September 28, 2010

2012 Jersey 'backer could visit

With their big game against Notre Dame only days away, the Eagles coaching staff will try to bring in a number of big recruits to enjoy the exciting atmosphere. Possibly joining this group will be 2012 linebacker Vin Ascolese of North Bergen, N.J., who spoke to last night about his junior season, his recruitment, and BC.

Ascolese, 6-foot-2 and 205-pounds, has seen the majority of his playing time at outside linebacker this season, but is also part of special teams. He is unsure of the amount of tackles he has thus far, but he does have 2 sacks and 1 interception through three games.

"The team is playing very well," said Ascolese, who was named 1st Team All-County and 1st Team All-Conference after his sophomore season. "We should be 3-0. We beat a top ranked team in week one, lost in overtime in week two, and lost to the #1 team in Jersey, Friday night by one touchdown. We had the toughest first three games in the state."

While North Bergen's 1-2 start may not be what Ascolese and his teammates were hoping for, the junior linebacker is still optimistic about the 2010 season.

"Our goal is to win every game the rest of the season and win states," he said.

Also keeping Ascolese busy is his recruitment, which has been consistently building since the spring.

"Recruiting is very good," Ascolese said, who was then asked to name the schools which have been recently showing him the most interest. "I'm not sure, because I'm not sure how to measure, but LSU, Nebraska, and Georgia and the big new ones."

These three schools join Boston College, Penn State, Notre Dame and Michigan as schools that have been actively pursuing Ascolese.

With his high school football schedule, he has not had the chance to attend any games yet this fall, but that may chance this coming weekend.

"I think I'm going to BC next week," said Ascolese, who was asked to give his thoughts about the program and the school. "It's an awesome program with great tradition. The coaches send me letters all the time."

This potential trip to BC would be his first of the fall, but it wouldn't be his first visit to campus.

"My mom took me there once a few years back," said Ascolese. "It's beautiful." will try and check back in with Ascolese next week to see if he makes the trip north for the Eagles game against Notre Dame.

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