Inderkum Sophomore Receives PAC-12 Scholarship Offer

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NJ Falo on the phone with University of Colorado coaches / Courtesy Photo

Inderkum High School sophomore linebacker and tight end NJ Falo was offered a full-ride scholarship by the University of Colorado this morning.

“I feel really good,” Falo said. “It was surprising and I am shocked. They told me how great of an athlete I am and how I mean the world to them.”

Colorado assistant coach Klayton Adams offered Falo over the phone and Buffaloes first-year head coach Mike MacIntyre spoke with Falo moments later, said Falo.

Falo’s older brother Nate Falo, who also played football for Inderkum, was recruited by the same coaching staff who worked at the time for San Jose State University. Nate is currently a sophomore.

MacIntyre was hired by the University of Colorado as the head coach in December after leading San Jose State to an 11-2 record in 2012.

“It was great,” NJ Falo said of this morning’s call.

Falo had 37 tackles and two sacks for a 10-3 Inderkum team last fall as a sophomore.

Inderkum head coach Terry Stark said Falo’s demeanor, academics and his family that set him apart along with his 6 foot, 2 ½ inch, 225-pound frame. Falo has a , who has a 3.5 GPA.

“With his grades, he is a ‘can’t miss’ guy,” Stark said. “You can’t say enough about the kids and the family.”

This is the first scholarship offer from a PAC-12 school for a sophomore in Inderkum history.

“I didn’t expect this as a sophomore,” Falo said. “It’s going to push me to work hard and get all of those PAC-12 offers.”

University of Michigan was on campus to meet with Falo on Thursday. According to Stark, Michigan assistant coach Dan Ferrigno said the Wolverines staff “are only recruiting sophomores now and made a special trip to see NJ.”

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