His Saturday included the Wildcats' practice, dinner with the linemen, and then watching the final four with a few players. His visit continued on Sunday, as the Northwestern coaches gave him a tour around campus. Thus far, DePietro has been very pleased with his experience. "It's been awesome," DePietro said.
Saturday morning, DePietro joined a group of other recruits in watching the team practice. He was paying attention to the speed of the practice, and left impressed.
"I really liked the way they practiced," DePietro said. "It's fast and intense. They looked like they had a lot of fun out there too. I really liked it."
This was DePietro's first visit to Northwestern. He has held an offer from the Wildcats since early February.
Going into this weekend, the lineman admitted to not knowing much about Northwestern's football program. After visiting the campus, his opinion of the university has changed.
"I wasn't really sure what to expect, but I definitely liked what I saw," said DePietro. "It changed my opinion."
The Wildcats' offer used to be lost in the shuffle for DePietro. He has offers from Boston College, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Villanova, and West Virginia, and has received interest from Georgia, Nebraska, Penn State, Stanford, and others.
However, academics are what's most important to the offensive lineman, and Northwestern is now at the top of his list.
"I don't have anybody that has offered me competes with them academically," DePietro said. "It has to be right at the top (of my list)."
DePietro will be back at Northwestern on Monday morning to see the Wildcats practice again. He has another eventful day planned.
"I'm going to the linemen meeting tomorrow, and then going to another practice," he said. "Also, I'm meeting with academics advisors, then meeting with Coach Fitz one-one-one. I'm looking forward to that."