Monday, June 25, 2012

JARRETT GUARANTANO: Class of 2016 QB Receives Scholarship Offer!!!


Written by: Prospect-Central

A recurring trend among college coaches in the recruitment of young athletes is the offering of scholarships to future prospects even before they enter high school.  There's no question basketball is leading the way in that regard.  There have been so many 8th grade ballers offered scholarships this year, it would be futile on my part to list them all.  On the other hand, when an incoming freshman football player is offered, that definitely tends to raise some eyebrows. Most recently Class of 2015's David Sills was offered by Lane Kiffin and USC as an 8th grader, and that nearly caused World War III among recruiting analysts.

There now appears to be another potential prodigy quarterback on the horizon, Class of 2016's Jarrett Guarantano.  Jarrett attended a camp at Rutgers University today and after it concluded received a verbal offer from the Scarlet Knights staff.  According to Stephen Spiewak from Max Preps, the 6-foot 3, 180-pound incoming freshman projects as one of the top rising freshmen nationally. Jarrett has already taken recruiting visits to Oklahoma and Notre Dame as well, so I'm sure there are many more offers to come.

Guarantano will play for the 17th ranked team in the country Bergen Catholic High School (Oradell, NJ), but due to their depth at the quarterback position and returning senior Jonathan Germano, he'll likely begin the season on the Crusaders' freshman team. According to head coach Nunzio Campanile however, Jarrett has a chance to be a very special player and should compete for the starting job as a sophomore.  From what I've seen of the 14-year-old, he certainly has the size to play QB, scrambles very well and has a pretty quick release.  It should be interesting to see how his game develops over the next four years.*8th grade highlights.

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