Archbishop Wood's Brandon Arcidiacono commits to Rutgers for football

Archbishop Wood's Brandon Arcidiacono commits to Rutgers for football

By Rick O'Brien


Citing the school's family atmosphere, Archbishop Wood offensive lineman Brandon Arcidiacono orally committed to Rutgers in a press conference Wednesday at the Warminster school.

The 6-foot-5, 255-pounder, projected to be a center in college, chose the Scarlet Knights over West Virginia, Connecticut, Boston College and Villanova, among others. The Holland resident had 15 scholarship offers.

Arcidiacono, who doubles as a defensive tackle, became the second member of Wood's Class of 2012 to commit to Rutgers, joining fleet-footed running back and kick returner Desmon[CQ] Peoples.

Last season, while helping the Vikings go 13-1 and advance to the PIAA Class AAA state semifinals, Arcidiacono earned Inquirer second-time all-Southeastern Pennsylvania honors. He was a first-team all-Catholic selection.

Arcidiacono's brother, Mark, starred as an offensive linemen at St. Joseph's Prep (Class of 2009) and is now a 6-4, 285-pound redshirt sophomore guard at Penn State.

Contact staff writer Rick O'Brien at 610-313-8019,, or @ozoneinq on Twitter.

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