The ball is rolling now for Fayetteville (NC) Jack Britt safety Alex Frye after heading to some camps and getting his name out there among the circle of college coaches.
Jack Britt coach Richard Bailey felt that his 6-foot-3, 195-pound defender always had the talent and field toughness to be a special Division I talent. Now, that feeling has become a reality as Frye has reportedly brought in offers from Virginia, Wake Forest, and East Carolina.
"It's been a little quiet lately, but he's also been heading to a lot of camps," Bailey said. "After going to the Maryland camp, where they were not taking any safeties, he is now the No. 1 target at that position on their board. They told me that after seeing him, if they don't fill their spots with their top guys, they'll be taking him."
His camp schedule also will include North Carolina and possibly Virginia this weekend. According to Bailey even though he grew up a Carolina fan, Maryland should be considered the favorite.
"I do know that he really liked it when he went there," Bailey said. "He has family from up there and had really felt at home. If I had to pick a favorite, it would be Maryland, at least right now."
Another school that has been in the offer category for the sleeper safety is East Carolina.
"They are very interested but Frye just couldn't make it to their one day camp," Frye said. "They want him, they like him, and I don't know if they've offered yet or not. I do know that it's more of a matter of whether he shows interest in them or not."
Tennessee, Notre Dame, South Carolina, and Clemson have all called the coach inquiring about the hot prospect's talents. More offers look very likely in the future. There will be plenty of time for new suitors to come calling.
"I talked to his dad and I think he's going to be a late guy," he said. "I think he'll take his five visits, experience the college life so I think he'll be a Signing Day or later guy."
Frye is rated as the No. 24 overall prospect in the state of North Carolina by Rivals.com.