August 10, 2010

Schools evaluating N.J. athlete

Matt Giachinta has received a handful of offers thus far in the recruiting process but none are from FBS schools. He's content with what he has but he's still hoping for more.

The 6-foot-1, 210-pound athlete from Paramus Catholic in New Jersey has been pretty busy trying to get his name out there this summer.

"I've been to a few colleges this summer," he explained. "I went to a couple of camps and picked up a few offers so it's been pretty good.

"I've been to a camp at Boston College, and camps at Villanova and Towson.

"The Boston College camp went really great for me. I ran some good times there and talked to the coaches. They said they definitely liked me. They said whether they offer or not would come down to my senior year highlight tape and how that looks."

Giachinta said BC is one of his favorite schools, though they haven't offered. He has been to BC's camps the past several years so he is very familiar with the school.

"I liked Villanova too," he said. "I went to their camp and I really liked the campus and the coaches there. I thought it was a good camp. I like their academics. That's definitely one of the better things about their school. They're also one of the best teams in their conference. That's something else I Like about them."

Despite all that Giachinta said he does not currently have any favorites.

"I'm planning on waiting until the end of my season to make a decision," he said.

"Right now I have a lot of different options. I have an offer from Penn, which is Ivy League. Then there are some I-AA offers. Then I just got West Point (Army) a couple of weeks ago. I have a lot of different options so I'll just have to wait and see what happens."

Towson and Maine have offered him as a linebacker and Army has said he could play fullback or linebacker.

Last fall he rushed for 500 yards and six touchdowns in a role similar to that of a fullback.

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