The state of Indiana boasts three four-star wide receivers in the class of 2014, but a fourth wide receiver from the Hoosier State has seen his stock rise significantly this spring. Indianapolis (Ind.) Cathedral's Terry McLaurin now holds nine offers after Iowa and Boston College tendered last week.
"[Iowa] Coach [Eric] Johnson came in and we talked," McLaurin said. "He was straight-up honest with me and said Iowa didn't have the best year last year, and they recognize that. What he could promise me was Iowa is going to get back to the fundamentals of what made them good at one time and he promised me a great education."
The offer from Iowa has piqued McLaurin's interest, and a visit to Iowa City is at the top of his priority list.
"They invited me to a junior day for their top offers/recruits later in June, and that is what I am looking at doing," he said. "It is a two-day event where I'd go down Friday and hang out with the players and other recruits, then next day get to the football portion of it and see their facilities."
The offer from Boston College came after the Golden Eagles had been recruiting the 6-foot, 175-pound McLaurin for some time.
"Coach [Justin] Frye, whom I had been talking to, came and watched me lift and he offered me that night," McLaurin said. "He's an Indiana guy, went to IU and knows a lot about the Hoosier State, so he wants to try and get some guys out of here.
"He said with a new staff coming through they are kind of behind on recruiting because they were trying to evaluate coming off of spring practices what they need for their program. I know they are a great academic school, which in the end is very important to me."
Other offers have come in from Cincinnati, Missouri, Purdue, Western Kentucky, Ball State, Toledo and Western Michigan while other schools continue to ramp up their interest in the speedy receiver.
"I have been hearing from Ohio State," McLaurin said. "Coach [Kerry] Coombs came by a couple weeks ago. That next day their guys watched my film and were really interested. They invited me to their one-day camp June 9, so I will definitely be going there."
Interest from Louisville and Northwestern is also picking up, and McLaurin is looking at possible visits to those schools as well as Cincinnati this summer.