Tight end Mike Ragone out of Cherry Hill (N.J.) Camden Catholic is a 2007 prospect that holds one offer right now from in-state school Rutgers. The 6-foot-5, 230-pounder with 4.4-second speed has received interest from many other schools across the country.
"I get letters from Rutgers, Boston College, Michigan, Notre Dame, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Virginia, Wisconsin, Indiana and Iowa," he said. "It's too early to say who I'm looking at. I couldn't tell you right now, I'm just waiting to see what comes in."
A couple weeks back the tight end prospect was supposed to go to the Notre Dame-Michigan game.
"I was all set to go, but there was no room on the plane. Hopefully I'll be able to go see them soon," he said. "I like Michigan a lot and besides Rutgers they were the first ones to show real interest in me. When September 1st came around they sent me the invite to the Notre Dame game and that's a huge game. I'm so disappointed I couldn't go."
Ragone grew up a fan of the Florida State Seminoles.
"They are awesome and they are one of the best teams every year, that's incredible," he said. "I really like watching them on TV as they're really good and I'd be interested in looking at their school more.
"Besides them, I'm hoping to hear from Southern Cal, Florida and Miami. I want to hear more from the big-time schools, not saying Michigan isn't big enough, but I want to get my name out there."
Ragone has helped his team to a 2-0 start and even played impressively against Woodrow Wilson and 2006 prospect's Antwine Perez and Andrey Baskin.
"The season is going great and when we faced Woodrow Wilson we were on our seven yard line and I caught a four yard pass and ran it for 93 yards and scored. I finished the game with two catches for 110 yards," he said. "After the game Woodrow Wilson's coach McBride commented that they couldn't stop me even if they had 16 tanks. I thought that was great and laughed it off.
"I'm taking this season one step at a time and trying to be the best I can. I don't think I've really done anything yet. As for our team, I think we're doing great and I believe we're more of a team and friends now. We work together and dominate."