Irmo (S.C.) Dutch Fork offensive tackle Stephen St. John has parlayed a string of impressive camp showings into three scholarship offers and is closing in on a college decision.
"I am looking to make an early decision before my season starts," St. John said. "I really don't have much more planned in terms of camps. I am going up to Maryland this week to check out College Park because I've never been there, but that's it."
The Terps, Wake Forest and Marshall have offered the 6-foot-6, 280-pounder a scholarship. All of the offers have come recently.
"I think I was sort of under-the-radar," he said. "What college coaches have said the most when they've had me in camp is that I am a very good pass blocker. They also like my tall frame."
Currently, Maryland and Wake Forest are on top. Al Seamonson is recruiting St. John for the Terps while Keith Henry is the recruiter of record for the Demon Deacons.
"They are both even," he said.
North Carolina, West Virginia and Middle Tennessee State also have been recruiting St. John.
St. John lived outside of Winston-Salem, N.C., until he was in seventh grade before moving to Irmo, a suburb of Columbia, S.C. He grew up cheering for Wake Forest and UNC.
St. John was one of several South Carolina prospects to impress at the Gainesville NIKE Camp May 20 on the campus of the University of Florida.