Some players want to get as far as possible from home see what he world has to offer. Others like Jon Beuthin of Overland Park (Kan.) Blue Valley Northwest want their families to be able to see them play.
"It's really important to me to be close to home." Beuthin said. "That's why I am looking a lot at Kansas, Oklahoma and Kansas State. I have an offer from Kansas."
Beuthin is 6-foot-5 and 260 pounds and has developed a good relationship with a couple of his recruiters.
"I really like coach Pittman from Kansas he is fun to talk to." He said. "Also, I like Coach Mangino from Oklahoma. I met him at the camp I went to this summer. I think I'd be very interested in them, if they went after me."
Beuthin plans to start making dates for his visits in the near future after his football season.