Pittsburgh (Pa.) Central Catholic athlete Andrew Taglianetti took an official this past weekend to Toledo. The 5-foot-11, 175-pounder was surprised by what he saw out of the Rockets.
"It was actually really nice," he said. "The campus was a lot nicer than I expected. All the buildings are new and they are getting new football facilities and a new field next year. I liked the people, it was a good experience."
Taglianetti arrived in Toledo on Saturday.
"I got up there Saturday morning and toured the campus, met with the coaches and ate a bunch," he said. "I got to go out with the players at night including my host, Tim Cortazzo. He was a good host and showed me some things. He threw out a lot of random facts about the football team too."
The two-star prospect spent time with the coaches as well.
"They are awesome," he said. "They all were telling me to pick the school I'll be comfortable at, beyond football. They also told me I'm capable of coming in and fighting for a job at cornerback and on special teams immediately. I liked hearing that."
The visit definitely put Toledo in the picture for Taglianetti.
"I had preconceived notions that Toledo wasn't the best place, but when I got there that changed," he said. "It's a lot nicer and the campus reminded me a lot of Louisville. I kind of liked it."
What is next for the Keystone State prospect?
"I don't totally know," he said. "I might take a visit to Villanova next week. If not, I'll probably make up my mind soon. I'm down to Toledo, Louisville and Pittsburgh."