Defensive end Ryan Buchholz is quietly putting together a solid offer list. The defensive end from Malvern (Pa.) Great Valley now had double digit offers with his last one coming from an instate school.
"I have ten total offers so far," said the 6-foot-6, 230-pound Buchholz. "Penn State and Cincinnati were my most recent offers.
"The Cincinnati coach was at the school talking with my coach," he said. "My said afterward that he was just there to see how big I was. My coach said that he offered before he left.
"I called them and I talked with coach Franklin and a couple others," Buchholz said. "It's a once in a lifetime opportunity to play at a school like that. I went to a couple of camps at Penn State during the summer. Coach Franklin has brought in some great coaches and they have a pretty good recruiting class so they should be good again next year."
There are a few other schools that Buchholz has been in touch with.
"Right now Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State, Northwestern, Stanford, Nebraska and Wisconsin are recruiting me pretty hard," he said. "I have been in touch with Penn State, Stanford and Nebraska the most.
"Northwestern is a great academic school," said Buchholz. "Coach Heffner and I stay in touch. We talk about he school, the players and the coaches.
"Nebraska is a great school," he said. "They always have eight wins and are always in a bowl game. Their coach invited me to their junior day. I won't be able to make it because I'm playing basketball. They keep in contact a lot.
"I talked with Stanford's coach for a long time about the school and program," Buchholz said. "I'll try to get out there in the summer time. He also talked to my coach for a while the other day."
Buchholz's older brother is on the Maryland roster and the Terps continue to be a player for the young Buchholz.
"I'm probably the closest with Maryland because I've been there a lot," he said. "Coach Edsall and a few coaches have been to my school a couple of times. Whenever I go down there I meet with some of the coaches and players. It's pretty homey down there."
Buchholz is hoping to visit a few schools later in the offseason.
"Right now I really don't have any visits coming up because of basketball," said Buchholz. "In the spring I'm going to try to make it to a couple of schools like Northwestern, Nebraska, Wisconsin and Michigan State."
Buchholz thinks Nebraska or Pittsburgh might be the next school to offer.