Offer No. 5 has come in for Cary (N.C.) Panther Creek tight end Daniel Beilinson. The 6-foot-5, 220-pounder pulled his third in-state offer to date and is garnering interest from major schools across the Southeast.
"I heard East Carolina offered, that's my fifth offer," he said. "That was great. They obviously are able to appeal to me with the amount of passing they did this past season, the yards and total touchdowns through the air. I talked to them and they said they didn't really have a spread offense, but they have no real tight end right now and if I were to come in I'd play some tight end, that was kind of nice."
Beilinson holds offers from Arizona State, Duke, NC State and Vanderbilt.
Recently the tight end took a trip to North Carolina for junior day.
"That was pretty much the only thing I've been on," he said. "It was good. I got to meet the offensive coordinator and tight end coach. They are good coaches and they actually play a real similar style to what we play at Panther Creek."
To date, North Carolina has yet to offer.
Meanwhile, other schools are interested.
"I was invited to Auburn's junior day this weekend, but couldn't make it along with Maryland's," he said. "Florida invited me to their junior day while Oregon and Georgia are sending letters."
Despite interest from all over, Beilinson maintains no favorites.
"As of right now I don't really have a preference," he said. "I've been to three junior days and I can't complain about any of them. Everywhere I go seems great.
"It's important to me to get an education and if they are good at what I want, I want engineering right now, but I'm not 100% on that. I'm also looking at the coaching staff and overall how they treat football, is it important to them."
Beilinson has no true plans for spring ball, but is eyeing trips to NC State, Duke and North Carolina sometime during spring practice.