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Three-time NJSIAA Individual Tournament wrestling champion Andrew Campolattano of Bound Brook High School, one of the best wrestlers in state history, has reneged on his nonbinding commitment to play football at Rutgers University and appears to be leaning toward wrestling in college.

Campolattano, owner of a 150-1 career record who has a chance to join 2006 Delbarton graduate Mike Grey as New Jersey?s only other four-time state wrestling champion, said Tuesday afternoon that he is re-opening the recruiting process. He has won three state championships at 189 pounds, but has moved up to 215 this year.

??I have to find a place that?s best for me,? said Campolattano, who had drawn serious attention from the wrestling programs at *Ohio State and Penn State before making the non-binding decision to play at Rutgers last spring.

The 215-pound senior, who*was a*Courier News first-team All-Area football selection last fall*at linebacker, said he is leaning toward wrestling in college.

?I?m really opening it up to any of the colleges who are interested,? Campolattano said of the recruiting process. ??It?s both sports, but right now football is a very slim possibility. I?m looking for whatever school is right for me.?

Continue Reading Article* (By Harry Frezza, www.mycentraljersey.com)

Here?s a comment by ?Tadziu,? a reader of www.mycentraljersey.com :


  • Andrew ? Here?s wishing you the best, wherever you go. Stay healthy. Use your own head and your own inner guidance to resist the temptations that have derailed so many top athletes. Think about where you will be in 15 years, and look back from there to help you decide what you should be doing now. Never stop working, because in wrestling or football, there are always better guys out there, somewhere. Then when you?re done, you will have no regrets, and everyone will look up to you for the rest of your life. Godspeed.**** ? Rutgers fan