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Archbishop Wood C Brandon Arcidiacono has 14 D-1 offers

Written by: on Friday, May 27th, 2011. Follow Josh Funk on Twitter.


Another Division-1 prospect for Philadelphia Catholic League AAA powerhouse Archbishop Wood has surpassed the one-dozen offer mark.

Brandon Arcidiacono, the Vikings’ 6’4, 250-pound center, currently holds a total of 14 verbal Division-1 scholarship offers (12 FBS, 2 FCS), according to national recruiting serivce  Offering parties include Boston College, Central Florida, Cincinnati, Connecticut, Delaware, Miami (FL), North Carolina State, Pitt, Purdue, Rutgers, South Carolina, Temple, Villanova and West Virginia.  Arcidiacono has also received interest from programs like Michigan State, Notre Dame and Wisconsin, according to ranks Arcidiacono as the #8 center in the nation in the 2012 recruiting class. He is the only Keystone State prospect ranked at the position, and is one of four Archbishop Wood athletes who have attained national rankings at their respective positions, joining RB Desmon Peoples (#51); TE Colin Thompson (#3); and OG Frank Taylor (#11).

The Vikings’ center is one of three athletes on the team who has generated at least 14 Division-1 scholarship offers, joining Taylor (14) and Thompson (20).

Arcidiacono helped pave the way for a Viking offensive unit that produced a pair of backs with 1,100+ rushing yards and a 1,500+ yard passer. Archbishop Wood averaged 229 rushing yards, 119 passing yards, 36.5 points per game and scored 62 offensive touchdowns (47 rushing, 15 passing) and scored a school single-season record 511 points last year.

Archbishop Wood, owners of an 83-19 overall record (.817) since 2003, finished 13-1 last season, winning the program’s third consecutive District 12 AAA football championship and reaching the PIAA AAA semifinals for the third consecutive year, this time opposite Allentown Central Catholic.

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