Arlington (Va.) Bishop O'Connell offensive tackle Nick Appel has begun to hit the camp circuit the past few weeks. The 6-foot-6, 300-pound lineman has already been to two camps and has at least one more to go this summer.
"I just got back from North Carolina's camp a couple weeks ago and I went to Pittsburgh as well," he said. "Pittsburgh hasn't said too much, but North Carolina seems interested.
"I am planning to go to Princeton this week on Wednesday."
Numerous other schools are keeping an eye on Appel.
"I'm hearing from Duke, Michigan State, Northwestern, Nebraska, Illinois, Rutgers, Maryland and the entire Ivy League."
Does the lineman like anybody?
"I really like North Carolina," he said. "When I went there, I liked the atmosphere and coaches. They have a good group of guys, a coaching staff that is willing to work. I like the location too.
"I like Pittsburgh too. I have family up there and like the location."