Clemson last week offered DE Aeneas DiCosmo (6-3 220) of Oradell, NJ. Among his other offers are Nebraska, Michigan, Boston College, Syracuse, Stanford, Northwestern, Duke, Maryland, North Carolina, Pitt, Wake Forest, Virginia, Wisconsin and Vanderbilt. DiCosmo said Clemson’s history of developing defensive ends is one reason for his interest.
“I have always loved the tenacity that the Clemson defense plays with,” DiCosmo said. “Growing up and still today, Vic Beasley was my favorite player in all of college football. He’s a player who’s style I’ve tried to model myself after at the defensive end position.”
Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables has been recruiting DiCosmo and apparently he sees a lot of Beasley’s style at defensive end in DiCosmo.
Coach Venables sees me as a rush end and mentioned the motor and ferocity that I play with,” he said. “From watching games, I always noticed that Clemson likes to attack the quarterback from many directions with a multitude of guys, and I’ve consider my ability to get to the quarterback as something that I excel at.”
Last season DiCosmo had 56 tackles with with 15 tackles for loss and 9 sacks.
He has visited Penn State, Notre Dame, Harvard, Yale, Northwestern, Wisconsin and Michigan. He plans to visit Clemson in the next few weeks with his parents and he also plans to see Stanford in April. He plans to release a top five within the next few days.
DiCosmo said he’d like to make his decision before July and he will not be graduating early from school.