Interest is rising for a jumbo athlete in Maryland in the 2011 class. The 6-foot-4, 225-pounder has a few schools already taking a hard look and has taken a few visits to date.
"Mostly the main schools looking at me are Rutgers, Penn State and Georgia Tech," Thurmont (Md.) Catoctin defensive end Sean Reaver said. "They all send me a lot of stuff."
Reaver is coming off a visit this past weekend to one of the colleges.
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"I just went to Penn State on Saturday," he said. "That was amazing. It was so loud and crazy. That was my first game up there and I got to talk to the coaches a little bit. The defensive line coach thought I was a senior, but I told him I was a junior and he had a big smile on his face.
"I did like their defense it's about the same as what we run."
Penn State isn't the only school to have received a visit already.
"I went to Rutgers when they played Texas Southern," he said. "That was pretty good too. I liked it there."
Colleges are taking an interest in Reaver. What does he want in a school?
"I'm not really sure yet," he said. "I was thinking about engineering, but my dad talked to a professor and it's too hard with football. So I don't know what I want to study. As for location, I don't want to be too far, preferably on the East Coast, but I'll go anywhere. I just also want a great atmosphere and good fans. I want a lot of support, I like that."
Reaver helped his team to a 10-0 regular season and now opens up the playoffs.
"I did pretty well this year," he said. "I had four of five sacks, it's not as good as my sophomore season. I had 13.5 last year. I am getting double teamed a lot. I also play tight end and have six catches and three touchdowns. I mostly block."
Clearly the Maryland prospect is a talent. What sticks out about him?
"I'd say it's my aggressiveness and my quickness off the ball."
A versatile athlete Reaver also plays basketball and lacrosse.