In the past couple of weeks, defensive end Jason Adjepong picked up new offers from two more ACC schools.
The 6-foot-3, 248-pounder picked up offers from Boston College and Virginia Tech.
"I was really excited about the one from Boston College," he said. "I know Brian Toal went there and I'm looking forward to seeing more from them, I didn't even send a tape to them. I was only getting letter like once a week and I didn't think they were that interested, but then they sent an offer out of nowhere and it was really exciting."
What does the Carteret, N.J. star think about Tom O'Brien's program?
"I know the program is great," he said. "Toal was a great player and they're getting good players up there. They are also moving to the ACC and I think that's great and it will be a real competitive conference and something I would think about playing in. I don't know too much about the facilities and coaches, I didn't even know my recruiting coordinator was coach McGovern until I got a letter from him last week."
What about the offer from the Hokies?
"Actually, one of my coaches is an alum and I hear about them all the time," he said. "I've been a little fan of them for a while and they won the ACC and that's a very competitive conference. They also play Miami and Virginia and those are heavy rivals and something I would look into."
What does he think about the program at Virginia Tech?
"Honestly, I don't know too much about them," he said. "My coach says it's a great place and I'm looking at an unofficial visit to both of these schools in June, but now that they have offered me I'm really excited about it. I always had an eye for them and they are a team I've always been interested in. I won't say that they're in any specific order, but Virginia Tech is up there on my list."
Adjepong now holds 11 offers from Connecticut, Kansas, Minnesota, Michigan State, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Boston College, Ole Miss, Penn State, Rutgers and Syracuse.
"To be honest with you, my offers are the main schools I'm focusing on," he said. "I'm up to 11 offers now and those are my top 11 in no specific order. If the offers were to stop here, I would be really excited still because I have good options from conferences and teams."
Despite the fact that he's happy to have the offers, the defensive end is looking for more as he just sent out tapes to Illinois and Vanderbilt and has been getting steady mail from Oklahoma.
This spring and summer Adjepong will not take part in any combines or camps as he is looking to stay with his team in preparation for next season.
"Combines are real individual and I already have the exposure," he said. "My recruiting is going to take a back seat during the summer time, because I want to win the state championship and we feel that this is the year and we're not going to let anything get in our way."
The lineman is running track during the offseason to stay in shape in preparation for a state championship run.
"Track really keeps me in shape and gets me ready for the season," he said. "One of our position coaches is the sprinter coach and we do sprinting and football-oriented drills and that gets me ready and faster. I'm just getting my muscles ready for summer practice. I've would say my biggest improvement is my form. I'm constantly working on my form and flexibility because I was tightening up some last year and I'm doing stretches to get back my flexibility."
Does Adjepong have any favorites right now?
"I tried that and the teams keeping moving in and out," he said. "It doesn't make sense to even try because these are all great schools that have offered me and all have their pros and cons. I just have to weigh them and I still don't know what I want to study, but I know all the schools offer good academics and athletics."
As for a decision on his commitment, that could be closer than you'd think.
"I think it's going to be pretty early," he said. "I want to get it over with and I think that the teams that are showing interest now are the ones that really want me. I'll still wait and see what comes in during May, but soon after that I'm going to get my list down to 10 schools or so and then I'll probably decide a little while after that. It's possible I'll make a decision before the season starts so that I can focus on the season."
Adjepong recorded 87 tackles, 22 for loss, 12 sacks and four fumble recoveries as he was named all-group, all-conference, all-area, all-county, all-division and all-state as a junior.