March 14, 2010

Pennsylvania DT has early offer

At just 6-foot and 260-pounds it's obvious that Julian Campenni is probably never going to be the biggest defensive tackle on a collegiate roster.

Nonetheless, his motor, blue-collar work ethic and toughness on the line have helped him earn an early offer and attention from some other programs.

"Kent State offered me on Tuesday," Campenni reported over the weekend. "I sent my film out to their school and the offer came through the mail. I haven't spoken to them yet. I have not made contact with them."

In addition to Kent State, Campenni is receiving interest from Cincinnati, Syracuse, NC State and Central Florida. He seems to believe that each of those schools is intent on offering. Whether that's reality or wishful thinking, only time will tell. But those schools are clearly interested.

"Well, UCF said they'd come (visit) in the spring and that they would probably offering," he said. "Syracuse said the same. I'm going to their summer camp and they'll most likely offer there.

"NC State wants me to come down to their one-day camp and they'll probably offer there. I'm going to Cincinnati's summer camp and they might offer me there."

Last fall Campenni was a force for Exeter (Pa.) Wyoming Area, recording 85 tackles, 37 tackles for loss and 11 sacks.

"I don't have any favorites yet," he continued. "I'm just going to see what offers come in before I really choose. I don't have a favorite. I'm definitely going to wait a while. I don't want to make a quick decision and make the wrong one."

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