After having programs such as Eastern Michigan, Bowling Green, Toledo, Ohio, Miami, Western Michigan, Boston College, and Indiana showing interest for quite sometime, Youngstown Ursuline jack of all trades, Vito Penza finally received his first Division I scholarship offer from Chris Creighton and EMU earlier this month.
"I recived my offer from EMU during the Ohio State camp. We had been talking to them for a couple months, and they offered following my workout. They are recruiting me as an H-Back on offense," the 6-foot-3 and 225 pound Penza stated to Hustle Belt.
"Coach Creighton congratulated me on earning a full tuition scholarship to play football there. He said he wants winners to build the program, and feel they have a great plan for me to be a versatile athlete on offense. It feels great knowing that I'm entering my senior year with a scholarship" Vito, the younger brother of former Toledo punter Vince Penza, added on his offer from Creighton and the Eagles.
"When I think of EMU, The MAC comes to mind. My brother played at Toledo the past five seasons, so I am very familiar with the great football played within the Conference."
Penza has yet to make it to Ypsilanti, Michigan for a visit, but that might soon change. Depending on his schedule, he very well could be on the EMU campus later this summer.
"I would like to make a trip up before two-a-days, but I do not want to miss practice with my team."
Even though he is more than excited to add an offer from EMU, Penza is going to take his time with the recruiting process, and try to find the right place for him, before giving a program a commitment.
"I value the education I will receive during my time in college, and want to set myself up for success during life after football. A great program that offers success in the future is very appealing," he said. "I do not have a date in mind to commit, a lot can change throughout the season, and it might have to wait until after my season in December."
Take a few moments to check out Vito Penza's highlight tape, courtesy of Hudl: