ESPN's Roger Brown checks in today on Recruiting Nation's East blog with two of New England's top prospects, Manchester (Conn.) junior tight end Andrew Isaacs and Everett quarterback Jonathan DiBiaso.
The 6-foot-4, 240-pound Isaacs received scholarship offers from both UConn and Boston College last year as a sophomore; the latter is still on Isaacs' radar despite an abysmal 2-6 campaign so far for the Eagles.
Isaacs is scheduled to attend Thursday night's BC-Florida State game with Manchester coach Marco Pizzoferrato. He also attended the BC-Northwestern game earlier this season.
“The one good thing is he has time for all the Big East stuff to get settled with Connecticut,” Pizzoferrato said. “I'm not sure what's going to happen with the coaching situation at BC. We'll be up there Thursday, so I'm gonna feel the water.”
Connecticut offensive coordinator George DeLeone attended Manchester's game last Friday. Pizzoferrato said Arkansas, Maryland, Miami and Penn State are also showing strong interest.
“I've gotten film requests from everywhere, but those are the ones that are sending the hand-written letters and stuff,” Pizzoferatto said. “Miami, by far, does the most checking in of all the schools, but we'll have to see what the penalties are gonna be down there.
“I've been told he'll have double-digit offers this summer. I've told everyone that he's not making a decision until after next football season. That's one thing he's sure about.”
Meanwhile DiBiaso, who broke the state's all-time touchdown pass record last Friday, told Brown a number of Ivy League schools have expressed interest:
“Harvard offered me last Sunday and Dartmouth, Penn, Princeton, Holy Cross and Lehigh are also recruiting me still,” DiBiaso said. “I'm still wide open. I want to wait and make sure I make the right decision. I'm still really excited about the Harvard offer though.”