Although Pahokee, Fla. athlete Tamarcus Porter hasn't scheduled any other official visits to date, the 6-foot-0, 171-pounder has changed a lot in terms of who he is starting to narrow his list down to. Who is in his top seven?
"I'm down to Florida, Iowa, Maryland, Ohio State, Pittsburgh, Virginia and Wake Forest," he said. "I haven't scheduled my three other officials, but they will probably go to Ohio State, Virginia and Iowa.
"I heard about Virginia's coaches leaving and I don't think too much of it because coach Garrett is my recruiter and he is still there," he said. "Ohio State just came down for an in-home visit last week and they have started showing a lot of interest. I like them because they are a big-time program and school. As for Iowa, they have also come on recently. Coach Parker visited this week and talked with me about my position and an official, while coach Wilson came last week."
Previously Florida was in good position for an official from the three-star prospect, but without an offer things have changed.
"Florida isn't out of the race, but they haven't offered me yet," he said. "They are still in the picture definitely if they offer. Coach Holliday and Foster are still evaluating my film and we'll see what happens."
Meanwhile, Pittsburgh, Wake Forest and Maryland are still in good position for Porter too.
"I think Pittsburgh has been recruiting me the hardest out of all the schools and just about everyone of their coaches has come down. I know coach Wannstedt is coming next week for an in-home," he said. "Wake Forest has great academics and a good chance for me to play early. They also have three players already there from Pahokee. I went to camp at Maryland and they have a pretty nice campus and are very interesting to me."
The No. 45 athlete in the country took an official to Boston College back in September, but the Eagles appear to be on the outs.
"Boston College is not in the picture anymore because they were putting too much pressure on me trying to give me a deadline for a decision," he said. "They couldn't wait so I guess I'll forget them."
In the past couple weeks coaches from Pittsburgh, Maryland, Iowa, Virginia and Ohio State have been down for in-home visits.