Baltimore (Md.) Dunbar quarterback William Crest has come to be regarded as one of the top signal callers on the east coast from the Class of 2014.
Though only a sophomore the 6-foot-4, 190-pound quarterback already has verbal offers from Maryland, Virginia, Virginia Tech, UTEP, Ohio State and West Virginia.
"This spring has been pretty good," Crest said this week. "I've been to a couple of schools, actually. I've been to Ohio State and West Virginia."
Both schools did a good job of making their case. Both have emphasized that Crest is important to their 2014 recruiting efforts and he seems to like what he's heard.
"Ohio State was good," Crest said.
"They had nice facilities. The coaching staff and the players were great. I wanted to go up there to build a nice relationship with them and try to get to know them a little bit."
What does Crest think of the offense Urban Meyer and his staff will employ?
"It's pretty nice," he responded. "They run a spread but they do go under center a little bit. I'd like to run the spread so I can keep the defense thinking. They have several options to go to.
"Not only that but the defense can't pick up what you're doing as quick as you know what you want to do."
West Virginia did a great job of laying out their case as well.
"West Virginia was fun," he said. "I went to their spring game and that went pretty well. The offense did good and the defense did pretty well.
"I talked to their players and hung out with them a little bit. I tried to pick their brains. I spent a little time with Geno Smith and Tavon Austin. I talked to some of the coaches and tried to build a relationship with them, too."