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Villanova Football Recruiting Roundup: Fertitta Impresses

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Editor's Note: Each Friday we'll be posting the weekend schedule for the future members of the Villanova Wildcats football area. If you're local to any of these guys and check them out, let us know how they looked!

College football is underway but this weekend marks the start of 'Friday Night Lights' for most high school programs around the country. Villanova currently has 3 verbal commitments in the form of Thomas Plonski, Lorenzo Fertitta and Lincoln Collins.

After The Jump we'll take a look at where you can catch these future Wildcats in action and how they fared the previous week for those whose season is underway.

DL Thomas Plonski | Brooklyn Tech (NY)

Last Game: Season not yet started.

Next Game: 9/8 vs. Jefferson (NY) 1:00 pm ET

Directions to Brooklyn Tech High School

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RB/DB Lorenzo Fertitta | Bishop Gorman (NV)

Last Game: 52-40 win over St. Louis (HI). Fertitta apparently played well at cornerback against a wide receiver with a big size advantage in their season opening victory over Our Lady of Good Counsel (MD) the week before.

Next Game: 9/14 vs. Bergen Catholic (NJ)

Directions to Bishop Gorman High School

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WR Lincoln Collins | Boston College High School (MA)

Last Game: Season not yet started.

Next Game: 9/7 @ Brockton (MA)

Directions to Brockton High School

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Information on Villanova football recruiting isn't as easily obtained as similar updates on basketball recruits. That is at least partially a product of the level of each team, with Big East basketball prospects having enough exposure to always be on the media radar. It is also a process of the AAU machine, which brings tremendous numbers of high-level talents into the same gyms on a weekly basis for most of the high school basketball offseason.

Football has 7-on-7 competitions, but the real bulk of recruiting revolves around the high school seasons still, which means that Villanova's recruits tend to be busy playing meaningful games during the bulk of their recruitment.

VUhoops isn't prepared to slack and deprive our readers of this football recruiting information. We hope to offer regular updates on the football recruiting picture -- as we find them. It may not always be a complete picture, but it will be a window on the program's recruiting effort.

- Brian Ewart

Villanova Football 2013 Recruiting Big Board

Recruit Position School Rating(s) Status Update
Lincoln Collins WR Boston College H.S. (MA)

Rivals: 2-star
Scout: 2-star
247: 2-star
Committed Collins committed to play at Villanova back in July.
Thomas Plonski DE Brooklyn Tech (NY)

Rivals: 2-star
Scout: 2-star
247: 3-star
ESPN: NR
Committed Plonski chose Villanova last month over offers from JMU, Old Dominion, Buffalo, Fordham and Wagner.
Lorenzo Fertitta, Jr. ATH Bishop Gorman (NV)

Rivals: NR
Scout: 2-star
ESPN: 2-star
Committed Fertitta has been an impressive athlete for Bishop Gorman, a nationally-prominent program. He is committed to Villanova.
Tyrell Judson RB/LB Piscataway (NJ)
ESPN: NR
Visiting/Open Judson is being recruited for both football and track, where he is an excellent sprinter. Villanova has invited him to campus this weekend.
Daniel "Bay" Barley RB Rush-Henrietta (NY)
Visiting/Open Villanova invited the R-H Football runningback to the Fordham game this weekend. He scored on a 57-yard run and an 11-yard halfback pass in his season opener and could be an option in the slot as well.
Da’Quan Brown DB Greece Arcadia HS (NY)
Rivals: NR
Visiting/Open Another player invited to visit Villanova this season. Rivals is not reporting any offers yet.
Kevin Rowan CB Bladensburg (MD)
Rivals: NR
ESPN: NR
Visiting/Open Rowan will also visit this weekend and lists Villanova, Towson and Boston College as his college choices.
Jaryd Jones-Smith OL West Catholic (PA)

Rivals: 2-star
Scout: 3-star
247: 3-star
ESPN: 3-star
Open Villanova is reportedly recruiting the talented Philadelphia lineman, but it is exceedingly unlikely that the feeling is mutual.
Najee Goode CB Imhotep (PA)

Rivals: NR
Scout: 2-star
247: NR
Open Scout is the only major recruiting service that seems to list Villanova for Goode.
Peter Angeh DL The Bullis School (MD)
Rivals: NR
Scout: NR
ESPN: NR

Open Bullis is a school that Villanova seems to have taken notice of recently. They are also recruiting another DL from this school.

Villanova Football 2014 Recruiting Big Board

Recruit Position School Rating(s) Status Update
Justin Herron DT The Bullis School (MD)

Rivals: NR
Scout: NR
247: 3-star
ESPN: NR
Open/Visited Herron has grown up with Villanova in his blood. His father (Reggie) was a Villanova basketball player and he has stated that Nova was his "dream school." Its too early for him to commit, but Nova was early to offer and will likely be there at the end.
Mark Clements CB Oakcrest (NJ)/ Worcester Acad. (MA)

Rivals: NR
ESPN: 2-star

Clements has had a few bumps in the road after initially committing to be part of this fall’s freshman class. He is back on track now, however, and plans to try and join the Wildcats in 2014. He will take part in a showcase at Worcester Academy this Spring.

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Make sure to stay tuned to our dedicated section for 2013 Villanova football recruiting where we'll be filing all our big boards along with any other posts that deal with recruiting in the 2013 cycle.

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