Kradel is Willing to Wait to Make Decision

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Butler lineman Jake Kradel is one of the most sought after  2018 players in the WPIAL. The 3 star recruit currently holds 25 offers from schools across the country and that number continues to rise. In the midst of such an exciting recruiting process which Kradel called “a once in a lifetime opportunity,” he was eager to make his commitment and announced that June 10th would be his decision day. But as that day nears closer while he continues to reel in offers, Kradel has decided to postpone his decision to a later date.

“I kind of made a mistake. Now that I think about it, I’m probably not going to commit June 10th. It’s probably going to be later,” Kradel said. “I was kind of dumb for setting a timeline for myself and pressuring myself and the more I talk to my family and everything we are just like whenever I feel 100 percent comfortable and 100 percent like it’s the right choice then that’s when it will be.”

Pushing back his commitment will give all the coaches recruiting him more time to sell the 6 foot 4 inch, 285 pound recruit on their school. On May 4th, Kradel released a list of his top seven schools which consisted of Pitt, Ohio State, West Virginia, Virginia Tech, UCLA, Maryland, and Rutgers. However, that did not stop several schools from offering later as Wisconsin and Iowa have just offered Kradel this past week and he says they rank near the top of his list. He gave a rundown of what attracts him to each school:

Ohio State: “I just really loved their culture and everything. All of those coaches are talking about getting you to the next level and even after football, setting you up for the future and your jobs and internships. Their internship program is awesome so I really like that.”

Pitt: “Just hometown. Coach Narduzzi is doing a great job turning that program around. It was always good but it’s just good to see them actually winning and everything, so i have a lot of faith in them.”

West Virginia: “West Virginia is kind of just close to home and I really like what their offense is all about. Just a lot of snaps and they put up a lot of points and I see myself fitting in down there as well.”

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