Wexford (Pa.) North Allegheny offensive tackle Patrick Kugler can probably make a case for being one of the top linemen from the Class of 2013 and he has the offer list to back up that claim.
With 15 total offers the 6-foot-5, 265-pound lineman's recruitment is bound to be heated.
Now that September is here expect things to start to clear up a bit.
"I had a lot of Facebook messages," Kugler said when asked whether coaches initiated contact on September 1. "Rutgers, Northwestern, Florida, Michigan State, Penn State and Miami were some of the schools that contacted me. I've got a lot of letters from schools and they've sent a lot to my school."
Will Kugler visit any schools for games this fall?
"Probably not this season," he explained. "I think this year I'm going to focus mainly on my football season. After the season I plan on going around and checking out a couple of schools."
Those trips will either be regular unofficial visits or junior days. He's not sure where he will be going.
Kugler has ties to a couple of schools but that doesn't mean they have an early edge.
"I've been to Pitt because they're right down the street and I'm really good friend with the offensive line coach's son," he said.
"I've visited Purdue because my brother goes there."
Stanford was the most recent school to verbally offer Kugler. He claims that he doesn't have any favorites at this stage in the process.