May 24, 2009

Felder nearing new offers?

Monroeville (Pa.) Gateway all-purpose back Brendon Felder is one of the top skill position players in Pennsylvania's Class of 2010.

The talented and versatile athlete holds offers from Boston College, UConn, Pitt, Akron, Buffalo and Toledo, and other schools are showing a lot of attention.

Coaches from Cincinnati, Maryland, UNC and Virginia, in addition to UConn, have made the trip to Gateway to inquire about Felder.

The 5-foot-11, 163-pound prospect said he is being recruited to play several different positions.

"I know a couple of schools have definitely said they want me to play on defense at corner," he said. "Pitt and Boston College have said that. A couple of others are saying they want me as an all-purpose or in the slot, and a couple are saying running back. I don't really care to tell you the truth."

How close are those other schools to offering Felder?

"I know Maryland said they're real close to offering. They just want to see me in their 7-on-7's, to see how I do against other talent. I'll be going down there for that.

"West Virginia has come in and they've said they want to see me at their 7-on-7, too. Cincinnati and UNC have said they're real close. I'm trying to get to the UNC camp, but we'll have to see if that will work out with the money. I'm pushing for that."

Does he have any favorites?

"No, I wouldn't say I have any favorites right now. I'm just trying to figure everything out."

Felder admitted that the biggest factor in his decision would probably be how quickly he will be able to get on the field, and that he sees good opportunities for that at Pitt and Boston College.

He plans on narrowing his list during or after his senior season. He plans on taking all five of his official visits.

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