It's been a couple months since Rivals caught up with four-star 2009 running back Damien Thigpen. The Manassas (Va.) Stonewall Jackson prospect had just landed his first scholarship from Stanford. What's the latest now?
"No one else has offered yet, but I'm keeping busy with indoor track," he said. "As far as recruiting, a lot of coaches have been coming by my school including Connecticut's head coach, Florida's offensive coordinator and Stanford's coaches. They all can't really say anything, but it's impressive."
Interest continues to pick up from other schools for the 5-foot-8, 165-pounder.
"LSU and Notre Dame have been sending me mail. I also did see the Florida coaches at my track practice not too long ago. That was pretty cool."
Thigpen currently has no junior days coming up in the near future.
He also mentioned no favorites at this time.
"I'm looking for of course high academics and a place with high acceptance rates," he said. "I want a good powerhouse football program and a good campus life. I'll look at the recruiting class they've had and how the team is doing.
"As far as education goes, I'm thinking about criminal justice. Location doesn't matter. My parents have already told me they'll move wherever I go."
Thigpen was joined in the backfield this past season with Rivals100 tailback Ryan Williams who is headed to Virginia Tech. Does that have an impact on him?
"It means I probably won't go to Virginia Tech since he's there," he said. "I know he's a great player, but that wouldn't help me."
Meanwhile, Thigpen is preparing for the district and state meets in track.
"Track is going well. I only ran a small one so far and I won it. I'm waiting for the districts and beyond."