When it comes to any recruiting class, signing a tight end is often overlooked. It has been the most underutilized position in all of college football for years. Nabbing a quality one can make an offense go from good to elite, and there's one in particular many major programs have their eyes on.
Lewis Central High School standout tight end Thomas Fidone is one of the best in the 2021 recruiting class. The 6-foot-5, 220-pounder from Council Bluffs, Iowa is rated as the nation's No. 2 tight end, according to the 247Sports Composite, and has already fielded over 30 offers.
There's still a ways to go before a decision is made, but the four-star prospect has already narrowed his list down to six finalists.
Thomas Fidone Recruiting
As an Iowa native, one would expect Fidone would get a lot of Big Ten love. That's definitely true, but his offer list extends all over the country, including several schools in the College Football Playoff hunt every year.
Alabama wanted him. So did Georgia and Ohio State. Fidone also received offers from programs such as Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Iowa State, Kansas State, Minnesota, Missouri, Northwestern, Oklahoma State, Purdue, Tennessee, Texas A&M, UCLA, Utah, West Virginia, and Wisconsin, among several others. None of them made the final cut.
Fidone's final six include Notre Dame, Iowa, Penn State, Michigan, LSU, and Nebraska.
The Huskers are the team to beat, according to Rivals.com analyst Adam Gorney, but anything is possible at this point, especially during a long dead period due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
TE Thomas Fidone Highlights
Take a quick look at his highlights and it's understandable why Fidone is considered as one of the top tight ends in his class. He's big, strong, athletic, and can make plays all over the field.
A college football program will be very happy to land him.
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