Wide receiver Ishmael Hyman of Holmdel (N.J.) St. John Vianney is leaning towards five schools at this time. Who's the 6-foot-0, 169- pounder focused on as visits are starting to emerge?
"I've been talking to a few schools, Purdue, Rutgers, Georgia, Old Dominion and Kansas lately," he said. "Those are the schools on my mind, but I'm trying to focus on my school work and my high school team."
Hyman claims offers from all except Georgia, but he is still in contact with the Bulldogs.
"They actually called me about three days ago and told me they still like me," he said. "They are just looking at a few more things and I should know something soon. I have been talking to them basically every week. I met the coaching staff at Dawg Night and they are cool guys. I have liked them ever since I was little. It's the same with Rutgers."
Hyman discussed why these five schools are standing out.
"I've been talking to all of these schools since they offered me except for Georgia of course," he said. "They have all been on me non-stop. That plays a big role for me."
More specifically, Hyman touched on each school.
Georgia: "It's their offense. They have good running backs and they play in the SEC. I like the SEC; it's the best conference in the nation for college football. They pass the ball well. I was watching them against Missouri and they get their wide receivers the ball. They make big plays. I've liked them ever since Knowshon Moreno was there."
Rutgers: "I was at their game on Saturday. It was a good time and the fans were fun. The defense looked great. The offense was shaky at first, but they completely dominated. They are my hometown school and I've always liked them. I've wanted to be part of it and when I first got the offer from them, I was really happy. They got a lot of wide receivers last year though, so I'd have to see how I'd get in. They run a good offense, a pro-style."
Kansas: "They have a really, really good wide receiver coach in Coach Ianello. He coached Golden Tate and others. He told me if I want to be a good receiver, come to Kansas. Of course, Charlie Weis is there and I think they can turn into something good."
Purdue: "I talk to them every week and Coach Wolt is always on me. They think I can come in there and make a big impact on their team. They love my style of play and my speed."
Old Dominion: "They throw the ball a lot. They are moving up to Division I and the coaches love me there. I still haven't visited yet, but I'm going to."
So, what visits are coming?
"I'm definitely going to Georgia, Purdue, Kansas and Old Dominion," he said. "I'm thinking about Old Dominion for the New Hampshire game and I think Kansas on November 17th. I'm going to take all of my official visits."
Hyman opened the season helping St. John Vianney to a 40-0 victory.
Hyman posted three receptions for 105-yards and one touchdown.
"I was happy with the game," he said. "Our defense played great and the offensive line gave our quarterback a lot of time. It was our quarterback's first start and he showed well. I think for me, everything seems easier this year. I trained so hard over the summer and I'm smarter at the wide receiver position. My knowledge and routes are better. I got faster in the offseason."