Cornerback Alex Frye from Fayetteville (N.C.) Jack Britt still has Maryland and Virginia as his leaders. We talked to Britt's head coach Richard Bailey to see how the 6-foot-3, 195-pounder's season is going and who else he's looking at.
"His recruiting is going good as we just sent out our first four games of his senior year and hopefully we'll get some more interest back," he said. "Maryland and Virginia are his leaders, but South Carolina, Wake Forest, Duke, East Carolina and others are still in there."
Has Frye set up any officials?
"As far as I know he hasn't scheduled any officials yet, but he did take in the North Carolina-North Carolina State game a couple weeks back unofficially," he said. "He didn't say too much about the game because he's not the kind of guy that mentions it."
Despite favoring both the Terps and Cavaliers, Bailey believes his three-star prospect has one leading over the other.
"I have an incling that Maryland is his leader," he said. "I think they're his leader because he's got relatives there and the Maryland coaches have been really impressed with him. I know Maryland hasn't given him an official written offer because they have a lot of other needs to cover still, but they told me if they take a safety they will take Alex. He does currently hold an unofficial from them right now."
This season the No. 46 safety in the country has continued to play impressively helping Jack Britt to a 6-0 record.
"This year he's got 22 tackles, two interceptions and several pass breakups on defense. He's added six receptions for 116 yards and two touchdowns on offense," he said. "He's been very good this year at cornerback and adapted well to the position. He's a very similar player to the one he was last year. I would have to say he's not a whole lot better, but probably just a little more mature. He's still a very smart football player and plays at such a high level.
"As for our team, they've continued to play well after playing in the state championship game last year. This team has exceeded my expectations and they are continuing the tradition."
In other Jack Britt news, the cornerback opposite Frye, Mychael Johnson is making a name for himself too.
"Right now he's got offers from schools including Wofford, Richmond and Appalachian State, but he's ready to start getting Division I offers soon, I guarantee it. I'd especially be shocked if East Carolina didn't offer," he said. "He's receiving a lot of interest from Virginia, Wake Forest, South Carolina and Duke."
Just last Friday Johnson recorded three of the teams four touchdowns in a 28-14 win over Seventy-First.
"He had a reverse for a touchdown, return for a touchdown and an interception for a touchdown in the game," Bailey said. "He's getting ready for some big-time offers and is playing just as well as Alex right now."
What makes the 5-foot-10, 170-pounder with 4.6-second speed stand out?
"He's just an explosive athlete on the field and any time he touches the ball you've got to hold your breath," he said. "He's averaging about 40 yards a kick return and 20 yards a punt return on the season. He also has three interceptions this season and had two on Friday."
Johnson has definitely changed since last season.
"He didn't start in the first six games of the year for us as a junior since we had another scholarship cornerback, but I can tell now he's a lot faster, stronger and more experienced today."