In recruiting these days the difference between a very good prospect and an elite prospect may not be as difficult to determine as it has in past years. If Miami has offered, chances are the prospect is one of the top players at his position in the nation. Such is the case for tight end Jonathan Stupar. He's done with four official visits and is deciding where he would like to take his fifth.
"It was a great feeling to be offered by Miami," said the 6-foot-5, 250-pound tight end. "It was crazy at first. I found out they had offered me without speaking to them. They told my family before they told me," Stupar laughed.
Despite receiving an offer from the Canes, Stupar doesn't appear to place them high on the radar.
"Miami is a great school and you can't really rule them out yet, I don't think. They have some great tight ends and it would be a good place. But they offered me a lot later than some other schools which tells me I might not have been that high of a priority. The other schools probably offer more playing time."
So has Stupar decided where he would like to take his fifth official visit?
"I'll probably go to either NC State or UCLA but I don't know when. The first four were great experiences and I hope the last will be as fun. I finished with four of my visits a lot earlier than most guys do which is good. I don't really want my mind to be clouded with bias when it's time to make my decision. With me having taken them so early I'll be able to make a better decision."
Out of the schools Stupar has visited and the two he'll choose between for his last visit, does he have a leader?
"No, I don't have a leader right now," said Stupar, who has been one of State College (Pa.) State College Arae primary offensive weapons. "I don't want to mention one or two schools as my favorites right now because I haven't come close to deciding that yet. Hopefully it will just hit me one day and the decision won't be as hard as it seems."