Farmington, Mich., 2016 wide receiver Desmond Fitzpatrick has run his offer list up to eight schools, and his most recent came from an SEC program.
"I just earned an offer when I went to Kentucky's camp," Fitzpatrick said. "Back in March I went down for a visit and they practically told me if I come down to their camp and perform like they know I can, they'll offer."
The two recent visits to Lexington have given Fitzpatrick a good, early impression of the Kentucky coaches and campus.
"The main coach I worked with there was Coach (Tommy) Mainord, the wide receivers coach," Fitzpatrick said. "I loved (the campus) a lot, especially the neighborhoods around it."
Fitzpatrick also camped with Louisville this summer. Although he does not yet hold an offer from the Cardinals, he did receive good feedback.
"They just told me to keep working and they were going to get back with me," Fitzpatrick said.
Two more camps are planned to Ohio State and Penn State in July. Interest from the Nittany Lions is just starting to heat up and Fitzpatrick sees a strong comparison to a former Nittany Lion from his own home state.
"Allen Robinson, we are built the same and practically are the same player. I feel if they like Allen Robinson, they'll love me too," Fitzpatrick said. "My dad has called the coach and he just said, 'we have seen his film and want him down at camp."
Other offers have come in from Illinois, Indiana, Cincinnati, Eastern Michigan, Ohio, Toledo and Wake Forest, and Fitzpatrick expects the momentum to continue into his junior season.
"Michigan, Michigan State, Tennessee and Maryland, they are close to offering," Fitzpatrick said. "They just said they want to see the first 2-3 game films of this year."