One would be pressed to find a collection of talent to match the Good Counsel football team, which has 15 players who already have been offered college scholarships: seven rising seniors, five rising juniors and three rising sophomores.
“I’ve never seen it like this,” Falcons Coach Bob Milloy said.
While wide receiver-defensive back Stefon Diggs is Good Counsel’s top prospect, generally ranked among the nation’s top recruits, Diggs is not alone when it comes to receiving attention from college recruiters. Lineman Ryan Watson and running back Wes Brown also hold more than 30 scholarship offers apiece, according to Good Counsel assistant coach Kevin McFadden.
“Watson, he never talks about it, his father told me he could go anywhere he wanted to go, distance and climate had no bearing on him,” Milloy said. “It seems he likes the Big Ten a little bit. Purdue and Michigan are going to be in the mix with him.
“With Wes, Maryland, Virginia Tech and Miami is pretty high up there because he has an aunt that lives in Miami. He’s been to Miami and Florida and, of course, Maryland and Virginia Tech. I think he wants to look at Tennessee and Colorado.”
Defensive lineman Roderick Chungong has 10 offers, including North Carolina, Georgia Tech, Nebraska, Michigan State and Purdue. At 6 feet 3 and 255 pounds, he is not as well known as Watson or Michael Madaras, who committed to Maryland in the spring, but is just as important, Milloy said.
“I keep hearing Michigan State” with Chungong, Milloy said. “He started at d-tackle for us. We value him pretty highly. You hear about Madaras and Watson because those guys are three-year starters and Chungong didn’t start until his junior year, but I think he’s pretty good.”
Fullback Drew Stefanelli and wide receiver-linebacker Mike Nicastro have been offered by Tulane.
More on Good Counsel’s underclassmen coming up soon…