Overall the state of Ohio has a weaker than normal class in 2014, but the state's offensive line group is bucking that trend and boasts a number of prospects who hold multiple BCS offers. Fairfield's Danny Burns is one with a growing offer list.
"I have nine [offers] in total," Burns reported. "Most recently was Louisville. I have been hearing from Louisville for a very long time, but had never been over to visit. It was a big surprise when I got offered by them."
Other schools that have offered Burns include Nebraska, Pittsburgh and West Virginia. He continues to hear from more schools, and has made visits to places like Illinois and Indiana in the last few weeks.
"My most recent visit was traveling out to Illinois. I had some fun out there," Burns said. "I went to their junior day this past weekend and that was pretty cool. They basically need all their recruits for the offensive line to meet the offensive line coach, and they just hired a new one - he hasn't even moved their yet. He was hired two days before."
The 6-foot-7, 308-pound Burns will next visit Akron and Kent State this coming weekend. He has seen many of the schools that have offered, and some that have not, already in his recruitment.
"So far, I was really, really impressed with Indiana, Toledo and Pittsburgh," Burns said. "Those are my three favorites right now that I visited."
The trip to Pitt took place on Feb. 16 and stuck out as one of his top experiences because of the unique set-up the Panthers have.
"I just thought that was a really nice campus and I really liked how they shared the facilities and weight room with the Steelers," Burns said. "There is no college program in the nation that will have that much exposure to professional football players, so I thought that was really cool."
Although Burns has a number of offers to consider already, he plans to take his time with the recruiting process.
"I would much rather decide sometime later," he said. "I think it is really, really early and I think [waiting] is the best thing to do right now."