Offer No. 1 is in for Elkton (Md.) Eastern Christian Academy athlete Dakiel Shorts. The 6-foot-1, 195-pounder picked up the offer over the weekend while on a visit to the school.
"I went to Temple's spring practice on Saturday and the coach told me they watched my film on Friday," he said. "They said they liked me at both wide receiver and safety and that they have offered me."
The offer was Shorts first and he's thrilled with it.
"I like Temple a lot," he said. "It would be nice to stay home and it's a great school for an education and everything. They are definitely an up and coming program. They get after it they prepare you. That's what I'm looking for, players who want to win."
Though he hasn't been on any other trips recently, Shorts noted plans to head to Maryland, Connecticut and likely Pittsburgh sometime soon.
In addition, Shorts is hearing from various other programs including Boise State, Rutgers, West Virginia, North Carolina and NC State.
"Connecticut seems like they are close to offering and Maryland is really interested," he said. "Connecticut told me they just want me to come up for a junior day. I'm probably going to try to make it for a spring practice or spring game. I think they just want to see me in person."
Does Shorts like anybody?
"I don't really have a favorite school right now," he stated. "I like whoever likes me. I don't really have a favorite.
"If I play receiver, I definitely want a school that throws the ball a lot. I also want a great education and somewhere I can play. I want somewhere I fit in."
In other news, Shorts and the rest of his Bear (Dela.) Red Lion Christian Academy teammates have recently transferred schools.
"Basically our whole football team has moved to Maryland's Eastern Christian Academy," he said. "Our school got new owners cause they were in debt and we changed schools about a month ago. It's going pretty good at the new school."
At Red Lion Christian, Shorts posted approximately 35 receptions for 500-yards and eight touchdowns as a junior.