Ryan Buchholz of Malvern (Pa.) Great Valley received two early offers, and now the 2015 defensive end is eager to earn more during his junior season. He has also taken a few visits and attended a couple of camps.
"I have offers from Virginia and Rutgers," said Buchholz, who is 6-foot-6 and 230 pounds. "Since September 1st I've been getting a lot of letters in the mail."
Those letters have been coming in from the likes of Penn State, Northwestern, Temple, Nebraska, Pittsburgh and Wisconsin.
Virginia offered Bucholz in late May and Rutgers followed that with another offer a week later. He discussed what stands out about the two programs.
"For Virginia it's their academics along with being a good team, and I know their recruiting is going very well for the 2014 class," said Buchholz. "For Rutgers they've always been a good program in the Big East and it's exciting that they will be in the Big 10 next year."
Buchholz has already taken visits to both schools.
"I was at Rutgers last year for the Big East championship and their spring game this year," he said. "I've never toured the Rutgers campus because the day I visited over the summer it was a stormy day, and when I went to Virginia it was a beautiful day and I loved their whole campus."
Aside from these two schools, Buchholz also attended summer camps at both Penn State and Temple. Additional visits may be difficult to schedule this fall.
"I've already had two Saturday games and I have a couple more, so those days I won't be able to visit," he said. "Also, with my brothers playing college football, it's hard to have time because my parents go to their games. My oldest brother is a heavyweight wrestler at Maryland and is now also a walk-on playing fullback and my other brother plays offensive guard for James Madison."
On the field this season, Buchholz and his teammates are already off to a fast start.
"We are 2-0 as a team and I have three sacks and about 15 tackles," he said. "I also have a touchdown catch."
Mike Farrell is the national football recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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