One of the top names to watch in the Mid-Atlantic for the 2016 class comes from national powerhouse Olney (Md.) Good Counsel. Keandre Jones is only going to be a sophomore but he is already getting a ton of attention because of the three early offers he has.
"I picked up offers from Penn State and Maryland a little while ago," said the 6-foot-2, 196-pound Jones. "Other than that, there isn't a lot going on because I've been busy and haven't been able to go to camps."
It isn't shocking that the hometown Terps would want to jump on the chance to offer Jones early.
"I had visited Maryland when the basketball team North Carolina," he said. "The next day I heard that I should go down to the campus because Coach Edsall wanted to talk to me. He offered me when we were face to face in his office.
"I feel Maryland has gotten very impressive recruits to commit and have been able to keep the instate kids close," Jones said. "They're just trying to build that program into a powerhouse in the next two or three years. With the transition into the Big Ten, there's no telling how good Maryland is going to be."
It is a bit more surprising that an offer from Penn State came so early. It will set up the Nittany Lions to play a big part in Jones' recruitment going forward.
"Penn State happened when we had our pro day where college coaches get to see us workout and run and catch," he said. "One of the coaches from Penn State liked me and offered me on the spot."
"I really don't know too much about Penn State but you here that schools name so much and it has a lot of tradition and a good environment," said Jones. "It's somewhere where I could see my self hopefully playing for four years and going to the next level."
Jones knows that he wouldn't be making a bad choice in either Maryland or Penn State.
"Maryland academically is one of the top schools around the country and so is Penn State," he said. "I know a lot of kids that went to these schools and after they graduated they go on and have great jobs so if football doesn't work out I know I'll have something to look forward to after football. Both schools could definitely get me to where I want to go just as long as I keep going hard in class and the weight room but I'm just taking it all in right now."
Jones' first offer came from the Virginia Cavaliers.