Steady Interest In Catapano

Mike Catapano is still holding onto three written scholarship offers and will need a strong senior season to continue to secure more. Three schools he was not able to camp at remain very interested in the Mineola, N.Y., native and he also has a handful of other suitors going into his senior campaign as well.

Mike Catapano wasn't able to attend camps at Boston College, Virginia or Rutgers this summer, so all three programs will be judging him on the first few games of his senior season, one the Chaminade High School standout plans to play with a chip on his shoulder. This 6-foot-4, 235-pound athlete already holds offers from Army, Hofstra and Temple and is being recruited aggressively by some Ivy League schools and Syracuse as well.

"Boston College, Virginia and Rutgers all want me to come visit them for games this season and bring my senior film with me," Catapano said. "Unfortunately I could not get to their camps this summer, but I will be going to Boston College for their game against Army. I really like everything about BC from the social environment, to their great academics, to their football program. They are also very close to home and my high school coach went there and then played in the NFL, so I have some ties to the program and have seen someone who has gone to Boston College and been successful."

"With Virginia it is pretty much the same type of qualities," Catapano explained. "They have a great campus with an awesome environment and the academics there are some of the best in the country. The football tradition at Virginia is definitely solid and I enjoyed my visit there this summer. Princeton and Syracuse are two other schools that have been very aggressive recruiting me recently and I get a handwritten letter from Temple almost on a daily basis at this point."

Catapano hopes a fine senior year will lead to more offers and is open to playing at both the Division I-A or Ivy League levels. Recommended Stories

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