Richmond (Va.) Hermitage continues to get a lot of interest from college coaches. Colleges are looking hard at a couple in the 2010 class as well as one of the nation's top players in 2011.
"He's getting I-A interest from Virginia who seems to be pretty interested along with Vanderbilt," Hermitage head coach Patrick Kane said of linebacker Daryl Howell. "James Madison and Elon have expressed the most interest from Division I-AA.
"Daryl is a very intelligent leader of the defense. He's very physical and a big run stopper. He's ideal for a 3-4 defense. He's big enough to take on offensive guards and has increased his mobility. That'll show up a lot in fall on film."
Howell isn't the only 2010 prospect getting interest, cornerback Derek Britt continues to get looks as well.
"He's getting a lot of mail from Virginia, Richmond, Maryland, Old Dominion and North Carolina," he said. "He's a cornerback and receiver. He's a very skilled player with excellent hands and instinctive breaks on the ball. He makes plays for us and is an excellent student just like Daryl."
While Britt and Howell continue to await offers, 2011 linebacker Curtis Grant already holds three.
"Curtis has three offers from Virginia Tech, Maryland and West Virginia," he said. "I imagine a lot more activity will happen around September 1st."
What sticks out about Grant?
"He's pretty young and has started as a true freshman when he took Daryl's spot when he got hurt," he said. "We threw him into the fire and he performed well.
"Right now he's keeping himself focused on winning a championship this fall. He's mature and handling it all really well."