Tommy Pizzurro, a 6-foot-3, 285-pound offensive guard prospect from New York called to inform that he would be making a huge change on the field next season. Instead of finishing out his career at Iona Prep he will be packing up and making a move to Florida and playing for the ultra-competitive St. Thomas Aquinas High.
“I am definitely ready,” Pizzurro said of the move. “I am really going to miss my old school, but I am definitely looking forward to the competition. The competition just blows away the competition in New York.”
Pizzurro had a solid performance at the U.S. Army Combine and was one of the more aggressive players at the event. He continually jumped out in the one-on-one portion of the combine to test himself against some of the best defensive players in the country.
“I thought that the combine experience was a real good one,” Pizzurro explained. “The competition there was really good. I think I did a good job. I really liked the one-on-one drill. It was good getting to go against that level of competition.”
Pizzurro at the Army Combine
“They have a great coaching staff. I am looking forward to getting down there for spring ball. My main concern is the competition level. I am ready to go down there and prove that I can play.”
“I jumped out there about 15 times and tried to compete with everybody. I went up against a kid from Florida, who was really good, about three times and I beat him the majority of the time. I held him out for over three seconds and that is all you have to do to win.”
Pizzurro is no stranger to the recruiting process. He used every opportunity he was afforded to take unofficial visits to a multitude of college programs, and it has paid off as many colleges are tracking him closely, but he has yet to reel in his first official scholarship offer.
“I am hearing from Auburn, Alabama, Boston College, Connecticut, Syracuse, Florida International, Central Florida, Virginia, Stanford, Purdue, and Georgia Tech.”
“I have been on unofficial visits to Auburn twice and then I have been to schools like Boston College, UCONN, Syracuse, and Florida International, and someone from Syracuse has been out to my school to see me.”
Although he has yet to reel in offer number one, Pizzurro indicated that the first school to step up could hold an early edge for his services, but he is not going to limit himself to one particular geographical area. However he does believe the SEC has the stiffest level of competition.
“I am pretty open,” Pizzurro explained when asked if he was willing to play anywhere in the country. “I really like the SEC division. I always want to play against the best competition. I went to the Auburn vs. Alabama game and it was crazy. That is what type of environment I want to play in.”
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