Ashland (Va.) Patrick Henry running back Adrian Cavanaugh holds an offer from Richmond. The 5-foot-10, 214-pounder still doesn't hold a scholarship from a Division I-A school, but appears to be right on the verge of one.
"The big thing with Adrian is if he grows an inch or two more he'll be a kid with 20 offers," Patrick Henry assistant Scott Brown said. "Literally, if he hits a growth spurt and gets to 6-feet with his overall academic ability, work ethic on the field, he's a no brainer according to every coach. That's the key item right now. You don't see many coaches offering guys under 6-feet."
Maryland is one of the schools very close to offering.
"Maryland loves him to death," he said. "They measured him recently on a visit he was 5-foot-10, 214-pounds. They said if he gains one more inch they'll offer. Nobody is questioning is overall strength or ability. However, he is really excited about the offer he does have from Richmond."
Numerous other schools including Virginia Tech, Virginia, North Carolina State and more are also looking hard at the talented junior.
Currently Cavanaugh plans to attend the Nike Camp at Charlotte this spring.
His teammate, tight end Jamison Kenney will have to wait a little while longer.
"Jamison has that 6-foot-2, 210-pound frame and can flat out run," he said. "If he can get his academics together and finish the spring strong, hopefully he'll have a good summer."
Kenney and Cavanaugh plans to hit at least one spring game coming up.
"They both run track for me, so we're trying to see what fits into our schedule," he said. "I know April 19th is open and a number of schools have games that weekend."