Three-star tight end Jeff Minemyer out of Ebensburg (Pa.) Bishop Carroll paid attention to a handful of college football games on opening weekend. Who impressed the 6-foot-6, 245-pounder?
"I was kind of impressed with Rutgers offense because in the first half they racked up 350 yards, they just need to fix their defense and kicking," he said. "Illinois showed some good signs though. I saw that West Virginia beat Syracuse which was good. Then I saw the North Carolina State-Virginia Tech game which was impressive too. Of the games though, I was most impressed with Rutgers because I saw a lot of improvement out of the program."
North Carolina State is one team that has come on strong recently for the No. 27 tight end in the country.
"I've talked to their coach about coming down for an official visit," he said. "I get tons of letters from them. Just the other day I got a packet that had a handwritten letter from every coach on staff. I like them and I know they use the tight end a lot. They've got two senior tight ends graduating and there's a need at the position. I'm hoping to see the school and area to see what its like."
Besides the Wolfpack, three other schools have locked up potential officials with Minemyer.
"I'm planning to also go to Rutgers, West Virginia and Duke," he said. "Louisville and Michigan State are both still iffy right now. I may even only take two official visits, but we'll see what happens."
A few coaches have inquired about the No. 23 player in Pennsylvania since the opening of calling on September 1st.
"The first night Rich Rodriguez from West Virginia called. That was the only head coach to call me," he said. "I've gotten assistants from Duke, North Carolina State, Louisville and Syracuse as well. They all have talked to me about my team and coming down for a visit and just talking."
Minemyer and Bishop Carroll kicked off the season against Cambria Heights last Friday.
"We won the game 24-6 and I did pretty well, I had one catch for five yards," he said. "We ran the ball a lot for 200 yards on them, but hopefully I'll get more involved as we play some better teams. I'm looking forward to it."
Minemyer hauled in six receptions for 86 yards and one touchdown on offense last year. He added 55 tackles, six for loss and two sacks on defense as he was named second team all-area.