6/27: "I've been pretty much set on Iowa State for awhile since they offered. I got off the phone with Coach Rhoads just about 30 minutes ago. He was totally excited for me to come there. He talked about what a commitment means to him."
6/28: "I was on the visit, and I really liked it a lot, so I just did it," Dayes confirmed. "I didn't think I was going to do it, but I just liked it so much I just committed.
"The coaches, the facilities, the academics about it, everything about it was just good for me. Coach [Mike] Archer was really happy about it."
Dayes chose NC State over offers from Boston College, Cincinnati, Kentucky, Memphis, South Florida, West Virginia and Western Kentucky. He had previously visited Kentucky.
"I was planning on taking more visits, but I don't think so anymore," Dayes said. "I feel good. I don't have to worry about it anymore, about which school I am going to go to, so I feel good about it."
7/3: "I've got offers from Arkansas State, Middle Tennessee and Western Kentucky," he said. "I like all of them and don't really have any favorites or anything. I'm just letting the recruiting process play out and trying to be patient. I'll probably make my decision before school gets back."
As for who else may offer, Tucker discussed it.
"I know Auburn likes me a lot and Ole Miss is close to offering," he said. "I've also heard that Tennessee likes me a lot. Tennessee and Auburn just liked me at camp, but Ole Miss I did really well at their camp and in one-on-ones. They want me to come back on July 20th to see how I play on defense. If I do well then, I think I can get an offer."
"I'm just looking for a school that can first of all have strong academics. I don't really know what I want to study, I'm undecided. I want somewhere that will help me graduate first and foremost though. Second of all, I want a school I can play at. I'm looking at the depth chart and the type of offense they run, whether it's the spread or pro-I type. That is what I'm most looking for."
"I'm getting interest for baseball as a centerfielder from Ole Miss, Arkansas State and Middle Tennessee," he said. "The Tennessee Smokies from AA are also looking at me. I'm considering baseball too."
4/13: "My first offer came from Western Kentucky. I think Ball State and Illinois both might be close to offering me. I grew up as a Big Ten guy and it has always been my dream to play at a Big Ten school. It would be a blessing to get my first Big Ten offer from Minnesota. To play in the Big Ten would be a dream come true for me."
"My number one school right now is Illinois. They have showed me the most interest so far. I am actually headed to Illinois this weekend. Next week I am going to visit both Ball State and Louisville. If Minnesota decided to offer me then I would certainly have high interest in them. I think they have an amazing program with a lot to offer a student-athlete. I would love to be a part of Minnesota and what they have to offer."
7/9: Benjamin already has offers from Air Force, Massachusetts, Bowling Green, Toledo, Ohio, Arkansas State, Western Kentucky and Colgate. He believes that Toledo and Massachusetts are currently recruiting him the hardest, while UConn and Boston College are the two schools who may offer him next.
While he has no plans of making a final decision at this time, he has been busy preparing for his senior season.
6/28: "I love Cincinnati's offense," Carter said. "They have a great bunch of wide receivers. I know that if I work hard enough I can play early."
A couple of coaches on Butch Jones' staff deserve a great deal of credit for landing his commitment.
"Coach (Dave) Johnson and Coach (T.J.) Weist," Carter said. "Coach Weist was coaching me up over the summer and I like what he was talking about. Me and Coach Johnson talk more often, because he is the recruiter for my area. We have a good relationship and we talk about how playing football is about becoming a better man.
"It just seems like Cincinnati is a brotherhood," Carter added.
6/16: "I had a great unofficial visit again to NIU on Friday night with my parents," Holder said. "We talked about NIU on the ride home and then when I got up this morning we talked about it again. In the end I just feel like NIU is the best place for me and my parents agreed so I called up the coaches and committed."
Holder talked about why he decided to pledge to the NIU Huskies.
