Sebastian Circo, a high school freshman quarterback recently offered a scholarship by Penn State, spoke to Nittany Sports Now on Tuesday.
“Penn state is one of my dream schools because the culture and atmosphere is so alive,” said Circo. “When I think of Penn state I think one of the best programs in the country.”
Circo was offered back on May 14. Penn State was his fourth offer, but also probably his biggest. In addition to Penn State, he’s been offered by Boston College, Ole Miss and Temple.
Circo is currently listed at 5-foot-10, 160-pounds but with him being only a freshman there is still time for him to grow.
He describes himself as a quarterback that has the ability to extend plays with his accuracy being his best trait. Off the field, he describes himself as a funny and caring person, who strives to be a leader. He credits his dad as instilling these qualities in him.
“Growing up I would say my dad,” when asked who he credits with him being the player he is, “because he would always push me and be there for me.”
Last season, Circo didn’t play varsity and was the back-up to senior Cooper Katskee, who is uncommitted, but looking to play baseball at the collegiate level.
He did get reps though and described his school, Omaha North, as “a great school with great culture and a even better football program.” His team finished 6-6 overall last year in what was a down season for the program that had five 10+ win seasons in a stretch from 2012-17.
Still though, Circo is excited to not only see what his offense can do this year at Omaha North, but also watch Penn State’s offense from afar. When asked about the program that current Penn State football head coach James Franklin has built there, Circo admired his potential future football coach.
“I think Coach Franklin is a great coach,” said Circo, “and they are doing great stuff with the offense and looking forward to watching them playing this year.”