Offensive lineman Andrew Terlingo of Center Valley (Pa.) Southern Lehigh has kept his recruiting process rather quiet to this point, but after taking several recent visits that is beginning to change. One school is currently standing out for Terlingo, who plans to continue his busy schedule in the near future.
"I have been on a lot of visits, including places like Penn State, Pitt, Temple, Illinois and Lafayette," said Terlingo. "I really like all of these schools, but I think my favorite right now is Penn State, although the others are close behind. I have not received any offers yet, but I plan on going to the prospect camps at these schools, plus others, and will hopefully pick up offers at those camps."
Terlingo, 6-foot-5 and 270-pounds, explained why Penn State stands out to him at this time.
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"I really liked the new coaching staff a lot," said Terlingo. "Don't get me wrong, I loved Paterno and his staff, but I think that this coaching change has given new life to the program. Plus, Coach O'Brien and his staff are keeping most of the traditions that make Penn State who they are. I also liked how much education was stressed during the visit. Every person that I talked to had only good things to say about the education."
Terlingo is in the process of trying to figure out future visits.
"I have been asked to visit a bunch of places, I just have to make some choices about where I'm going," said Terlingo. "Some of the places I have been invited to visit right now are Syracuse, Villanova, Colgate, Princeton, Towson, Wagner, Penn, Stony Brook, Cornell and William & Mary."
While Terlingo is pretty sure that he will camp at the schools he has already taken visits to, he is also keeping an open mind about the topic.
"I haven't really made any decision on where I'll be going to camps yet," he said. "I want to wait to see which schools call me during the allowed period to get a better idea of who is most interested in me."
Aside from the summer camps, Terlingo will participate at the Rivals.com/VTO Camp in New Jersey on April 22nd. He is in the process of preparing for all of his camps and also his upcoming senior season.
"I am in the weight room all week, plus I go to a personal trainer three days a week," said Terlingo. "I really want to improve my speed and my quickness getting out of my stance."