2011 Prospect Profile: DT Vincent Croce

Vincent Croce – DT - 6'4"
260 lbs
Olney, MD – Our Lady of Good Council of High School
5.15 40 – 27” Vertical Leap

Offers: Michigan, Louisville, Maryland, Rutgers, Wisconsin, Pittsburgh, Notre Dame Duke, UNC, Virginia Tech, Florida and West Virginia

Video: Vincent Croce Highlights

Prep: (FR) Did not play or no stats reported, (So) 31 tackles, 7 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, 2 receptions for 2 touchdowns. (JR) 35 tackles, 3 forced fumbles, 10 sacks

Analysis: Last August, Olney, Maryland Defensive Tackle, Vincent Croce was named to the Maryland “Dream Team” sponsored by ESPN. For fans that aren’t familiar with Vincent, just a quick glance at his offer list, should provide plenty of information. Vincent is quickly becoming a nationally sought after prospect. He has experience playing defensive tackle and tight end. On the offensive side of the ball Vincent is a superb blocker and has good hands.  Vincent can wreak havoc on opposing teams on defense. He plays hard and physical. Vincent is an aggressive player who doesn’t give up when he his being blocked. While fighting through a block he stays focused on the ball carrier to be able to make a tackle. Vincent will need to work on his technique and form to make an impact at the college level. It is easy for Vincent to man-handle high school lineman due to his size and weight but in order to be a game-changer at the college level he will need to rely on proper form and technique to supplement his size and weight. With the proper coaching Vincent is going to be an impact player on the football field. Keep checking back with Michigan Sports Zone for updates on this nationally sought after prospect.


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