Offensive lineman Fred Santarelli of Pottstown (Pa.) The Hill School jumped on the recruiting landscape after a series of impressive camps earlier this year. Now he is piecing together his spring and summer schedule in the hopes of impressing some college coaches.
"Recruiting is going great," he said. "I'm starting to get a lot of Colonial League looks now and I think I can get offered, but schools just need to see my grades at the end of the year."
A number of schools may be close to pulling the trigger with an offer.
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"Towson wants me pretty badly, as well as Old Dominion, Delaware and some 1A's like Temple, but I need to go to more camps," said Santarelli. "I've been doing one-on-one training with Tra Thomas, so I've gotten a lot better in one-on-one drills."
Santarelli, who is 6-foot-6 and 292-pounds, will attend an FBU event this weekend, another camp in May, and then hopes to attend several college camps.
"I'm going to Old Dominion, Towson, Delaware, Penn State and a bunch of others, but I don't have my calendar with me," said Santarelli.
The big junior has already taken a few visits this spring.
"I went to Old Dominion's junior day last Friday, Towson's practice on Saturday and then Delaware's spring game," said Santarelli. "I'm scheduled to take a lot more."
Finally, Santarelli discussed a few things he is looking for in a program and school.
"First is coaching," he said. "If a program doesn't have a good coach, then they won't win. Next is facilities, because I want to have good training and practicing conditions. And third is the campus life, so I can enjoy living there while attending the college."