Even though defensive end Mark Paski hasn't received his first offer, he senses it's getting close.
In the past few weeks, the Morristown (N.J.) Delbarton prospect made visits to junior days at both Virginia and Maryland and one of the two is very close to offering.
"I liked Virginia a lot," he said. "The campus and school is phenomenal and the football program is top notch, so that's very attractive."
The 6-foot-5, 242-pounder also took in Maryland. So how did they compare to Virginia?
"I like Maryland too," Paski said. "I just really liked coach Friedgen's philosophy on things and how he stressed academics. That's something I'm really looking for and I just really liked the coaches there. I got to know them and that was nice."
He went on to say that although he hasn't received a scholarship yet, Maryland has told him they are very close to offering.
Paski also took in a visit to Rutgers recently. So did the junior day visits to any of the schools help to sway him further in their direction?
"I'm still really undecided," he said. "But the visits did make me really consider those schools that I wouldn't have otherwise."
Over spring break, Paski was making his rounds to a handful of schools including Duke, Navy, Georgetown, Princeton and Columbia.
"I liked them all," he said. "I like the Ivy Leagues for the academics and Duke just because their facilities are fantastic."
Other schools Paski has heard from include Rutgers, Michigan State, Connecticut, Boston College and some of the other Ivy League schools.
This past season Paski posted 45 tackles, eight sacks and two deflections as he was named first team all-conference.
As for this spring, the defensive end prospect plans to keep busy with track and field, while this summer he has plans to attend the Boston College camp along with probably a few others yet to be determined.