Transfer Working Out for Ferrine

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Before the start of his senior year, Leo Ferrine was forced to transfer to a new school. His former school, Bishop Francis Essex Catholic, lost funding and shut down at the end of the school year.

Ferrine transferred to St. Peter’s Prep in Jersey City, New Jersey, and everything has worked out very well ever since.

“It was tough leaving some of my friends, but I came over with some of my former teammates and that has really helped,” said Ferrine. “In fact, I think St. Peter’s offers better education as well as athletics, which has really helped me on and off the field.”

St. Peter’s is 4-0 on the season, and Ferrine says his team has won by a combined margin of 210-0. He starts at free safety, plays receiver, and returns kicks and punts.

Going undefeated is a feeling he could really get used to.

“I’m excited about our team,” said Ferrine. “I’ve never been to the playoffs before, and that’s my goal this year. I really want to get there in my last year.”

At 6-2, 185 pounds, Ferrine runs a blazing 4.38 in the 40. Recruiting seems to be going just as well as his senior season, as he claims six offers to date.

He has not set up any official visits, but knows of at least three schools he would like to see.

“I have six offers, from Notre Dame, Rutgers, Virginia, Penn State, Pittsburgh, and Boston College,” said Ferrine. “I want to visit the two Virginia schools [Virginia and Virginia Tech] and Notre Dame. I haven’t set any visits yet. I’m concentrating on making the playoffs first, so I’ll sit down with my parents and coach around November and set them up. I will take all five visits before deciding.”

Defensive Coordinator Al Golden is the lead recruiter for Ferrine, who has visited UVA several times before. His former teammate, Marvin Richardson, is a freshman linebacker at Virginia this year. Virginia Tech has not offered and will evaluate senior film before making a decision. Both schools are recruiting Ferrine as a cornerback.

He stated some things he likes about both programs.

“I’ve been to Virginia a couple of times before,” said Ferrine. “It’s one of the top public schools in the country. Coach Groh and Coach Golden are real cool. I feel like I can talk to them about non-football things.