Hess takes a visit, waits for more offers

Offensive tackle Josh Hess out of Richlands, Va. picked up his third offer in the past month. The 6-foot-7, 305-pounder is waiting as other colleges are continuing to evaluate him heading into this season.
"In the last month I got an offer from Liberty," he said. "I went down to Miami to visit Florida International as well.
"It was great to be honest. I fell in love with the place. I love the coaching staff and love what they are doing. They've really turned the place around with just the money they are pouring into the program. They have one of the best weight facilities I've seen and they are upping their capacity to 50,000 over the next few years. They want to win. Also, I really liked the coaches. I bonded a lot with them and I'm really close to them, I talk to them once or twice a week."
Hess holds offers from FIU, Liberty and Marshall at this time.
Meanwhile, other schools are still interested.
"Cincinnati, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, North Carolina and quite a few other ACC schools are in touch," he said. "They are all saying the same stuff, I wouldn't be surprised if one offers tomorrow.
"Most of them want to see what happens at the end of the summer. Some have offered guys and they are waiting on commits, while other schools want to see my senior tape before making a decision."
Though he was pushing for a decision before the season, the two-star prospect is looking to wait now.
Practice starts on Monday, August 1st for Hess and he's ready for a big year.
"Right now I'm focused on winning a state championship, I'm not settling for anything other than that, that's my No. 1 goal as a player," he said. "I feel I've improved my game a lot as well. My pass blocking and lateral quickness are better, I'm preparing for a good senior year."