Hackensack, N.J. prospect Danny Oquendo currently lists nine offers and has recently named an early top five list of schools. Who are they?
Boston College, Connecticut, Indiana, Maryland, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Syracuse, Virginia Tech, and Wisconsin have all extended written offers to the 6-foot-2, 180-pound speedster who could figure on either side of the football I college.
As a junior, Oquendo had 32 receptions for 600 yards and six touchdowns as well as 60 tackles and three interceptions en route to taking home all-league and all-county honors.
“Right now I’m favoring Maryland, Rutgers, Virginia Tech, Boston College, and Pittsburgh,” admitted Oquendo. “Maryland and Pittsburgh are recruiting me as a wide receiver while Virginia Tech wants me as a defensive back. Rutgers and Boston College have said that I could have the option to play either position. I’d say Rutgers and Maryland are recruiting me the hardest right now.”
What stands out about those five schools for Oquendo?
“Well, Virginia Tech is a player on the national scene every year,” admitted Oquendo. “Maryland is located in a great area of the country, and they’ve also had a winning program recently. Rutgers is close to home and has been recruiting me the longest. Boston College has done very well getting some of the best talent from my home state. Guys like Brian Toal from Don Bosco have committed there. I like Pittsburgh for the offense that they run.”
During the May evaluation period, Oquendo entertained visits from head coaches from Virginia Tech, Connecticut, and Rutgers. Did any of the coaches leave an impression on Danny?
“Coach Beamer from Virginia Tech is a real funny guy,” expressed Oquendo. “He’s funny but at the same time he’s real down to earth. When it comes to recruiting, he knows exactly what he’s looking for in terms of kids and positions.”
Danny plans to take unofficial visits to Virginia Tech, Maryland, Rutgers, and Pittsburgh over the summer. He states that there is a small chance he could commit early, but more than likely he will decide sometime during or after the season.