Easily one of the biggest sleepers on the East Coast at this time is Washington (D.C.) Archbishop Carroll linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu. The 6-foot-3, 223-pounder already claims nine scholarships according to his coach.
"He's got nine offers already this spring from Illinois, Kansas State, Maryland, Virginia, East Carolina, Louisville, Akron, Ohio, Kent and there is one pending from Pittsburgh," Archbishop Carroll head coach Rick Houchens said. "He is going to be a great one. We are really excited about him. He's going to be a major guy on the next level."
What makes Attaochu stick out?
"I'll tell you, I've had three All-Americans who are playing with the Jaguars, Jets and Arizona," he said. "This kid has something special like those other guys.
"I think he's a better pass rusher and a little bit more explosive than the others. He is put together like a racehorse and has very long arms. His acceleration and the way he closes, he's picking up speed within two yards. He can also run.
"He's so flexible and can get low and drops his shoulder like Dwight Freeney. He throws a rip so hard it's almost like an uppercut. He is so quick too and is just relentless in finding the football. That's his greatest attribute. He runs plays down and is all over the field."
Attaochu isn't just a talented player on the field, but also a model student off of it.
"He's got a 3.0 GPA and a 910 SAT," he said. "He's one of those guys that does all the right things.
"The sky is the limit for Jeremiah. He's so down-to-earth and humble."