This has been a big week for 2015 Rivals100 defensive end Clelin Ferrell. The stand out from Richmond (Va.) Benedictine School recently learned of two new offers.
"The Miami defensive line coach messaged me on Facebook and asked me to call him," said the 6-foot-5, 220-pound Ferrell. "When I did he offered me. He also said he liked my film. My favorite player, Ray Lewis, went to Miami. I feel blessed to have a school like Miami offer me. I'm going to try to get down there for a visit this summer."
Miami is a new offer for Ferrell but he also just found out about one the he has had for a little while
"It turns out Virginia offered me two weeks ago but I never found out until now," he said. "It's a great academic school and it's close to home. Growing up I always used to watch the Virginia and Virginia Tech game. I see players go there from this area like big Moses, the left tackle, a lot of players from the 757 and Ant Harris goes there. It's a place where I could go and know everybody there. I know coach O'Brien and I really like coach London. He's one of the main reasons why players go there.
"I went up to Virginia for a football game and for a practice," Ferrell said. "The practice was nice. It was a scrimmage practice and they had a cookout for us afterward. The game was against Oregon. They didn't get the win but it was a nice atmosphere."
"I know Boston College is a very good academic school," he said. "They are on the rise. They had a good year with Andre Williams.
"I know Ole Miss plays a lot of young players," said Ferrell. "I love the 'Landshark' defense. Robert Nkemdiche went there. They have a lot of great young players there and they play SEC football so it doesn't get much better than that."
The offers are starting to mount for Ferrell and his recruitment is picking up speed.
"The major offers are starting to be a surprise but none are really standing out," he said. "Some might start standing out once I go on some visits. Ole Miss is recruiting me hard. Virginia Tech, Tennessee and Virginia are also recruiting me hard."
"Most of the coaches I was close with at Penn State are gone now," Ferrell said. "Larry Johnson, coach O'Brien and coach London are all gone. They were recruiting me hard but I think I want to build a new relationship with the new coaches.
"My recruiting coach from North Carolina, coach Bell," he said. "He is now at Arkansas State and I was close with him. I'm still close with coach Fedora."
Ferrell has taken a few visits already but is looking to see schools further from home in the next few months.
"I think I'm going to go on a college road trip over spring break," said Ferrell. "We're trying to go down south to SEC country. We may visit three of four schools. I think we might go as far as Ole Miss so we might hit Tennessee, North Carolina and maybe Alabama."
Ferrell is currently ranked as the No. 62 prospect in the 2015 Rivals100.