We've seen the interest for several area high school players pick up steam. The latest is Everett High wide receiver/defensive back Manny Asprilla, who picked up an offer from Boston College last week to add to his list that includes Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
Asprilla, who will take an unofficial visit to the Chestnut Hill campus Friday and is planning on an official visit for an Eagles home game in the fall, has been turning heads the last month or so. First, it was his showing at a 7-on-7 tournament at St. Anselm College last month, wowing a few coaches alongside fellow Everett wideout Matt Costello, with an offer from UNH coming late in the month. Then, he found himself with an offer from UMass following an appearance at the school's one-day camp on July 30.
The 5-foot-10, 165-pound Asprilla told correspondent Roger Brown that he's getting looked at for both secondary and offensive skill positions. He is used mostly as a running back and wideout in head coach John DiBiaso's offense. But more importantly, Asprilla isn't concerned about the level of competition as he is the school itself.
"The level of football doesn’t really matter to me as much as the school itself," Asprilla told Brown. "I don’t want to go to a place where I play just one position. I want to play special teams too."
Brown has more on Asprilla in his recruiting blog today.