When I met Joe Sarense he was 13 years old.

He was raw, he was athletic, but more than anything he was fast - flat out fast.

I was Joe's baseball coach for three seasons in Ventnor, the center fielder could run down just about any ball that was hit into the outfield.  When he got on base, it was an automatic triple - that's how fast he was.

Today that speed, athletic ability and raw talent translated into a invite to camp with the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Holy Spirit alum and Villanova star played safety and returned kicks for the Wildcats during his four-year career.  He ended his Wildcat career with 223 tackles, 10 interceptions.

While at Holy Spirit, he was one of the top safeties in the area earning First team All-State and First team All-South Jersey honors.  His senior year he had 93 tackles, five interceptions and nine receiving touchdowns as a wideout.

I know Joe personally, and I know what a great young man he is, and if he works as hard as I know he works, he might just make the team.

Congrats Joe, you deserve it.