2014 offensive lineman Damian Prince of Forestville (Md.) Bishop McNamara has positioned himself as one of the top linemen on the East Coast in his class. Already creeping up to 20 offers, Prince is optimistic more will come his way in the coming months.
"Things have been going well," said Prince, who is 6-foot-7 and 310-pounds. "There has not been much recruiting since about early June, which hasn't really been a problem. I just makes it easier to focus on the upcoming season."
A few of Prince's more recent offers came in from Clemson, Virginia Tech and Boston College, and they joined previous offers from schools like Auburn, Florida State, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio State, Virginia and Maryland. He is also hearing from a number of other top national programs.
"Schools like Miami, Notre Dame, Alabama, Michigan State, Oklahoma, Texas and Baylor are showing interest," he said.
Prince is obviously very happy with all of this early recruiting success.
"It's cool. I know I deserve it and work for it," he said. "It is a blessing, but I know I will soon have double the offers I have now. I just have to focus on become a better football player and the other accolades will come with my growth on perfecting my craft."
Prince has not attended any recent camps and has no plans to attend any during the remainder of the summer, however he may take a visit in the near future and attend at least one game during the fall.
"I might do Ohio State or Alabama on my bye week," said Prince. "I might also visit Virginia in the next couple of days."
Growing up, Prince had a few schools that he kept a close eye on.
"I grew up seeing a lot of USC, a lot of Florida, and also Oklahoma and Texas," he said.
Finally, Prince discussed his goals for his upcoming junior season, which will see him lining up on both sides of the ball.
"19 sacks, 78 tackles, 11 tackles for a loss, and not to give up any sacks," said Prince. "I want to make 1st team All-Conference, 1st team All-State and 1st team All-Met."