While there's plenty of time remaining until Signing Day, some recruits don't sleep easy until they've received that first scholarship offer. That offer has now come for one of Maryland's top offensive linemen.
Trey Tonsing is a 6-foot-3, 265-pound offensive guard from Westlake, Md. and his quickness and athleticism have earned him an offer.
"I have an offer from UConn," said the star from southern Maryland. "They're in my top two with Penn State. Obviously they moved up my list when they offered. That first scholarship means a lot and it's a big load off.
"They're really an up-and-coming program. They won six games last year and beat Iowa State pretty bad. They've got a great new stadium."
However, PSU has been a long-time favorite for Tonsing.
"I like Penn State's tradition, their coaching staff, the overall college environment and the entire school basically. Plus they've talked to me about playing offense and defense, and I think that's really cool. I'd like to get a chance to play on the other side of the ball. I think I could do it."
What will be the biggest factor in his decision?
"Academics," he quickly said. "That's definitely the biggest thing I'll be looking at. I'm not sure if I would get an offer from Ohio State, but I would like that a lot.
"They have a great architecture program and I'm attracted to that. Ohio State is recruiting me pretty hard, just like UConn and Penn State. I'll make my decision sometime during my senior year. Hopefully I'll have several offers to choose from by then."