FAU football recruit recap: Ean Biancardi

Part five of our weekly series highlighting each of the 19 players that signed with FAU on National Signing Day


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Head coach Charlie Partridge claps in support as his team walks off the field after their 33-17 loss to Marshall on Oct. 17, 2015. Max Jackson | Staff Photographer

Brendan Feeney, Sports Editor

Lake Wales High School’s Ean Biancardi wasted no time on National Signing Day, turning in his letter of intent by 7 a.m. and becoming the first official member of FAU’s “Super 16.”

“Characteristically not surprising that it was our [offensive] linemen first,” joked head coach Charlie Partridge during his signing day press conference. “They were probably up eating breakfast early, but they got them in by 7:05.”

Biancardi’s confidence with the school enabled his quick decision.

“I believe FAU provides me with an experience to play football at the highest level in a beautiful city while receiving an education that will better prepare me for my future,” Biancardi said.

The education was a major factor for Biancardi, who had a 3.7 GPA in high school, won the Lake Wales Scholar award and was part of the National Honor Society. He plans to use football as a venue to better himself as an individual and to enhance his education.

“I was also able to meet with professors and academic advisers in my field of study and I think the academic support the football team receives is great,” Biancardi said.

Though the offensive lineman said he’s unsure of the exact major he plans to pursue at FAU, he is interested in the pre-med route as he keeps on track for medical school after his football career.

He hopes to use his education to become a sports doctor or a physician’s assistant.

“I’ve always been interested in the medical field, ever since I was little. I remember learning about the human body in elementary school and always being fascinated,” Biancardi said. “A couple other things that appeal to me about that field is job security and being able to provide for my future family.”

Biancardi believes that his off-the-field personality will help him stand out to the student body. He predicts the reason his peers at FAU will be able to connect with him is the fact that he wants “to be known for something more than just a football player.”

“I take pride in my character,” the Lake Wales senior said. “I take pride in my character and how others view me. I hope to be someone that younger football players can look up to as an example.”

Biancardi holds his values off the football field close to him, but is ready to step inside FAU stadium and be a more intense player.

“I am a physical, aggressive, and hardworking offensive lineman. I am constantly striving to better myself as a football player,” Biancardi said. “My goal is to be able to contribute to the team as soon as I arrive on campus. I plan on working my tail off everyday at practice for a starting position.”

The offensive lineman will look to bring a winning tradition with him to Boca Raton: He participated in a state semi-final, and his team won its district championship in three of his four years.

“My hope is that I am viewed as a player who gives 100 percent every single snap and is one of the most dominant players on the field,” Biancardi said.

Our recruiting recap will continue on Wednesday with Chanler Ferguson.

Brendan Feeney is the sports editor of the University Press. To contact him regarding this or other stories, he can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter.