"I haven't decided which ones I'm going to yet, but possibly Maryland, Rutgers and Pitt," said Dean.
During these visits and camps, Dean will be looking for a few specific things that will help him make a final decision.
"I'm looking for somewhere that I feel a connection with the coaching staff, especially my position coach and the head coach," said Dean. "I want a place where I can get the best education possible and a place where I have a chance to play right away and make an impact for my team."