"I just knew pretty early on that NIU was a great fit for me. I had a chance to really talk to the players and the coaches at NIU and everyone was really straight with me and my parents. The players talked about the good and the not so good but they were very honest about the school and the team and what to expect. I also want to play for a winning program and NIU has been a great program for the past few years. I also really like the coaches at NIU. They have a great group of coaches and you just feel like the program is getting ready for bigger and better things."
6/6: "I have offers from Appalachian State, Western Kentucky and Charlotte," he said. "A couple other schools are close to offering, like Maryland, Missouri, Mississippi State, Arkansas State, NC State and North Carolina. Basically, they just want to see me run around at camp. That's all they want to see. They tell me I look good on film."
"I don't really have a clear cut favorite right now," he said. "I've been to Maryland and I like that. Western Kentucky is good as well, but there is not a clear leader."
6/6: "I have offers from Akron, Tennessee, Louisville, Wake Forest, Memphis, Middle Tennessee, Western Kentucky, South Alabama, Colorado State, SMU, Ohio, Ball State and FIU," he said. "I can say I've just been feeling really good about Ole Miss lately."
Polite-Bray maintains one other school is right there.
"Ole Miss and Tennessee are standing out," he said. "With Tennessee, they were my first offer and my dad is from Tennessee. They've always kept a good relationship with me since they offered."
6/17: "[I'm considering Vandy] pretty seriously. That's really one of the schools that I know most about, because that was one of the first schools I went to and then I've been there a couple more times, so I know a little bit more about that school than a few others. I'm seriously considering every school that I have [been recruited by] to be honest."
Weaver added about half of the schools on his radar are recruiting him to play defensive end, while the other half like him as a tight end.
He is looking for a school that offers a combination of a great education and athletics program along with a positive family atmosphere.
6/28: "Once I'm done with the one day camps I'll sit down and really start to look harder at everything. I would say the two schools who haven't offered me yet but who are the most interested is Northwestern and Illinois. I'm up for the running in getting an offer from Northwestern according to the coaches. Illinois also said they are still very interested."
7/3: "Either way I felt Indiana was the best place, so it seemed like it was about time to commit," Jansen said. "I went there for a junior day back in March and went to their camp also. The first thing was the coaches. I liked every single one of them and they have great r?m? The second thing would be getting a tour of the campus. I got a tour of the inside and all the buildings and absolutely loved it."
"Really one of the things that was worrying me was they went 1-11 last year," Jansen said. "So I spoke with the tight ends coach, Coach Littrell, and he said when he played for Oklahoma they had won [three] games his senior season of high school, then four, then five and ended up winning the national championship. That was good to hear a program could turn around that fast."
5/28: "I'm just going to wait until the summer and see which schools decide to offer. I'll probably cut my list down to five or seven schools after that," Davis said. "My decision will be whenever I feel the most comfortable with the whole situation and what school I want to attend."
6/14: "I love FSU. I love coach Gran, coach Stoops and coach Fisher." "It's definitely one of my top schools, in the top five right now. I definitely grew up a fan of FSU."
He says that he wants to let the recruiting process play out a little more before making a final decision.
"I think right now I'm going to hold off, take may time and look at a few other schools that have offered me like Mississippi and Clemson, who might be offering me Saturday, and take my time with it," he said.
"Hopefully I can come up with a decision by the start of the school year."
5/24: Although Williams declined naming any leaders, he did reveal several programs that will very likely be safe to make the cut over the summer for him.
"Most definitely South Carolina, West Virginia, Vanderbilt, Illinois, Arkansas, and Clemson," he said.
"I'm going to be taking a lot more visits. I'll be attending some of the camps this summer at different schools. What I'm going to be looking for the most is if the person recruiting me is going to stay there and not looking to move at a different school. Playing time, and seeing where I can fit in as a freshman. That doesn't mean I don't want to work for it, though. A great learning environment where I can get a good education and where I can feel comfortable for my four years."
