Offers are already coming in for prospects in the 2011 recruiting class. Washington (D.C.) St. John's College High defensive tackle Kevin McReynolds is one such player who is starting to receiver scholarships.
"I've got two offers from Maryland and New Mexico," he said. "Maryland offered when I was at their camp the last weekend in June and New Mexico offered on the following Monday.
"I really am very, very blessed. I've always had people around me treat me well and help me through the whole process.
"Maryland sticks out because a lot of players from my school have gone there. My friend committed there. I know it's a great school and it'll definitely be in my final decision. New Mexico has a great staff and I really like the way the program is headed. I really think their program is on the rise."
A few other schools are watching McReynolds.
"I've heard from Penn State, Virginia Tech, UTEP, Virginia and North Carolina," he said. "I went on visits to UTEP, Virginia, Maryland, New Mexico State and Pittsburgh this summer. I am definitely going to take some visits for games this fall."
With interest rising fast, does McReynolds like anyone in the early going?
"I have no favorite," he said. "I'm just enjoying the process and learning more about all the schools. It's all kind of over my head. I'm getting used to everything.
"I can say I am looking for stability in the program and I want a program on the rise. They don't necessarily have to be already on top. I would also like to play early and not just sit on the bench for my first two years. I also want to go to a business school. I'm looking at getting my MBA."
Clearly colleges see the potential in McReynolds. He touched on what he thinks sticks out about his game at this point in time.
"I just think it's the fact I'm a hard worker. I'm trying to be there for the team."
McReynolds is rated the No. 1 heavyweight wrestler in D.C.
"I could wrestle in college if I wanted to," he said. "I am getting some looks from Penn State for that. I already have two offers for football, so I haven't thought about that as much."