Leo Ferrine enjoyed a fantastic season in his first, and last, year with St. Peter’s Prep in Jersey City, New Jersey. He scored 12 touchdowns – five receiving, one rushing, one kick-return, one punt-return, two interception returns, and two fumble recovery returns. Defensively, he made four interceptions on the year.
His performance has earned him first-team all-Hudson County honors on both offense (wide receiver) and defense (free safety). He helped St. Peter’s, which finished 10-1 on the year, reach the Parochial Group 4 state semifinals, where they lost to nationally ranked Don Bosco Prep.
“There was nothing we could really do,” Ferrine said of the loss to Don Bosco. “Their line was pushing our line. Our quarterback was sacked one time as soon as he hiked the ball. There’s nothing I can be mad about, they might be the best team in New Jersey state history.”
With his football season completed, Leo will now compete in his second favorite sport…track and field.
“Right now I’m running indoor track,” Ferrine said. “I do the Long Jump, the 200 meters, the 400 meters, and the Distance Medley.”
By competing in the longer distance events in track, Ferrine has developed a longer stride. His stride does not hurt him on the gridiron, where he possesses great explosion and acceleration.
“I have a long stride, but I shorten it when I run shorter distances,” Ferrine said. “I average around a 4.41 in the 40 yard dash. I ran a 4.36 at the Penn State Nike Camp this year. Doing the shorter distances in track has helped me with my speed. I have to explode off the blocks on those runs, which helps me with my quickness and helps me with my speed.”
Ferrine currently boasts scholarship offers from Virginia, Penn State, Rutgers, and Boston College. He hopes to now focus on his recruiting process, which has gotten significantly busier with the start of the Contact period on November 30th.
He has been very busy this week, receiving visits from many programs including those who have offered and some who have not. Last weekend, he made what may have been his final unofficial visit.
“The schools that have been by this week are Penn State, Rutgers, Boston College, Syracuse, and several small schools,” Ferrine said. “Virginia told me at the Virginia Tech game they would be coming by this week also. I went to the Virginia Tech game last weekend on an unofficial...
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