5/31: "I want a school that has the major I am interested in, and I want to see how highly rated that major is for them," he said. "I am also looking for a staff that has had success with guys getting drafted because I do have aspirations of playing in the NFL. As far as playing time goes, I just want the opportunity for it to be there early. I might run track as well, so having the chance to do both sports would be another factor."
"I think it will be harder to grow up (if I go out of state)," said McCollum, who has attended camps at Florida State and Miami and has visited Florida International. "I want to be close to my friends and family."
6/5: "I'm talking to Louisville, Wake Forest, Northern Illinois and Temple a lot," he said. "Those are the ones I've been in touch with the most. I'm trying to get some visits all planned out. I'll probably hit one or two schools in Florida (this summer) and then will be doing a lot of 7-on-7 stuff with my team. I probably won't get to too many schools."
6/24: "Bama and LSU have been recruiting me real hard," Robbins said, citing two of the schools recruiting him the hardest that haven't offered yet. "As for the schools that have offered I'd say West Virginia, Cincinnati, USF, UCF, Michigan, Michigan State, Oklahoma and Georgia Tech are some of the schools recruiting me the hardest."
SMU: Coach Mason is a real cool guy. He came out to my practice during spring ball. He's been telling me that I'm one of the top corners that he has seen. I went out there and ran in the 4.3's and did really well on defense and one-on-one's. SMU has a good business school so that's something that I want to major in."?
TCU: "Coach Sharp has been the main coach recruiting me. They came out during spring practice and watched me. They wanted to see me at their camp, where I ran a 4.3. In one-on-ones, no one caught passes on me so coach Patterson offered me. I took an unofficial a few days later. I really liked that. They're renovating their stadium and moving to the Big 12. They're doing big things there. I think that would be a good fit."
Baylor: "They've been recruiting me a while. They have one of my teammates committed there, K.J. Smith, he committed there in January. They've been following up on me since January and they came and watched me practice. They think I can be a shutdown corner for them. I took an unofficial visit there the day after school got out. I really enjoyed the visit and their class is really stacking up. It would be a good place."
Western Kentucky: "They were my first offer, they offered me in February and that meant a lot to me and my parents. I told them that they're going to be a top school no matter what happens. I'm going to take a visit up there and see what they're about."
Iowa State: "I had been talking to them for a while. Coach Bray came to my school and they offered me over the over the phone last week after I went on an unofficial. They're doing a lot of big things and renovating a lot of things. They're getting all new indoor facilities with new training rooms and everything. Their program is on the rise and they had some big wins in the Big 12 this past season."
Illinois: "I've been talking to them for a real long time, since March, and we're building a good relationship. They're in the Big 10 so it's a good conference. We started talking the last week of school. Hopefully I can get a visit up there soon."
"I went up to Clemson with my teammate Jay Woods and I knew that Nkemdiche had just committed there and I wanted a straight answer about my recruitment, but they didn't give me one and I knew that Clemson was my number two school and I wanted to commit to Tech."
"I called up Coach Speed and let him know I am committed to Georgia Tech and that my recruitment is over," he said. "I am done and once you give your word and they give their word it is a real commitment that won't be broken."
6/28:"Michigan State, Minnesota and Illinois are all still pretty interested. They all want to see my first few games this season and they also want to make sure I'm keeping my grades up in the fall."
"I'm thinking of making my college choice done sometime in October. I have a lot of school who want to see my early senior season tape and I want to make sure I'm 100 percent solid in my decision before I commit and at least right now I'm not close to making a decision."
6/22: "My biggest offers are from Kentucky, Cincinnati, Iowa State, Western Kentucky, Arkansas State and FIU," Guerad listed. "Of those, my top three would be Kentucky, Cincinnati and Iowa State. I also like FIU. And I'd be real happy if Clemson offered."
6/7: "I would say that Marshall, Indiana, Kentucky, Purdue and Florida Atlantic are recruiting me the hardest so far too. I'm very excited with my recruitment so far and am hopeful that continue to expand my offer list."
