Offers have begun to come in for Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha 2014 linebacker Spencer Kleinrichert. The 6-foot-3, 220-pounder claims two offers to date and has a variety of other schools interested.
"Maryland and UMass have offered," he said. "I'm not sure that Stanford is totally in, but their coach has been by the school three times and we're talking back and forth. He wants me to come to camp.
"There is other interest too from Ohio State, West Virginia, Rutgers and Virginia Tech."
Kleinrichert reflected on the offers to date.
"I like the program at Maryland," he said. "I went to their junior day and the facilities are good. I'm not sure it's my No. 1 priority though.
"As for UMass, besides the fact they are moving into I-A the MAC I believe. That's pretty much all I know about them."
Does Kleinrichert like anyone?
"I do, I like academic kind of stuff," he said. "Stanford is No. 1 right now honestly. I'm probably interested in Boston College cause they are interested and have good academics. Virginia Tech sounded cool; their coaches have talked to me. They all offer something out of college, not just football."
He specifically noted Stanford as being at the top of his list, but why?
"I don't know, Stanford has always been in my mind," he said. "It's a cooler school in California and I want to leave Maryland. I don't want to stay around here in college. They are No. 5 in academics which is pretty cool and I've seen Stanford on TV, wow, that is one of the schools I want to go to."
Kleinrichert has no visits set up for this summer outside of team camps at Maryland and Virginia, though he notes he plans to set some up soon.
With visits certain to come, the lineman wants to see a few things on his trips.
"I definitely want to study business cause my parents own a business and the only candidates to run it next are my brother and I," he said. "Outside of that, it's not too big of a deal, I just don't want to stay in Maryland."
Playing outside linebacker last season, Kleinrichert earned second team all-WCAC honors after registering four interceptions and two sacks. He is expected to move to inside linebacker this year.
So, what sticks out about him as a player right now?
"I would probably say it's that I'm physical," he said. "I've always been a physical kid growing up, that's the big thing for me."