Many prospects with lengthy offer lists have already started to trim their list down in an effort to make the recruiting process a bit more manageable as they head into their senior season.
While Jarrett Darmstatter has that as a goal, he doesn't feel rushed to make any drastic cuts just yet.
The 6-foot-4, 241-pound tight end from Barnegat, New Jersey has spent much of the time between the end of his junior season and now improving his speed. He now runs the 40-yard dash in 4.8 seconds, and his improvement in that area has led to many college coaches labeling him a top priority.
Darmstatter now holds offers from the likes of Boston College, Florida State, Iowa, Louisville, Michigan State, Purdue, Rutgers, Syracuse and West Virginia, among others.
"I'm just working out for football now," Darmstatter said during an interview on Sunday afternoon. "I'm pretty much keeping in touch with a lot of coaches, both by e-mail and calling them. I can't say I've been in contact with certain coaches more than others. I've been talking to all of them.
"I'm really not sure about official visits yet. I just haven't decided. Hopefully by September I'll have my list narrowed down to four or five schools."
Darmstatter said at this point no school is a lock to make that final cut. Practices at his school begin next week, so it might take him a little while to start sorting through everything.