June 8, 2010

Sunseri set to decide soon

Tuscaloosa Northridge linebacker Vinnie Sunseri is a familiar name to fans of Crimson Tide recruiting by now, not just because his father Sal Sunseri is one of the Tide's top recruiters but also because Vinnie himself has been on the Tide's recruiting radar for quite some time. The 5-foot-11, 193-pound defender was the leader of his unit last season racking up 107 tackles, including 15 tackles for loss, and five interceptions. After spending some time on the road visiting his other top contender Pitt, Sunseri got the chance to spend some time this weekend with some other top recruits in town for the Tide's first camp of the summer.

"I spent all of last week at Pittsburgh," said Sunseri. "I always enjoy being up there because I have family in that area. I like the coaches at Pitt a lot and there would be a lot of opportunity for playing time there for me."

"I wasn't able to stick around and compete at the camp this week because my high school team is starting our summer workouts. My dad thought it was really important that I didn't miss those."

While Sunseri didn't participate in the camp, he did spend some quality time with a handful of recruits that have come to know him well in recent months.

"I did get to hang out on Saturday and Sunday with some of the guys who were in town for the camp. Trey DePriest and Christian Jones have both become good buddies of mine and we all hung out a lot this weekend. We would definitely all love to play together and it's something that we've talked about. They are both great players and hard workers."

As for Sunseri himself, the Tuscaloosa star is poised to make a final decision about his college destination in the very near future.

"Right now, Alabama and Pitt are the only two I'm looking at. I'm most likely going to decide between those two schools in the next couple of weeks. I want to focus on my summer workouts for the next two weeks and at the end of that, I think I'll be ready to make a decision. I've really seen all there is to see about both schools and I just have to spend some time thinking about which one is the right situation for me."

Sunseri boasts a 4.6 forty and a 29-inch vertical leap.

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