Milwaukee: The Marquette High-Brookfield Central game Friday night featured a deep pool of prospects in the class of 2010, and a look at some players who could make noise in the class of 2011. The Hilltoppers' Mark Scarpinato is one of those players.
The 6-foot-3, 250 pound defensive lineman is starting to hear from a few programs.
"I have been emailing with Indiana," Scarpinato said. "They requested my mid-season film. Also with Wisconsin, we went up there for the Wofford game as an invited recruit. I talked to their coaches, they also wanted my film."
College coaches will find a high-effort player that offers some versatility along the defensive line.
"I play defensive end now, but I may not be fast enough to do that," Scarpinato explained. "I actually like playing defensive tackle more. It is a lot more physical. You get to hit people a lot harder, and you get to make the center scared. I think I do a good job of that."
Scarpinato's abilities at defensive end should not be overlooked. He clearly has an idea of how to use his hands and rush the passes.
"I am definitely a pass rusher, but I will stop the run too. I am willing to be the guy that takes on double teams and just keeps driving. I just try to play my best. I think I am a little deceiving with my speed. I have actually blocked a few kicks. The other team does not think a big guy can get in there."
Scarpinato said he is also hearing from Iowa State and North Dakota. Recruiting is just getting started for the big prospect, but he would like to hear more from one school in particular.
"Do I have a dream school? I would have to say Wisconsin," Scarpinato said "It would be a great school to go to. You never know."