Bradenton (Fla.) Manatee 6-foot-3, 272-pound defensive tackle Quinton Pompey has had a strong senior season, racking up good numbers up the middle for the Hurricanes defensive line. He believes he has just shown a portion of his potential.
"I can do a lot on the field," Pompey said. "Whatever I set my mind to, I can do it."
Colleges are taking notice of that potential with a few extending offers and others showing interest.
"My recruiting is going good for right now," Pompey said. "I have a lot of D-I schools showing me interest. I have a few offers, my coaches know all of them. I only know a few. Some of the ones I know of include Penn State, Marshall, Louisville, and Missouri."
According to Manatee head coach Joe Kinnan, Miami and Ohio are also amongst that list of offers.
While his offer list is starting to become crowded, Pompey has yet to leave home this season to check out any schools. He expects that to change in the near future.
"I haven't taken any visits yet," Pompey said. "I know I want to go visit Tennessee and Marshall this year. I want to see Tennessee because they have a good program. I like Marshall a lot too, I have been looking them up. I also want to go see Missouri because they are a real good program."
At this point Pompey claims that he is wide open. The three-star defensive tackle intends to allow his official visits to go a long way towards making his decision. While football is important, Pompey said it is about setting himself up for life after football as well.
"I want a school that has the best education and can help me out the most," Pompey said. "Those are my main requirements."
With official visits on the horizon, Pompey doesn't expect to reach a decision for a few more months.
"I think I am going to take it to Signing Day," Pompey said.
Academically, Pompey has taken the ACT and SAT but has yet to get the results.