2014 quarterback William Crest of Baltimore (Md.) Dunbar is quickly becoming one of the more sought after prospects in his region. Claiming upwards of 20 offers at this time, Crest is hoping to visit a few schools during the fall.
Crest knows about early offers from programs like Virginia, Virginia Tech, Ohio State, Maryland and West Virginia, while his coach is taking care most of his recruiting process at this time.
"I feel privileged that my name is in the air this early," said Crest, who is 6-foot-2 and 195-pounds. "Most kids are not in the same position as me and now I have to live up to the hype."
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Crest decided not to do any camps this summer, instead working to improve his game in preparation for his junior season. However, he has taken a few visits.
"I went to West Virginia for the spring game, I went to Maryland a few times and I went to Ohio State for a spring practice," said Crest, who will look to take at least one visit this fall. "I'm not sure but I do want to go to Ohio State when they play UAB. Jonathan Perry, who is the quarterback for UAB, is like my mentor, so I would like to see him play and also get a chance to see Ohio State again."
Crest explained how Perry has become his mentor.
"He went to Dunbar and I admire what he did on the field," he said.
While the offers continue to come in, Crest claims that Ohio State and Maryland are showing the most serious and consistent interest thus far. As he takes additional visits, he is keeping his eyes open for a few specific parts of each program.
"I'm looking for a good education, discipline, a family, a great student body and atmosphere and an offense that I can fit into," said Crest.
When it comes to his upcoming junior season, Crest worked on a few important aspects of his game this off-season.
"I've just been working on my footwork and reading defenses," he said.