Diary: Prosise Reaches Double-Digit Offers

The Evaluation Period has been good to Woodberry Forest (VA) safety/wide receiver CJ Prosise, who added four more offers this month. Prosise, who just a few months ago seemed to be leaning towards ultimately staying in-state, now has a different outlook on where he may end up.

“Actually now that I’ve thought about it, I feel like wherever the greatest opportunity for me to become a better person and a better football player, if that’s out of the state then that’s what I’ve got to do,” Prosise said.

Updating the most recent activity in his recruitment, Prosise said, “Notre Dame is the latest [to offer], and I got UNC and Cincinnati and Penn State. Those are the latest four.

“I mean, my list has definitely changed. My recruiting process has definitely changed altogether.”

Prosise attended Duke’s camp last summer and has taken unofficial visits to Virginia and Virginia Tech this year. The 6’2″, 206-pound rising senior plans to hit the recruiting road again this summer.

“This summer, I’m going to try and get up to South Bend. I’m going to Vanderbilt. UNC, I’m going to team camp. I’m getting to Boston College, and hopefully I can make it up to Penn State,” Prosise said.

While there are no scheduled visits set to UVa or Virginia Tech in the near future (Prosise had hoped to attend UVa’s Elite Junior Day on June 5, but he will be at Vanderbilt instead), those in-state programs do remain serious contenders and are listed in the Commonwealth star’s current top five.

“Right now I’m just taking it how it goes,” Prosise said. “I guess I can say I have a top five, like Notre Dame, Penn State, Virginia Tech, UVa, Vanderbilt, but it’s just a current list. I don’t know any timetables or anything.”

Prosise commented on his most recent offer, Notre Dame.

“Definitely exciting,” Prosise said. “Big-time football. Big-time academics. It’s just a great school. Definitely a school that’s going to be in the top of the list. Definitely always going to be thinking about it.”

As you might expect, the recruiting success “feels great,” Prosise said. “A lot more pressure and a lot more responsibility with guys looking up to me and stuff. A lot harder to choose.”

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More on the recruiting front: In total, Prosise has 14 FBS offers: Boston College, Cincinnati, Duke, Georgia Tech, Maryland, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Penn State, Stanford, Syracuse, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.

Duke coaches attended practice last week. On Monday of this week, Georgia Tech defensive coordinator Al Groh was there. Boston College, Maryland and Wisconsin are expected to be represented on Thursday. Wisconsin is expected to offer then.

Each of the programs that have offered have been represented at Woodberry Forest this month.

Team captain: Prosise is one of four team captains for this upcoming season. He looked the part at Monday’s practice, directing teammates from the defensive backfield, encouraging others and being a vocal leader.

Recent contact: Prosise has received e-mail messages from Notre Dame safeties coach/recruiting coordinator Chuck Martin. Facebook continues to be an important tool for college coaches as well, as a handful messaged Prosise last Friday (his birthday).

Future position: There seems to be a consensus in terms of which position schools are recruiting Prosise to play. “Safety,” he said.

Track: The VISAA state meet was last week. Prosise finished second in the 100 meters with a time of 10.99 seconds. He placed eighth in the 200 meters.

Spring practice: Public schools in the state of Virginia cannot hold spring practice. Private schools can, and Woodberry’s began last week and lasts through this week.

“Everything is going really good,” Prosise said. “Definitely, everybody is excited to be playing. [Monday] we finally got everybody out to play.”

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Diary: Prosise Reaches Double Digit Offers


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