The offers are piling up for Melvin Keihn. Georgia Tech and Pittsburgh recently added their name to the list of schools that want the linebacker from Baltimore (Md.) Gilman School.
"I'm pretty happy about the way things are going right now," said the 6-foot-3, 215-pound Keihn. "It's always an honor to get another offer and it just shows how much all this hard work is paying off. It just keeps me motivated to keep working hard and to stay hungry for more.
"I know Pitt has a great engineering program," he said. "Georgia Tech also has a really good engineering program and is very good in academics overall. Pitt played really well last year, especially against Notre Dame. Georgia Tech played well last year also, going to a bowl game and beating USC. They showed they could be a top team in the country."
With offers from schools like Miami, North Carolina, Virginia Tech and Rutgers among others, Keihn has a lot to think about.
"Pitt and Georgia Tech are right there with all the other schools," said Keihn. "Right now I still don't have a favorite school. I'm still looking at the academic part of these schools which puts Pitt and Georgia Tech are right there. I not really going to start think about an order until I start taking visits in the spring."
Keihn says college visits are on the horizon.
"I'm not really sure when in the spring I will take my visits, probably near the end of spring, going into summer," he said. "I want to get around to as many of the schools that have offered me as possible. I'm trying to get to Notre Dame, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, Pitt and North Carolina. I'll probably get back down to Maryland again also but I've been there so many times that one would probably be in the summer."
Keihn is unsure of the rest of his offseason plans.
"I still don't know if I'm going to go to any camps this offseason because I need to talk to my coaches," he said. "Usually we do some things at my school with the team to get ready for the season."
Keihn helped Gilman School to a 9-2 record last season.