Honolulu (Hawaii) St. Louis receiver Billy Ray Stutzmann was recently ranked among the nation's top 100 receivers. The 6-foot-1, 160-pounder is getting the type of attention from recruiters you would expect from a solid three-star player.
"I've been talking to the Washington coaches a lot," he said. "I've also been in contact with Notre Dame. I talk to Oregon State coaches once in a while. Also, I talk with Oregon."
"At Washington, I talk with coach Chris Tormey, at Oregon State I talk to coach Mike Cavanaugh, I also talk with the O-line coach from Oregon, and Notre Dame assistant coach Brian Polian came down in the spring."
He's also getting plenty of attention from the top local school, Hawaii.
"I would probably say I hear from UH the most," he said. "I talk to coach McMackin, coach Ron Lee and Cal Lee. I talk to them all. Coach McMackin has probably been the most impressive of all the coaches so far. He gives me good reasons to go to UH and everything. I enjoy talking to him, too."
At this point Hawaii and Washington State have offered him. He says because of that both UH and WSU are near the top of his list, but he also plans to take some visits before making up his mind.
"I'm pretty sure I'm going to be on a visit to Oregon State in January," he said. "I'm not sure if I'm going to wait all the way until signing day, though. I would like to make it before my senior season starts, but we'll see how that works out."
When the time does come, he'll look at a few key things.
"It's the coaches, the atmosphere, the offensive system they have and playing time," he said. "Those are going to be big factors in my decision. My parents are also going to leave the decision up to me."