Defensive end Julian Pinnix-Odrick of Montclair (N.J.) has remained rather quiet while concentrating on his spring track season. However, he did find the time to attend the recent Nike Camp at Rutgers, where he further proved himself to be one of the better defensive end's in the region.
"The Nike Camp went great," said Pinnix-Odrick. "I got good reviews from that. That's especially good because I haven't really done anything football related since the season. It was fun to get into some football. I really learned a lot about what I need to improve on and I felt fresh."
Pinnix-Odrick, 6-foot-5 and 260 pounds, recently added an offer from Temple, which joins previous offers from Penn State, Rutgers, Maryland, Illinois and Marshall. His in-state program is currently showing the most interest.
"Rutgers is probably showing the most interest," said Pinnix-Odrick. "Probably because they are recruiting so heavily in-state right now."
Holding six offers, the halls of Montclair have become a busy place so far this spring.
"Since they aren't able to talk to me, coach just tells me who stopped by," said Pinnix-Odrick. "That would be Wisconsin, Albany, Penn State, Rutgers, Minnesota, Illinois, Temple, UNC, UMass, Georgetown, Florida and Miami."
After his track season is complete, Pinnix-Odrick is hoping to hit the road for a few visits.
"I don't have any specific visits right now," he said. "I'm going to sit down with my coach and parents to figure that out. We're definitely hitting some one-day camps this summer though. I'll definitely do some local ones, but whether I go too far is dependant upon my interest in that school."
Pinnix-Odrick also discussed any possible current favorites.
"Not at all right now," he said. "Of course I'm going to favor the schools that I've visited, like Rutgers, Penn State and Maryland, but I have to keep a truly open mind to make sure I make the right decision."
Finally, Pinnix-Odrick gave a quick update on his track season.
"I've been doing the discus, javelin, and shot," he said. "It's going ok, but since I can't devote all of my time to it, it frustrates me a little. We just finished county relays and we got gold for shot and disc so that's a plus."