My dream school is definitely Georgia Tech," Mayes said. "If they were to offer and the vibe is right, I'll commit. I want it to feel like home so just because that's my dream school doesn't mean I'll commit right away."
5/11: The DeSmet defender said he has visited Kansas State, Arkansas, Western Kentucky and Tulsa.
White said he enjoyed his time at Western Kentucky and liked the size of their campus, in addition to their coaching staff's straight forward approach. The fact Arkansas offered White his first scholarship has endeared the Razorbacks to him and White mentioned an admiration for the academics at Boston College. Despite enjoying something different about each of his college choices, two schools are standing out for him presently.
"I really don't have many favorites, but I would probably say Arizona State and Boston College are my favorites," White said. "I think at this point it is very wide open. You never know what is going to happen or in what situation. I guess whatever fits me best, whether I have to go to a camp or a visit, then that is fine if it means I find the best situation for me."
7/4: A draw for Cothren to Purdue is the size and stature of its program, as it's the biggest school among those he has to choose from right now.
His other offers have come from Troy, Western Kentucky, USA, UT-Martin, Middle Tennessee and Arkansas State. Vanderbilt showed early interest, as did Auburn, which considered him an offensive line prospect. Neither SEC program offered, though.
"That's definitely a big reason I like (Purdue)," Cothren said. "They have a good program and they're in a real good conference.
"I'm definitely solid to Central Michigan," Kantzavelos said. "I was set to camp at some Big Ten schools but I realized that I really wanted to play for the Chippewas and I decided to end my recruiting and I called up the coaches at Central Michigan and committed."
Kantzavelos talked about why he pledged to the CMU Chippewas.
"I really came away from Central Michigan after my first unofficial visit with a really good feeling about the program and the school and it just kept getting better and more comfortable. Central Michigan recruited me the hardest and they also always made me feel wanted. I really like all of the coaches at Central Michigan. They all made me feel welcomed and they just seem like great guys to play for in college. The depth chart for the defensive line is also promising and if I come in and work hard I could get a chance to earn some early playing time. Central Michigan was just the strongest program for me on and off the field."
Currently, Mathews has offers from Troy, Western Kentucky and Tennessee State, but that could change. In addition to Missouri and Tennessee, three more SEC schools stopped by Mathews' school last week -- Georgia, South Carolina and Auburn.
"I'm looking for the SEC," Mathews said. "I'm really interested in Mizzou right now."
It's unclear when or if Missouri will offer, but Missouri's staff told Mathews they'll be in touch following the camp circuit.
7/6: "West Virginia is still the leader at this point. I have a good strong feeling about them, but visiting Maryland could change things," he said. "The Maryland coaches know that West Virginia is on top, but they want me to see the school and see how they rate to West Virginia."
Opara has yet to visit West Virginia but he's hoping to possible make a visit this weekend but admits it appears unlikely. If he does not make it to town this weekend, he plans to make it to Morgantown sometime later in July. Still even if he doesn't make that visit before his July 20 announcement, he will not let that prevent him from selecting any schools.
"I could commit without visiting if I feel comfortable with the situation," he said.
Opara is now up to 13 offers with the most recent coming from South Alabama; other schools that the talented interior lineman is highly considering outside of West Virginia and Maryland are Connecticut and Wake Forest.
"I did commit to Syracuse," Hodge said. "It felt like the right school for me. A lot of other schools came in and talked to me, but Syracuse just felt like the one."
The time frame from when he received his offer to the commitment was quick.
"My coach told me they came down and they liked me film and they were going to offer. It was about three or four weeks ago."
What exactly was it for the Sunshine State product that put the Orange over the top?
"The most important factor for me was just getting away from home," Hodge said. "I love the way they work hard up there. I have not seen them in person yet, but I am really excited and interested to get up there."
"I like the environment, the intensity, the education, and I am just looking forward to learning more about Syracuse."
