September 26, 2010

Junior tight end checks out Rutgers

Junior tight end Michael Giacone was one of the many prospects at Rutgers on Saturday for the Scarlet Knights' game against North Carolina.

Unfortunately for Rutgers and their fans the Scarlet Knights came up just short against the Tar Heels, but it seems as though the prospects that were in attendance had a good time watching the game and becoming more acquainted with the school and football program.

"Yesterday I was at the Rutgers game, just me and a bunch of my teammates," Giacone said, referring to the talent-rich St. Peter's Prep team from Jersey City, N.J.

"I liked it a lot. I loved the atmosphere. It's a really family type of atmosphere. I talked to the coaches a little bit after the game. They just want to get some film on me about halfway through the season. They'll be staying in touch."

One of Giacone's teammates, Keith Lumpkin, committed to Rutgers just a couple of weeks ago. Seniors Savon Huggins and Sheldon Royster remain big targets of the Rutgers coaching staff, and Giacone said fellow juniors D.J. Singleton, Jared Crayton and Najee Glass are some of the other prospects from the school that the coaching staff at Rutgers is high on.

"I was also invited to go to a Connecticut game and I've been getting a lot of letters from Boston College recently," Giacone continued.

St. Peter's Prep had a disappointing loss a couple of weeks ago but the school has been doing well overall. They have a big game against a Pennsylvania prep school next weekend.

Giacone has been starting at tight end for St. Peter's. He has also seen a little action at defensive end.

"I've got two nice catches under my belt but I've mostly been blocking," he said. "My blocking's been greatly improved from last year."

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