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St. Hilaire claims a top three

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Three-star athlete Elijah St. Hilaire out of Palisades Park, N.J. claims a top three at this top. However, other schools are moving in on the 5-foot-10, 176-pounder.
"Out of my offers, Colorado State, Akron and Bryant are sticking out," he said. "Mainly, I like Colorado State because of the program, I really, really like it and it's on the rise. I haven't been out to Colorado State yet.
"It's the same for Akron. I visited there though this summer and I love the facilities and Coach Ianello is from Notre Dame. He was a top recruiter in the nation and is doing great things. They have a good atmosphere and I know the program is taking off.
"I really like Bryant too. It's a Division I-AA, but they are still one of those good schools educationally, basically like the Ivy League with a $50,000 a year education, that's great."
Meanwhile, a few others are taking a further look at the No. 30 prospect in New Jersey.
"I spoke to the coach from UMass," he said. "Cincinnati came to visit me this past week and I'm also talking to Delaware, Penn, Yale and a little from Pittsburgh and Wisconsin. Both of those schools want full game highlights.
"Cincinnati's recruiter is from New Jersey, the same area I'm from and I was the best wide receiver at their camp, but that same week they got commitments from three receivers and that's all they were taking. They are still looking at me and doing everything they can possibly do. Cincinnati is one of my favorite schools because of the spread offense."
Though St. Hilaire hasn't taken visits yet, he is looking into it.
"I'm thinking about some unofficials and then I'm going to start planning officials.," he said. "Rutgers is still an option although they got the top three receivers in New Jersey and I'm number four on their list. I am going up there when they play West Virginia."
On the field, Palisades Park is 2-3.
"We started rough and now things are going alright," he said. "I'm playing running back and I have 98 carries for 795-yards. Personally, I think I've been playing all right. I've never looked at myself as a running back; I'm just doing whatever I can to help out. I'm willing to play anything."
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