Junior offensive lineman Greg Pyke of Baltimore (Md.) Boys Latin School already holds one offer and is also receiving serious interest from some of the top programs in the country. He had a chance to check out two of these top programs in action this fall.
"I recently went to Alabama for the Auburn/Alabama game and I went to the Penn State/Michigan game at Penn State," said Pyke, who 6-foot-6 and 300 pounds. "Both were awesome and had extremely exciting atmospheres. I thoroughly enjoyed both experiences."
While Pyke enjoyed these two visits, he has no future visits planned at this time due to his hectic schedule.
"I will be very busy with basketball, which leads right into the lacrosse season," said Pyke.
Despite not taking any other visits, Pyke has still become a top target for a number of programs.
"Recruiting is moving along well," said Pyke. "I am currently in the middle of basketball season, so I am focused on that and my academics, but I am continuing to learn as much as I can about many different schools and programs."
One ACC school has already offered, while the possibility of more upcoming offers seems likely.
"I have a verbal offer from Maryland, and my coach informed me that some offers are pending from schools, but did not inform me which ones," said Pyke, who mentioned that he has been receiving serious interest from Alabama, Boston College, Oregon, Penn State, Virginia, Louisville, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, West Virginia, Clemson and Georgia Tech.
One of the qualities which is intriguing college recruiters is his versatility.
"I'm being recruited as an offensive tackle at the moment, but I'm willing to play any line position on both sides of the ball," said Pyke.
This fall at Boys Latin School, Pyke lined up at right tackle and defensive tackle.
"I thought we played very well as a team, but I was disappointed that we were unable to get to the championship game for the seniors," said Pyke. "As a player I strived to work hard and get better everyday in practice and I feel I accomplished that."