Melvin Keihn is not the type of player that craves the spotlight. The linebacker from Baltimore (Md.) Gilman School has been keeping quiet when it comes to recruiting but he recently announced a few more upcoming visits.
"I'm going to Wake Forest early on Friday morning so I can get there in the afternoon for their practice," said the 6-foot-3, 220-pound Keihn. "I'll watch them again on Saturday. I'll probably come home on Saturday night or Sunday morning. I'll go up to Rutgers on Monday and come back that day because we start practice the next day."
Keihn has not mentioned the Demon Deacons previously and they weren't thought to be a serious contender until now.
"Wake Forest is one of those top education schools and academics are my number one priority right now," he said. "I haven't really been talking about them much because I've never been down there and I don't know a lot about them. I have the chance to go see Wake Forest because my friend is going down there so I'm going with him. I've watched a few of Wake Forest's games and I like their defense. The coaches there are really nice and I think I'll like them also. "
Rutgers, on the other hand, has hosted Keihn once before and seems to have liked hat he saw.
"I've already been to Rutgers once and I'm glad I had the time to go see them again before the season starts," Keihn said. "Even though I'm wide open, I like Rutgers a lot. They really impressed me the first time I was there. What they are doing up there is really good. The fact that they are moving to the Big Ten is a big plus for them and should help them a lot."
In a recent article, Keihn said the he would give Georgia Tech a real shot and Miami could also be in play.
"I don't know much about them so I can't really talk about them much," he said. "I wanted to visit Georgia Tech and Miami before our training camp started but it doesn't look like that's going to happen. I'll have to go there during the season.
"With Georgia Tech, I have a good relationship with the coaches there," said Keihn. "The coaches have come by the school a couple of times. We have built up a pretty good relationship. I wanted to get down there to build that relationship up a little more."
A short list from Keihn could be coming in the next month or two.
"I think I'm going to try to narrow my list down around the beginning of school," he said. "It's going to be a big battle between schools like Virginia Tech, Maryland, Virginia, Rutgers and others. It's going to be a big battle all the way down to the end. As I narrow it down it's going to get harder and harder for me."
Keihn's last visit was to Virginia.