October 14, 2010

Carroo giving up second sport

Class of 2012 wide receiver Leonte Carroo is still sitting on three verbal offers and he knows his future is on the football field.

That's why Carroo recently made a very difficult decision that will have a big impact on the rest of his high school experience.

"I'm giving up basketball so I can do a lot of combines and visits," Carroo said in an interview this week. "I'm gonna miss it. I was playing that before I played football, but I love football a lot so it's a great choice."

Many prospects prefer to play multiple sports almost year round to stay in shape, or simply because they have a love of more than one sport. Giving up basketball will give Carroo the opportunity to focus more on the recruiting process and start to gather information on some of the schools he has been hearing from.

The 6-foot-2, 195-pound junior from Ramsey (N.J.) Don Bosco Prep said his season is going well so far.

"I know I've got five [touchdowns] and a ton of catches," he said.

Carroo said he has been getting letters from "everywhere" but hasn't received any new verbal offers. His current verbal offers are from Boston College, Pittsburgh and Rutgers.

He does not have a favorite right now but after he visits schools later this year and early next year he should have a better idea of what he is looking for in a college.

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