April 27, 2007

Virbitsky has two offers

Quite a few prospects in the Keystone State are beginning to accumulate offers in the 2008 recruiting class including 6-foot-5, 251-pound tight end Justin Virbitsky. The Jermyn (Pa.) Lakeland star claims two offers at this time.

"I've got two offers from Buffalo and Akron," he said. "I got them both in the past two weeks. I was really surprised about the Akron offer. I sent out a tape a couple days before the offer and when they got it, they offered me."

Since acquiring the offers, Virbitsky has taken three unofficial visits to Connecticut, Penn State and Boston College.

"I went to Connecticut for their spring game, then I went to Penn State's blue and white game and on Monday I visited Boston College," he said. "All of those visits were nice.

"Penn State is a top notch program and the tradition is great. I got to hang out in the recruiting loung and talk to coach Anderson. He was just telling me how it's early in the eavaluation process and he'll be in touch. He said he plans to come to my school in May sometime.

"As for Connecticut, all the coaches there seemed really nice. They're trying to build a program and are doing a good job. The facilities are great and the coaches are too. I talked to a couple of the assistants and they didn't mention offering, but said the same thing as Penn State about how they'll be in touch with me.

"Finally, Boston College's campus was real nice and they've got a good program. I toured the campus, saw the facilities and talked to coach Siravo for a bit. Their offensive line coach just resigned and it's hard to evaluate them."

With already two offers in hand and lots of interest coming, does Virbitsky have a favorite?

"Akron is very nice and they are my first offer," he said. "I also like how Joe Tuzze is there. He's a player from Lakeland and I'm good friends with his brothers, so that's big. I haven't visited, but I know they have good facilities and the coaches seem nice.

"I also like Penn State a lot. I'm a fan of them and if I had an offer they'd definitely be my top choice."

In May, the Pennsylvania tight end plans to attend Temple's junior day. He's also looking at a summer camp there in June.

Last season Virbitsky recorded seven receptions for 110 yards and two touchdowns.

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