With 2 offers in hand, Providence’s 2018 OLB/S Mariano Sori-Marin has seen interest from multiple FBS and FCS schools. We talked his offseason training with Setta Performance and TNT Ignite 7on7, schools showing serious interest in him as well as a few of his Providence teammates to look out for.
You can find Mariano on Twitter @marianosori40.
New Lenox, IL
Wt: 225 lbs
Commitment status: Undecided
LPI: Now that your season is over it’s already time to get ready for next season. What are you going to do to take your game to the next level this offseason?
MSM: I am training with my team in the weight room and morning workouts. I am doing speed and agility training with Setta Performance. I also train and play on the 7v7 team with TNT Ignite. I will also be running track this winter and spring.
LPI: You currently have offers from UPenn and Yale. What skill set can you bring to the table for a college football program?
MSM: I am a very versatile player who can play multiple positions. I work and train hard to excel and improve my game. I am a team player and leader who always looks out for the team.
LPI: Besides the school that has offered you, which schools have shown serious interest in you?
MSM: Northwestern, Harvard, Western Michigan. A few other schools have contacted me as well.
LPI: Where have you visited most recently and do you have any planned visits or college camps coming up?
MSM: I was recently at Miami of Ohio. I have been to Northwestern, Western Michigan, U of I, ISU, Yale, and UPenn since the fall. I will be going to Northwestern and hopefully Yale and UPenn this spring.
LPI: On or off the field, how do you demonstrate leadership?
MSM: I am a weight room and morning workouts captain for the entire football program. I lead by example for my teammates and the younger players. I help out at the incoming freshmen and youth football camps. I am a leader in the classroom, as well.
LPI: Who are some of your teammates that you believe can play at the next level, but have gone overlooked by college coaches?
MSM: It is difficult to just name a few players because I believe we are a strong class.
Caden Kalinowski – He is the first player I would mention. Caden is a strong QB that is fast and athletic. Caden has a great work ethic on the field as well as in his schooling. He is also a great baseball player.
DeShon Gavin – DeShon is a CB/S/RB. He is very athletic player who is versatile and strong. He is also a track star with outstanding speed and a great vertical jump.
Jack Halper – Is a highly ranked long snapper on our team. He has worked hard this off season to get faster and stronger to play DB.
Joey Markosovic – Joey is a strong, athletic, and fast LB. He has the ability to play multiple positions on defense as well as carry the ball on offense.
Dylan Davalos – Dylan is a fierce DL. He can also play OT, where he started on varsity as a Sophomore. Dylan has a nose for ball and plays hard.
Jake Magurany – Jake can play DL, LB, RB/FB. He loves the weight room and is the strongest guy on the team.
Jimmy Huguelet – He is an athletic TE and DE. For his size, he can run fast and is very strong. He can run and pass block as well as he can go out in routes.