Penn State, Cuse interested in QB Scepaniak


Penn State and Syracuse are among the FBS schools that are showing serious interest in quarterback Caleb Scepaniak (Vestal, N.Y./Seton Catholic Central), according to Binghamton (N.Y.) Seton Catholic Central coach Todd Story.

Scepaniak, a 6-foot-5, 225-pound junior, transferred to Seton Catholic Central from Vestal High School last winter. Since then he's landed offers from Buffalo, Cornell, Fordham and Wagner.

“I think there's serious interest from [offensive coordinator Nate Hackett] at Syracuse and [recruiting coordinator Mike McQueary] from Penn State,” Story said. “He was down at Penn State two weeks ago.

“Rutgers is very interested. Same thing with Boston College. Some schools know of him because he's on recruiting lists, but those are schools who know who he is.”

Scepaniak, who missed two games with a concussion earlier this season, said he has a close relationship with Hackett.

“Penn State is the school I grew up rooting for, but I probably hear from Syracuse the most,” he said. “I know the Syracuse QB coach [Hackettt) real well. I think it's a school I could end up going to. They said if they offer they'll wait until after the season before they do.”

Scepaniak, who also plays varsity basketball, said he also receives a lot of recruiting material from Connecticut, Duke and N.C. State.

“He's a big kid who's hard to bring down,” Story said. “He's certainly not a spread-option quarterback, but I think he's run a 4.82 [40-yard dash], which is fairly fast for a 6-foot-5 kid.

“He's generating lots of interest, but the offers haven't really started to come in yet. I would assume this winter he'll start to rack up the offers.”