Lucas Petrullo took one unofficial visit this past season and it was to Penn State, a great visit for the 2012 athlete from Scottsdale (Ariz.) Chaparral who said the Nittany Lions, Duke and Vanderbilt are showing the most early interest. Colorado and Northern Arizona are also getting involved.
Petrullo's trip to State College went well but the 6-foot, 205-pound prospect said he remains open to every program.
"It was amazing," Petrullo said of Penn State. "The fan base was incredible, the facilities were really nice. I liked the town, too. It was a smaller town but everything was really nice."
Article Continues Below
The next couple months are undecided for Petrullo, who's trying out for the Chaparral baseball team so his football camp and combine schedule might be pushed back until the summer.
Still, he wants to get out and show off his game on the football field and there will be time for that in the summer if necessary.
"Depending on whether I make the baseball team will determine if I do a lot of combines," Petrullo said. "For college, I have no idea yet. I'll go wherever.
"I want to go to a bunch of camps this summer. If I don't make the baseball team I'll do a lot this spring, too."
In his junior season, Petrullo rushed for 1,166 yards and 20 touchdowns on 147 carries averaging nearly eight yards per touch. Schools could look at him as a running back or might move him to defense with linebacker or safety being the two most likely positions.
For Petrullo, he doesn't have a preference at this time and is mainly just looking for scholarship offers.
"I'm more of an athlete," Petrullo said. "I'm playing linebacker this year so I'm going to play both ways. I can do a lot of stuff so people are just recruiting me as an athlete. I could also play safety. Right now I prefer offense but defense would be fun, too."