The recent evaluation period was a busy and productive one for defensive end Bret Niederreither of Lewisberry (Pa.) Red Land. Niederreither picked up his first offer, and scheduled several camps, which he hopes will lead to more offers.
"Recruiting really picked up," said Niederreither, who is 6-foot-3 and 250-pounds. "In the last two weeks of May, just about everyday I had coaches calling me and wanting me to come down to camps."
Aside from the camp invites, Niederreither also received his first offer from West Virginia in mid-May.
"I like West Virginia a lot," he said. "During the winter I actually took a junior day visit down there and from all of the schools that have contactedme and that I have visited, before they even offered me, they were one of my top choices."
Along with the West Virginia offer, Niederreither has also been receiving steady interest from Syracuse, Temple, Rutgers, Maryland and Connecticut. Up next on his schedule are a few summer camps.
"I go to Syracuse on the 12th, I go to West Virginia on the 26th and then if I need to, I'll go to Rutgers on the 28th," said Niederreither. "I'm just trying to prove that the West Virginia offer isn't a fluke and that I can play at the highest D1 level. I just want to show the coaches what I can do."
These upcoming summer camps may play a big role in Niederreither's final decision, which may be quickly approaching.
"I will hopefully make my decision before the end of the month of June, but if not I want to make the decision before the next school year," said Niederreither.
One of the intriguing parts of his game is the versatility that he brings to the field.
"West Virginia offered me for the defensive line, Syracuse talked about me working at camp both ways and the others are for offensive guard," said Niederreither.
Finally, Niederreither discussed a few aspects of a school and program that he will be looking for as he nears a decision.
"I need a school that has my major, college coaching or sports management, there needs to be stuff to do, as I don't always want to go home and I want to get along with the coaching staff and just feel at home," said Niederreither.