7/2: "I've been hearing a lot from Arkansas here lately," Evans said. "I try to talk to Coach Klenakis every day, and I know I'm still getting mail from them every day. I'll definitely be down there on July 21st for the camp.
"Arkansas is in my top three. West Virginia is in it, and Western Michigan is still up there, too."
7/3: At this time, two schools stick out, one of which is in the SEC.
"I would really enjoy it if Vanderbilt offered me," he said. "That is one I'm big on. It's close to home and my parents could see me play. They are also in one of the best conferences in the SEC and they are building a nice program. They have new facilities and the education can carry me far in the long run."
The other program that is making an impact with Hayes is from the Big East.
"Also, I like Syracuse. As I said, I looked at the depth chart and there's a good chance of playing early by my sophomore year. They also have a great coaching staff and it's a great place."
7/2: "I want to get out and make a few unofficial visits. I have offers from schools who I've never seen in person so I want to get to see the schools and get to know the coaches a bit better. I'm looking at getting out to Bowling Green, Miami of Ohio and Eastern Michigan over this month or so."
Does Maloney have any favorites?
"I want to get out and visit those schools and get some answers from the others before I start to narrow things down. I want to see some schools in person and get a better idea about them and then I'll be ready to narrow down my favorites."
5/23: "I've had a good spring recruiting process and I'm pretty happy how things have gone for me so far. I honestly didn't know what to expect to be honest and to have four offers from some great schools feels great. I just want to keep working hard and hopefully more good things will happen this summer for me."
"I'm just going to focus on the one day camps and once I'm done with the one day camps I'm going to look hard at everything again. I want to make a decision before the start of the season so I can just focus on the season and the school year without having to worry about recruiting."
7/2: "It's a toss-up between Vanderbilt, Indiana and Purdue," he said when asked what schools are standing out for him. "I've made a visit to Vanderbilt, and I plan on visiting Indiana and Purdue later this month."
6/30Recruiting appears to be winding down for Spearman. It's now a matter of talking it over with his family and getting the go-ahead to pull the trigger.
"I could commit tomorrow, or it could between now and next Saturday," Spearman said. "It's going to be a big decision for me, so I have to talk to my parents about it. If it's ok with them then I'm going to be ready. "
Sporting ten offers, Spearman says Illinois moved to the top of his list after extending him the offer this week.
"As for schools, Illinois is pretty much my top right now," Spearman said. "I really like Coach Beckman and the whole coaching staff. They are just amazing people to be around. I also like Minnesota, Indiana, Houston, and Iowa State."
6/28: On the recruiting front, Moore is considering several offers.
"Right now I have six offers," Moore said. "Illinois, Indiana, Western Kentucky, Western Michigan, Iowa State, and Miami (Ohio) have all offered. I'm hearing a lot from Purdue, Oklahoma, and West Virginia right now."
No favorites stand out yet for Moore, but he plans to make a final decision during his high school football season.
"It will probably be early in the season, probably the second or third week," Moore said. "Loyalty is going to be important. I would like them to show that they really want me at their school. "
6/28: "I just talked to Coach Andy McCollum my area recruiter and the recruiting coordinator at Georgia Tech and I committed," Marvin said. "I wanted to commit at the Tech camp a few weeks ago, but the coaches wanted to check out my transcripts and everything. Once that came back clear I was ready to commit."
Marvin's relationship with McCollum along with defensive back coach Charles Kelly played a big factor in his commitment. Marvin said going through Coach Kelly's drills at Tech camp was something extra special that helped him realize Tech was the right place for him.
"Spending time at the Georgia Tech camp was a big reason I committed. Working with Coach Kelly and talking with Coach McCollum as well as seeing the campus and everything Tech has to offer made it an easy decision for me," Marvin said. "When I called Coach Kelly today to check on things I was reminded of everything I loved about Georgia Tech and that is when I knew I was ready to commit."