Mike Ragone, Camden Catholic–probably the best Tight End in that recruiting class when he committed to Charlie Weis.
Mike was big, tough and lightening fast–could have played Wide Receiver–he was that fast.
Unfortunately knee surgeries finished his days as a player.
He never fully recovered from surgery, yet he continued to play as the blocking Tight End.
We certainly could use him now.
Thanks for your great contributions over the last 4 years, Mike.
Carlo Calabrese LB–from Verona–another coup for Weis–highly coveted by big name schools. Tough, tough kid.
This guy was an incredible High School player–he did everything and played numerous positions both sides of the ball but it was at Linebacker that he truly excelled–he was a fierce hitter.
Carlo, in my opinion, was as good as Teo and I had visions of them playing together hammering Running Backs.
Won starting job last year after riding the bench as a Freshman. Has a fight on his hands splitting time with Dan Fox this season. Dan is a nice player but nowhere near the hitter Calabrese is.
They say he can’t pass cover–oh yea- check out game saving tipped pass vs. Pitt. He is much better than Fox, who I think would be better outside.
These 2 guys symbolize what Weis was talking about–he wanted the tough NJ guys that usually ended up at Penn State.
We need more like them from the Garden State.