Forestville (Md.) Bishop McNamara safety Nicholas Law has narrowed his list. The 6-foot-3, 195-pounder is focused on eight schools, who has made the cut?
"I narrowed it down in the last week to eight schools," he said. "I've got it down to Maryland, Cincinnati, Louisville, Iowa, West Virginia, Virginia, Rutgers and Illinois.
"First of all, I did a lot of research and I just like all these schools, it's hard to explain. It's hard to go through each of these schools, but a majority of them I see the potential for me to be successful and shoot for my dreams."
Law maintains there isn't a select group that is standing out from the bunch, but mentioned he does plan to cut it further.
"I'm trying to knock out three more before the season starts since I only get five officials. Right now I'm doing a lot of research on these schools and it's very hard cause they are all saying the same exact thing, I don't know what to believe."
Law just came off visits to two of his finalists, Cincinnati and Louisville.
"I liked Cincinnati a lot and Louisville was very nice," he said. "Louisville's got top coaches in Coach Slade and Coach Strong, they have one of the top secondary coaches in the nation.
"Cincinnati is a very good franchise, up and coming. The past two years they have dominated the Big East, that's something huge. I always ant to be on that winning team."
Before narrowing his list further, Law plans to take one or two more visits.
"I was supposed to go to West Virginia last week when I saw Louisville and Cincinnati, but it didn't work out. I'm trying to reschedule in the next week or two there," he said. "I will also be visiting Iowa, I may end up using an official there."
In the meantime, the No. 13 prospect in Maryland is working hard in preparation for the season.
"I've just been preparing," he said. "I've gained about five more pounds and I've got a lot of confidence. I got the whole package, I can hit and I'm comfortable covering. I'm even going to get a little taste of offense this season. I think I've gotten a lot faster too."