Trautwein Names Top Five

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Phil Trautwein , the mammoth 6-7, 300 pound offensive line prospect from Eastern Regional High School (Voorhees, NJ), has received around 20 scholarship offers through this summer. He hopes to take all five allotted official visits and will decide after making those visits.

One visit has already been scheduled, and the lucky school is the University of Iowa. Virginia Tech and Boston College are in good shape to receive two of the other four officials.

“I have set an official visit for Iowa on December 12,” said Trautwein. “I’m not 100% sure about the others, maybe Virginia Tech and Boston College. I’m just not sure yet. I want to unofficially visit Virginia Tech first to see how much I like it. I’ve never been to the campus before.”

The Hawkeyes, Hokies, and Eagles make up three of Trautwein’s current top five list. Michigan State and North Carolina also have made his top five. Earlier this summer, Trautwein visited Michigan State for a one-day camp and came away very impressed with the Spartan program.

“My top five schools are Iowa, Michigan State, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, and Boston College,” said Trautwein. “That is the order right now. Iowa and Michigan State are tied for first. Michigan State may actually be in the lead, but that’s only because I’ve been able to visit them this summer. I’ve heard Iowa is great, I just haven’t been able to visit.”

Trautwein’s list was affected by the recent ACC expansion. Following the expansion, Virginia Tech vaulted into his top five schools while Boston College slid down on his list.

“Before the ACC expanded, Virginia Tech was not in my top five,” said Trautwein. “But the move to the ACC, which will be a powerhouse now, made a difference. Virginia Tech is also supposed to have a really good team this year. I didn’t realize how good they have been. They also have academics. They have a good technical program…I really want to major in Mathematics, or at least something to do with numbers.

“Boston College was number two on my list before the ACC expansion. They have gone down to fifth. There is no one in the Big East anymore. It really hurt them.”

One school who could enter the picture quickly is the University of Florida. Trautwein attended the Gators’ spring game earlier this year, and is hoping for an offer.

“Florida did not call during the May

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