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Three-star quarterback weighing options

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Heading into his senior season, Dallas (Texas) Parish Episcopal School quarterback Brant Costilla had a high ranking, but no scholarship offers. After another productive year on the field, the 6-4, 203-pound Costilla has seen the interest from college coaches rise.
"There are no offers yet, but there is a lot of interest going around," Costilla said. "I've been talking to Georgetown, Holy Cross, Fordham, Drake and just the other day I talked to coaches from Dartmouth and Abilene Christian.
"Probably the most interest has been coming from Fordham. I've been talking with the quarterback coach up there on the phone every week and he came up to the all-star practice today. "Coach (Bryan) Volk is a great guy and he likes me a lot. He's been the (coach) calling me the most. They love the film and he's been down here a number of times all the way from New York."
Costilla led Parish Episcopal to an 8-4 record this season by throwing for 1,407 yards and nine touchdowns. He was selected to play in the Tom Hillary All-Star Classic this weekend, which features the top private school players from the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
"We had potential to go to the state game, but our starting fullback, linebacker and tailback got hurt," Costilla said. "Other than that, I got to throw more because of our tailback and fullback getting hurt. This year I was just being a leader. Last year my voice wasn't as prominent, but I took it upon myself to step it up, make practices more enthusiastic and just getting that whole football mindset for the team."
After Costilla takes part in the All-Star Classic this weekend, he will turn his attention fully to recruiting and hopes to take a few visits in the next month.
"I haven't taken any visits yet," Costilla said. "I think I might be taking a visit with my coach and two other players up to Abilene Christian here in December, but that's not final. If the financial aid stuff works out with Fordham, I'll be taking a visit up there either early January or late December."
Costilla is rated three stars and ranked as the No. 27 pro-style quarterback prospect in the country.
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