Athlete Joseph Clayton out of Richmond (Va.) Hermitage is picking up interest from schools across the country. Already the 6-foot-2, 205-pounder claims mail from the ACC, Big East, Ivy League and Conference USA.
"Nothing much is happening yet," he said. "I'm just getting letters from Florida State, Boston College, East Carolina, Virginia, Duke, Cincinnati, New Mexico State, Villanova and schools in the Ivy League."
Are there any favorites for Clayton?
"I want to play in the ACC," he said. "I don't know why I like it so much. I really want to be on the East Coast and I guess I used to be a fan of Miami, Florida State and North Carolina."
Back in February, Clayton took a trip to Duke.
"It was a good visit," he said. "I went to a junior day and they just showed us around the sports facilities and school. I talked to the quarterback coach and offensive coordinator. They just talked to me about how they are in the rebuilding phase and are expecting to do better in the future."
While the Virginia prospect has made it clear he wants to stay local, what else does he want in a college?
"I mean, first off the academics and the environment of the school are important," he said. "Then the sports team is too. I'll look into the depth chart and my chances of playing early."
In the coming months, Clayton plans to attend the Nike Camp at Penn State and is considering summer camps at Cincinnati, Boston College, Temple and Virginia.
Last season Clayton threw for 1,269 yards, 11 touchdowns and seven interceptions on his way to first team all-district and second team all-region.