Washington (D.C.) St. John's College High offensive tackle Mitch Kirsch had a strong junior season. The 6-foot-5, 265-pounder is seeing college interest pick up and has even started to take some unofficial visits.
"Recruiting is going well," he said. "I was at Maryland this past weekend for their junior day, that went well. They have a brand new staff and Coach Edsall was great. I got to see all the plans for the upcoming season and they have a great program there. I also gave them my highlight tape and transcript."
More visits are coming for Kirsch.
I'm going up to Duke this weekend for their junior day," he said. "I'm looking to visit Virginia and Boston College too, but I've got baseball season coming up soon."
Other schools interested include Syracuse and Pittsburgh.
With interest picking up, what does he want in a school?
"Obviously growing up in Maryland, I was a Maryland fan, but I always thought I'd get away from home, I want to stay on the East Coast," he said. "I want to get to a bigger school where they have good academics, I'm looking at business and I want a nice city, a good area. I'll also look at football and how early I can play as well as the coaching staff."
Kirsch missed his sophomore season due to injury, but came back strong this year with first team all-conference honors.
"I thought I did really well," he said. "Personally, I think the best thing about me is my athleticism for my size. I have quick feet and can get out on a defensive end in pass protection."