Harrisburg (Pa.) Bishop McDevitt sophomore quarterback Jeremy Ricker is one of the top signal-callers for the class of 2006 and proved it with an outstanding performance at Miami's summer camp.
"Jeremy did very well," said his father, Rob, "The coaches there were very impressed with him and told him he was one of the best quarterbacks at the camp regardless of age. He also measured 6-foot-2, so he's starting to sprout up a bit."
Ricker, a 6-foot-2, 190-pounder, has had a busy spring and summer. He was one of the best quarterbacks at both the Elite College Combine in New Jersey and at the NIKE Camp at State College, Pa. He earned numerous verbal offers out of both combines.
"Jeremy is wide open when it comes to schools because it's so early for him, but the schools showing the most interest so far are Miami, Virginia Tech, Maryland, NC State, Penn State, Pitt, Michigan State and UCLA."
Ricker has verbal assurances from Miami, Virginia Tech, Maryland, Pitt, Michigan State and UCLA that an offer will come in writing on Sept. 1, the first day juniors can be offered in writing.
"It's very exciting," said Rob Ricker. "Jeremy works very hard and is really starting to make a name for himself even though he's not really recruitable until next year. Coaches from a couple of big-time programs have already told me he's as good as most of the 2005 quarterbacks and that he's the best in 2006."