“Football isn’t just a game, it’s a way of life for me,” said Salvatore Capria, a senior at Jim Thorpe High School in Pennsylvania. “Football teaches how to face adversity, tackle problems, block out fears, and to finish strong.”
The 5’7”, 186-pound running back made waves in his junior season, racking up yards and touchdowns at will, and earning the admiration of teammates, coaches and media throughout. He topped 1,000 all-purpose yards by averaging 7 yards per run. A dynamic offensive threat anywhere on the field, he found the endzone 10 times.
“Sal runs strong at the line of scrimmage,” said Jim Thrope head coach, Mark Rosenberger. “He has great balance and vision downfield. We can run him between the tackles, and he possesses plenty of speed to get around the perimeter.”
One can’t say enough about Capria’s 2022 season. He put himself on the radar of power-5 schools by the end of it. Unfortunately, his 2023 season was abruptly cut short due to injury. But Capria remains motivated and confident in his future in football.
“I just love the brotherhood,” said Capria. “It’s great to be a part of a community of people working together towards a common goal and a great way to make lifelong friends and create lasting memories.”
You can only imagine how much he’s yearning to return to the field. His highlights from the 2022 season show a player that was poised to take big steps – but he has done a great job staying in game shape since, refusing to let injuries hold him back.
Capria picked up a preferred walk on offer from Syracuse University. He’s visited the school multiple times over the last handful of months. According to all accounts, it seems like he’s heavily leaning toward joining the Orange.
“My Interest level in Syracuse right now is very high,” Capria told Rivals in a November interview. “This is where I see myself.”
— Salvatore Capria (@SalvatoreCapria) November 24, 2023
Prior to his expected union with the Orange, Capria hasn’t lost sight of his goals and expectations for himself during the offseason. He is aiming to add an additional 15-20 pounds of muscle while continuing his rigorous speed, strength, and agility training. It’s not easy to find this type of success, and Capria is a great example of the dedication that’s necessary.
Capria was invited to participate in the 2022 Army National Combine where he was given a preview and trial of the SDS app. He has stuck with it since, utilizing the platform to get his name out there.
“It was nice to be able to package all my measurables and combine times onto the app so I can forward them to coaches easily,” said Capria.
Moving forward, Signing Day Sports will continue to provide a platform and tool for players like Capria to continue to market themselves to college programs around the country. And until his recruitment officially closes, the sky’s the limit for the explosive athlete.