Williamsville (N.Y.) Williamsville North tight end Rob Gronkowski is up to 25 offers. The 6-foot-6, 232-pounder added three new scholarships recently, two of which were from major Big Ten programs.
"In the last couple weeks my most recent offers came from Ohio State, Connecticut and Michigan," he said. "I can say I was very impressed with the Ohio State offer. I've always liked their program growing up because they are constantly a winning team. They also have a great program and school there.
"I've talked on the phone with coach Daniels about the school and how they like me at tight end. He's a real good coach and I liked my conversation a lot with him."
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Another school that continues to stand out for the Empire State prospect is Maryland.
"Two of my brothers play for Maryland (Chris and Dan) and I think that could definitely be a big factor in my decision," he explained. "I also really like Maryland's football program. I've seen it up close for a couple years now visiting the school and I like how the coaches run things there."
Despite naming favorites of sorts, Gronkowski claims that a decision isn't likely anytime soon.
"I'm still planning to wait until after the season," he said. "I want to be able to check out these schools and find what I want. It's important that I find a really good business program and I care about the success of the team. I also want to have a good atmosphere around me. I'd say playing time is a little bit of a factor, but that's not huge and location doesn't factor in at all."
This summer the all-Western New York and co-offensive player of the year for the league plans to attend Maryland camp. He is looking to make unofficial visits to Clemson, North Carolina and a couple other schools as well.
Last season Gronkowski hauled in 36 receptions for 648 yards and seven touchdowns. He added 73 tackles, five for loss and six sacks on defense.