Boston High School: Marco Pizzoferrato

Conn. sophomore Isaacs already on the radar

June, 1, 2011
ESPN's Roger Brown checks in on his recruiting blog today with Manchester (Conn.) sophomore tight end Andrew Isaacs, the lone sophomore in Connecticut with a scholarship offer from a Division 1 FBS school.

Boston College offered the Class of 2013 prospect last March, and has kept in contact with him regularly. Not surprisingly, the Eagles are high on the 6-foot-3, 220-pound Isaacs' list, along with Rugers and UConn.

Brown writes:

Isaacs, who is a power forward/center on Manchester's varsity basketball team, said he will likely attend the third session of the Boston College football camp later this month.

Connecticut and Rutgers have also shown interest in Isaacs, who was among the standouts at the Nike Football Training Camp held at Rutgers earlier this month.

"He gets tons of letters like a lot of kids, but Rutgers, Connecticut and Boston College are the three big schools who have had a chance to meet him and expressed an interest in having him in their program," Manchester coach Marco Pizzoferrato said. "Maryland wanted to come by the school to see him, but we couldn't get together on a date."

Isaacs attended the Connecticut spring game, and plans to attend a one-day camp there on June 19. He said he would like to study communications, but would prefer to attend college out of Connecticut.

"I've been to UConn many times and I like them a lot," he said. "They have great coaches and great facilities.

"If [UConn] made an offer I wouldn't just say 'no.' I would be interested, I would consider it, but I would rather experience something out of state just because Connecticut is so small."

For more recruiting updates on New England's top high school football talent, be sure to check out Brown's blog.

New England Roundup: Connecticut

April, 6, 2011
Although the school has not extended a verbal scholarship offer, it appears that the University of Connecticut may be a likely landing spot for Masuk quarterback Casey Cochran.

ConnecticutCochran, a 6-foot, 210-pound junior, took his second unofficial visit to Connecticut on Saturday, when he attended spring practice. He also attended a junior day in February.

"I wanted to get a look at the new offense," Cochran said. "It was up-tempo, and a lot of pro-style, which fits me.

"I don't think I'll get an offer until they see me in person at one of their summer camps. It would be an honor to play for my home state."

Cochran, the state’s Gatorade Player of the Year last season, has an offer from Boston College and said he will attend BC practice this weekend. He made an unofficial visit to Vanderbilt in March, and is scheduled to visit Rutgers, Harvard, Virginia, Duke, Penn State and Notre Dame this month.

Cochran is on pace to graduate in January. He led Masuk to a 13-0 record and the Class L state championship last season, when he completed 200 of 295 pass attempts for 3,345 yards and 40 touchdowns. He led New London to the Class SS championship during his freshman season, and then transferred to Masuk.

Cochran said Vanderbilt, Connecticut, Rutgers and Boston College are the schools he hears from most frequently.

"Hopefully I'll get more offers in the spring,” Cochran said. “I'm in no rush, but I'd like to have it done before my senior season to get the distractions out of the way. If it takes longer, it takes longer."

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