Vin Ascolese | LB | 6-3 | 220 | North Bergen, N.J. (North Bergen HS)
A three-year contributor while playing for his grandfather, Vincent, at North Bergen High School, Ascolese was a Parade All-American and also played in the inaugural Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl in Phoenix, Ariz. He made more than 300 tackles with 22 sacks in his high school career. He helped lead the Bruins to the Group IV New Jersey state title with 134 tackles, including 57 for loss, 12 sacks, eight forced fumbles and three interceptions in 2011. As a junior, Ascolese made 90 tackles with five sacks and recovered one fumble as North Bergen advanced to the semifinal round of the playoffs. In 2009, he recorded 85 tackles, five sacks and one interception as a sophomore. Ascolese chose Arkansas over Illinois, Cincinnati, South Carolina and Texas A&M.